Pennsylvania High School Football Top 25 – Week 5

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Cedar Cliff’s upset of former No. 15 Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg) shuffles the bottom half of this week’s High School Football America Pennsylvania High School Football Top 25. CC pops into the rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm at No. 23, while McDevitt falls to No. 24.

Aside from Cedar Cliff’s entrance into the statewide ranking, Cocalico, which owns a 31-21 win over Cedar Cliff in Week 2, makes its debut at No. 22.

Cocalico’s Top 25 ranking will be tested this week when it faces No. 9 Manheim Central in a Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 2 showdown. In all, there are four head-to-head matchups in our Pennsylvania Top 25 this week.

Aside from Cocalico vs. Manheim Central, No. 3 Pine-Richand squares-off with No. 13 Pittsburgh Central Catholic, No. 18 Garnet Valley plays No. 20 Springfield-Delco and No. 21 Central Dauphin takes-on No. 25 Harrisburg.

High School Football America Pennsylvania Top 25

No. 1 St. Joseph’s Prep (2-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Coatesville (5-0), LW: #2

No. 3 Pine-Richland (4-1), LW: #3

No. 4 Archbishop Wood (2-2), LW: #5

No. 5 Imhotep Charter (2-2), LW: #4

No. 6 North Penn (5-0), LW: #6

No. 7 North Allegheny (5-0), LW: #7

No. 8 State College (5-0), LW: #8

No. 9 Manheim Central (5-0), LW: #9

No. 10 Malvern Prep (4-0), LW: #10

No. 11 Penn Hills (5-0), LW: #11

No. 12 Gateway (5-0), LW: #12

No. 13 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (4-1), LW: #13

No. 14 Manheim Township (5-0), LW: #14

No. 15 Thomas Jefferson (4-0), LW: #16

No. 16 Freedom (Bethlehem) (5-0), LW: #17

No. 17 Downingtown East (5-0), LW: #19

No. 18 Garnet Valley (5-0), LW: #20

No. 19 Cathedral Prep (3-2), LW: #21

No. 20 Springfield-Delco (5-0), LW: #22

No. 21 Central Dauphin (4-1), LW: #23

No. 22 Cocalico (4-1), NR

No. 23 Cedar Cliff (3-2), NR

No. 24 Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg) (4-1), LW: #15

No. 25 Harrisburg (4-1), LW: #25

Dropped-out: No. 18 Upper St. Clair, No. 24 Berks Catholic (3-2)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.