Trib 10: Week 4 filled with marquee matchups between power-ranked teams

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 7:51 PM

We still have two high school football weekends left in September, but Week 4 will have a November football feel to it.

No, the weather will be just fine, but the quality of football should be playoff-like with big matchups here and there across all six classifications.

The best example of that are this week’s Trib 10 power rankings.

Six of the 10 power-ranked teams will be squaring off with three games matching No. 1 against No. 2 teams in their respective classifications Friday.

The top two teams in 6A clash in a much anticipated meeting when North Allegheny hosts Central Catholic.

The top two teams in 5A go head-to-head for first place in the Allegheny Six Conference when Upper St. Clair visits neighbor Peters Township.

The top-ranked team in 3A welcomes the No. 2 team in 4A when Belle Vernon is home to Thomas Jefferson in a huge nonconference fray.

There was one change this week with Upper St. Clair bumping out Montour. Expect some serious shuffling next week.

Here are the latest Trib 10 power rankings for 2023 with overall record, last week’s ranking and opponent in Week 4. These rankings have zero classification boundaries.

1. North Allegheny, 4-0, (1): The Tigers host No. 2 Central Catholic on Friday on Trib HSSN

2. Central Catholic, 4-0, (2): The Vikings visit No. 1 North Allegheny on Friday on Trib HSSN

3. Aliquippa, 3-0, (3): The Quips visit West Allegheny on Friday

4. Thomas Jefferson, 4-0, (5): The Jaguars visit No. 5 Belle Vernon on Friday

5. Belle Vernon, 3-0, (6): The Leopards host No. 4 Thomas Jefferson on Friday

6. Peters Township, 4-0, (8): The Indians host No. 8 Upper St. Clair on Friday on Trib HSSN

7. Penn Hills, 3-1, (4): The Indians visit North Hills on Friday

8. Upper St. Clair, 4-0, (NR): The Panthers visit No. 6 Peters Township on Friday on Trib HSSN

9. McKeesport, 3-1, (10): The Tigers visit Trinity on Friday

10. Mt. Lebanon, 3-1, (7): The Blue Devils visit Seneca Valley on Friday

Out of Power Rankings from last week – Montour

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