Pennington Prep remains on top

Updated: October 14, 2008, 11:25 PM ET
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ESPN will release the ESPN RISE FAB 50 national girls' soccer rankings each Tuesday of the regular season and playoffs, continuing through the final games of the various state playoffs around the nation. Check out the state-by-state rankings here.

The Top 10 FAB 50 teams are all in position for a run at No. 1. In fact, the current Top 20 teams are undefeated and at least eight of them are on a collision course to meet another Top 20 team in the regular season or the playoffs.

Walsh Jesuit (Ohio) was the big mover in this week's Top 25, jumping from 43 to No. 23 following a win over former No. 9 Strongsville (Ohio). Alta (Utah), meanwhile, fell out of the national title chase for now with a loss to state rival Brighton. The teams have split games this season and will likely meet again in the playoffs.

Rankings through matches played as of Sunday, Oct. 5.

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Week 6 rankings: Nos. 1-25
Rk. School (City, State) Record Prv. Notes
1 Pennington Prep (Pennington, N.J.) 9-0-0 1 Kaitlyn Kerr scored a pair of goals in both of Pennington's wins last week, a 4-1 victory over Hun School and a 3-0 triumph over Germantown Academy (Pa.).
2 Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) 11-0-0 2 Cassie Wagner's early goal stood as Acton-Boxboro edged La Salle Academy (R.I.) 1-0 in a key Northeast region match-up.
3 Massapequa (Massapequa, N.Y.) 10-0-1 6 Massapequa stepped out of the Long Island Conference I to deal North Rockland a 4-1 defeat. Emily Masiello scored twice in the victory.
4 McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.) 14-0-1 7 Ashley Spivey registered three assists in McDonogh's 4-0 rout of league rival John Carroll in a meeting of two top Baltimore programs.
5 Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.) 13-0-1 4 Conestoga was held to a scoreless draw last week against FAB 50-ranked Downingtown East. It was the team's ninth shutout of the season.
6 Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester, N.J.) 7-0-0 8 Chelsea Duffy had a goal and one assist as the Rams held off 2-1 Moorestown in a key South Jersey match-up last week.
7 Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township, N.J.) 8-0-0 14 IHA's national ranking hinges on its Oct. 21 contest at No. 1 Pennington Prep.
8 St. Ursula (Cincinnati, Ohio) 11-0-3 5 The Bulldogs were held to a 1-1 draw by Sacred Heart (Ky.) in a week that featured a pair of ties for the highly regarded program.
9 Medina (Medina, Ohio) 12-0-2 10 Jillian Graff has a team-high 11 goals while Sarah Flanders leads in points with 10 goals and eight assists.
10 Lenape (Medford, N.J.) 8-0-0 16 The defending state champs have posted six straight shutouts and have allowed only two goals this season.
11 Baylor School (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 11-0-1 11 McKenzie Thomas scored a pair of goals in Baylor's 5-0 victory over Webb.
12 Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) 7-0-2 12 Although Jesuit was held to a draw last week, the No. 1 spot in Oregon will ultimately be determined on the field since Jesuit and Lincoln are in the same playoff classification.
13 Lincoln (Portland, Ore.) 8-0-0 13 Lincoln routed Wilson 8-0 last week to remain perfect.
14 Bethlehem (Bethlehem, N.Y.) 13-0-0 18 Bethlehem has surrendered only two goals his season.
15 Whitman-Hanson (Whitman, Mass.) 8-0-0 15 Devin Petta scored three goals as Whitman-Hanson posted a wild 6-4 win over Pembroke. W-H had allowed only one goal in its previous seven matches before beating Pembroke.
16 Ursuline Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio) 10-0-4 17 Ursuline faces Mother of Mercy on Wednesday and it can ensure an undefeated regular season with a win or draw.
17 St. Joseph (Trumbull, Conn.) 9-0-0 19 St. Joseph, which has six shutouts this season, will have its next big clash on Oct. 17 in a showdown with Staples.
18 Noblesville (Noblesville, Ind.) 9-0-2 20 A 4-0 win over Indiana Top 10 Hamilton Southeast reinforces this team's lofty state and national ranking.
19 Beamer (Federal Way, Wash.) 8-0-0 21 Megan Miller, Breanna Straus, and Holland Crook combined for six goals and five assists in two matches last week helping Beamer retain its state No. 1 ranking with a pair of victories.
20 Pingry School (Martinsville, N.J.) 7-0-0 22 Kristi Bendetti scored three goals and Caroline Albanese added two as Pingry routed Kinnelon 7-0 to remain perfect.
21 Alta (Sandy, Utah) 14-1-0 3 After beating Brighton early in the season, Alta lost the rematch 3-2 to end its perfect season. Despite the loss, the talented Alta squad remains No. 1 in Utah.
22 Casa Grande (Petaluma, Calif.) 12-1-0 23 The Gauchos face Petaluma on Saturday in a chance for Casa Grande to avenge its only loss this season.
23 Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) 11-1-1 43 The Warriors are riding a 12-game undefeated streak as it enters the final week of regular-season play.
24 Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.) 13-1-2 26 Sacred Heart played to a 1-1 draw with St. Ursula (Ohio), which bodes well for McDonogh (Md.) since it defeated Sacred Heart 4-1.
25 Strongsville (Strongsville, Ohio) 10-1-1 9 Strongsville's undefeated season was spoiled with a 3-1 loss to Walsh Jesuit. Strongsville will be the No. 2 seed in the district tournament behind Medina.

Week 6 rankings: No. 26-50
Rk. School (City, State) Record Prv.
26 Downingtown West (Downingtown, Pa.) 12-2-0 24
27 Freehold Borough (Freehold, N.J.) 6-0-0 27
28 Woodbury (Woodbury, Minn.) 13-0-3 28
29 Carmel (Carmel, Ind.) 12-1-1 29
30 Montgomery (Skillman, N.J.) 10-0-0 32
31 Commack (Commack, N.Y.) 8-0-1 33
32 Zionsville (Zionsville, Ind.) 11-0-5 34
33 Downingtown East (Downingtown, Pa.) 10-2-1 35
34 Montgomery (Santa Rosa, Calif.) 9-2-0 36
35 Union-Endicott (Endicott, N.Y.) 12-0-0 47
36 Exeter (Exeter, N.H.) 10-0-0 38
37 La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.) 8-1-1 37
38 Minnechaug (Wilbraham, Mass.) 8-0-0 NR
39 Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.) 11-0-2 NR
40 Sacred Heart Academy (Hempstead, N.Y.) 9-1-1 30
41 Brentwood (Brentwood, Tenn.) 13-2-1 25
42 Trumbull (Trumbull, Conn.) 7-1-1 40
43 Mead (Spokane, Wash.) 7-0-0 NR
44 Dublin Coffman (Dublin, Ohio) 7-1-2 42
45 Moon (Moon, Pa.) 12-0-0 44
46 Lakeside (Seattle, Wash.) 7-0-1 45
47 St. John's (Washington, D.C.) 6-1-3 46
48 Winchester (Winchester, Mass.) 8-0-0 NR
49 Bishop Dwenger (Ft. Wayne, Ind.) 12-1-1 NR
50 Rio Rancho (Rio Rancho, N.M.) 13-2-0 NR