Trib 10: As list of undefeated teams gets smaller, top of WPIAL power rankings stays the same

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | 7:56 PM

Just two weeks into the new high school football season, only 38 of 177 WPIAL teams remain undefeated.

Two of those teams that tasted defeat for the first time in 2023 last week dropped out of the Trib 10 as Central Valley lost to Avonworth and Canon-McMillan fell to North Allegheny, the top team in the rankings for a second straight week.

That opens the door for a couple of South Hills powers, Mt. Lebanon and Peters Township, to join this week’s power rankings.

In Week 2, there will be another head-to-head battle among Trib 10 teams when No. 7 Belle Vernon welcomes No. 6 McKeesport to “The Beach” at BVA.

Here are this week’s Trib 10 power rankings. Teams are listed with overall record, last week’s ranking and this week’s opponent. These rankings have zero classification boundaries.

1. North Allegheny, 2-0, (1): The Tigers visit Erie McDowell on Friday

2. Central Catholic, 2-0, (2): The Vikings host Bethel Park on Friday

3. Aliquippa, 1-0, (3): The Quips host North Catholic on Friday

4. Penn Hills, 2-0, (4): The Indians visit Pine-Richland on Friday

5. Thomas Jefferson, 2-0, (5): The Jaguars host West Mifflin on Friday

6. McKeesport, 2-0, (6): The Tigers visit No. 6 Belle Vernon on Friday

7. Belle Vernon, 1-0, (7): The Leopards host No. 6 McKeesport on Friday

8. Mt. Lebanon, 2-0, (NR): The Blue Devils host Moon on Friday

9. Steel Valley, 1-0, (9): The Ironmen visit Seton LaSalle on Friday

10. Peters Township, 2-0, (NR): The Indians visit Trinity on Friday

Out: Central Valley, Canon-McMillan

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