Top 10 unchanged with playoffs approaching

Updated: November 10, 2008, 8:56 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.

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.

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

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ESPN RISE FAB 50 Football Rankings: Week 10
Rank Team Record Points Previous Rank
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.