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The winter weather creeping across the northeast may have wiped out all of tonight's scheduled high school action, but it does give us a chance to catch up on our YAIAA basketball power rankings. Check the jump for the boys' top 10. We'll post the girls' rankings here a bit later. 1. William Penn (1) -- Central York coach Marty Hasenfuss provided an interesting -- if not humorous -- bit of commentary on the Bearcats (17-1, 11-0 in Div. I) after the teams' game Tuesday. "Those two guards, (Dejian Williams and Collin Smith), started every game for New Hope (last season). Played varsity basketball all year long. (Kelvin Parker is) the player of the year. I'll take the player of the year back any day of the week. They have good players, period. (Bearcats coach Troy Sowers) did a heck of a job selling everybody on the fact that they were lousy at the beginning of the season. Obviously somebody believed him. It sure as heck wasn't me." 2. Eastern York (2) -- This is a brutal stretch for the Golden Knights (14-2, 11-0 Div. III). They've lost showcase games to Scranton and Archbishop Carroll; and quite frankly, they'll be heavy underdogs against Chester on Friday. But these games will make Eastern better, and we're still waiting for someone from the league to knock the Knights off. 3. Dallastown (3) -- The Wildcats (15-2, 10-1 Div. I) have won five in a row, although they've had to overcome fourth-quarter deficits in their last two games (against Kennard-Dale and Red Lion). Then again, there's something to be said for getting the job done. 4. Central York (6) -- Forget the Panthers' 10-7 record (7-4 in Div. I). If this team gets it together in time for the league and district playoffs, they're going to be a tough out. Just ask William Penn. 5. Hanover (5) -- The Nighthawks (13-3, 8-3 Div. IV) have a golden opportunity in front of them. They're the current top seed in District 3 Class AA, during a down year in the area for double-A basketball. They may be the favorite right now to win a district title. Of course, Hanover's rivals from McSherrystown are in the picture, as well... 6. South Western (8) -- The Mustangs (12-6, 7-4) may be tied for third place in Division I, but their season has already included quality wins against Dover, West York, York Suburban and Delone. The next step: Hanging with the big boys in their division. 7. Delone Catholic (NR) -- The Sqiures (11-6, 7-2) seem to have found their footing, having won six in a row. They hold a one-game lead over Hanover in Division IV. 8. York Suburban (8) -- We thought the Trojans (11-6, 8-2 Div. III) would be all about Kevin Donahue his season. The senior guard has been great, but he's gotten plenty of help from junior Ted Hinnenkamp (12.2 ppg) and senior Ryan Triggs (10.2 ppg). 9. Dover (4) -- Four straight losses have sent the Eagles (13-5, 6-5) tumbling in the rankings. The good news: Dover still sits atop the Division II standings, one game ahead of Northeatern. 10. Northeastern -- The Bobcats (11-5, 5-5) are lurking in Division II. And with Dover's struggles this week, the door is open for Northeastern to make a run at the title. Honorable mention: Susquehannock, West York

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