Bullock’s PIAA Rankings: Dec. 26

By Michael Bullock

Here’s installment No. 2 of City of Basketball Love’s state rankings, a package that will appear on Mondays throughout the remainder of the regular season.

We did showcase a set of preseason rankings leading up to the opening weekend (Dec. 9-10) and those groupings served as a starting point — since we’re going to continue to shuffle things around based on the early returns.

Appearing below are all six of our top 10s, with PIAA district and this season’s record displayed in parentheses. Only those schools competing for PIAA state championships are eligible for ranking purposes.


No. 3 Abington Heights extended its winning streak to four games last week by overpowering Holy Redeemer (62-29), Dunmore (47-29) and Riverside (56-29). George Tinsley reached double figures in all three successes, totaling 35 points for Ken Bianchi’s Comets. Seth Maxwell did not play in the win over Riverside, but the 7-0 senior bucketed a combined 27 points against Redeemer and Dunmore. The Comets will hop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension on Tuesday, traveling to Parkland to square off against Berks Catholic.

No.  School                                            Rec    Pvs
1.     Archbishop Wood (12)                4-2         1
2.     Bangor (11)                                 6-0         2
3.     Abington Heights (2)                   6-1         3
4.     Upper Merion (1)                         6-0         4
5.     Northeastern (3)                          7-0         5
6.     Whitehall (11)                              6-1         6
7.     Archbishop Carroll (12)               5-1         7
8.     Bonner-Prendergast (12)            6-0        8
9.     Chester (1)                                  4-1     OW
10.   Meadville (10)                              6-0      10

Checked in: No. 9 Chester.
Checked out: No. 9 Highlands.

(click on this link for the all six classification rankings)