YAIAA football Week 7 power rankings
Better late than never, it's this week's power rankings. And with just three weeks left in the regular season, time's running out for a few of these teams to make their move and secure a District playoff berth.
Check out who's rising and falling in this week's Top 10.
Note: Number in parentheses represents previous week's ranking.
1. West York (1) -- There's a lot to be impressed about when it comes to the Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0). In Saturday's win at York Suburban, West York's playmaking defense (28 turnovers) and potent ground attack (313 yards) took center stage. A third-straight Division II title looks like a distinct possibility.
2. South Western (2) -- You could say the Mustangs are a quiet 7-0 this season, considering they're winning without much star power. But there was nothing quiet about Friday's 41-0 trampling of Red Lion. And South Western could make even more noise in the District 3 rankings if it beats Central York on Friday.
3. Delone Catholic (4) -- The Squires (6-1, 3-0) keep taking care of business, and Friday's win against rival Littlestown was no exception. Delone has plenty of depth, which it showed against the Bolts. Tailback Kodi Reed -- who had 103 rushing yards on the season prior to Friday -- ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns against Littlestown.
4. Central York (5) -- Another week, another stifling effort from the Panthers' (5-2, 4-0) defense. Dover scored six points against Central Friday, and those came via a 95-yard, third-quarter kick return. The Panthers haven't allowed more than 10 points in a game since a Week 1 loss to West York.
5. William Penn (3) -- The loss to Dallastown was a setback for the Bearcats (6-1, 3-1). But it's hard to be too harsh on them, considering the sloppy weather conditions Friday and an onslaught of injuries to offensive weapons Kelvin Parker, Maurice Williams and Jordan Zackery.
6. York Suburban (6) -- The Trojans (5-2, 3-1) didn't win, but they had a solid showing against Div. II kings West York. Coach Bill Kerr said his team played with the most heart he had seen in a long time in Saturday's defeat.
7. Littlestown (7) -- Much like Suburban, the Bolts (5-2, 3-1) lost but hold their ground in the power rankings. A defeat to Delone is nothing for Littlestown to be ashamed of, especially considering it took place without starting QB Matt Zuber.
8. Bermudian Springs (9) -- The Eagles (5-2, 3-0) have won four in a row, giving them plenty of momentum heading into Friday's showdown with Delone Catholic. Jeisson Lloret has been superb for Bermudian - he's one of two YAIAA running backs with over 1,000 rushing yards (Central's Charles Anderson is the other).
9. Kennard-Dale (10) -- The Rams (4-3, 2-1) weren't perfect in this weekend win against Northeastern. But for a team on the cusp of a District playoff spot, every victory counts. Kennard-Dale will have to be a lot sharper to have a chance against West York this weekend.
T-10. Dallastown (NR) -- The Wildcats (3-4, 2-2) pulled what might have been the upset of the season last Friday, when they toppled William Penn, 16-7. Dallastown coach Kevin Myers has been pleased with his defense recently, and that unit was the difference Friday, producing a safety and interception return for a touchdown in the second half.
T-10. York Catholic (NR) -- Don't look now, but the Fighting Irish (4-3, 3-0) have a golden chance to be 4-0 in Division III after this Friday's meeting with Hanover. Of course, Catholic's two toughest divisional opponents - Delone Catholic and Bermudian Springs - are still to come.