Whippets finish No. 1

The Inquirer TOP 10


Team Record

Final Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings. Last week's rankings are in parentheses.

1. Downingtown West (1) 26-1

The PIAA Class AAA state champion Whippets are ranked third nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas rankings.

2. Neshaminy (2) 16-7-2

Once considered underachievers, the Redskins came one victory shy of advancing to the Class AAA state final.

3. Lower Merion (3) 18-3-1

Two of the Aces’ setbacks came in penalty-kick losses  to Neshaminy.

4. Central Bucks East (4) 19-5-1

The Patriots advanced all the way to the Class AAA semis.

5. North Catholic (5) 16-2-3

The Falcons are the Philadelphia Catholic League and District 12 Class AAA champions.

6. Father Judge (6) 15-3-1

The PCL Red Division champion Crusaders have won 37 games since the start of the 2007 season.

7. Strath Haven (7) 15-3-2

Quick, athletic and always attacking, the Panthers created matchup problems for opponents.

8. Pottgrove (8) 19-4

The Class AA state runner-up Falcons put Pottsgrove’s athletic department on the map. They came one victory shy of winning their school’s first non-band-competition state title.

9. Haverford School (9) 12-1-2

The Fords clinched the Inter-Ac League title. Their lone setback came in the first game of the season.

10. Pennsbury (10) 14-5-1

The Falcons were the champions of a very competitive Suburban One National Conference.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Archbishop Wood (19-2-1), Christopher Dock (17-4-3) Council Rock North (13-6-2), Holy Ghost Prep (15-3-1), West Chester Henderson (13-5).

- Keith Pompey