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State basketball rankings

Written by Mike White on .

This is the second time the Harrisburg Patriot News has published the state boys basketball rankings, and three teams from WPIAL Class AAAA Section 3 are in the top 10.

New Castle is No. 6, North Allegheny No. 8 and Hampton No. 9.

If you want to see the state rankings, they are below. But if you want to read a little something on each ranked team, check out Mike Bullock's reports on Class AAAA, Class AAA, Class AA and Class A. Mike gives a synopsis on every team.

Here are the state rankings:

PATRIOT-NEWS STATE BOYS' BASKETBALL RANKINGS
CLASS AAAA Rec Pvs

1. Chester* (1) 7-2 1
2. Lower Merion (1) 9-1 2
3. St. Joseph's Prep (12) 8-2 3
4. Harrisburg (3) 10-1 5
5. McCaskey (3) 9-2 6
6. New Castle (7) 10-0 8
7. Cathedral Prep (10) 9-1 4
8. North Allegheny (7) 10-0 NR
9. Hampton (7) 10-0 NR
10. Williamsport (4) 9-2 7
Honorable mention: Abington (1) 8-2, Bensalem (1) 7-2, Council Rock North (1) 8-1, Easton (11) 6-3, Gateway (7) 7-1, La Salle College (12) 7-3, Liberty (11) 6-2, Martin Luther King (12) 10-0, Norristown (1) 8-2, Parkland (11) 8-1, Penn Wood (1) 7-1, Pocono Mountain West (11) 7-1, Roman Catholic (12) 7-4, State College (6) 8-2, York (3) 8-2

CLASS AAA Rec Pvs
1. Neumann-Goretti* (12) 7-3 1
2. Imhotep Charter# (12) 7-3 2
3. Chartiers Valley (7) 8-0 4
4. Archbishop Carroll (12) 8-2 3
5. Abington Heights (2) 7-1 6
6. Mars (7) 9-2 7
7. Allentown C.C. (11) 8-2 5
8. Beaver Area (7) 10-0 NR
9. Archbishop Wood (12) 7-3 10
10. Susquehanna Twp (3) 10-1 NR
Honorable mention: Berks Catholic (3) 6-3, Bishop McDevitt (3) 8-3, Donegal (3) 11-0, General McLane (10) 6-2, Hickory (10) 6-2, Holy Ghost Prep (1) 7-2, Meadville (10) 8-2, Montour (7) 7-2, Palmyra (3) 9-3, Philly Electrical (12) 6-5, South Fayette (7) 7-2, Warren (10) 6-1, West Mifflin (7) 8-2, Wilson Area (11) 10-1.

CLASS AA Rec Pvs
1. Meyers (2) 8-1 3
2. Trinity (3) 8-2 2
3. Beaver Falls (7) 8-2 6
4. Communications Tech (12) 6-2 4
5. Holy Cross (2) 6-3 1
6. Constitution (12) 8-3 NR
7. Jeannette (7) 10-1 NR
8. Greensburg C.C. (7) 10-1 NR
9. West Middlesex (10) 5-3 5
10. Loyalsock (4) 7-1 10
Honorable mention: Bishop McCort (6) 5-2, Delone Catholic (3) 6-4, Del-Val Charter (12) 5-3, Dunmore (2) 6-3, Lakeview (10) 9-1, Lewisburg (4) 8-0, Mercyhurst Prep (10) 5-5, Serra Catholic (7) 9-1, Seton-La Salle (7) 9-2, Sto-Rox (7) 5-4

CLASS A Rec Pvs
1. Math, Civics & Sciences (12) 10-0 1
2. Vaux (12) 4-5 3
3. Church Farm (1) 7-3 5
4. Lincoln Park (7) 5-4 2
5. Johnsonburg (9) 8-1 7
6. North Catholic (7) 7-2 6
7. Vincentian (7) 9-0 NR
8. Ridgway (9) 9-2 NR
9. Shade (5) 10-0 9
10. Sullivan County (4) 9-0 10
Honorable mention: Bishop Carroll (6) 6-2, Bishop Guilfoyle (6) 5-1, Clairton (7) 3-1, Elk County Catholic (9) 6-3, Greenwood (3) 9-2, Kennedy Catholic (10) 4-3, Lebanon Catholic (3) 9-2, Lourdes Regional (4) 8-2, Mahanoy Area (11) 8-3, Marian Catholic (11) 8-2, New Hope Academy (3) 7-2, North Clarion (9) 8-1, Old Forge (2) 8-2, OLSH (7) 9-1, Pius X (11) 8-2, Shanksville-Stonycreek (5) 7-1, Shenandoah Valley (11) 6-3, Smethport (9) 8-1, St. John Neumann (4) 8-0, Union (7) 9-1
*- defending PIAA champion. #- 2012 PIAA champ in Class AA, but bumped up. $-2012 PIAA champ in Class A, but bumped up. Number in parentheses is PIAA district.

 

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