Trib 10: WPIAL champs chasing state gold occupy top 6 spots in power rankings

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | 9:46 PM

The WPIAL championships are all over and six teams have hoisted District 7 gold, quickly celebrated and now have their attention on the PIAA postseason and the golden broom as they attempt to sweep district and state crowns.

A year ago, Pine-Richland in 5A and Belle Vernon in 3A were able to win WPIAL and PIAA championships.

The WPIAL has had more than three PIAA football champions in a season only once. That happened two years ago when Mt. Lebanon in 6A, Penn-Trafford in 5A, Aliquippa in 4A and Central Valley in 3A all captured state titles.

Here are the latest Trib 10 power rankings with overall record, last week’s ranking and upcoming opponent in Week 14. These rankings have zero classification boundaries.

1. Aliquippa, 12-0, (1): The Quips play Selinsgrove in a 4A state semifinals game on Friday

2. Peters Township, 14-0, (2): The Indians play Cocalico in a 5A state semifinals game on Friday

3. North Allegheny, 12-1, (3): The Tigers play Harrisburg in a 6A state semifinals game on Saturday

4. Belle Vernon, 11-1, (4): The Leopards play Hickory in a 3A semifinals game on Friday

5. Fort Cherry, 14-0, (8): The Rangers play Redbank Valley in an A semifinals game on Friday

6. Beaver Falls, 9-5, (10): The Tigers play Westinghouse in a 2A semifinals game on Friday

7. McKeesport, 11-2, (5): The Tigers’ season is over

8. Central Catholic, 10-2, (NR): The Vikings’ season is over

9. Pine-Richland, 9-4, (NR): The Rams’ season is over

10. Montour, 10-2, (NR): The Spartans’ season is over

Out: Avonworth Antelopes, Steel Valley Ironmen, South Side Rams

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