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2017 WesternPAFootball.net Rankings: Week 1

Written by: on Thursday, August 31st, 2017

 

Our preseason rankings have already seen a bit of a shakeup but that was to be expected as 14 teams in our rankings played each other and several teams played out of state powerhouses. In all 13 teams from our preseason ranks lost last week.  The biggest surprise was Greenville taking down #3 Hickory. The second surprise was just how badly the Ramblers beat Central Catholic.

This week has some very intriguing games. Steel Valley vs. Riverside among the top games, but we can’t overlook McKeesport/Franklin Regional, Trinity/West Mifflin and Beaver/Freedom.

On to week 1!

 

rank 6A record prvs rank comments/next up
1 Pine Richland ( 7) 1 – 0 1 Just wow, up next Mt Lebo has a tall task Friday night. Very tall
2 State College ( 6) 0 – 0 3 State College opens there season with McCaskey at home
3 Seneca Valley ( 7) 0 – 0 4 J Sliwoski will finally have a chance to add to his stats vs Peters
4 North Allegheny ( 7) 1 – 0 5 Handled Morgantown, first wpial test is Bethel Park
5 Central Catholic ( 7) 0 – 1 2 For Viking fans, that was tough to watch. Back on track with shaler?
  HM
  Bethel Park ( 7) 0 – 0 hm North Allegheny
  Erie HS (10) 1 – 0 hm Cathedral Prep
  Penn Hills (10) 1 – 0 hm Butler
  Mt. Lebo ( 7) 1 – 0 hm Pine-Richland
  Hempfield 1 – 0 nr Canon Mac
 
  5A
1 McKeesport ( 7) 0 – 0 1 Tigers want that title. FR Panthers want to be king of the jungle. Should be a good one
2 Penn Trafford ( 7) 1 – 0 4 Tight win last week, Connellsville can score. Warriors will need more than a FG
3 Gateway ( 7) 1 – 0 5 Nice win over Woody, Jason Armstrong and Latrobe come to vist the Gators
4 USC ( 7) 0 – 1 2 We try not to punish losses to out of state teams. A small slap. North Hills will test USC
5 Grove City (10) 1 – 0 hm Grove City returns to the top five! Eagles face the Dragons who look to rebound
  HM
  Armstrong (7) 1 – 0 hm Moon Area
  Franklin Regional ( 7) 0 – 0 hm McKeesport
  Hollidaysburg (6) 1 – 0 nr Silver Oak Academy (MD)
  North Hills ( 7) 1 – 0 hm USC
  West Allegheny ( 7) 0 – 0 hm Fox Chapel
  Meadville (10) 0 – 1 3 General McLane
 
  4A
1 Cathedral Prep (10) 1 – 0 1 Defending Champs made a statement. Now they get the new Royals fresh off a big win of their own
2 Thomas Jefferson ( 7) 0 – 0 2 The Jaguars start their road to Heinz with a reborn Uniontown
3 Greater Johnstown ( 6) 1 – 0 3 Bishop Carroll should provide little resistance for the Trojans
4 South Fayette ( 7) 1 – 0 hm Big win over Central Valley, the Planets of Mars won’t lay down
5 Clearfield ( 9) 1 – 0 hm The Bison started with a win over rival Dubois, they get the Rams of Penns Valley at home
  HM
  Bradford ( 9) 1 – 0 hm Coudersport
  Mars 1 – 0 nr South Fayette
  New Castle ( 7) 0 – 1 5 Montour
  Trinity ( 7) 0 – 0 hm West Mifflin
  USO ( 8) 0 – 1 4 Fort Hill (MD)
 
  3A
1 Aliquippa ( 7) 1 – 0 2 Quips shut out the Hurricanes. Rival Beaver Falls game now on Friday
2 Huntingdon ( 6) 1 – 0 3 Wow, the Bearcats demolished Mt Union, My GotW is at Bellefonte
3 Mercyhurst Prep (10) 1 – 0 4 Corry is the next opponent for the Lakers
4 Beaver ( 7) 1 – 0 hm They’re Back! After an easy win they get a very good Freedom Bulldog team
5 Sharon (10) 0 – 1 1 Well, that was a tough loss to a very good Wilmington. Look for the Tigers rebound vs Reynolds
  HM
  Forest Hills (6) 1 – 0 nr Somerset
  Freeport ( 7) 1 – 0 nr Deer Lakes
  Hickory (10) 0 – 1 3 Mercer
  Quaker Valley (7) 1 – 0 nr McGuffey
  Seton LaSalle ( 7) 0 – 0 hm Shady Side
 
  2A
1 Steel Valley ( 7) 0 – 0 1 Riverside lost to the Ironmen twice last year, will they get revenge?
2 Wilmington (10) 1 – 0 2 Huge win vs our former 3A #1 Sharon, next up West Middlesex
3 Ligonier Valley ( 6) 1 – 0 3 Rams scored 62 last week. Saltsburg will need a huge defensive effort to stay close
4 Chestnut Ridge ( 5) 1 – 0 4 Off to Musselman WV for the Lions who looked very good against Everett
5 Kane (9) 1 – 0 5 Kane is rolling quickly, next up is Otto-Eldred
 
  HM
  Sharpsville (10) 1 – 0 nr Lakeview
  Berlin ( 5) 1 – 0 hm Conemaugh Valley
  Clarion ( 9) 0 – 0 hm Punxsutawney
  Greenville (7) 1 – 0 nr Slippery Rock
  Washington ( 7) 0 – 0 hm Charleroi
 
  1A
1 Bishop Guilfoyle ( 6) 1 – 0 1 Marauders started their 3rd title defense big, can Westmont stop the streak?
2 Clairton ( 7) 0 – 0 2 The Bears want another shot at #1, they start their march with Bishop Canevin
3 Jeaneatte ( 7) 1 – 0 4 Close one vs. E Allegheny, up next is Chartiers-Houston
4 Homer Center ( 6) 1 – 0 5 Showed why they’re ranked last week vs Purchase Line. Marion Center is next
5 Farrell (10) 0 – 1 3 The Lancers weren’t kind to Farrell who dropped to #5, they look to rebound vs North East
  HM
  Cambridge Springs (10) 1 – 0 hm Saegertown
  Imani Christian ( 7) 1 – 0 hm Greensburg Central Catholic
  Portage (6) 1 – 0 nr Meyersdale
  Ridgway ( 9) 1 – 0 hm Port Allegany
  Rochester ( 7) 0 – 0 hm Shenango

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