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This is the POWERADE FAB 50 ESPNHS Team rankings for the fall season. The fall-playing states are: California (one section), Connecticut, D.C, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (private), Washington and West Virginia.

Rankings are based on results through Oct. 24.

Here's a quick glance at key moves this week:

On the Rise: Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, N.J.): Red Bank Catholic, a preseason top 25 team, fell from the rankings last week after a loss to unranked Colts Neck. RBC returns this week at No. 18 after a 4-2 win over former No. 14 Pennington School.

Welcome to the Club: This week's newcomers are: Red Bank Catholic, Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.), Sandia (Albuquerque, N.M.), Bearden (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Lakewood (Arlington, Wash.).

What's Next: Strongsville (Strongsville, Ohio) and Medina (Medina, Ohio), a clash of Ohio powers, takes place Wednesday with the winner moving to the district final.
ESPNHS State Rankings:  Current | Week 8 | Week 7 | Week 6 | Week 5 | Week 4 Week 3 Week 2 Week 1 Preseason

Rank School (City, State) Record Prev
1 Rye (Rye, N.Y.) 14-0-0 1
Virginia commit Lia Bellizzi scored three goals and assisted on a fourth as Rye handled Ursuline, 4-0.
2 St. Ursula (Cincinnati, Ohio) 16-0-0 2
St. Ursula dispatched Talawanda, 5-0, in its playoff opener. In the district semifinals, St. Ursula faces Kings, a team it defeated, 6-1, this season.
3 Maria Carrillo (Santa Rosa, Calif.) 16-0-1 3
Maria Carrillo clinched the North Bay League title, 4-1, over Santa Rosa, a team nearing FAB 50 status before that result.
4 Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) 17-0-1 4
Minnesota commit Taylor Uhl was named the state's Class AA player of the year, an award bestowed prior to the completion of the state playoffs. Eden Prairie is the lone undefeated team in Class AA.
5 Whitman-Hanson (Whitman, Mass.) 14-0-1 6
Whitman-Hanson continued its undefeated run with wins over North Quincy, Duxbury and Hingham.
6 Ramapo (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) 15-0-0 10
Caroline Chagares was Ramapo's offensive standout last week, scoring three goals in its 5-0 win over Demarest.
7 Strongsville (Strongsville, Ohio) 16-1-1 7
Ashley Meier scored three goals, pushing her season total to 21, in Strongsville's 5-0 playoff victory over Wadsworth. The result lands Strongsville a date with former No. 1 Medina in a third-round playoff match.
8 Pingry (Martinsville, N.J.) 11-0-1 5
Shayna Blackwood scored three goals in the final 17 minutes as Pingry rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win, 4-3, against Montgomery.
9 Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) 13-1-3 11
Sandra Yu, a youth national team player, scored three goals in Walsh Jesuit's 6-0 playoff victory over Twinsburg.
10 Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) 17-1-0 12
Kesley Celline scored four goals and Bethany Bartasavich added three as Archbishop Wood rolled off three shutout wins last week.
11 Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) 10-0-2 9
Jesuit slides a few spots following a 1-1 draw against Westview.
12 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) 14-0-0 16
Skyline's balanced attack led to wins over Issaquah, 2-1, and Woodinville, 2-0. Four different players scored for Skyline.
13 Lenape (Medford, N.J.) 14-1-2 13
Lenape played to a 1-1 draw with FAB 50-ranked Eastern, then beat Shawnee, 2-1, on goals by Courtney Kovac and Kelly Vanak.
14 Hopewell Valley (Pennington, N.J.) 13-0-2 15
Danielle Stout and Leigh Appelstein each scored twice last week as Hopewell Valley stayed undefeated with a pair of wins.
15 St. Anthony's (Melville, N.Y.) 14-0-1 17
Maria Jones scored twice in the team's 2-0 win over Kellenberg, then scored two more times in a 3-0 victory over St. Francis Prep.
16 Washingtonville (Washingtonville, N.Y.) 12-0-2 18
Briana Butler had a goal and an assist as Washingtonville defeated Newburgh Free Academy, 3-1, to stay undefeated.
17 Jackson (Massillon, Ohio) 15-1-2 21
Jackson won a pair of playoff matches by a combined 18-0 margin.
18 Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, N.J.) 16-1-0 NR
Bre Reed had a goal and one assist as Red Bank Catholic toppled Pennington School, 4-2. Red Bank Catholic was a former top 15 team in the FAB 50, but fell out last week following a loss to Colts Neck. The victory over Pennington vaults RBC high into the rankings.
19 Massapequa (Massapequa, N.Y.) 12-0-1 23
Six players scored in Massapequa's win over Uniondale, 7-0, which clinched the conference.
20 McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) 11-0-2 20
McDonogh's trip to New Jersey last weekend resulted in a scoreless draw against Pennington School (Pennington, N.J.).
21 Baylor School (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 14-0-2 22
Baylor had the week off as it transitions between regular-season play and the Division II playoffs.
22 Central Bucks West (Doylestown, Pa.) 10-1-6 44
Central Bucks West makes a major jump this week after a win over Pennridge.
23 Brighton (Salt Lake City, Utah) 17-0-3 25
Season complete. Utah Class 5A state champion. McKenna Kimball, who hadn't scored since August, found the net in overtime to lift Brighton, 1-0, over Viewmont in the state final. Natalie Stoven, Brighton's keeper, was forced into several game-saving saves before the Bengals pulled out the winner. This was Brighton's fifth state title, its first since 2005. Brighton's victory also kept the state title in Region 4, the state's powerhouse region, for the eighth time in the last nine years. Stephanie Verdoia (Seattle University) finished as the team's top scorer with 27 goals.
24 Pennington School (Pennington, N.J.) 10-1-2 14
Pennington School lost to Red Bank Catholic and tied McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) last week, and both results go a long way in shaping how the Mid-Atlantic teams should fall in the FAB 50.
25 Medina (Medina, Ohio) 13-2-3 27
Medina pinned the lone loss on No. 7 Strongsville early in the season. Now the teams meet Wednesday in the playoffs with much more on the line.
26 St. Joseph's (South Bend, Ind.) 20-1-1 28
27 Centerville (Centerville, Ohio) 15-1-2 29
28 Minnechaug (Wilbraham, Mass.) 13-0-2 38
29 Northern Highlands (Allendale, N.J.) 13-1-0 36
30 Briarcliff Manor (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) 14-0-0 30
31 La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.) 15-0-1 31
32 Pennridge (Perkasie, Pa.) 15-2-1 26
33 Council Rock South (Holland, Pa.) 15-2-1 19
34 North Rockland (Thiells, N.Y.) 14-2-0 34
35 Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.) 16-3-4 NR
36 Sandia (Albuquerque, N.M.) 16-2-0 NR
37 Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.) 18-3-1 32
Season complete. Indiana semi-state semifinalist, losing to Cathedral. Hamilton Southeastern's first-ever win over Carmel earned the program a section title. Senior Lindsey Stinson and juniors Stacey DePriest, Elly McGuffog and Rachel Summay were all-district first-team picks. Senior Rebecca Romaine was a second-team selection. Hamilton Southeastern's postseason run included wins over Noblesville and Carmel, two of the top programs in Indiana.
38 Carmel (Carmel, Ind.) 16-1-3 33
Season Complete. Indiana sectional runner-up, losing to Hamilton Southeastern in the final. Carmel defeated FAB 50-ranked Hamilton Southeastern and Cathedral during the regular season. The team also posted out-of-state, two-goal wins over Dublin Coffman (Ohio) and Sacred Heart (Ky.). Junior forward Brooke Backes and senior midfielder Allie Ausherman (Western Kentucky) were named to the all-district first team and senior midfielder Kelsie Strout (St. Francis-Fort Wayne) was a second-team pick. Other key players for Carmel included senior Jade Schwarting (Eastern Illinois), junior Sam Tiongson (Toledo) and sophomores Molly Pittman and Emma Schneider.
39 Potomac School (McLean, Va.) 11-0-0 39
40 Brunswick (Brunswick, Maine) 14-0-0 40
41 Pickerington North (Pickerington, Ohio) 15-2-0 41
42 Charleston Catholic (Charleston, W.Va.) 19-0-1 42
43 Dublin Coffman (Dublin, Ohio) 11-2-4 43
44 Houston (Germantown, Tenn.) 15-1-2 45
45 Eastern (Voorhees, N.J.) 10-1-5 46
46 Lincoln (Portland, Ore.) 10-1-1 48
47 Downingtown East (Exton, Pa.) 15-3-0 24
48 Mercyhurst Prep (Erie, Pa.) 14-0-3 49
49 Bearden (Knoxville, Tenn.) 18-1-3 NR
50 Lakewood (Arlington, Wash.) 14-0-1 NR