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2012 Statewide Football Rankings – Week 4

Written by: on Monday, September 24th, 2012. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


Statewide football rankings are compiled and updated weekly by’s Josh Funk and released for publication each Monday during the season. Installments for Weeks 1 through 16 will include the team, geographic district, overall season record and the previous week’s result. Teams listed in the “Honorable Mention” category are arranged in numerical order by geographic district.


1. La Salle College High School (12, 4-0), def. Malvern Prep 38-6

2. North Allegheny (7, 4-0), def. Pine-Richland 35-3

3. Easton Area (11, 4-0), def. Allentown Central Catholic 35-10

4. Gateway (7, 4-0), def. Altoona Area 42-7

5. Central Dauphin (3, 3-1), def. Chambersburg 52-27

6. Downingtown East (1, 4-0), def. Coatesville 35-34

7. St. Joseph’s Prep (12, 3-0), DNP Week 3

8. Pittsburgh Central Catholic (7, 4-0), def. Fox Chapel 35-3

9. Wilson-West Lawn (3, 3-1), def. J.P. McCaskey 57-12

T-10. Upper St. Clair (7, 4-0), def. Penn Hills 27-0

T-10. Delaware Valley (2, 4-0), def. Abington Heights 34-14

HONORABLE MENTION: Central Bucks South (1), Garnet Valley (1), North Penn (1), Pennsbury (1), Ridley (1), Spring-Ford (1), Scranton (2), Cedar Cliff (3), Cumberland Valley (3), Harrisburg (3), Penn Manor (3), State College Area (6), Seneca Valley (7), Woodland Hills (7), McDowell (10), Nazareth (11), Whitehall (11), Roman Catholic (12)


1. Bishop McDevitt (3, 4-0), def. Mechanicsburg 45-14

2. Cathedral Prep (10, 4-0), def. St. Francis (N.Y.) 69-0

3. Archbishop Wood (12, 3-1), def. West Catholic 27-6

4. Franklin Regional (7, 3-1), def. Greensburg-Salem 44-0

5. Cardinal O’Hara (12, 3-1), def. Archbishop Carroll 56-20

6. Montour (7, 4-0), def. New Castle 33-14

7. Lancaster Catholic (3, 3-1), def. Manheim Township 28-14

8. Central Valley (7, 3-1), def. Blackhawk 42-14

9. Pottsgrove (1, 4-0), def. Boyertown 56-6

10. Berwick (2, 3-1), lost to Wyoming Valley West 33-15

HONORABLE MENTION: Henderson (1), Abington Heights (2), Scranton Prep (2), Valley View (2), Cocalico (3), Garden Spot (3), Manheim Central (3), West York Area (3), Selinsgrove (4), Knoch (7), Mars (7), Thomas Jefferson (7), West Allegheny (7), West Mifflin (7), Clearfield Area (9)


1. Aliquippa (7, 4-0), def. New Brighton 66-0

2. Wyomissing (3, 4-0), def. Blue Mountain 35-0

3. Jeannette (7, 4-0), def. Brownsville 60-7

4. Washington (7, 4-0), def. Yough 42-12

5. Imhotep Charter (12, 4-0), def. Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy 34-10

6. South Fayette (7, 4-0), def. Burgettstown 56-6

7. Wilmington (10, 3-1), def. Titusville 32-7

8. Hickory (10, 3-1), def. Grove City 41-12

9. Danville (4, 4-0), def. Mifflinburg 23-13

10. Pen Argyl (11, 4-0), def. Wilson Area 35-22

HONORABLE MENTION:  Berks Catholic (3), Bermudian Springs (3), Trinity (3), Central Columbia (4), Lewisburg (4), Mount Carmel (4), Penn Cambria (6), Richland (6), Beaver Falls (7), Seton-LaSalle (7), Grove City (10), North Schuylkill (11), Northern Lehigh (11), West Catholic (12)


1. Clairton (7, 4-0), def. Monessen 52-7

2. Southern Columbia (4, 4-0), def. South Williamsport 42-21

3. Old Forge (2, 4-0), def. Dunmore 21-0

4. Riverside (2, 3-1), def. Susquehanna 42-21

5. Sharpsville (10, 4-0), def. Kennedy Catholic 55-13

6. Dunmore (2, 3-1), lost to Old Forge 21-0

7. Rochester (7, 4-0), def. South Side Beaver 38-6

8. Bellwood-Antis (6, 4-0), def. Juniata Valley 47-34

9. Williams Valley (11, 4-0), def. Line Mountain 35-28

10. Port Allegany (9, 4-0), def. Coudersport 70-8

HONORABLE MENTION: Line Mountain (4), Berlin-Brothersvalley (5), Windber (5), Bishop McCort (6), Penns Manor (6), Avonworth (7), Bishop Canevin (7), Pittsburgh North Catholic (7), Sto-Rox (7), Brockway (9), Clarion Area (9), Curwensville (9), Farrell (10), West Middlesex (10), Marian Catholic (11), Schuylkill Haven (11), Tri-Valley (11)

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13 Responses to “2012 Statewide Football Rankings – Week 4”

  1. Josh Funk says:


    Between my ranked teams and HMs in each classification, I have 61 of the state’s 93 undefeated football teams mentioned. That’s quite a bit – 65.6%, actually. Including Schuylkill Valley, there are 31 PIAA-affiliated football programs who are undefeated who have not yet cracked my HM listings. I wouldn’t know that information by “overlooking” everybody’s weekly results or not viewing power ranking listings, now, would I? I actually looked at Schuylkill Valley over the weekend and I wondered who they played to earn their rating. I then looked at their schedule and was not overly impressed with its strength to date. So that debunks your completely hilarious and uneducated guess about what I do or don’t look at in my weekly research. Learn to look at the big picture, Paul, not just 1 or 2 pieces of information when trying to state your case to me about why your team deserves respect. Chances are I’ll discover you’re not telling me the whole story about the team in question.

  2. brian says:

    On Josh’s behalf, even though I question some things, he pretty much makes the rankings what he thinks it will be at the end. I remember he has SCA in the top 10 of class A when they were 6-4 in the regular season because he knew when playoffs started they would be right there. He was right that year, SCA won districts, went to states and won a state game. I think SCA ended the season 9-5.

  3. paul says:

    The sad part is that Josh doesnt look at district 3 power ratings… Not saying where SV will end the season but they should get some respect after four games….

  4. Jiveturkey9 says:

    I couldn’t agree more! Every week I look at Franklin Regional at #4 in AAA. FR lost to Mars Area 21-17 in week one. All Mars has done since is beat their 3 other opponents by a combined score of 151-12. FR #4, Mars honorable mention?


    Great win for OLD FORGE this week. This win is great for the team and the town but I wonder how they would have done against Dunmore if the bucks had any of their starting backfield healthy and in the lineup. This week should be a shoot out with Riverside and their high scoring offense.Hopefully the Riverside coaching staff understands the importance of the matchup because the OLD FORGE staff does considering the majority of them played in this rivalry game!

  6. paul says:

    I noticed that you excluded Schuylkill valley from district 3 while over reportind district 7…. Really did your research. I see….

  7. Lance says:

    Huge Win for OLD FORGE i must say!!

  8. Austin Miorelli says:

    Where is Tamaqua? If Mount Carmel gets an honorable mention for losing two in a row (and I understand one was against Southern), we don’t get an honorable mention for being undefeated, averaging 350 rushing yards a game, and three different running backs going over 100 yards in at least one game?

  9. nice one brian says:

    @brian…. HA!HA! BLAH HA HA… in your defense they did beat a good team, however loyalsock isnt going anywhere..

  10. jack says:

    That’s a fair point Josh, under Falzone they have beaten up the weaker southern division and fell short against the stronger teams in the north. A closer look shows that during none of those years did they dominate those teams as they have this year. Personally, I am not surprised that they are doing so well. A lot of the main contributors on this team played a lot as sophmores last year. While they did lose some games in the second half they were very competitive vs NL and PA . having now seen most CL teams, I really believe they have the best player in the league in Burton (no disrespect to Caleb Johnson or Mike Racciati). I also feel they have the Leagues best QB and 3 great receivers. They had none of that in the prior 3 seasons, this team is much more tough minded than that. This is this coaching staff’s first team that came all the way through from freshman. As for rankings, I just think every year is different and am confused how NL is in considering what we’ve seen in the first 4 weeks. No biggie, you win on field and they have some stern tests coming up in the next few weeks. They may very well drop one of those games but I can tell you that their talent level dwarfs what we have seen since 2009 and it will take a great effort to beat this team

  11. Josh Funk says:


    Have seen a trend w/ Catty over the last 3 seasons (’11, ’10, ’09). Rough Riders started 5-0 in ’11, finished 3-4; started 4-1 in ’10, finished 2-5; started 4-0 in ’09, finished 4-5. They get off to fast starts (combined 17-1 now from ’09-’12), but they’ve got to show me they can finish a season as strong as they start it. 9-14 in the 2nd half of the season the last 3 seasons isn’t going to get the job done for me when there’s a pattern of fast starts and not-so-very-strong finishes. It also wouldn’t hurt Catty in the 2nd half of the season to beat either Pen Argyl, Northern Lehigh or Bangor, either.

  12. jack says:

    What exactly does Catasauqua have to do to at least get honorable mention. They are 4-0, outscored their opponents 168-18 playing pretty much the same schedules as Pen Argyl and Northern Lehigh. Not to mention they mercy ruled the team that beat NL by 19

  13. brian says:

    not sure why Loyalsock isn’t on a team to watch list. I mean they beat MCA and MCA has lost 2 in a row now.