De La Salle loses, drops out of top 10
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.
ESPN RISE FAB 50 Football
|1||Trinity (Euless, Texas)||4-0||250 pts (5 first-place)||1|
|2||Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.)||5-0||245 pts||2|
|3||St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)||3-0||240 pts||4|
|4||Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.)||5-0||234 pts||4|
|5||Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)||5-0||231 pts||5|
|6||Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)||3-0||222 pts||7|
|7||Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)||4-0||221 pts||8|
|8||Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio)||6-0||213 pts*||11|
|9||Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)||4-0||213 pts*||9|
|10||Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)||3-0||206 pts||10|
|11||Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio)||6-0||200 pts||12|
|12||St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.)||4-0||192 pts||14|
|13||Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)||5-0||190 pts||13|
|14||Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.)||4-0||186 pts||15|
|15||Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.)||4-0||179 pts||16|
|16||South Panola (Batesville, Miss.)||5-0||173 pts||18|
|17||Plano (Plano, Texas)||5-0||172 pts||17|
|18||Carmel (Carmel, Ind.)||6-0||165 pts||19|
|19||Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)||4-0||158 pts||20|
|20||Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)||4-0||155 pts||22|
|21||Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas)||3-0||150 pts||21|
|22||Centennial (Corona, Calif.)||3-0||145 pts||23|
|23||Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)||6-0||132 pts*||24|
|24||St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)||5-1||132 pts*||25|
|25||Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)||2-1||127 pts||28|
|26||Phoebus (Hampton, Va.)||5-0||123 pts||27|
|27||Bellarmine (San Jose, Calif.)||3-0||120 pts||29|
|28||Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.)||5-0||113 pts||26|
|29||Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.)||4-0||104 pts||30|
|30||Bastrop (Bastrop, La.)||3-0||103 pts||32|
|31||North Shore (Houston, Tex.)||2-0||99 pts||31|
|32||De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)||2-1||94 pts||6|
|33||Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.)||5-0||91 pts||35|
|34||Prattville (Prattville, Ala.)||4-1||80 pts*||34|
|35||Permian (Odessa, Tex.)||3-0||80 pts*||36|
|36||Plant (Tampa, Fla.)||3-1||74 pts||38|
|37||Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio)||5-1||71 pts*||NR|
|38||Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, Okla.)||4-0||71 pts*||37|
|39||Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.)||5-0||69 pts||39|
|40||John T. Curtis (River Ridge, La.)||3-1||50 pts||40|
|41||Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.)||5-0||48 pts||42|
|42||North Penn (Landsdale, Pa.)||5-0||47 pts||43|
|43||Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.)||4-0||45 pts||NR|
|44||St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.)||4-0||34 pts||NR|
|45||Abilene (Abilene, Tex.)||5-0||32 pts||46|
|46||Union (Tulsa, Okla.)||3-1||27 pts*||44|
|47||The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Tex.)||3-0||27 pts*||45|
|48||Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.)||4-1||19 pts||47|
|49||Madison County (Madison, Fla.)||2-0||17 pts||49|
|50||Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.)||5-0||9 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.