2014 Pennsylvania High School Football Rankings – Week 13

by Jeff Fisher

There’s a new #1 in Class A in the latest The Patriot News Pennsylvania High School Football Rankings.  Defending state champ North Catholic lost to Avonsworth in the WPIAL semifinals. Avonsworth moves to #4, while Clairton jumps into the top spot in Class A.

CLASS AAAA – Record – Result

1. St. Joseph’s Prep* (12) – 7-3 – 1

2. Pine-Richland (7) – 12-0 – 3

3. Pittsburgh C.C. (7) – 11-1 – 5

4. Coatesville (1) – 12-0 – 4

5. Easton (11) – 12-0 – 7

6. Wilson (3) – 12-0 – 8

7. Pennsbury (1) – 11-1 – 9

8. La Salle College HS (12) – 8-3 – 2

9. Parkland (11) – 10-2 – NR

10. Governor Mifflin (3) – 11-1 – NR

Teams to watch:Central Dauphin (3) 10-2, Central Dauphin East (10-2), Delaware Valley (2) 10-2, McDowell (10) 8-4, Penn-Trafford (7) 11-1, Upper Dublin (1) 11-1. *-2013 PIAA champion. Number in parentheses is PIAA district. NR-not ranked.

CLASS AAA – Record – Previous rank

1. Archbishop Wood* (12) – 10-1 – 1

2. Central Valley (7) – 12-0 – 2

3. Bishop McDevitt (3) – 12-0 – 4

4. Imhotep Charter (12) – 10-1 – 5

5. West Allegheny (7) – 11-1 – 6

6. Crestwood (2) – 12-0 – 8

7. Bethlehem Catholic (11) – 11-1 – NR

8. Springfield-Delco (1) – 12-0 – 10

9. Conneaut (10) – 11-1 – NR

10. Cathedral Prep (10) – 11-1 – 3

Teams to watch: Great Valley (1) 11-1, Jersey Shore (4) 11-1, Red Land (3) 11-1, Selinsgrove (4) 9-3, Somerset (5) 11-1, Thomas Jefferson (7) 11-1. *-2013 PIAA champion. Number in parentheses is PIAA district. NR-not ranked.

CLASS AA – Record – Previous rank

1. South Fayette* (7) – 12-0 – 1

2. Aliquippa (7) – 12-0 – 2

3. Berks Catholic (3) – 12-0 – 3

4. Dunmore (2) – 11-1 – 9

5. Karns City (9) – 10-1 – 10

6. Seton-LaSalle (7) – 10-2 – 6

7. Washington (7) – 11-1 – 7

8. Northwestern Lehigh (11) – 11-1 – NR

9. Wyomissing (3) – 11-1 – NR

10. Mount Union (6) – 12-0 – NR

Teams to watch:Greenville (10) 11-1, Hickory (10) 9-2, Montoursville (4) 8-4, North Schuylkill (11) 11-1, Southern Columbia (4) 11-1, Slippery Rock (10) 11-1, Tyrone (6) 11-1. *-2013 PIAA champion. Number in parentheses is PIAA district. NR-not ranked.

CLASS A – Record – Previous rank

1. Clairton (7) – 12-0 – 2

2. South Williamsport (4) – 11-1 – 3

3. Bishop Guilfoyle (6) – 12-0 – 5

4. Avonworth (7) – 11-1 – 8

5. Old Forge (2) – 12-0 – 6

6. Neshannock (7) – 11-1 – 4

7. North Catholic* (7) – 11-1 – 1

8. Berlin Brothersvalley (5) – 11-1 – 10

9. Camp Hill (3) – 9-2 – NR

10. West Middlesex (10) – 10-2 – NR

Teams to watch:Blairsville (6) 11-1, Jeannette (7) 9-2, Kane (9) 11-1, Pius X (11) 10-2, Portage (6) 11-1, Sharpsville (10) 9-3. *-2013 PIAA champion. Number in parentheses is PIAA district. NR-not ranked.

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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.