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.
- Upper St. Clair (5-0) – defeated Chartiers Valley 17-10, no change in ranking
- Archbishop Wood(1-2) – idle, no change in ranking
- Academy Park (6-0) – defeated Chester 34-0, previously No. 4
- West Allegheny – (5-0) – defeated Kiski Area 47-0, previously No. 7
- Upper Dublin (5-0) - defeated Wissahickon 37-0, previously No. 5
- Penn-Trafford (5-1) – lost to Gateway 23-6 , previously No. 3
- Woodland Hills – (5-1)- defeated Hampton 43-7, previously No. 8
- Harrisburg – (4-1) – defeated Hershey 49-0, previously No. 9
- Armstrong - (4-1)- defeated Plum 56-28, previously unranked
- McKeesport - (4-1) - defeated Greater Latrobe 54-20, previously unranked
Dropped out: Cedar Cliff (4-1, lost to Bishop McDevitt 42-35) and Manheim Central (4-1, lost to Cocaclico 28-24).
Quick Take: This was a good chance for Cedar Cliff to come away with a signature win and they came close to getting it on the road. Penn-Trafford and Manheim Central both lost their first games of the year. Armstrong and McKeesport enter our top ten again. Gateway may have an argument but we will let the next couple of weeks play out. The strength of Class AAAAA is in the WPIAL. Upper St. Clair holds the top spot until we're able to see more from Archbishop Wood who has only played three games in-state so far in 2016.