EA moves ahead of Ridley for the second time. I think we can debate this until we’re blue in the face. You get the idea by now.
Springfield was removed after two tough losses to quality Central League opponents. Interboro moves from No. 7 to No. 5, while struggling Cardinal O’Hara falls to six, ahead of Strath Haven, which had appeared in the Super 7 only once this season.
I imagine the biggest questions will surround O’Hara. The Lions might be a defeated team after another disasterous loss, but I can’t justify putting other teams ahead of them just because other teams are doing better. Too much talent that probably should be 7-2 right now.
Academy Park and Haverford School are knocking on the door, but Strath Haven deserves to be in here after two very nice wins over Conestoga and Springfield (and almost beat Haverford, too).
AP needs to beat a quality Delco opponent (there’s that term again). I realize they probably are a Super 7 team at this moment, and you can complain/argue that there’s no reason a 5-4 team should be ahead of an 8-1 team. But I think there’s just a little more “proving” they have to do. Knowing AP’s track record of winning when everyone is questioning them, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them beat Interboro by two touchdowns, just to make everyone look stupid.
1. Episcopal Academy (8-0)
2. Ridley (9-0)
3. Haverford (8-1)
4. Garnet Valley (7-2)
5. Interboro (8-1)
6. Cardinal O’Hara (5-4)
7. Strath Haven (5-4)