De La Salle loses, drops out of top 10

Updated: October 6, 2008, 9:46 AM ET
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Editor's note: 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.

Voters in this week's rankings gave a boost to an Ohio team after previous No. 6 De La Salle lost 23-21 to Don Bosco Prep of New Jersey on ESPNU late last Saturday night. Colerain of Cincinnati, which vaulted into the rankings after a season-opening triumph over St. Xavier of Cincinnati, moved up from No. 11 to No. 8, as they took advantage of the room created with De La Salle's drop.

And speaking of Cincinnati teams, the biggest mover of the week is from the same city. That would be new No. 37 Elder, which improved to 5-1 after beating previously ranked St. Xavier, 33-15. Its only loss of the season came at the hands of No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas of Florida at the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Series.

St. Xavier, which dropped out of this week's rankings with three losses, has played the toughest schedule in the nation. The team is 0-2 vs. local Cincinnati teams, but has wins over Don Bosco Prep of New Jersey and Prattville of Alabama. It should be noted that quarterback Luke Massa has only played complete games in those two wins since he sat out the opener, last week's game, and a good portion of the fourth game due to injuries.

Results based on games through Sept. 27.

Click here to read ESPN RISE's full week 5 breakdown.

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ESPN RISE FAB 50 Football

Week 5 Rankings
Rank Team RecordPoints Previous Rank
1 Trinity (Euless, Texas) 4-0250 pts (5 first-place) 1
2 Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) 5-0245 pts 2
3 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 3-0240 pts 4
4 Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.) 5-0234 pts 4
5 Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) 5-0231 pts 5
6 Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 3-0222 pts 7
7 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 4-0221 pts 8
8 Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) 6-0213 pts* 11
9 Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) 4-0213 pts* 9
10 Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) 3-0206 pts 10
11 Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) 6-0200 pts 12
12 St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) 4-0192 pts 14
13 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) 5-0190 pts 13
14 Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) 4-0186 pts 15
15 Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) 4-0179 pts 16
16 South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) 5-0173 pts 18
17 Plano (Plano, Texas) 5-0172 pts 17
18 Carmel (Carmel, Ind.) 6-0165 pts 19
19 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) 4-0158 pts 20
20 Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) 4-0155 pts 22
21 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 3-0150 pts 21
22 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 3-0145 pts 23
23 Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) 6-0132 pts* 24
24 St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) 5-1132 pts* 25
25 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 2-1127 pts 28
26 Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) 5-0123 pts 27
27 Bellarmine (San Jose, Calif.) 3-0120 pts 29
28 Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.) 5-0113 pts 26
29 Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.) 4-0104 pts 30
30 Bastrop (Bastrop, La.) 3-0103 pts 32
31 North Shore (Houston, Tex.) 2-099 pts 31
32 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 2-194 pts 6
33 Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.) 5-091 pts 35
34 Prattville (Prattville, Ala.) 4-180 pts* 34
35 Permian (Odessa, Tex.) 3-080 pts* 36
36 Plant (Tampa, Fla.) 3-174 pts 38
37 Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio) 5-171 pts* NR
38 Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, Okla.) 4-071 pts* 37
39 Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) 5-069 pts 39
40 John T. Curtis (River Ridge, La.) 3-150 pts 40
41 Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) 5-048 pts 42
42 North Penn (Landsdale, Pa.) 5-047 pts 43
43 Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) 4-045 pts NR
44 St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) 4-034 pts NR
45 Abilene (Abilene, Tex.) 5-032 pts 46
46 Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 3-127 pts* 44
47 The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Tex.) 3-027 pts* 45
48 Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) 4-119 pts 47
49 Madison County (Madison, Fla.) 2-017 pts 49
50 Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.) 5-09 pts 48

Also Receiving Votes: Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) 4-0, Oceanside (Oceanside, Calif.) 3-0, Pahokee (Pahokee, Fla.) 4-1.

Dropped Out: Previous No. 33 St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio); No. 41 Crespi (Encino, Calif.); No. 50 Oceanside (Oceanside, Calif.).

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