Trib 10: New team takes over top spot in WPIAL power rankings

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 11:07 PM

With plenty of big contests in Week 1, there was a shuffling of the deck in this week’s Trib 10 power rankings.

Nobody fell out of the power rankings this week, but both top-ranked Gateway and No. 6 North Allegheny fell after losses. The Gators dropped after losing to the new No. 1 team, Thomas Jefferson, while North Allegheny slid after a one-sided loss to Ohio power Central Pinkerington.

Look for more movement next week as there are two head-to-head showdowns between power-ranked teams coming up in Week 2 with Central Valley at Aliquippa and Belle Vernon hosting Penn-Trafford.

Teams are listed with overall record and last week’s ranking. These rankings have zero classification boundaries.

1. Thomas Jefferson, 1-0, (2), The Jaguars host South Fayette on Friday on HSSN

2. Mt. Lebanon, 2-0, (3), The Blue Devils visit Peters Township on Friday on HSSN

3. Central Catholic, 1-1, (4), The Vikings visit Pine-Richland on Friday on HSSN

4. Central Valley, 2-0, (5), The Warriors visit Np. 7 Aliquippa on Friday on HSSN

5. Penn-Trafford, 2-0, (7), The Warriors visit No. 8 Belle Vernon on Friday on HSSN

6. Gateway, 1-1, (1), The Gators visits Penn Hills on Friday on HSSN

7. Aliquippa, 1-0, (8), The Quips host No. 4 Central Valley on Friday on HSSN

8. Belle Vernon, 1-0, (9), The Leopards host No. 5 Penn-Trafford on Friday on HSSN

9. North Allegheny, 1-1, (6), The Tigers host Mentor (Oh) on Friday on HSSN

10. Sto-Rox, 2-0, (10), The Vikings host McGuffey on Friday on HSSN

Out: None

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