MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Girls Basketball Playoff Rankings 2016

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Monday, February 8, 2016 | 11:13 PM


Our final WPIAL Girls 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.

GIRLS QUAD-A – 16 Teams:

1) NORWIN KNIGHTS  (21-0)

2) PENN HILLS INDIANS  (20-2)

3) NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (19-3)

4) PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (18-4)

5) CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS  (14-7)

6) PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (16-5)

7) BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (17-5)

8) FOX CHAPEL FOXES  (13-8)

9) NORTH HILLS INDIANS  (15-7)

10) HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (14-8)

11) MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS  (13-8)

12) SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (16-6)

13) McKEESPORT TIGERS  (15-6)

14) LATROBE WILDCATS  (12-9)

15) PENN-TRAFFORD WARRIORS  (9-13)

16) GATEWAY GATORS  (9-12)

GIRLS TRIPLE-A – 20 Teams:

1) SOUTH FAYETTE LIONS  (18-3)

2) AMBRIDGE BRIDGERS  (19-3)

3) HAMPTON TALBOTS  (17-5)

4) MARS FIGHTING PLANETS  (17-5)

5) BLACKHAWK COUGARS  (16-6)

6) SOUTH PARK EAGLES  (17-5)

7) TRINITY HILLERS  (18-3)

8) DERRY TROJANS  (13-9)

9) BEAVER BOBCATS  (14-6)

10) BROWNSVILLE FALCONS  (19-3)

11) CHARTIERS VALLEY COLTS  (14-8)

12) DEER LAKES LANCERS  (14-8)

13) MOUNT PLEASANT VIKINGS  (15-7)

14) CENTRAL VALLEY WARRIORS  (13-9)

15) KEYSTONE OAKS GOLDEN EAGLES  (9-13)

16) RINGGOLD RAMS  (12-10)

17) LAUREL HIGHLANDS GOLDEN RAMS  (10-12)

18) HIGHLANDS GOLDEN RAMS  (13-9)

19) GREENSBURG-SALEM GOLDEN LIONS  (7-15)

20) BELLE VERNON LEOPARDS  (9-13)

GIRLS DOUBLE-A – 21 Teams:

1) SETON-LASALLE REBELS  (15-6)

2) BISHOP CANEVIN CRUSADERS  (18-4)

3) OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART CHARGERS  (19-3)

4) BURRELL BUCCANEERS  (18-4)

5) NESHANNOCK LANCERS  (18-3)

6) WASHINGTON LITTLE PREXIES  (18-4)

7) RIVERSIDE PANTHERS  (19-3)

8) MOHAWK WARRIORS  (17-5)

9) CARLYNTON COUGARS  (18-4)

10) FRAZIER COMMODORES  (12-8)

11) CHARTIERS-HOUSTON BUCCANEERS  (16-6)

12) WEST SHAMOKIN WOLVES  (15-7)

13) SHENANGO WILDCATS  (13-9)

14) BRENTWOOD SPARTANS  (13-8)

15) CHARLEROI COUGARS  (15-7)

16) GREENSBURG CENTRAL CATHOLIC CENTURIONS  (13-9)

17) AVONWORTH ANTELOPES  (12-10)

18) EAST ALLEGHENY WILDCATS  (14-8)

19) APOLLO-RIDGE VIKINGS  (11-11)

20) BETH-CENTER BULLDOGS  (8-10)

21) FREEDOM BULLDOGS  (8-14)

GIRLS SINGLE-A – 16 Teams:

1) VINCENTIAN ACADEMY ROYALS  (17-4)

2) CARDINAL WUERL NORTH CATHOLIC TROJANS  (20-2)

3) QUIGLEY CATHOLIC SPARTANS  (17-5)

4) ELLIS SCHOOL TIGERS  (18-2)

5) JEFFERSON-MORGAN ROCKETS  (20-1)

6) RIVERVIEW RAIDERS  (13-8)

7) SERRA CATHOLIC EAGLES  (15-7)

8) CORNELL RAIDERS  (16-5)

9) CALIFORNIA TROJANS  (14-7)

10) LEECHBURG BLUE DEVILS  (14-8)

11) WINCHESTER THURSTON BEARS  (11-10)

12) IMANI CHRISTIAN SAINTS  (14-8)

13) ROCHESTER RAMS  (12-9)

14) WEST GREENE PIONEERS  (16-6)

15) ALIQUIPPA QUIPS  (6-15)

16) FORT CHERRY RANGERS  (9-13)

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