St. Joseph’s Prep finishes No. 1 in Pennsylvania Top 25 Regular Season Rankings

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Let the postseason begin! The Class 6A Road to Hershey should be a fun one with plenty of teams entering the playoffs with impressive resumes.

At the top of the list is nationally-ranked St. Joseph’s Prep, ranked No. 1 in our Pennsylvania Top 25 that is created with our proprietary algorithm. The Hawks are currently ranked No. 7 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

Look for a postseason showdown between SJP and No. 2 Coatesville. Last year, the two met in the state semifinals where the Hawks stormed back from a 28-10 deficit to win a trip to Hershey with a 53-49 victory.

Out West, North Allegheny claimed the regular season top dog spot with a 27-7 victory over Pine-Richland. The Tigers head into the WPIAL postseason ranked No. 3 in our statewide rankings, while P-R drops from No. 3 to No. 4.

Harrisburg moves up two spots in the latest rankings to No. 5. The Cougars are the top-seed in District 3’s Class 6A playoffs. Harrisburg’s only loss this year is to Coatesville.

The shocker of the week happened Saturday in Bethlehem when arch-rival Liberty knocked-off previously unbeaten Freedom, which tumbles from No. 13 to No. 22. Freedom jumped out to a 10-0 lead before Liberty scored the last 29 points of the game in a 29-10 victory.

High School Football America Pennsylvania Top 25

No. 1 St. Joseph’s Prep (7-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Coatesville (10-0), LW: #2

No. 3 North Allegheny (10-0), LW: #4

No. 4 Pine-Richland (8-2), LW: #3

No. 5 Harrisburg (9-1), LW: #7

No. 6 North Penn (10-0), LW: #5

No. 7 Malvern Prep (9-0), LW: #6

No. 8 Manheim Central (10-0), LW: #8

No. 9 Imhotep Charter (6-2), LW: #9

No. 10 Penn Hills (10-0), LW: #10

No. 11 Gateway (10-0), LW: #11

No. 12 Garnet Valley (10-0), LW: #12

No. 13 Archbishop Wood (6-3), LW: #14

No. 14 State College (9-1), LW: #15

No. 15 Manheim Township (9-1), LW: #18

No. 16 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (7-3), LW: #16

No. 17 Thomas Jefferson (9-0), LW: #17

No. 18 Central Dauphin (7-3), LW: #19

No. 19 Downingtown West (9-1), LW: #20

No. 20 Cocalico (8-2), #21

No. 21 Cedar Cliff (8-2), #22

No. 22 Freedom (Bethlehem) (9-1), LW: #13

No. 23 Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg) (9-1), LW: #24

No. 24 Downingtown East (8-2), LW: #25

No. 25 Warwick (8-2), LW: NR

Dropped-out: No. 23 Cathedral Prep

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

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