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Trib HSSN PIAA football rankings for Week of Nov. 4, 2018

November 29, 2018

A week ago, there was a big shakeup in the Trib HSSN state rankings.

Things returned to normal this weekend as only one ranked team lost.

Imhotep Charter cruised past Boys Latin Charter in a District 12 quarterfinal, so the Panthers replaced the Warriors in the Class 4A rankings.

Seven ranked teams enjoyed postseason byes thanks to their success in the regular season.

But it’s bye-bye to the playoff bye as the district postseason has reached quarterfinals, semifinals and even championship games with the exception of Class 2A’s York Catholic, which waits one more before playing in the District 3 title game.

There is one head-to-head meeting in Class A as No. 3 Clairton faces No. 4 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in a WPIAL semifinal.

Here is the top five in each of the six classifications before Week 11. Their ranking from last week is the number in parentheses after their record.

Class 6A

1. St. Joseph’s Prep (8-0, 1): The Hawks beat Roman Catholic, 38-0. On Friday, they face LaSalle College in a District 12 semifinal.

2. Coatesville (11-0, 2): The Red Raiders beat Central Bucks East, 48-10. On Friday, they face Downingtown East in a District 1 quarterfinal.

3. North Allegheny (10-0, 3): The Tigers had a bye. On Friday, they host Seneca Valley in a WPIAL semifinal.

4. Harrisburg (10-1, 4): The Cougars beat (Landisville) Hempfield, 42-0. On Saturday, they host West Lawn Wilson in a District 3 semifinal.

5. Pine-Richland (8-2, 5): The Rams had a bye. On Friday, they host Mt. Lebanon in a WPIAL semifinal.

Out: Nobody

Class 5A

1. Manheim Central (10-0, 1): The Barons had a bye. On Friday, they play Governor Mifflin in a District 3 quarterfinal.

2. Gateway (11-0, 2): The Gators beat Kiski Area, 63-7. On Friday, they play Franklin Regional in a WPIAL quarterfinal.

3. Penn Hills (11-0, 3): The Indians beat Latrobe, 55-7. On Friday, they play McKeesport in a WPIAL quarterfinal.

4. York William Penn (10-1, 4): The Bearcats beat Northern York, 42-7. On Friday, they play Shippensburg in a District 3 quarterfinal.

5. Penn Wood (10-1, 5): The Patriots beat Kennett, 40-6. On Friday, they play Interboro in a District 1 quarterfinal.

Out: Nobody

Class 4A

1. Thomas Jefferson (10-0, 11): The Jaguars beat New Castle, 49-16. On Friday, they play Blackhawk in a WPIAL semifinal.

2. Bishop McDevitt (9-1, 2): The Crusaders had a bye. On Friday, they play West Perry in a District 3 quarterfinal.

3. Valley View (11-0, 3): The Cougars beat Abington Heights, 45-7. On Friday, they play West Scranton in a District 2 semifinal.

4. Imhotep Charter (7-2, NR): The Panthers beat Boys Latin Charter, 32-0. On Friday, they play John Bartram in a District 12 semifinal.

5. Cathedral Prep (8-3, 5): The Ramblers beat Fort LeBouef, 42-12. On Friday, they play University Prep in a PIAA regional final.

Out: Boys Latin Charter

Class 3A

1. Conwell-Egan Catholic (11-0, 1): The Eagles beat High School of the Future, 54-12. On Friday, they play New Hope-Solebury in a PIAA regional final.

2. Aliquippa (10-1, 2): The Quips beat Freeport, 40-17. On Friday, they play Beaver Falls in a WPIAL semifinal.

3. Middletown (9-1, 3): The Blue Raiders had a bye. On Friday, they play Wyomissing in a District 3 semifinal.

4. Grove City (10-0, 4): The Eagles beat Girard, 48-7. On Friday, they play Slippery Rock in a District 10 semifinal.

5. Lancaster Catholic (10-0, 5): The Crusaders had a bye. On Friday, they play Bermudian Springs in a District 3 semifinal.

Out: Nobody

Class 2A

1. Southern Columbia (11-0, 1): The Tigers beat Line Mountain, 42-0. On Friday, they play Troy in a District 2 semifinal.

2. Ligonier Valley (11-0, 2): The Rams beat Marion Center, 42-0. On Friday, they play Bellwood-Antis in a District 6 semifinal.

3. Wilmington (9-1, 3): The Greyhounds beat Greenville, 44-13. On Friday, they play Sharpsville in a District 10 championship game.

4. Shady Side Academy (10-0, 4): The Indians beat Serra Catholic, 22-20. On Friday, they play South Side Beaver in a WPIAL quarterfinal.

5. York Catholic (11-0, 5): The Fighting Irish beat Steelton-Highspire, 21-0. On Nov. 16, they play Delone Catholic in a District 3 championship game.

Out: Nobody

Class A

1. Farrell (10-0, 1): The Steelers beat Reynolds, 62-6. On Friday, they play West Middlesex in a District 10 title game.

2. Jeannette (11-0, 2): The Jayhawks beat Monessen, 18-14. On Friday, they play Rochester in a WPIAL semifinal.

3. Clairton (9-1, 3): The Bears beat California, 27-17. On Friday, they play No. 4 OLSH in a WPIAL semifinal.

4. OLSH (10-1, 4): The Chargers beat Imani Christian, 60-6. On Friday, they play No. 3 Clairton in a WPIAL semifinal.

5. Williams Valley (9-2, 5): The Vikings beat Marion Catholic, 17-0. On Friday, they play Tri-Valley for the District 11 title.

Out: Nobody

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