PA H.S. Football Rankings After Week 7 For All Six Classes

PA H.S. Football Rankings After Week 7 for all six classes.

Penn Preps releases its state high school football rankings after Week Seven. 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.

CLASS AAAAAA

 

  1. St. Joe’s Prep - 6-0, no change in ranking
  2. Pittsburgh Central Catholic 7-1, no change in ranking
  3. North Penn 8-0, no change in ranking
  4. Neshaminy 8-0 , no change in ranking
  5. State College 7-0, no change in ranking
  6. Cumberland Valley 6-1 , no change in ranking
  7. Central Dauphin 6-1, no change in ranking
  8. Coatesville 7-1, no change in ranking
  9. McDowell 7-1, no change in ranking
  10. Perkiomen Valley 8-0, no change in ranking

Cleezy’s quick take: St. Joe’s Prep continues to be dominant as running back Chris Waller has continued to shine in the backfield for the Hawks. Pittsburgh Central Catholic is the best 6-A team in the WPIAL and it’ll be hard to imagine somebody knocking them off in the WPIAL playoffs. Central Dauphin survived a scare from Harrisburg this past weekend (13-11 win for Central Dauphin). State College has a tough game at home against Harrisburg coming up this weekend. No team in our Top Ten lost this past weekend.

CLASS AAAAA

  1. Archbishop Wood 4-2, no change in ranking
  2. West Allegheny 7-0, no change in ranking
  3. Academy Park 8-0, no change in ranking
  4. Woodland Hills 7-1, no change in ranking
  5. Grove City 8-0 prev. No . 6
  6. Armstrong 7-1 prev. No. 7
  7. McKeesport 7-1 prev. No. 8
  8. Harrisburg 5-2 prev. No. 5
  9. Cedar Cliff 6-1 prev. No. 10
  10. Manheim Central 6-1 previously unranked

Cleezy’s quick take: No. 8 Harrisburg lost a heartbreaker to Central Dauphin this past weekend (13-11) but can climb back up the rankings with a win over State College this weekend. If Central Dauphin transfer Micah Parsons (Scout 5-star rated defensive end) is allowed to play this week (and in turn, the rest of this season), then this increases Harrisburg’s chances on the state level. Archbishop Wood has been dominant for several years now and not making the state championship game last year has given them all the motivation they needed. Academy Park had no problem with Penn Wood this past Friday. Out west, its looking like West Allegheny, Armstrong, and McKeesport will be fighting it out to see who comes out of the WPIAL. Manheim Central enters our top ten for the first time this year.

CLASS AAAA

 

  1. Imhotep Charter 7-0, no change in ranking
  2. Cathedral Prep 7-0, no change in ranking
  3. Thomas Jefferson 7-0, no change in ranking
  4. South Fayette , previously No. 5
  5. Bethlehem Catholic, previously No. 6
  6. Greater Johnstown , previously No. 7
  7. Interboro, previously No. 8
  8. Cardinal O’Hara, previously No. 9
  9. Berks Catholic, previously No. 10
  10. Belle Vernon, previously No. 4

Cleezy’s Quick Take: Another opponent, another win for Imhotep Charter. Bethlehem Catholic is looking like the real deal in District 11 right now. Cardinal O’Hara will have a bye this week since Neumann-Goretti has forfeited the rest of their season due to low numbers. We won’t drop Belle Vernon all the way out of our rankings, but it doesn’t look good when you lose 55-0 to Thomas Jefferson. Interboro survived against Glen Mills , beating them 8-0. Bishop McDevitt could climb back into the top ten with a win over Susquehanna Township this weekend. Greater Johnstown has a HUGE game against our No. 1 Class A team, Bishop Guilfoyle. It doesn’t mean anything for the playoffs, but it will let them know exactly where they stand as this will be the best team they’ve faced so far this season.

CLASS AAA

  1. Hickory 8-0, no change in ranking
  2. Beaver Area 6-1, previously No. 4
  3. Beaver Falls 6-1, previously No. 5
  4. Central Valley 6-2 , previously No. 3
  5. Middletown 7-0, previously No. 6
  6. Central Martinsburg 7-1, previously No. 7
  7. Notre Dame Green-Pond , previously No. 2
  8. Scranton Prep 7-1, no change in ranking
  9. Karns City – 7-1, no change in ranking
  10. Derry - 8-0, no change in ranking

Cleezy’s take: Hickory has been the most consistent team this year. Beaver Area, Beaver Falls and Central Valley are the class of the WPIAL. Those WPIAL playoffs should be something else. Middletown continues to roll in District 3 and look like the strongest in AAA. We’re keeping Notre Dame Green-Pond in the top ten for now even though they lost in convincing fashion to Pen Argyl. Saucon Valley can get back into the top ten with a win over NDGP this week. 

CLASS AA

  1. Steel Valley 7-0, no change in ranking
  2. Southern Columbia 8-0, no change in ranking
  3. Dumore 8-0, no change in ranking
  4. Ligonier Valley 8-0, no change in ranking
  5. Washington 7-0, no change in ranking
  6. Schuylkill Haven 8-0, no change in ranking
  7. Neshannock 7-1, no change in ranking
  8. Kane 8-0, previously No. 9
  9. Wellsboro (8-0), previously unranked
  10. South Williamsport 7-1, previously unranked

Cleezy’s Quick Take: Steel Valley beat East Allegheny 66-0 to stay undefeated through Week 7. Wilmington lost to Hickory 28-20, so that temporarily drops them out of our top ten for now. Wellsboro and South Williamsport enter our top ten for the first time this season. Kane has a big game against Brockway (also undefeated) coming up this weekend.

CLASS A

  1. Bishop Guilfoyle – 7-0 , no change in ranking
  2. Clairton - 7-0 , no change in ranking
  3. Jeanette – 8-0 , no change in ranking
  4. Rochester – 7-0 , no change in ranking
  5. Tri-Valley – 7-1, previously No. 6
  6. Northgate – 6-1, previously No. 8
  7. Fort Cherry – 7-0, previously No. 9
  8. Williams Valley 7-1, previously unranked
  9. Conemaugh Township 7-1, previously No. 5
  10. Berlin BrothersValley 7-1, previously unranked

Cleezy’s Take: Ridgway, Conemaugh Township and Portage all lost game this past weekend. Conemaugh Township will stay in the top ten for now as Berlin Brothersvalley makes it way back into the top ten. Dropped out: Ridgeway/Johnsonburg and Portage. Williams Valley also makes the top ten for the first time this year. Bishop Guilfoyle will take on our Class AAAA No. 6 team Greater Johnstown in what should be their biggest test of the year.


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