Top 10....regardless of classification (Week 14)

not_a_fan

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Updated rankings for Week 14…

1. St. Joe’s Prep 9-1 (12)
2. Bishop McDevitt 9-1 (3)
3. Aliquippa 11-0 (7)
4. State College 12-0 (6)
5. Erie Cathedral Prep 8-2 (10)
6. Imhotep Charter 8-2 (12)
7. Garnet Valley 12-0 (1)
8. North Alleghany 11-1 (7)
9. Upper Dublin 13-0 (1)
10. Exeter Township 12-0 (3)

Honorable Mention (no order): Wyomissing (3), Central Valley (7), West Chester Rustin (1), Pine-Richland (7), Harrisburg (3), Meadville (10), Manheim Township (3), Parkland (11)

Rankings unchanged as all teams in the top 10 won their playoff games. This week will begin the State Quarterfinals and we're down to the top 8 in the State in each class.

Top matchups this week include Pine-Richland vs. Erie Cathedral Prep in a game that pits the hottest team in 5A against the most well rested football team anywhere in ECP.

Next we have a great game in the WPIAL 4A Championship game as Aliquippa has a rematch against Central Valley. In 6A, North Alleghany and State College is the only matchup of top 10 teams. This one looks to be evenly matched and the winner will get the D3 Champion of either Harrisburg or Manheim Township in another rematch of a regular season game that Manheim won 24-20.

An interesting matchup in the WPIAL 3A is Belle Vernon vs. Avonworth. Belle Vernon sports 2 impressive games against Penn-Trafford (5A) and McKeesport (4A) and although they lost both games, it seems as if they are as battle tested as anyone in 3A. Avonworth also has a "good" loss against Central Valley, scoring the 2nd most points against them all season in a 37-22 loss in Wk2.

Finally, back here in D1 we have 2 really interesting games with 6A Championship of Garnet Valley vs. CB West, who meet for the 3rd time in a calendar year. CBW is hot right now and riding the back of their impressive running game led by Eli Boehm. The Jags are the quietest 12-0 team around as every week we keep expecting them to lose. Meanwhile, they are staring down a 2nd straight District Championship. In the 5A championship game we have Upper Dublin vs. West Chester Rustin. This will be the 3rd time in 5 years these two have played for a District title with the Cardinals winning the previous 2. Rustin is fresh off a dramatic overtime win against Strath Haven, while Upper Dublin has not given up a single point this postseason!
 

Hausmann1978

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Updated rankings for Week 14…

1. St. Joe’s Prep 9-1 (12)
2. Bishop McDevitt 9-1 (3)
3. Aliquippa 11-0 (7)
4. State College 12-0 (6)
5. Erie Cathedral Prep 8-2 (10)
6. Imhotep Charter 8-2 (12)
7. Garnet Valley 12-0 (1)
8. North Alleghany 11-1 (7)
9. Upper Dublin 13-0 (1)
10. Exeter Township 12-0 (3)

Honorable Mention (no order): Wyomissing (3), Central Valley (7), West Chester Rustin (1), Pine-Richland (7), Harrisburg (3), Meadville (10), Manheim Township (3), Parkland (11)

Rankings unchanged as all teams in the top 10 won their playoff games. This week will begin the State Quarterfinals and we're down to the top 8 in the State in each class.

Top matchups this week include Pine-Richland vs. Erie Cathedral Prep in a game that pits the hottest team in 5A against the most well rested football team anywhere in ECP.

Next we have a great game in the WPIAL 4A Championship game as Aliquippa has a rematch against Central Valley. In 6A, North Alleghany and State College is the only matchup of top 10 teams. This one looks to be evenly matched and the winner will get the D3 Champion of either Harrisburg or Manheim Township in another rematch of a regular season game that Manheim won 24-20.

An interesting matchup in the WPIAL 3A is Belle Vernon vs. Avonworth. Belle Vernon sports 2 impressive games against Penn-Trafford (5A) and McKeesport (4A) and although they lost both games, it seems as if they are as battle tested as anyone in 3A. Avonworth also has a "good" loss against Central Valley, scoring the 2nd most points against them all season in a 37-22 loss in Wk2.

Finally, back here in D1 we have 2 really interesting games with 6A Championship of Garnet Valley vs. CB West, who meet for the 3rd time in a calendar year. CBW is hot right now and riding the back of their impressive running game led by Eli Boehm. The Jags are the quietest 12-0 team around as every week we keep expecting them to lose. Meanwhile, they are staring down a 2nd straight District Championship. In the 5A championship game we have Upper Dublin vs. West Chester Rustin. This will be the 3rd time in 5 years these two have played for a District title with the Cardinals winning the previous 2. Rustin is fresh off a dramatic overtime win against Strath Haven, while Upper Dublin has not given up a single point this postseason!
Except state college beat Erie McDowell in triple overtime and Erie prep beat McDowell 43-0. Flop ECP and state college but other then that I like your list.
 

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Except state college beat Erie McDowell in triple overtime and Erie prep beat McDowell 43-0. Flop ECP and state college but other then that I like your list.
Absolutely. And Imhotep beat McDevitt. Schedule matters. But no worries Not. It's all in fun.
 
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good stuff- I like the list "now" but sure will be interesting to see after tomorrow.

Couple "shout outs" for wpial- Belle Vernon and Steel Valley- if these teams win tomorrow, they should be considered for top-10. BV has been dominant for the last 7 weeks, and SV- not just 11-0 but dominant wins w good coaching and good talent. Lastly- Pine-Richland- if they can beat ECP, should be considered top 5 in state- their wins include wins... convincing wins, against 6A teams PCC, and North Allegheny (who is #8). Their record is not perfect at 10-3, but the contrast between them in September, to now, wow. This team, now, is ALMOST as good as 2020
 

not_a_fan

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Season's not over yet gents, we'll let everything play out on the field then maybe debate the final rankings when it's all said and done.

Imhotep vs McDevitt is one that I have looked at as a very good team that was still young at the time (McD) but has improved to the point where a rematch may go differently IMHO. I was really impressed by the way they manhandled LaSalle a week later and they haven't lost since. State College is going to have to earn their ranking this week vs. North Alleghany...we'll see...Happy playoffs to everyone with teams still playing!
 

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