Trib HSSN Soccer State Rankings for August 30, 2022

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 19:14


Another season of high school football is upon us as we present the first edition of the 2022 Trib HSSN PIAA Weekly State Rankings.

We finished 2021 with six champions crowned at Hershey, an unprecedented four WPIAL teams winning state gold.

Mt. Lebanon (6A), Penn-Trafford (5A), Aliquippa (4A) and Central Valley (3A) all brought gold to District 7 from Hersheypark Stadium. For the CV Warriors, it was their second consecutive PIAA title.

Southern Columbia from District 4 and Bishop Guilfoyle from District 6 joined those four in the winner’s circle last fall.

In the inaugural edition of the state rankings, only Mt. Lebanon did not make the Top 5 as the Blue Devils’ 15-game winning streak ended with a loss to Gateway in week zero.

Aliquippa and Southern Columbia are the only two defending champions to start this season at No. 1 in their rankings.

Here are the top HSSN rankings in each of the six rankings. Teams are listed with the record, last week’s standings, and district.

Class 6A

1. San Jose School (0-1) (D-12):

The Hawks lost to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) in Week Zero, 48-37. They visit St. Peters Prep (NJ) on Saturday. 2. Harrisburg (0-0)

(D-3): The Cougars didn’t play last weekend. They host the No. 3 Delaware Valley 5A on Saturday.

3. La Salle College (1-0) (D-12):

The Explorers defeated North Penn in Week Zero, 37-28. They host Malvern Prep on Friday. 4. Garnet Valley (1-0)

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(D-1): The Jaguars defeated Central Bucks West in Week Zero, 14-7. They visit Upper Darby on Friday.

5. Central Catholic (0-1)

(D-7): The Vikings lost to St. Edwards (Ohio) in Week Zero, 42-10. They host Philadelphia Abraham Lincoln on Friday.

Outside: None

Class 5A 1. Card Imhotep (1-0)

(D-12): The Panthers defeated No. 2 4A Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt in Week Zero, 19-14. They don’t play this weekend.

2. Gateway (1-0) (D-7):

The Gators defeated Mt. Lebanon in Week Zero, 21-6. They host Woodland Hills on Friday on HSSN. 3. Upper Dublin (1-0)

(D-1):

The Cardinals defeated Kennett in Week Zero, 37-13. They host Central Bucks West on Friday. 4. Penn-Trafford (1-0)

(D-7): The Warriors, defending 5A state champions, defeated Canon-McMillan in week zero, 35-28. They host McKeesport Friday on HSSN.

5. Preparation of the cathedral (0-1) (D-10):

The Ramblers lost to Archbishop Hoban (Oh) in Week Zero, 47-14. They host Clarkson North (Ar) on Thursday. Outside:

None Class 4A

1. Aliquipa (0-0) (D-7):

Defending 4A state champion Quips did not play in week zero. They visit Armstrong on Friday on HSSN.

2. Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt (0-1) (D-3):

The Crusaders lost to 5A No. 1 Imhotep Charter in Week Zero, 19-14. They host West Toronto Prep (Ontario) on Saturday. 3. Jersey Shore (1-0)

(D-4): The Bulldogs defeated Pottsville in Week Zero, 55-12. They visit Lewisburg on Friday.

4. Central Valley (1-0) (D-7):

The Warriors, defending 3A state champions, defeated Trinity in week zero, 43-20. They host Avonworth on Friday on HSSN. 5. Allentown Catholic Center (1-0)

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(D-11): The Vikings defeated the Bethlehem Liberty in Week Zero, 34-28. They visit Emmaus on Friday.

Outside:

None Class 3A

1. Wyoming (1-0) (D-3):

The Spartans defeated Kennard-Dale in Week Zero, 49-0. They visit Pottsville on Friday. 2. Bella Vernon (0-0)

(D-7): The Leopards did not play in Week Zero. They host Laurel Highlands on Friday on HSSN.

3. Neumann-Goretti (0-0) (D-12):

The Saints did not play in Week Zero. They host William Penn Charter on Saturday. 4. Martinsburg Center (1-0)

(D-6):

The Dragons defeated Class A No. 3 Bishop Guilfoyle in Week Zero, 21-20. They host Richland on Friday. 5. American Hickory (1-0)

(D-10): The Hornets defeated Harbor Creek in Week Zero, 14-10. They receive Franklin on Friday.

Outside: None

Class 2A 1. South Columbia (1-0)

(D-4): The defending state champion Tigers defeated Berwick in Week Zero, 42-27. They visit Shamokin on Friday.

2. Farrell (1-0) (D-10):

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