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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Final

June, 19, 2012
6/19/12
4:29
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After games ending Saturday, June 16

NOTE: These are the final POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Baseball Rankings of the season.

The baseball season is over, and Malvern Prep has reigned supreme to stay at the top of our POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings. The Friars, whose season ended nearly three weeks ago, stayed atop the rankings despite pressure from other state title-winning teams such as La Salle (in Class AAAA) and West York (in Class AAA). Other state champs included Riverside in Class AA and Bishop McCort in Class A. Congratulations to all the state champions.

1. Malvern Prep (31-5) Last week: No. 1

2. La Salle (23-4) Last week: No. 3

3. Council Rock South (23-3) Last week: No. 2

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 10

June, 13, 2012
6/13/12
1:33
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After games ending Saturday, June 9

With just one game left to be played in each classification, the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings look much different than they did last week, with four new squads and plenty of shake-up. Just eight squads remain in Classes A-AAAA, and six of them still hold court in our rankings. Malvern Prep still sits atop our rankings (and thanks in part to an outpouring of support for them on Twitter), but check in next week to see which squad is No. 1 in our final end-of-season standings.

1. Malvern Prep (31-5) Last week: No. 1

2. Council Rock South (23-2) Last week: No. 2

3. La Salle (22-4) Last week: NR

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 9

June, 6, 2012
6/06/12
11:58
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After games ending Saturday, June 2

The Friars are staying atop our POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings for now, but teams like Council Rock South and Cedar Crest are creeping closer. This is a quandry for us; keep the team whose season is over or promote a team that has a particularly good postseason? Let us know on Twitter @CParishESPN what you think we should do. In the meantime, welcome our new teams to the fold -- West York, Hatboro-Horsham and South Fayette -- all of whom earned their spots following a state title berth.

1. Malvern Prep (31-5) Last week: No. 1

2. Council Rock South (20-2) Last week: No. 2

3. Cedar Crest (19-4) Last week: No. 4

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 8

May, 29, 2012
5/29/12
5:37
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After games ending Saturday, May 26

We weren't giving Malvern Prep enough credit this season. The Friars are notoriously one of the state's top teams, but some tough early losses pushed the team out of the radar. Well, the Friars are back in a big way, taking over our top spot following a win in the private school state championship. Other top teams such as Council Rock South (hotter than ever) and South Williamsport (still strong) may challenge to make a late run, but it may be tough to knock off the top-ranked Friars.

1. Malvern Prep (31-5) Last week: NR

2. Council Rock South (19-1) Last week: No. 3

3. South Williamsport (17-3) Last week: No. 1

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 7

May, 22, 2012
5/22/12
1:02
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After games ending Saturday, May 19

If there's any one thing we learned this past week, it doesn't matter how good you are in the regular season; if you don't get it done in the postseason, the season doesn't mean much. Norwin found that out for the second straight year, and as a result, a team that rode the No. 1 spot for much of the season is now out of the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings. So too is the No. 2 team, Bethel Park, and now the presumptive finalists in the WPIAL Class AAAA tourney are eliminated. So who's next? South Williamsport takes over the top spot for now, but it's a wide open field for whoever wants to assert their dominance and take hold of the No. 1 mark in the rankings.

1. South Williamsport (17-3) Last week: No. 4

2. Cedar Crest (17-4) Last week: No. 3

3. Council Rock South (16-1) Last week: No. 5

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 6

May, 15, 2012
5/15/12
2:36
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After games ending Saturday, May 12

Nobody's moved out of this week's installment of the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings, but there's been plenty of moving and shaking. Norwin's unbeaten record has kept them firmly entrenched in the top spot, but it's another team from the WPIAL, Bethel Park, which has moved up to No. 2 from the 10 spot. Bethel Park currently sits at 18-2 and is considered one of the favorites to challenge Norwin in the upcoming WPIAL Class AAAA tournament. Another WPIAL school, Blackhawk, has established itself as the class of Class AAA.

1. Norwin (17-0) Last week: No. 1

2. Bethel Park (18-2) Last week: No. 10

3. Cedar Crest (17-4) Last week: No. 3

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 5

May, 8, 2012
5/08/12
3:05
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After games ending Saturday, May 5

Call it spring cleaning, but it was time to make room for some new teams in this week's installment of the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings. Four teams give way to some new faces this week, and those new squads are more than deserving. Meanwhile, look at what our top teams are doing to stay ahead of the pack - Norwin and South Williamsport have combined to go 29-0 and both teams are making quick work of their opponents.

1. Norwin (15-0) Last week: No. 1

2. South Williamsport (14-0) Last week: No. 2

3. Cedar Crest (16-3) Last week: No. 3

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 4

May, 1, 2012
5/01/12
12:19
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After games ending Saturday, April 28

Two unbeaten teams are at the top of our POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings, but the team that made the biggest leap is Neumann-Goretti. A 4-0 week wasn't the end of the story for the Saints, as the team posted three shutouts and allowed just one run on the week. Another hot team, Hopewell, joins our rankings this week for the first time. The one-loss Vikings' only defeat came in a 13-12 loss back on April 4. Other teams of note this week include Cedar Crest, whose 1-0 win over previous No. 2 Hempfield was enough to move the team into the top three.

1. Norwin (13-0) Last week: No. 1

2. South Williamsport (12-0) Last week: No. 3

3. Cedar Crest (13-3) Last week: No. 5

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 3

April, 24, 2012
4/24/12
2:38
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After games ending Saturday, April 21

There's little debate as to which team is No. 1 in Pennsylvania. Norwin's incredible 10-0 start has solidified the team's position as the state's top team in the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings. The Knights routed opposing teams this week, going 3-0 and looking as sharp as ever. With some challenging games on the schedule, however, it'll be interesting to see how long this team can keep its unblemished streak alive. And with so many teams knocking on the door, including new teams Hempfield and South Williamsport, even the slightest slip-up can spell doom for a top-ranked club.

1. Norwin (10-0) Last week: No. 1

2. Hempfield (11-1) Last week: NR

3. South Williamsport (10-0) Last week: NR

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 2

April, 17, 2012
4/17/12
6:00
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After games ending Saturday, April 14

A blazing hot start to the season by Norwin has propelled the team to the No. 1 spot in the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings. Norwin has also taken the No. 8 spot in the POWERADE East Region Rankings. Cedar Crest, off to a similarly strong start, is close behind at No. 2 after jumping up two spots this week. And Conestoga, which had held the top spot last week, dipped to No. 3 after suffering a tough 13-0 loss to Garnet Valley last week. But the season is very young, and there's plenty of time for more reshuffling.

1. Norwin (7-0) Last week: No. 2

2. Cedar Crest (8-1) Last week: No. 4

3. Conestoga (4-1) Last week: No. 1

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Baseball Rankings: Week 1

April, 10, 2012
4/10/12
3:03
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After games ending Saturday, April 7

The first official ranking of the season is always a tough one, and in the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings, it's no different. Conestoga, our preseason No. 1, made things a little easier for us by taking care of business to start the season. So too did Norwin and Malvern Prep, which are off to fast starts so far this season. But for some teams, high hopes have turned to slow starts. For teams like Spring Ford, Penn Charter and Chestnut Hill, hopefully there's time to rejoin the ranks following a stretch of good play.

1. Conestoga (3-0)

2. Norwin (5-0)

3. Malvern Prep (7-0)

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Hoops Rankings: Final

March, 27, 2012
3/27/12
12:46
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After games ending Sunday, March 25

There's little surprise here - Chester is the top team at the conclusion of our POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings. The Clippers ran the table to finish 32-0 and cap the year as the nation's No. 4 team in the POWERADE FAB 50. Season-long No. 2, Neumann-Goretti, also claimed a state championship with a narrow win over Montour. Other state champs included Imhotep Charter, in an upset win over Beaver Falls, and Constitution, which ran the table in Class A after playing a very difficult non-league schedule. Congratulations to all of this year's state champions.

1. Chester (32-0) Last week: No. 1

2. Neumann-Goretti (29-3) Last week: No. 2

3. Imhotep Charter (22-8) Last week: No. 10

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Hoops Rankings: Week 14

March, 20, 2012
3/20/12
1:18
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After games ending Sunday, March 18

By this weekend, we'll know who the state champions are, and we'll know which teams end the season atop the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings. Chester and Neumann-Goretti, which have sat at the top of our rankings every week since the beginning of the season, are just two wins away from state championships in Class AAAA and Class AAA, respectively. But that doesn't mean a title is a sure thing. Look out for tough teams such as Lower Merion, Central Dauphin and Montour, possibly the hottest team in the state right now, as the final week shapes up to be an exciting one.

1. Chester (30-0) Last week: No. 1

2. Neumann-Goretti (26-3) Last week: No. 2

3. Lower Merion (27-3) Last week: No. 3

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Hoops Rankings: Week 13

March, 13, 2012
3/13/12
12:37
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After games ending Sunday, March 11

The state tournament has begun, and already there's a bit of separation evident between the state's top teams and those who weren't quite on that level. No teams have fallen out of or slipped in the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings, but with the tournaments heating up this week, that will surely change with some big matchups on the horizon. As always, check back often for updates as the tournament progresses.

1. Chester (28-0) Last week: No. 1

2. Neumann-Goretti (25-3) Last week: No. 2

3. New Castle (27-0) Last week: No. 3

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POWERADE Pennsylvania Hoops Rankings: Week 12

March, 6, 2012
3/06/12
11:38
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After games ending Sunday, March 4

It's make-or-break season for the state's top teams, and the squads at the top of the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings appear to be peaking at the right time. But still, that's why they play the games. While some squads are on the outside looking in at this time of year, others are looking for their shot at a state title - and just five wins can get it done. Can Chester keep the winning streak alive? Is Neumann-Goretti deep enough to win the Class AAA crown again? Is anyone up to the task of toppling Beaver Falls in Class AA? Only time will tell.

1. Chester (27-0) Last week: No. 1

2. Neumann-Goretti (23-3) Last week: No. 2

3. New Castle (27-0) Last week: No. 3

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