Pompey's Super Seven
Here are the top seven fall teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, regardless of sport for the week of Dec. 1:
1. Downingtown West boys' soccer. The Class AAA state champion Whippets are ranked ninth nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas boys’ rankings.
2. North Penn football. The Knights pounded Neshaminy, 28-0, to win their first District 1 Class AAAA championship since 2005 and fourth in seven seasons.
3. Merion Mercy girls’ volleyball. The back-to-back Class AA state champion Golden Bears are ranked 21st nationally by Prepvolleyball.com.
4. North Penn boys’ cross-country. The Knights dropped one spot to 10th in the latest Harrier Super 25 national rankings.
5. Malvern Prep football. The 10-0 Friars capped their fourth undefeated season under coach Gamp Pellegrini with a 34-27 victory over St. Joe’s Prep on Thanksgiving Day.
6. Germantown Academy girls' soccer. The Inter-Ac champion Patriots are ranked 21st nationally in the NSCAA/Adidas girls’ rankings.
7. Friends’ Central girls’ tennis. The Phoenix finished the season 15-0 en route to winning their sixth Friends Schools League title in seven seasons.
Under consideration: Avon Grove girls' volleyball, Conestoga girls' soccer, Merion Mercy field hockey, Neshaminy boys' soccer, Neshaminy football, Villa Maria field hockey, and West Catholic football.
-- Keith Pompey