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William Penn moved into the No. 10 spot of the Class AAAA boys' basketball rankings. The Bearcats had received votes the last few weeks but not enough to crack the top 10. That changed this week, as they prepare for a three-game stretch that begins with Central York, follows with a meeting against Division I contender South Western and closes with an intriguing non-conference contest at Reading.

Here's a look at this week's state basketball rankings, courtesy of Michael Bullock of the Patriot News.

STATE BOYS’ RANKINGSCLASS AAAA Rec Pvs

1. Chester* (1) 12-3 1

2. Lower Merion (1) 14-2 2

3. Harrisburg (3) 14-1 4

4. McCaskey (3) 14-2 5

5. New Castle (7) 15-0 6

6. St. Joseph’s Prep (12) 12-3 3

7. Cathedral Prep (10) 13-2 7

8. Williamsport (4) 13-2 9

9. North Allegheny (7) 13-1 NR

10. William Penn (3) 14-2 NR

Honorable mention: Abington (1) 11-4, Bethel Park (7) 14-1, Council Rock North (1) 13-2, Gateway (7) 10-2, Great Valley (1) 15-0, Hampton (7) 12-3, Hatboro-Horsham (1) 13-2, La Salle College (12) 12-4, Martin Luther King (12) 15-0, Norristown (1) 12-3, Parkland (11) 13-3, Penn Wood (1) 9-4, Pennsbury (1) 11-3, Pocono Mountain West (11) 12-2, Ridley (1) 13-2, Roman Catholic (12) 11-4, Seneca Valley (7) 12-3, State College (6) 12-3

CLASS AAA Rec Pvs

1. Imhotep Charter# (12) 14-3 1

2. Neumann-Goretti* (12) 11-4 2

3. Allentown C.C. (11) 13-2 3

4. Mars (7) 13-2 4

5. Archbishop Carroll (12) 12-3 7

6. Beaver Area (7) 13-1 5

7. Chartiers Valley (7) 13-1 6

8. Susquehanna Twp (3) 16-1 8

9. Abington Heights (2) 11-2 9

10. Berks Catholic (3) 14-3 10

Honorable mention: Archbishop Wood (12) 8-5, Bishop McDevitt (3) 10-5, Central Valley (7) 12-4, Danville (4) 10-2, Donegal (3) 17-0, General McLane (10) 10-3, Gettysburg (3) 14-4, Girard (10) 10-3, Glen Mills (1) 10-4, Greencastle-Antrim (3) 12-3, Hickory (10) 10-2, Holy Ghost Prep (1) 11-3, Montour (7) 10-4, Palmyra (3) 11-5, Philly Electrical (12) 9-8, Pottsville (11) 11-4, Steel-High (3) 13-2, Thomas Jefferson (7) 10-4, Uniontown (7) 12-2, West Mifflin (7) 11-3, Wilson Area (11) 15-1.

CLASS AA Rec Pvs

1. Meyers (2) 12-1 1

2. Beaver Falls (7) 12-3 2

3. Greensburg C.C. (7) 15-1 4

4. Jeannette (7) 13-2 3

5. Holy Cross (2) 10-3 5

6. Trinity (3) 11-3 6

7. Communications Tech (12) 9-4 7

8. West Middlesex (10) 11-3 8

9. Loyalsock (4) 10-2 9

10. Lewisburg (4) 11-1 10

Honorable mention: Bald Eagle Area (6) 12-1, Bishop McCort (6) 8-4, Constitution (12) 9-7, Del-Val Charter (12) 7-8, Dunmore (2) 8-5, Freire Charter (12) 11-5, Lakeview (10) 12-2, Mercyhurst Prep (10) 9-5, Mid Valley (2) 12-2, Quaker Valley (7) 12-3, Riverside (2) 10-4, Serra Catholic (7) 12-2, Seton-La Salle (7) 13-2, Sto-Rox (7) 8-5, Wellsboro (4) 14-1.

CLASS A Rec Pvs

1. Math, Civics & Sciences (12) 15-0 1

2. Vaux (12) 10-5 2

3. Lincoln Park (7) 10-4 3

4. Church Farm (1) 10-4 4

5. Johnsonburg (9) 13-1 5

6. Bishop Carroll (6) 11-2 6

7. Vincentian (7) 14-1 7

8. Ridgway (9) 11-3 8

9. St. John Neumann (4) 12-0 10

10. Bishop Guilfoyle (6) 11-2 NR

Honorable mention: A-C Valley (9) 12-2, Clairton (7) 8-3, Clarion (9) 11-3, Delco Christian (1) 10-4, Elk County Catholic (9) 10-3, Greenwood (3) 15-2, Kennedy Catholic (10) 8-3, Lebanon Catholic (3) 12-4, Lourdes Regional (4) 11-4, Mahanoy Area (11) 12-3, Marian Catholic (11) 13-3, Muncy (4) 8-3, New Hope Academy (3) 12-2, North Catholic (7) 10-4, North Clarion (9) 13-1, Old Forge (2) 9-5, OLSH (7) 11-3, Pius X (11) 12-2, Shade (5) 12-1, Shanksville-Stonycreek (5) 11-1, Shenandoah Valley (11) 11-4, Smethport (9) 12-1, Sullivan County (4) 14-1, Union (7) 13-2

*- defending PIAA champion. #- 2012 PIAA champ in Class AA, but bumped up. $-2012 PIAA champ in Class A, but bumped up. Number in parentheses is PIAA district. 

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