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WPIAL Boys Soccer Class 3A Standings and Playoff Seeding Projections

WPIAL Boys Soccer Class 3A Standings and Playoff Seeding Projections

The final couple days of the WPIAL boys and girls soccer regular season will be played on Monday and Tuesday, but with a few exceptions, most of the playoff spots have been cliniched as we head toward Wednesday’s playoff bracket selections.

In addition, please be aware that the WPIAL has once again determined that the teams with the highest seeding will be hosting playoff matches through the first two rounds, and it’s still uncertain if they will also host semifinal round matches at the highest seed.

The WPIAL Finals are scheduled to be played at Highmark Stadium, on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7. However, if the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC clinch a home playoff spot, and likely will play on November 7, some of the WPIAL Championships’ schedule could be reshuffled slightly.

Here’s a look at Class 3A standings along with a Section-By-Section breakdown of the teams that are in the playoffs and our projections for seedings.


CLASS 3A

Across the classification, all playoff spots are clinched.  Here’s a look at where they stand in each section and below a predicted look at the potential playoff seedings.

Section 1

IN:  Hampton, Kiski Area, Mars, Indiana

Team Conf.
Record
Overall
Record
Hampton 13-0-0 14-1-0
Kiski Area 12-2-0 13-3-0
Mars 10-4-0 12-4-2
Indiana 7-7-0 9-8-0
Knoch 5-7-1 6-9-2
Freeport 4-8-1 4-8-1
Highlands 2-11-0 3-13-0
Armstrong 0-14-0 1-14-0

Great seasons for Hampton (12-0 in section and only loss to 4A North Allegheny) and Kiski Area, as the defending WPIAL and PIAA champs, Mars are sitting in third but could possibly be a sleeper team. We’ll see how tough this section is when the playoffs begin.  Indiana needed a win against Knoch on Thursday night to earn the last playoff spot from this group.

Section 2

IN:  West Allegheny, Moon, South Fayette, Montour

West Allegheny were head and shoulder the class of this section, and could very well be the most dominant team in the Classification when it’s all said and done.  Still, the rigors and competitive nature of this section led to three teams last season making the top four, yet it was Mars that took home the WPIAL title last season.

Team Conf.
Record
Overall
Record
West Allegheny 14-0-0 18-0-0
Moon 12-2-0 14-2-0
South Fayette 8-5-1 8-6-2
Montour 8-6-0 9-7-0
Chartiers Valley 5-9-0 5-10-1
Central Valley 3-9-2 4-11-2
Beaver Area 2-11-1 2-12-1
Blackhawk 1-11-2 2-11-2
Section 3

IN: Thomas Jefferson, Belle Vernon, Laurel Highlands, Trinity

Team Conf.
Record
Overall
Record
Thomas Jefferson 11-1-2 15-1-2
Laurel Highlands 10-3-0 14-3-0
Belle Vernon 10-3-0 12-4-0
Trinity 9-3-2 10-4-2
Ringgold 5-9-0 6-9-0
Albert Gallatin 4-10-0 6-10-0
Washington 2-9-0 2-9-0
Uniontown 0-13-0 4-13-0

Thomas Jefferson won the outright section title by sweeping Belle Vernon, including a win last week. Key non-section wins for the Jags include beating Class 4A Baldwin (2-0) and Class 2A playoff contender Elizabeth Forward (1-0).

Section 4

IN: ^ Franklin Regional, *Plum, Gateway, Penn Hills

^ Cliniched share of section title / * Clinch share of section title with win vs Greensburg Salem on Monday

Team Conf.
Record
Overall
Record
Franklin Regional 13-1-0 13-2-0
Plum 12-1-0 14-2-1
Gateway 9-5-0 10-8-0
Penn Hills 7-7-0 9-9-0
West Mifflin 5-8-0 7-9-1
Woodland Hills 5-8-0 5-9-0
Obama Academy 3-11-0 5-11-0
Greensburg Salem 0-13-0 1-14-0

Congrats to Penn Hills, for clinching first playoff berth since 2004.   The Franklin Regional-Plum rivalry has been a good one in this section the past few years.  We’ll see if Plum (who still have a match remaining vs Greensburg Salem to clinch share of section title) can break through after struggling to get past the first round despite good regular season records the past few years.


PSN’s PROJECTED WPIAL BRACKET SEEDING

  1. West Allegheny
  2. Hampton
  3. Franklin Regional
  4. Plum
  5. Thomas Jefferson
  6. Moon
  7. Kiski Area
  8. Mars
  9. Laurel Highlands
  10. Belle Vernon
  11. South Fayette
  12. Gateway
  13. Montour
  14. Trinity
  15. Penn Hills
  16. Indiana

 

 

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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