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Patriots finish No.1

The Inquirer TOP 10

Patriots finish No.1

The Inquirer TOP 10




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




1. Germantown 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.




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Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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