No. 8 Glenville stunned in playoffs

Updated: November 11, 2008, 4:52 PM 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.

For the first time this fall, a highly ranked ESPN RISE FAB 50 squad saw its season end in a playoff loss. That would be previous No. 8 Glenville of Cleveland, which was defeated 8-7 on Saturday in the Ohio Division I state bracket by Cleveland St. Ignatius, which came into the game ranked No. 17 in the FAB 50.

How to rank teams in this situation is always tricky and the voters of the FAB 50 handled it in different ways, although none of them dropped Glenville completely from this week's rankings. Glenville could still drop out, though, since its final ranking will hinge on what St. Ignatius does the rest of the way. If the Wildcats get their 10th state title, Glenville will have an argument to be ranked right behind them. If the Wildcats don't get it done, Glenville will slide right on out with them.

St. Ignatius was ranked as high as No. 8 on some ballots, but the eventual ranking for this week came in at No. 11. The Tarblooders, who probably would have only dropped 10 spots if their loss wasn't season-ending, wound up at No. 34.

For the second straight week, only one team dropped out of the FAB 50 due to a loss, and that was previous No. 47 Naperville (Ill.) North. This week's lone newcomer is Newnan (Ga.) High, at No. 50.

Results as of Nov. 8.

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ESPN RISE FAB 50 Football Rankings: Week 11
Rank Team Record Points Previous Rank
1 Trinity (Euless, Texas) 10-0 250 pts, 5 First-Place Votes 1
2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 9-0 244 pts 2
3 Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) 10-0 241 pts 3
4 Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.) 11-0 235 pts 4
5 Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 9-0 228 pts 5
6 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 10-0 226 pts 6
7 Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) 11-0 221 pts 7
8 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) 10-0 210 pts 9
9 St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) 9-0 206 pts 10
10 Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) 10-0 201 pts 11
11 St. Ignatius (Cleveland) 11-1 200 pts 17
12 South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) 11-0 199 pts 12
13 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 9-0 192 pts 13
14 Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) 11-0 182 pts 15
15 Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) 9-0 180 pts 14
16 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) 10-0 175 pts 16
17 North Shore (Houston) 8-0 168 pts 20
18 Elder (Cincinnati) 11-1 163 pts 18
19 Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) 11-0 159 pts 19
20 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 7-1 153 pts 21
21 Permian (Odessa, Texas) 10-0 149 pts 22
22 Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) 11-0 146 pts 23
23 Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) 11-0 139 pts 24
24 North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.) 11-0 131 pts 25
25 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 10-0 127 pts 28
26 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 8-1 124 pts 26
27 Plant (Tampa, Fla.) 8-1 117 pts 29
28 Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.) 12-0 116 pts 27
29 Prattville (Prattville, Ala.) 9-1 108 pts 30
30 Abilene (Abilene, Texas) 10-0 107 pts 31
31 Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) 10-1 102 pts 32
32 John T. Curtis (River Ridge, La.) 9-1 92 pts 33
33 Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) 11-0 84 pts 33
34 Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio) 11-1 82* pts 8
35 Madison County (Madison, Fla.) 8-0 82* pts 36
36 Oceanside (Oceanside, Calif.) 9-0 71 pts 36
37 St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) 8-1 70 pts 37
38 South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) 11-0 66* pts 38
39 Allen (Allen, Texas) 9-1 66* pts 35
40 Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) 10-1 57 pts 44
41 Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) 10-0 53 pts 41
42 Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.) 12-0 52 pts 40
43 Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 9-1 41 pts 42
44 Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.) 9-1 32 pts 43
45 Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) 10-0 30 pts 45
46 Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) 11-1 25* pts 46
47 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) 9-0 25* pts 49
48 Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) 9-1 19 pts 48
49 Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 10-0 8 pts 50
50 Newnan (Newnan, Ga.) 10-0 7 pts NR

Also Receiving Votes: Lowell (Lowell, Mich.) 11-0, Columbus (Miami) 7-0, Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) 12-0.

Dropped Out: Previous No. 47 Naperville North (Naperville, Ill.).

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