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WPIAL boys soccer rankings (preseason)

Photo by Ed Thompson

The WPIAL boys season is here but just before the action begins — here’s my best attempt at preseason rankings (top five in each classification, plus other contenders and one sleeper team to watch).

I think it makes sense to have all previous WPIAL champions listed at number one at the beginning of the season, as it is other team’s responsibilities to dethrone them.

Look for the rankings to be posted every other week through the regular season.


Photo by Ed Thompson

1. Seneca Valley
2. Canon-McMillan
3. Fox Chapel
4. North Allegheny
5. Connellsville
Contenders – Butler, Mt. Lebanon, Plum, Peters Twp, Upper St Clair
Sleeper – Pine Richland


Photo by Ed Thompson

1. Franklin Regional
2. West Allegheny*
3. South Fayette
4. Moon
5. Mars
* 2018 PIAA Champions 
Contenders – Belle Vernon, Chartiers Valley, Hampton, Thomas Jefferson
Sleeper – Blackhawk


Photo by Ed Thompson

1. Shady Side Academy
2. Deer Lakes
3. Quaker Valley
4. North Catholic
5. Charleroi
Contenders – Elizabeth Forward, Keystone Oaks, South Park, Waynesburg
Sleeper – East Allegheny



Photo by Ed Thompson

1. Avonworth
2. Greensburg CC
3. Winchester Thurston
4. Seton-LaSalle
5. Springdale
Contenders – Brentwood, Carlynton, Riverside, Sewickley Academy
Sleeper – Serra Catholic

PItt MF Michael Sullivan

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