Patriots finish No.1

The Inquirer TOP 10




Team Record




Final Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings for the 2008 season. Last week's rankings are in parentheses.






Academy (2) 16-2-3




The Patriots claimed their 18th consecutive Inter-Ac League title. They also defeated Conestoga on Oct. 18 in what turned out to be a battle for area supremacy.




2. Conestoga (3) 23-2-1




On Saturday, the Pioneers became the first girls' soccer team to win consecutive PIAA Class AAA state titles since Downingtown in 2000 and 2001.




3. Downingtown West (1) 23-3




Two of the Whippets’ losses came to Conestoga. Their other setback was to national power The Pennington School (N.J.).




4. Archbishop Ryan (4) 16-6-2




The District 12 champion Ragdolls showed they could compete with District 1's elite teams.




5. Downingtown East (5) 16-5-1




The Cougars are very good. They just had the misfortune of facing Downingtown West and Conestoga in districts.




6. Villa Joseph Marie (6) 17-7




The move up to the Class AAA ranks didn’t hinder the Jems. They finished second in a very competitive District 1 Class AAA tournament.




7. Archbishop Wood (7) 17-3-1




Another great Vikings’ season concluded with a runner-up finish in the Philadelphia Catholic League.




8. Villa Maria (8) 14-4-2




The Hurricanes came very, very close to advancing to the Class AAA state tournament.




9. Little Flower (9) 14-3-1




The Sentinels are annually one of

Southeastern Pennsylvania ’s elite programs.




10. Unionville (10) 14-5-2




Three of the Indians' setbacks have come against teams ranked in The Inquirer's Top 10.