Trib 10: Get ready for head-to-head matchups between top teams in power rankings

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 6:15 PM


There are a couple of changes to the weekly Trib 10 power rankings this week as we prepare for Final Four Friday in Class A through 4A and Championship Saturday in 6A and 5A.

Penn Hills and Thomas Jefferson saw their seasons end last week, so their loss is a power rankings gain for Montour and South Side.

There will be plenty of changes the rest of the season as every loss ends the season for one team and opens the power door for a Trib 10 unranked team.

There are three head-to-head playoff matchups this week highlighted by two title games Saturday with No. 2 Peters Township facing No. 7 Pine-Richland in 5A and No. 3 Central Catholic battling No. 4 North Allegheny in the 6A finals.

The other battle of Trib 10 teams has No. 6 McKeesport and No. 9 Montour clashing in a 4A semifinal.

Here are the latest Trib 10 power rankings with overall record, last week’s ranking and opponent in Week 12. These rankings have zero classification boundaries.

1. Aliquippa, 10-0, (1): The Quips play Mars in a 4A semifinals game on Friday

2. Peters Township, 12-0, (2): The Indians play No. 7 Pine-Richland in the 5A championship game on Saturday

3. Central Catholic, 10-1, (3): The Vikings play No. 4 North Allegheny in the 6A championship game on Saturday

4. North Allegheny, 10-1, (4): The Tigers play No. 3 Central Catholic in the 6A championship game on Saturday

5. Belle Vernon, 9-1, (5): The Leopards play East Allegheny in a 3A semifinals game on Friday

6. McKeesport, 10-1, (6): The Tigers play No. 9 Montour in a 4A semifinals game on Friday

7. Pine-Richland, 9-3, (10): The Rams play No. 2 Peters Township in the 5A championship game on Saturday

8. Avonworth, 11-0, (9): The Antelopes play Elizabeth Forward in a 3A semifinals game on Friday

9. Montour, 10-1, (NR): The Spartans play No. 6 McKeesport in a 4A semifinals game on Friday

10. South Side, 12-0, (NR): The Rams play Clairton in a Class A semifinals game on Friday

Out: Penn Hills Indians, Thomas Jefferson Jaguars

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