Pennsylvania high school football rankings: Week 1

Pennsylvania Top 10

It was a rough weekend for some of the top teams in the state during the opening weekend of the 2016 high school football season.

Pittsburgh Central Catholic, which began the season ranked #11 nationally, lost to #39 St. John’s College High School from Washington, D.C.  Pine-Richland lost on national television to St. Edward, which is ranked #23 in the latest High School Football America Top 25.

So with that as the backdrop, let’s look at our first in-season High School Football America Pennsylvania High School Football Top 10.  The rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm that we use for our national and regional rankings.

With PCC’s loss, St. Joseph’s Prep begins the year ranked #1 in our poll.  This week the Hawks, ranked #33 in our national rankings, will open the season in California against Oaks Christian, ranked #6 in our High School Football America Southern California Top 25.

High School Football America Pennsylvania Top 10

#1 St. Joseph’s Prep (0-0)

#2 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (0-1)

#3 Archbishop Wood (0-0-1)

#4 Pine-Richland (0-1)

#5 Imhotep Charter (1-0)

#6 Erie Cathedral Prep (1-0)

#7 Parkland (1-0)

#8 North Penn (1-0)

#9 Neshaminy (1-0)

#10 La Salle (0-1)

About the Author

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.