Top 10 unchanged with playoffs approaching
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.
Halloween night was completely normal with no tricks and lots of treats for every ESPN RISE FAB 50 nationally-ranked team that was in action as they all posted victories.
Saturday night was almost the same, except in Texas where Lufkin High ended the undefeated hopes of No. 35 The Woodlands with a 15-13 win. The Woodlands was the only team to drop out this week from last week's FAB 50 poll.
The only new team in this week's rankings is unbeaten Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), which has been surging in recent weeks behind big-time junior quarterback Ryan Kasdorf.
There were a few changes in other positions this week due to some teams that had close calls. The highest of those was at No. 13 where Centennial (Corona, Calif.), was voted in front of Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.). Skyline, in fact, dropped from No. 13 down to No. 16 after a 16-13 win over Bothell. That move, however, also occurred because voters were impressed by what Centennial, Lakeland of Florida and Phoebus of Virginia did in their games.
|ESPN RISE FAB 50 Football Rankings: Week 10|
|1||Trinity (Euless, Texas)||9-0||250 pts, 5 First-Place Votes||1|
|2||St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)||8-0||244 pts||2|
|3||Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.)||9-0||241 pts||3|
|4||Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.)||10-0||235 pts||4|
|5||Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)||8-0||228 pts||5|
|6||Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)||9-0||226 pts||6|
|7||Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)||10-0||220 pts||7|
|8||Glenville (Cleveland)||11-0||216 pts||8|
|9||Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)||8-0||210 pts||9|
|10||St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.)||8-0||204 pts||10|
|11||Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.)||9-0||199 pts||11|
|12||South Panola (Batesville, Miss.)||10-0||196 pts||12|
|13||Centennial (Corona, Calif.)||8-0||191 pts||14|
|14||Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.)||8-0||180 pts||15|
|15||Phoebus (Hampton, Va.)||10-0||179 pts||16|
|16||Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)||9-0||176 pts||13|
|17||St. Ignatius (Cleveland)||10-1||168 pts||17|
|18||Elder (Cincinnati)||10-1||162 pts||19|
|19||Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)||10-0||160 pts||18|
|20||North Shore (Houston, Texas)||7-0||156 pts||20|
|21||Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)||7-1||145 pts||21|
|22||Permian (Odessa, Texas)||9-0||144 pts||22|
|23||Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.)||10-0||142 pts||23|
|24||Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.)||10-0||139 pts||24|
|25||North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.)||10-0||125 pts||26|
|26||De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)||7-1||118 pts||27|
|27||Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.)||11-0||115* pts||25|
|28||Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)||9-0||115* pts||30|
|29||Plant (Tampa, Fla.)||7-1||113 pts||29|
|30||Prattville (Prattville, Ala.)||8-1||111 pts||28|
|31||Abilene (Abilene, Texas)||9-0||104 pts||32|
|32||Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)||9-1||95 pts||33|
|33||John T. Curtis (River Ridge, La.)||8-1||91 pts||31|
|34||Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.)||10-0||82 pts||34|
|35||Allen (Allen, Texas)||8-1||80 pts||36|
|36||Madison County (Madison, Fla.)||7-0||74 pts||39|
|37||Oceanside (Oceanside, Calif.)||8-0||72 pts||37|
|38||St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.)||7-1||71 pts||38|
|39||South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)||10-0||62 pts||41|
|40||Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.)||11-0||56 pts||40|
|41||Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.)||9-0||52 pts||42|
|42||Union (Tulsa, Okla.)||8-1||42 pts||43|
|43||Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.)||8-1||35 pts||44|
|44||Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.)||9-1||30 pts||45|
|45||Independence (Charlotte, N.C.)||9-0||28 pts||47|
|46||Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.)||10-1||25 pts||46|
|47||Naperville North (Naperville, Ill.)||10-0||17 pts||49|
|48||Jenks (Jenks, Okla.)||8-1||14 pts||48|
|49||Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)||8-0||11* pts||NR|
|50||Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.)||9-0||11* pts||50|
Also Receiving Votes: Lowell (Lowell, Mich.) 10-0, Newnan (Newnan, Ga.) 9-0, St. Joseph (Montvale, N.J.) 7-0.
Dropped Out: Previous No. 35 The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas).
*Ties in points are broken according to which team was ranked higher by a majority of panelists.