Trinity retains top spot in FAB 50

Updated: October 6, 2008, 9:48 AM ET
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ESPN will release the ESPN RISE FAB 50 national football rankings to start each week of the regular season. The rankings combine three previously independent polls and are compiled by a panel of voters, including Doug Huff (Wheeling, W. Va.); Jon Mahoney (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Sheldon Shealer (Myersville, Md.); Brian Stumpf (Torrance, Calif.) and Mark Tennis (Stockton, Calif.). Kynon Codrington, Christopher Lawlor, Mike Loveday, Bob Masajo and Paul Muyskens also contributed to the poll.

Trinity High, of Euless, Texas remains at the top spot in the first poll of the regular season. Duncan, S.C.'s Byrnes moved up two spots to No. 8 after defeating North Gwinnett (Ga.), 36-21.

Click here to read ESPN RISE's full Week 1 breakdown.

Results based on games through Sept. 1.

Rankings: Preseason | Week 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 14 | 16 | Final

ESPN RISE FAB 50 week 1 football rankings
Rank Team RecordPoints Previous Rank
1 Trinity (Euless, Texas) 1-0250 pts, 5 First-Place Votes 1
2 Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) 1-0245 pts 2
3 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 0-0240 pts 3
4 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 1-0235 pts 4
5 Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) 0-0230 pts 5
6 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 0-0225 pts 6
7 Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.) 1-0220 pts 7
8 Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) 1-0213 pts 10
9 Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 1-0210 pts 11
10 Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) 1-0201 pts 13
11 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 1-0197 pts* 14
12 Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) 0-0197 pts* 9
13 Lutheran (Orange, Calif.) 0-0186 pts 14
14 Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) 1-0180 pts 16
15 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) 1-0176 pts 12
16 Plano (Plano, Texas) 1-0171 pts 18
17 St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) 1-0169 pts 17
18 Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) 2-0162 pts* 48
19 Plant (Tampa, Fla.) 1-0162 pts* 20
20 Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) 1-0158 pts 28
21 Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) 1-0151 pts* 21
22 Carmel (Carmel, Ind.) 2-0151 pts* 22
23 South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) 1-0139 pts 25
24 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) 0-0138 pts 24
25 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 1-0130 pts 30
26 Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) 2-0126 pts NR
27 Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) 2-0112 pts 29
28 St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) 1-1108 pts 9
29 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 0-0105 pts 32
30 Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.) 1-0102 pts 31
31 Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 0-0100 pts 33
32 St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1-095 pts 34
33 Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, Calif.) 0-089 pts 35
34 Mt. Carmel (Chicago, Ill.) 1-085 pts NR
35 St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) 1-181 pts 17
36 Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) 1-074 pts 37
37 Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.) 0-069 pts* 36
38 Bastrop (Bastrop, La.) 0-069 pts* 38
39 North Shore (Houston, Texas) 1-051 pts NR
40 Bear Creek (Lakewood, Colo.) 1-050 pts 41
41 Prattville (Prattville, Ala.) 0-147 pts* 26
42 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 0-047 pts* 42
43 Permian (Odessa, Texas) 1-041 pts 44
44 Desert Vista (Phoenix, Ariz.) 0-035 pts 46
45 Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.) 1-033 pts 47
46 John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) 0-119 pts 23
47 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 0-016 pts* NR
48 Olive Branch (Olive Branch, Miss.) 1-016 pts* NR
49 Sheldon (Eugene, Ore.) 1-015 pts* 50
50 Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 1-015 pts* NR

Also Receiving Votes: Abilene (Abilene, Texas) 1-0, Cretin-Derham Hall (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1-0, Hutchinson (Hutchinson, Kansas) 0-0, Katy (Katy, Texas) 0-1, Madison County (Madison, Fla.) 0-0, Miami Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) 0-1, Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) 1-0.

Dropped Out: Previous No. 27 Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.); No. 39 Miami Northwestern (Miami, Fla.); No. 40 Katy (Katy, Texas); No. 43 Pahokee (Pahokee, Fla.); No. 45 East St. Louis (East St. Louis, Ill.); No. 49 Blue Springs South (Blue Springs, Mo.).

*Ties in points are broken according to which team was ranked higher by a majority of panelists.

Note: All games involving Florida schools with out-of-state opponents will count in the ESPN RISE FAB 50. If a matchup between two Florida schools from last weekend was regarded as a "preseason" or "practice" game by the Florida High School Athletic Association, those games will not be counted on those teams' records for these rankings.