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Whippets top team regardless of sport

Pompey's Super Seven
Here are the top seven fall teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania for the week of Nov. 17, regardless of sport:
1. Downingtown West boys' soccer. The Class AAA state champion Whippets are ranked third nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas rankings.
2. Merion Mercy girls' volleyball. The back-to-back Class AA state champion Golden Bears are ranked 21st nationally by Prepvolleyball.com.
3. North Penn football. The Knights have scored 90 points through two District 1 Class AAAA playoffs games.
4. North Penn boys' cross-country. The Knights are listed ninth in the Harrier Super 25 national rankings.
5. Malvern Prep football. The Friars easily won their 28th Inter-Ac League title.
6. Friends' Central girls' tennis. The Phoenix finished the season 15-0 en route to winning its sixth Friends Schools League title in seven seasons.
7. Germantown Academy girls' soccer. The Patriots coasted to their 18th consecutive Inter-Ac title. Last month, they defeated Conestoga in a battle for area supremacy.
Under consideration: Avon Grove girls' volleyball, Conestoga girls' soccer, Downingtown West girls' soccer, Garnet Valley football, Merion Mercy field hockey, Neshaminy boys' soccer and Villa Maria field hockey.
-- Keith Pompey

Whippets top team regardless of sport

Pompey's Super Seven
Here are the top seven fall teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania for the week of Nov. 17, regardless of sport:
1. Downingtown West boys’ soccer. The Class AAA state champion Whippets are ranked third nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas rankings.
2. Merion Mercy girls' volleyball. The back-to-back Class AA state champion Golden Bears are ranked 21st nationally by Prepvolleyball.com.
3. North Penn football. The Knights have scored 90 points through two District 1 Class AAAA playoffs games.
4. North Penn boys' cross-country. The Knights are listed ninth in the Harrier Super 25 national rankings.
5. Malvern Prep football. The Friars easily won their 28th Inter-Ac League title.
6. Friends' Central girls' tennis. The Phoenix finished the season 15-0 en route to winning its sixth Friends Schools League title in seven seasons.
7. Germantown Academy girls' soccer. The Patriots coasted to their 18th consecutive Inter-Ac title. Last month, they defeated Conestoga in a battle for area supremacy.
Under consideration: Avon Grove girls' volleyball, Conestoga girls’ soccer, Downingtown West girls’ soccer, Garnet Valley football, Merion Mercy field hockey, Neshaminy boys’ soccer and Villa Maria field hockey.
-- Keith Pompey

About this blog
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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