MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Football Seeding Predictions

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 | 4:39 PM


We do it every year in an effort to help the cause. Sometimes our logic is considered by the powers that be, then again, sometimes our two cents is ignored. Everybody has an opinion in how the WPIAL Football Steering Committee should set up the brackets for the upcoming ride on the Highway to Heinz. 

Once again to explain our mindset. The following is how we would seed the 64 playoff teams, NOT how we would rank them. You determine the top four in each class, then the other four teams that have a home game, then you start filling in the blanks to avoid conference teams playing each other in the opening round. For example, we have North Allegheny as the #7-seed in AAAA. If we were ranking all the teams, NA would be higher than #7, but in an effort to keep the Northern Eight Conference tri-champs Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Pine-Richland and North Allegheny in separate quadrants, the Tigers fall to #7.

The matchups in the opening round will be:
#16 at #1
#9 at #8
#13 at #4
#12 at #5
#15 at #2
#10 at #7
#14 at #3
#11 at #6

The REAL brackets are unveiled Monday night starting at 7:00pm ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network, your exclusive home for every WPIAL football postseason game.

Overall records are in parenthesis.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

1)     WOODLAND HILLS WOLVERINES  (9-0)

2)     PENN-TRAFFORD WARRIORS  (9-0)

3)     PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC VIKINGS  (8-1)

4)     PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (8-1)

5)     MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS  (8-1)

6)     McKEESPORT TIGERS  (8-1)

7)     NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (8-1)

8)     BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (6-3)

9)     SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (5-4)

10)   KISKI AREA CAVALIERS  (5-4)

11)   UPPER ST. CLAIR PANTHERS  (5-4)

12)   NORTH HILLS INDIANS  (3-6)

13)   PLUM MUSTANGS  (6-3)

14)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (5-4)

15)   PENN HILLS INDIANS  (3-6)

16)   HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (3-6)

WPIAL CLASS AAA:

1)     BELLE VERNON LEOPARDS  (9-0)

2)     CENTRAL VALLEY WARRIORS  (8-1)

3)     MARS FIGHTING PLANETS  (8-1)

4)     WEST ALLEGHENY INDIANS  (7-2)

5)     FRANKLIN REGIONAL PANTHERS  (7-2)

6)     RINGGOLD RAMS  (8-1)

7)     THOMAS JEFFERSON JAGUARS  (7-2)

8)     MONTOUR SPARTANS  (6-3)

9)     WEST MIFFLIN TITANS  (6-3)

10)   HOLLIDAYSBURG GOLDEN TIGERS  (6-3)

11)   HAMPTON TALBOTS  (6-3)

12)   AMBRIDGE BRIDGERS  (5-4)

13)   ARMSTRONG RIVER HAWKS  (6-3)

14)   NEW CASTLE RED HURRICANE  (5-4)

15)   LAUREL HIGHLANDS MUSTANGS  (5-4)

16)   CHARTIERS VALLEY COLTS  (4-5)

WPIAL CLASS AA:

1)     SOUTH FAYETTE LIONS  (9-0)

2)     ALIQUIPPA QUIPS  (9-0)

3)     WASHINGTON LITTLE PREXIES  (9-0)

4)     BEAVER FALLS TIGERS  (8-1)

5)     STEEL VALLEY IRONMEN  (8-1)

6)     FREEPORT YELLOWJACKETS  (8-1)

7)     MOUNT PLEASANT VIKINGS  (7-2)

8)     HIGHLANDS GOLDEN RAMS  (7-2)

9)     SETON-LaSALLE REBELS  (7-2)

10)   APOLLO-RIDGE VIKINGS  (6-3)

11)   BEAVER BOBCATS  (7-2)

12)   McGUFFEY HIGHLANDERS  (6-3)

13)   KEYSTONE OAKS GOLDEN EAGLES  (5-4)

14)   NEW BRIGHTON LIONS  (5-4)

15)   DEER LAKES LANCERS  (6-3)

16)   BURGETTSTOWN BLUE DEVILS  (5-4)

WPIAL CLASS A:

1)     CLAIRTON BEARS  (9-0)

2)     CARDINAL WUERL NORTH CATHOLIC TROJANS  (9-0)

3)     JEANNETTE JAYHAWKS  (8-1)

4)     SHENANGO WILDCATS  (7-2)

5)     NESHANNOCK LANCERS  (8-1)

6)     FRAZIER COMMODORES  (9-0)

7)     BETH-CENTER BULLDOGS  (7-2)

8)     BISHOP CANEVIN CRUSADERS  (6-3)

9)     GREENSBURG CENTRAL CATHOLIC CENTURIONS  (7-2)

10)   AVONWORTH ANTELOPES  (7-2)

11)   SOUTH SIDE BEAVER RAMS  (6-3)

12)   SPRINGDALE DYNAMOS  (5-4)

13)   CHARTIERS-HOUSTON BUCCANEERS  (5-4)

14)   BENTWORTH BEARCATS  (6-3)

15)   UNION SCOTTIES  (5-4)

16)   CARMICHAELS MIGHTY MIKES  (5-4)

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