Trib HSSN state football rankings for Week 1

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 10:40 PM


There were very few changes to the Trib HSSN state rankings coming out of Week Zero.

Only three of the 30 ranked teams were bounced from the PIAA top five.

Penn Hills in Class 5A, Bishop McDevitt in 4A and Lackawanna Trail in A are all out, replaced by Peters Township, Valley View and Jeannette.

Four of the preseason top-ranked teams were victorious while St. Joe’s Prep did not play.

Farrell was upset in Week Zero, but remains No. 1 in Class A heading into a top five battle against Class 2A No. 5 Wilmington.

Here is the PIAA Top 5 in each of the six classifications prior to Week 1. Their ranking from last week is the number in parenthesis after their 2019 record, followed by their district.

Class 6A

1. St. Joseph’s Prep (0-0, 1, D-12): The defending PIAA champion Hawks did not play in Week Zero. They open their season at Marietta, Ga. on Friday.

2. Pine-Richland (1-0, 2, WPIAL): The Rams beat Penn Hills, 21-0, in Week Zero. They visit Hempfield on Friday.

3. Central Catholic (1-0, 3, WPIAL): The Vikings beat York William Penn, 42-7, in Week Zero. They visit Seneca Valley on Friday on Trib HSSN.

4. Harrisburg (1-0, 5, D-3): The Cougars beat Coatesville, 14-6, in Week Zero. They visit Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) on Saturday.

5. Coatesville (0-1, 4, D-1): The Red Raiders lost to Harrisburg, 14-6, in Week Zero. They are off this weekend and visit Cumberland Valley on Sept. 6.

Out: None

Class 5A

1. Gateway (1-0, 1, WPIAL): The Gators beat Mt. Lebanon, 46-20, in Week Zero. They visit Penn-Trafford on Friday on Trib HSSN.

2. Manheim Central (1-0, 2, D-3): The Barons beat Susquehanna Township, 16-7, in Week Zero. They host Landisville Hempfield on Friday.

3. Archbishop Wood (1-0, 3, D-12): The Vikings beat Pope John XXIII (N.J.), 42-30, in Week Zero. They host Maryland Freedom (Md.) on Saturday.

4. Upper Dublin (1-0, 4, 1): The Cardinals beat Norristown, 28-13, in Week Zero. They host Philadelphia Central on Thursday.

5. Peters Township (1-0, NR, WPIAL): The Indians beat Fox Chapel, 45-0, in Week Zero. They host Upper St. Clair on Friday on Trib HSSN.

Out: Penn Hills Indians (0-1, 5, WPIAL)

Class 4A

1. Cathedral Prep (1-0, 1, D-10): The defending PIAA champion Ramblers beat Clarkson, North Canada, 53-34, in Week Zero. They host West Toronto Prep Friday.

2. Thomas Jefferson (1-0, 2, WPIAL): The Jaguars beat Canon-McMillan, 54-10, in Week Zero. They visit Ringgold on Friday.

3. Bethlehem Catholic (1-0, 5, D-11): The Hawks beat Louis Dieruff, 48-7, in Week Zero. They visit Bethlehem Freedom on Friday.

4. Valley View (1-0, NR, D-2): The Cougars beat Wallenpaupack, 41-10, in Week Zero. They host Abington Heights on Friday.

5. Imhotep Charter (0-1, 3, D-12): The Panthers lost to LaSalle College, 15-12, in Week Zero. They visit DeMatha (Md.) on Friday.

Out: Bishop McDevitt (0-1, 4, D-3)

Class 3A

1. Aliquippa (1-0, 1, WPIAL): The defending PIAA champion Quips beat Clairton, 35-14, in Week Zero. They host Waynesburg on Friday.

2. Middletown (1-0, 2, D-3): The Blue Raiders beat Lower Dauphin, 34-12, in Week Zero. They host Northern York on Friday.

3. Scranton Prep (1-0, 3, D-2): The Cavaliers beat Dunmore, 28-17, in Week Zero. They host Wyoming Area on Saturday.

4. North Catholic (0-0, 5, WPIAL): The Trojans did not play in Week Zero. They open their season hosting Burrell on Friday.

5. Sharon (0-1, 4, D-10): The Tigers lost to Class 2A No. 5 Wilmington, 26-14, in Week Zero. They visit Hickory on Friday.

Out: None

Class 2A

1. Southern Columbia (1-0, 1, D-4): The defending PIAA champion Tigers beat Hammond, S.C., 36-0, in Week Zero. They host Mt. Carmel on Saturday.

2. West Catholic (1-0, 2, D-12): The Burrs beat High School of the Future, 48-14, in Week Zero. They visit Paramus Catholic (N.J.) on Thursday.

3. Washington (1-0, 3, WPIAL): The Little Prexies beat Laurel Highlands, 48-21, in Week Zero. They host Charleroi on Friday on Trib HSSN.

4. Ligonier Valley (1-0, 4, D-6): The Rams beat Homer-Center, 67-0, in Week Zero. They visit Penns Manor on Friday on Trib HSSN.

5. Wilmington (1-0, 5, D-10): The Greyhounds beat Class 3A No. 5 Sharon, 26-14, in Week Zero. They visit Farrell on Friday.

Out: None

Class A

1. Farrell (0-1, 1, D-10): The defending PIAA champion Steelers lost to University Prep, 14-12, in Week Zero. They host Class 2A No. 5 Wilmington on Friday.

2. Clairton (0-1, 2, D-7): The Bears lost to Class 3A No. 1 Aliquippa, 35-14, in Week Zero. They visit McGuffey on Friday on Trib HSSN.

3. Old Forge (1-0, 4, D-2): The Devils beat Carbondale, 46-0, in Week Zero. They host Hanover Area on Friday.

4. Bishop Guilfoyle (1-0, 5, D-6): The Marauders beat Somerset, 26-0, in Week Zero. They visit Westmont-Hilltop on Saturday.

5. Jeannette (1-0, NR, WPIAL): The Jayhawks beat East Allegheny, 34-12, in Week Zero. They host Leechburg on Friday.

Out: Lackawanna Trail (0-1, 4, D-2)

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