Top 20 remain unchanged in Week 12

Updated: December 1, 2008, 8:48 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.

There was little change in the top 25 in this week's ESPN RISE FAB 50 national football poll, but the second half of the rankings saw major shakeups.

Abilene (Texas) was the highest-ranked team to drop from this week's rankings, as it was stunned in the opening round of the Class 5A Division II state playoffs, 20-14, by Mansfield. Despite being 10-0 and ranked highest overall in the field, the Eagles lost to a Mansfield team that was 6-4. The Tigers do, however, have a highly regarded running back in Stanford-bound Stepfan Taylor, who rushed for 195 yards and scored twice.

In addition to Abilene, which was No. 30 in last week's FAB 50, previous No. 36 Oceanside of California, previous No. 40 Rockhurst of Missouri and previous No. 42 Cretin-Derham Hall of Minnesota all dropped out of this week's rankings.

Oceanside did not lose, but the Pirates did have their 21-game win streak end in a 33-33 tie with Ramona. The team now has a 21-0-1 unbeaten streak.

Rockhurst lost 14-9 to a Blue Springs South squad that it defeated in its Labor Day weekend opener.

Cretin, meanwhile, fell in overtime to Blaine, 28-27, the same team that the week before had ousted defending champion Eden Prairie, 28-24, from the Minnesota Class AAAAA playoffs. This week, Blaine faces unbeaten Wayzata, which is one of four newcomers in this week's ESPN RISE FAB 50.

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Results as of Nov. 15.

ESPN RISE FAB 50 Football Rankings: Week 12
Rank Team Record Points Previous Rank
1 Trinity (Euless, Texas) 11-0 250 pts, 5 first-place votes 1
2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 10-0 244 pts 2
3 Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) 11-0 241 pts 3
4 Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.) 12-0 235 pts 4
5 Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 10-0 228 pts 5
6 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 10-0 226 pts 6
7 Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) 12-0 221 pts 7
8 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) 11-0 215 pts 8
9 St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) 10-0 210 pts 9
10 Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) 10-0 201 pts 11
11 St. Ignatius (Cleveland) 12-1 203 pts 11
12 South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) 12-0 197 pts 12
13 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 10-0 192 pts 13
14 Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) 12-0 184 pts 14
15 Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) 10-0 180 pts 15
16 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) 11-0 173 pts 16
17 North Shore (Houston) 8-0 169 pts 17
18 Elder (Cincinnati) 12-1 165 pts 18
19 Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) 12-0 158 pts 19
20 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 8-1 151 pts 20
21 Permian (Odessa, Texas) 11-0 149 pts 21
22 Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) 12-0 147 pts 22
23 Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) 12-0 142 pts 23
24 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 11-0 134 pts 25
25 North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.) 12-0 133 pts 24
26 Plant (Tampa, Fla.) 9-1 121 pts 27
27 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 9-1 118 pts 26
28 Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.) 13-0 110 pts 28
29 Prattville (Prattville, Ala.) 10-1 109 pts 29
30 Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) 11-1 104 pts 31
31 John T. Curtis (River Ridge, La.) 10-1 95 pts 32
32 Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) 12-0 90 pts 33
33 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) 10-0 88 pts 47
34 Madison County (Madison, Fla.) 9-0 86 pts 35
35 Glenville (Cleveland) 11-1* 81 pts 34
36 South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) 12-0 79 pts 38
37 St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) 9-1 77 pts 37
38 Allen (Allen, Texas) 10-1 71 pts 39
39 Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) 11-0 59 pts 41
40 Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 10-1 54 pts 43
41 Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) 11-0 45 pts 45
42 Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) 12-1 41 pts 46
43 Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) 12-0 36* pts NR
44 Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.) 10-1 36 pts 44
45 Newnan (Newnan, Ga.) 11-0 32 pts 50
46 Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) 10-1 28 pts 48
47 Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 11-0 24 pts 49
48 Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.) 12-0 12 pts NR
49 Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) 13-0 10 pts NR
50 Columbus (Miami) 8-0 7 pts NR

Also Receiving Votes: Blue Springs South (Blue Springs, Mo.) 10-2, Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 10-1, Oceanside (Oceanside, Calif.) 9-0-1, Pearland (Pearland, Texas) 10-0, State College (State College, Pa.) 11-0, Timpview (Provo, Utah) 13-0.

Dropped Out: Previous No. 30 Abilene (Abilene, Texas), No. 36 Oceanside (Calif.), No. 40 Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.), No. 42 Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.).

*Ties in points are broken according to which team was ranked higher by a majority of panelists. Asterisk by win-loss record indicates season is complete.