Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school football rankings for Oct. 3, 2023
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 11:28 PM
The best teams in the state finished September strong.
Teams ranked in the Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings were a combined 27-3 with most of those 27 wins coming in runaway victories as 18 of the winning teams scored 40 points or more.
The 27 ranked teams from a week ago won by a combined score of 1,194-244 or an average score of 44-9.
They were replaced by three undefeated teams in Southern Lehigh in 5A, Jersey Shore in 4A and South Side in A.
The top-ranked teams all won and remain on top with St. Joe’s Prep in 6A, Imhotep Charter in 5A, Bishop McDevitt in 4A, Wyomissing in 3A, Southern Columbia in 2A and Steelton-Highspire in A still ranked No. 1.
Here are the latest rankings in each of the six classifications. Teams are listed with overall record, last week’s ranking and district.
1. St. Joseph’s Prep (4-1) (1) (D-12): The defending PIAA champion Hawks defeated Archbishop Wood in Week 5, 62-0. They host LaSalle College on Friday.
3. Parkland (6-0) (3) (D-11): The Trojans defeated Whitehall in Week 5, 36-7. They visit William Allen on Friday.
4. Manheim Township (6-0) (4) (D-3): The Blue Streaks defeated J.P. McCaskey in Week 5, 44-6. They host Cedar Crest on Friday.
1. Imhotep Charter (6-0) (1) (D-12): The Panthers defeated John Bartram in Week 5, 42-0. They host Northeast Philadelphia on Friday.
2. Roman Catholic (5-1) (2) (D-12): The Cahillites defeated Father Judge in Week 5, 33-25. They visit Archbishop Wood on Friday.
3. Strath Haven (6-0) (4) (D-1): The Panthers defeated Radnor in Week 5, 54-7. They visit Garnet Valley on Friday.
5. Southern Lehigh (6-0) (NR) (D-11): The Spartans defeated Wilson Area in Week 5, 56-14. They visit Saucon Valley on Friday.
Out: West Chester Rustin (1)
1. Bishop McDevitt (6-0) (1) (D-3): The defending PIAA champion Crusaders defeated Milton Hershey in Week 5, 55-14. They visit Hershey on Friday.
3. Pope John Paul II (6-0) (3) (D-1): The Golden Panthers defeated Pottsgrove in Week 5, 35-7. They visit Upper Merion on Friday.
5. Jersey Shore (5-0-1) (NR) (D-4): The Bulldogs defeated Executive Education Academy in Week 5, 48-14. They visit Shamokin on Friday.
Out: Allentown Central Catholic (11)
1. Wyomissing (6-0) (1) (D-3): The Spartans defeated Donegal in Week 5, 49-0. They visit Cocalico on Friday.
3. Neumann-Goretti (4-1) (3) (D-12): The Saints defeated Cardinal O’Hara in Week 5, 22-7. They visit Bonner-Prendie on Friday.
4. Martinsburg Central (6-0) (4) (D-6): The Scarlet Dragons defeated Huntingdon in Week 5, 34-21. They visit Penns Valley on Friday.
5. Danville (5-1) (5) (D-4): The Ironmen defeated Lewisburg in Week 5, 35-3. They host Montoursville on Friday.
1. Southern Columbia (6-0) (1) (D-4): The defending PIAA champion Tigers defeated Montoursville in Week 5, 21-0. They host Central Columbia on Friday.
2. Farrell (6-0) (2) (D-10): The Steelers defeated Wilmington in Week 5, 34-6. They host Sharpsville on Friday.
4. Bald Eagle (6-0) (4) (D-6): The Eagles defeated Bellefonte in Week 5, 55-7. They host Clearfield on Friday.
5. Richland (6-0) (5) (D-6): The Rams defeated Somerset in Week 5, 46-6. They visit Johnstown on Friday.
1. Steelton-Highspire (6-0) (1) (D-3): The defending PIAA champion Steamrollers defeated Middletown in Week 5, 48-7. They visit Camp Hill on Friday.
2. Canton (6-0) (3) (D-4): The Warriors defeated Wyalusing in Week 5, 47-14. They visit Montgomery on Friday.
3. Northern Bedford (6-0) (4) (D-5): The Panthers defeated Tussey Mountain in Week 5, 62-28. They visit Meyersdale on Friday.
4. Lackawanna Trail (6-0) (5) (D-2): The Lions defeated Old Forge in Week 5, 41-7. They visit Taylor Riverside on Friday.
Out: Bishop Canevin (7)
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