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Ohio teams shuffle in top 10

10/7/2008

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.

One Ohio team dropped out of the top 10 in this week's ESPN RISE FAB 50 national high school football poll, but was quickly replaced by another.

The team that fell -- and fell hard, by going all the way out of this week's rankings -- was previous No. 8 Colerain (Cincinnati), which was stunned by Middletown of Ohio, 42-39. It didnt' help that the one win that helped propel Colerain so high (a week-one win against St. Xavier of Cincinnati) has diminished greatly in significance now that St. Xavier has lost two more times.

Voters immediately jumped Glenville of Cleveland into the No. 9 position in this week's poll. While Colerain's opening win over St. Xavier has become less significant, it is the opposite for Glenville, which opened up with a close win over preseason FAB 50-ranked St. Ignatius of Cleveland. Since then, St. Ignatius has bounced back strongly and is up to No. 22 in this week's poll.

Colerain was one of three teams to drop out of this week's FAB 50, which created room for newcomers Oceanside (Oceanside, Calif.); Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) and Good Counsel (Olney, Md.).

Good Counsel enters the rankings after an impressive 42-21 win over perennial Washington D.C. powerhouse DeMathaThursday on ESPN2.

Click here to read ESPN RISE's full Week 6 breakdown.

Results based on games through Oct. 4.

ESPN RISE FAB 50 Football

Also Receiving Votes: Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) 6-1, East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 6-0, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) 5-0, Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) 4-1, South Point (Rock Hill, S.C.) 6-0, St. Joseph (Montvale, N.J.) 3-0, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)

Dropped Out: Previous No. 8 Colerain (Cincinnati); No. 20 Trinity (Louisville, Ky.); No. 38 Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, Okla.).

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