Penn Preps releases its state high school football rankings after Week Five. Our rankings come out on the following Wednesday once all games are completed. Penn Preps rankings are solely based on the research, games watched and knowledge of the Scout Penn Preps staff. Penn Preps does not consider any other rankings and is not a part of any newspaper or other Pennsylvania media association.
- St. Joe Prep (4-0) –idle , no change in ranking
- Pittsburgh Central Catholic (5-1)- defeated Pine-Richland 48-35, no change in ranking
- North Penn (6-0) – defeats Central Bucks South 42-13, previously No. 4
- Neshaminy – (6-0) – defeated Abington 21-0, previously No. 7
- Cumberland Valley (5-0) – defeated #5 Central Dauphin 25-24, previously No. 8
- State College – (5-0) – defeated Carlisle 35-0, no change in ranking
- Pine-Richland (4-2) – lost to Pittsburgh Central Catholic 48-35, previously No. 3
- Central Dauphin (4-1) – lost to #8 Cumberland Valley 25-24 , previously No. 5
- Emmaus (6-0) – defeated Freedom 37-35 , no change in ranking
- Parkland – (5-1) – defeated Whitehall 26-14, no change in ranking
Quick Take: Central Dauphin and Cumberland Valley still both have No. 6 State College and an improved Harrisburg squad on their schedule. They're pretty much even, but we have to give to nod to the Cumberland Valley since they came away with the win. Penn Preps will be keeping an eye out for Coatesville. Despite getting handled by Cumberland Valley, Coatesville has come on real strong in in the past few games. Pittsburgh Central Catholic outgunned Pine-Richland this past Friday night in what may be the first of two games between the two teams this year. Emmaus squeaked by Freedom and stay in the top ten for now. North Penn and Neshaminy are the two best teams in District 1 in our opinion. We like North Penn a little bit more and have them at No. 3.