YAIAA football power rankings: Week 11
No changes this week in the top five of our weekly YAIAA power rankings. Spots five through 10 saw plenty of shakeup. With the regular season coming to its conclusion, let us know what you agree with or disagree with in the comments below.
Here are this week's rankings:
1. Littlestown (10-0) -- The YAIAA's only undefeated team through 10 weeks also earned District 3's top seed for the Class AA playoffs.
Last week: No. 1, beat Fairfield, 41-12; this week: vs. Annville-Cleona
2. Central York (8-2) -- Coach Brad Livingston is optimistic is team will be healthy entering the first round of districts. It was still impressive shorthanded against William Penn.
Last week: No. 2, beat William Penn, 62-27; this week: vs. Exeter
3. Dallastown (8-2) -- The No. 4 team in the District 3 4A rankings will not have an easy task in the first round of the playoffs. They must contend with a dual threat quarterback in Lebanon's Mark Pyles.
Last week: No. 3, beat Red Lion, 31-24; this week: vs. Lebanon
4. Bermudian Springs (9-1) -- The Eagles got back on track against their rival, Biglerville. They now face a district gauntlet with Hamburg this week and, if they survive that, a possible district semifinal date with unbeaten Berks Catholic.
Last week: No. 4, beat Biglerville, 54-0; this week: vs. Hamburg
5. Dover (8-2) -- For the third time in Dover's last four games, it rushed for 400 yards to wrap up Division II. Although, that one time the Eagles didn't break 400, they still had 398. Close enough.
Last week: No. 5, beat Susquehannock, 48-13; this week: vs. Milton Hershey
6. Spring Grove (6-4) -- The Rockets' win against 4A opponent South Western helped them leapfrog a few teams and snag the 13th spot in the district's 3A rankings.
Last week: No. 7, beat South Western, 31-15; this week: at Conrad Weiser
7. York Catholic (7-3) -- The Irish will rest up before playing host to Upper Dauphin in the first round of the Class A district playoffs. They might need it after a hard-fought battle with rival York Suburban.
Last week: No. 8, beat York Suburban, 21-14; this week: bye
8. New Oxford (6-4) -- The Colonials' body of work through 10 weeks keeps them in the top 10. They were rewarded for it by still qualifying for the postseason, but perhaps punished for two straight losses by having to travel to Bishop McDevitt.
Last week: No. 6, lost to West York, 38-24; this week: at Bishop McDevitt
9. Red Lion (4-6) -- While the Lions' season is over, there is no denying the improvement. They were 1-9 a year ago. They also gave rival Dallastown a tough challenge, taking a 17-10 lead into halftime.
Last week: No. 10, lost to Dallastown, 31-24
10. York Suburban (5-5) -- A trio of Division III teams, Suburban, Fairfield (6-4) and Eastern York (5-5), can make arguments for the final spot. Fairfield was 0-2 in these three teams' head-to-head matchups, and Eastern was 2-0. However, Suburban is easily the division's most-improved team from Week 1 to 10. The Trojans' loss to Eastern came in Week 2.
Last week: No. 9, lost to Littlestown, 41-12; this week: bye