Trib 10: Losses shake up back half of high school football power rankings

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 7:01 PM

Week 2 proved to be rough one for WPIAL teams that took home gold in 2022.

Pine-Richland (5A), Steel Valley (2A) and Union (A) all lost; however, the combined record of the teams that beat them — Penn Hills, Seton LaSalle and Cornell — is an impressive 8-1.

Two other winners a year ago, North Allegheny (6A) and Aliquippa (4A), were winners again and remain high in this week’s Trib 10 while Belle Vernon beat McKeesport in overtime in a battle of power-ranked schools in Week 2.

McKeesport remains in the rankings, slipping four spots, while Steel Valley drops out.

There are two head-to-head matchups between Trib 10 teams Friday.

No. 2 Central Catholic visits No. 7 Mt. Lebanon in a Class 6A clash of unbeaten teams while No. 3 Aliquippa hosts a power rankings newbie, No. 9 Montour, in a 4A Parkway Conference opener.

Here are the latest Trib 10 power rankings for 2023 with record, last week’s ranking and opponent in Week 3. These rankings have zero classification boundaries.

1. North Allegheny, 3-0, (1): The Tigers visit Baldwin on Friday

2. Central Catholic, 3-0, (2): The Vikings visit No. 7 Mt. Lebanon on Friday on HSSN

3. Aliquippa, 2-0, (3): The Quips host No. 9 Montour on Friday

4. Penn Hills, 3-0, (4): The Indians host Moon on Friday

5. Thomas Jefferson, 3-0, (5): The Jaguars visit Latrobe on Friday

6. Belle Vernon, 2-0, (7): The Leopards visit Penn-Trafford on Friday

7. Mt. Lebanon, 3-0, (8): The Blue Devils host No. 2 Central Catholic on Friday

8. Peters Township, 3-0, (10): The Indians visit South Fayette on Friday

9. Montour, 3-0, (NR): The Spartans visit No. 3 Aliquippa on Friday

10. McKeesport, 2-1, (6): The Tigers host Laurel Highlands on Friday

Out: Steel Valley

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