MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Boys Basketball Playoff Rankings 2016

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Monday, February 8, 2016 | 11:40 PM


Our final WPIAL Boys Basketball Top 10 rankings of the season is not really a true rankings, just like the WPIAL Steering Committee doesn’t truly rank the teams when putting the brackets together. Sure, the top eights teams are according to perceived rankings, but then a lot of what follows the rest of the way is more fill in the blanks to avoid teams from the same section meeting in Round One.

Throw in Preliminary Round games like we’ll see in Class AAA and Class AA, and then you really have to dance around to avoid Preliminary and First Round games against teams from the same section.

The First Round seed matchups break out this way in this order.

#1 vs #16
#8 vs #9
#4 vs #13
#5 vs #12
#2 vs #15
#7 vs #10
#3 vs #14
#6 vs #11

The matchups for the Preliminary Round work out this way in a 21-team tourney like Class AA is this season.

#16 vs #17 for 16th-seed
#15 vs #18 for 15th-seed
#14 vs #19 for 14th-seed
#13 vs #20 for 13th-seed
#12 vs #21 for 12th-seed

So here are the MSA Sports rankings/seedings for the 2016 Path to the Pete. Find out the actual brackets by tuning in for the Basketball Playoff Pairings Show at 7:00pm only on the MSA Sports Network.

BOYS QUAD-A – 17 teams:

1) LATROBE WILDCATS  (20-1)

2) CHARTIERS VALLEY COLTS  (18-4)

3) PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (16-6)

4) PENN HILLS INDIANS  (17-5)

5) PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC VIKINGS  (14-7)

6) BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (16-6)

7) NORTH HILLS INDIANS  (13-8)

8) BALDWIN HIGHLANDERS  (16-6)

9) PLUM MUSTANGS  (16-5)

10) PENN-TRAFFORD WARRIORS  (15-6)

11) NORWIN KNIGHTS  (14-7)

12) GATEWAY GATORS  (15-6)

13) BUTLER GOLDEN TORNADO  (15-7)

14) PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (14-8)

15) HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (8-14)

16) FRANKLIN REGIONAL PANTHERS  (14-8)

17) MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS  (10-12)

BOYS TRIPLE-A – 20 Teams:

1) NEW CASTLE RED HURRICANE  (21-1)

2) MARS FIGHTING PLANETS  (17-5)

3) BEAVER FALLS TIGERS  (19-3)

4) HIGHLANDS GOLDEN RAMS  (18-4)

5) HAMPTON TALBOTS  (15-7)

6) STEEL VALLEY IRONMEN  (15-5)

7) INDIANA LITTLE INDIANS  (15-7)

8) WEST MIFFLIN TITANS  (12-7)

9) YOUGH COUGARS  (16-5)

10) WEST ALLEGHENY INDIANS  (11-10)

11) KNOCH KNIGHTS  (14-7)

12) SOUTH FAYETTE LIONS  (12-9)

13) LAUREL HIGHLANDS MUSTANGS  (13-9)

14) TRINITY HILLERS  (12-8)

15) MONTOUR SPARTANS  (12-9)

16) THOMAS JEFFERSON JAGUARS  (10-12)

17) SOUTHMORELAND SCOTTIES  (14-8)

18) AMBRIDGE BRIDGERS  (11-10)

19) MOUNT PLEASANT VIKINGS  (7-15)

20) CENTRAL VALLEY WARRIORS  (11-11)

BOYS DOUBLE-A – 21 Teams:

1) ALIQUIPPA QUIPS  (21-0)

2) LINCOLN PARK LEOPARDS  (19-3)

3) GREENSBURG CENTRAL CATHOLIC CENTURIONS  (21-1)

4) QUAKER VALLEY QUAKERS  (18-4)

5) OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART CHARGERS  (16-5)

6) BISHOP CANEVIN CRUSADERS  (17-5)

7) AVONWORTH ANTELOPES  (14-8)

8) WASHINGTON LITTLE PREXIES  (16-6)

9) NESHANNOCK LANCERS  (16-5)

10) BROWNSVILLE FALCONS  (18-4)

11) LAUREL SPARTANS  (17-5)

12) SETON-LASALLE REBELS  (13-9)

13) WILKINSBURG TIGERS  (15-7)

14) CHARLEROI COUGARS  (16-5)

15) SHADY SIDE ACADEMY INDIANS  (13-8)

16) CHARTIERS-HOUSTON BUCCANEERS  (12-10)

17) EAST ALLEGHENY WILDCATS  (11-9)

18) WAYNESBURG RAIDERS  (11-8)

19) RIVERSIDE PANTHERS  (10-12)

20) FRAZIER COMMODORES  (10-10)

21) BETH-CENTER BULLDOGS  (8-9)

BOYS SINGLE-A – 16 Teams:

1) MONESSEN GREYHOUNDS  (19-3)

2) SEWICKLEY ACADEMY PANTHERS  (20-2)

3) JEANNETTE JAYHAWKS  (16-6)

4) EDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY WARRIORS  (19-3)

5) CLAIRTON BEARS  (15-3)

6) CARDINAL WUERL NORTH CATHOLIC TROJANS  (14-8)

7) CALIFORNIA TROJANS  (14-7)

8) VINCENTIAN ACADEMY ROYALS  (14-7)

9) UNION SCOTTIES  (11-10)

10) WINCHESTER THURSTON BEARS  (12-7)

11) WEST GREENE PIONEERS  (12-8)

12) LEECHBURG BLUE DEVILS  (8-10)

13) TRINITY CHRISTIAN FALCONS  (10-11)

14) CORNELL RAIDERS  (7-13)

15) AVELLA EAGLES  (9-13)

16) SPRINGDALE DYNAMOS  (9-11)

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