The Inquirer TOP 10
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.