The top seven fall sports teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, regardless of sport:
1. Lower Merion boys’ soccer. If you doubt that, just watch the Aces play. The best midfielder and best back line in Southeastern Pennsylvania equal the best team.
2. North Penn football. The Knights get a chance to take back their top spot on Friday against Pennridge.
3. Merion Mercy girls’ volleyball. The Golden Bears won’t have a problem defending their 2007 PIAA Class AA state title.
4. Downingtown West boys’ soccer. Watch out Lower Merion. The Whippets could be the area’s best team by season’s end.
5. Malvern Prep football. I would pay triple the admission price to see the Friars face North Penn.
6. North Penn boys’ cross-country. People are still talking about the Knights’ impressive PIAA District 1 Class AAA meet performance.
7. Friends’ Central girls’ tennis. This team is much more than a Friends Schools League power. It is the state’s premier program.
Under consideration: Downingtown West girls’ soccer, Garnet Valley football, Germantown Academy girls’ soccer, Neshaminy field hockey, St. Joseph’s Prep football.
-- Keith Pompey