Trib 10: New team takes top spot in weekly power rankings

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 11:56 PM


With so many big games around the WPIAL, there was some shuffling of the deck in the latest Trib 10 power rankings, including a new team at No. 1.

There were three head-to-head battles between ranked teams last week, including the much-anticipated showdown in 6A with a rematch of the 2022 championship game.

This time, it was Central Catholic beating North Allegheny as the Vikings take over first place in 6A and in the Trib 10.

Thomas Jefferson moved up a spot while Belle Vernon fell two after the Jaguars came back to beat the Leopards, and Peters Township bumped up a spot after shutting out Upper St. Clair and dropping the Panthers out of the power rankings.

USC dropping out opens the door for our second 3A team in the power rankings as unbeaten Avonworth moves in at No. 10.

There are no head-to-head matchups between Trib 10 teams coming up in Week 5.

Here are the latest Trib 10 power rankings with overall record, last week’s ranking and Week 5 opponent. These rankings have zero classification boundaries.

1. Central Catholic, 5-0, (2): The Vikings host Canon-McMillan on Friday

2. Aliquippa, 4-0, (3): The Quips visit Ambridge on Friday

3. Thomas Jefferson, 5-0, (4): The Jaguars host Laurel Highlands on Friday

4. North Allegheny, 4-1, (1): The Tigers host Pine-Richland on Friday

5. Peters Township, 5-0, (6): The Indians visit Baldwin on Friday

6. Penn Hills, 4-1, (7): The Indians host Bethel Park on Friday on Trib HSSN

7. Belle Vernon, 3-1, (5): The Leopards visit South Allegheny on Friday

8. McKeesport, 4-1, (9): The Tigers host Ringgold on Friday

9. Mt. Lebanon, 4-1, (10): The Blue Devils visit Upper St. Clair on Friday on Trib HSSN

10. Avonworth, 5-0, (8): The Antelopes host West Mifflin on Friday

Out: Upper St. Clair

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