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Nov. 7, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 5

With only a couple of weeks to go in the domestic season, and with more than a dozen state champions to be identified, the rankings are starting to take shape.

We are going to have some teams exiting the Top 10 as their seasons end, but it could wind up being like it was about three years ago when there was almost no tumult in the last two weeks.

Entering this week’s Top 10 is one which could be called a team “with a bullet,” as it used to be with record album sales. Delmar (Del.), is your defending state champion in Delaware, but this year is the top seed in the Division 2 tournament.

Our honorary No. 11 team of the week is Gibsonia Pine-Richland (Pa.), a team which won its first berth into the PIAA Class AAA Tournament by winning the WPIAL championship over Wexford North Allegheny (Pa.). It was a game not without its own exterior controversy, as a member of the Pine-Richland student body was barred from attending the contest because of alleged conduct after a football game between the two schools the week before.

1. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 24-0

The Comets play Warrington Central Bucks South (Pa.) this evening at Lititz Warwick (Pa.) in the octofinal round of the PIAA Class AAA Tournament

2. San Diego Serra (Calif.) 21-0

Conquistadores finish out regular season this week before embarking on CIF San Diego Section Open Division Tournament play

3. Emmaus (Pa.) 24-0

To take on Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.) in first round of PIAA Class AAA Tournament at Allentown Whitehall (Pa.)

4. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 21-0-1

Royals will take on the winner of Summit Kent Place (N.J.) and Morristown-Beard (N.J.) tomorrow in Non-Public North final

5. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 23-1

The four-time District 3 champions start with, oddly enough, the very team they beat last year in the state final, Merion (Pa.) Mercy

6. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 21-0-1

Vikings take on Medford Lenape (N.J.) in the state semifinals; odd, since they both are in the same conference (Olympic)

7. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 21-0

Hornets came from behind to beat Garden City (N.Y.) in NYSPHSAA Class B quarterfinals; they now have Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (N.Y.) in the semis on Saturday

8. Norfolk (Va.) Academy (Va.) 21-0

Bulldogs play Virginia Beach Bishop Sullivan (Va.) in VISAA Division I quarterfinal round this afternoon on home turf

9. Oley (Pa.) Valley 21-1

Lynx play Lower Moreland (Pa.) this evening at Reading Exeter (Pa.) in PIAA District A octofinal

10. Delmar (Del.) 15-0

The defending DIAA champion Wildcats outscored their opposition 133-5 this season, and get a first-round bye in the new Division II tournament

11.  Gibsonia Pine-Richland (Pa.) 16-2

Rams’ first-round opponent is Hershey (Pa.) this evening in Latrobe (Pa.)

Who’s out: Clifton Park Shenendehowa (N.Y), 4-3 loss to Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)

And bear in mind: Los Gatos (Calif.) 16-0, Monument Palmer Ridge (Colo.) 16-1-1, Enfield (Conn.) 15-0, Greenwich (Conn.) Academy 15-0, Lake Forest (Ill.) 22-2, Christian Academy of Louisville (Ky.) 22-5-2, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 19-7, Winchester (Mass.) 19-0-1, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 27-2, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 20-2, Moorestown (N.J.) 15-3, Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) 16-4, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 17-2, Downingtown (Pa.) West 22-0, Selinsgrove (Pa.) 19-1, Chantilly Westfield (Va.) 21-0, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 16-2, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 17-2


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