By Mike White | Friday, Sept. 25, 7:45 a.m.
Every week, the Post-Gazette runs a poll for the "question of the week." This week's question is turning out to be a tough one:
Who should be the No. 1-ranked team in WPIAL Quad-A?
After Central Catholic crushed Upper St. Clair last night, and after considering the first three weeks of the season, that's an awfully tough one to answer. You can make points for a handful of teams to be No. 1. I thought it was Central Catholic, but not after the Vikings got thumped by Mt. Lebanon. Then again, look at what Central did to a good Upper St. Clair team - on Upper St. Clair's home turf.
Or is Gateway No. 1? Or Woodland Hills? Or McKeesport? And don't forget about Bethel Park. After all, Bethel is the defending WPIAL champs and is 3-0. Guess we'll know a little more about Bethel Park after tonight's game at Woodland Hills.
You can tell us your opinion on who the No. 1 team is by voting on the Varsity Xtra question of the week. The link is below.
Personally, I think Gateway has to be the No. 1 team - but only for right now. I'm not convinced anyone is head and shoulders above the field. When Central Catholic is on its game, the Vikings are very good.
Comcast game of the week
Don't forget that Comcast cable televisioin does a game of the week that can be seen Saturday nights on the FYI channel and also on Comcast's "On Demand." Chris Shovlin does the play by play and John Sanders the color commentary. This week's game is Hempfield vs. Norwin, which could end up being very big in the future playoff race in the Foothills Conference.