Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Predicting the seeds

A favorite past time toward the tail end of the high school basketball season is guessing how the WPIAL basketball committee might seed the boys and girls tournaments. It's an inexact science and only the people responsible for the seedings truly know how the selection process works.

Here's one person's guess as to the top half of each bracket:

Boys
Class AAAA
1. Peters Township (14-1), 2. Latrobe (14-2), 3. North Allegheny (11-4), 4. McKeesport (11-4), 5. Seneca Valley (9-5), 6. Mt. Lebanon (12-4), 7. Penn Hills (10-5), 8. Kiski Area (11-6)
Class AAA
1. Chartiers Valley (15-0), 2. Hampton (13-3), 3. Blackhawk (10-5), 4. Uniontown (13-3), 5. New Castle (11-5), 6. Thomas Jefferson (12-2), 7. Laurel Highlands (12-4), 8. Valley (10-6)
Class AA
1. Beaver Falls (12-2), 2. North Catholic (13-0), 3. Jeannette (12-3), 4. Quaker Valley (12-2), 5. Washington (15-2), 6. South Fayette (14-3), 7. Mohawk (14-2), 8. Ford City (12-5)
Class A
1. Clairton (7-3), 2. Serra Catholic (13-2), 3. Sewickley Academy (9-4), 4. Lincoln Park (9-5), 5. OLSH (11-4), 6. Neshannock (10-5), 7. Carmichaels (13-3), 8. Union (9-6)

Girls
Class AAAA
1. Mt. Lebanon (16-0), 2. Bethel Park (15-1), 3. Butler (15-1), 4. Fox Chapel (10-3), 5. Norwin (12-4), 6. Oakland Catholic (10-6), 7. Peters Township (9-6), 8. North Allegheny (9-7)
Class AAA
1. South Park (13-3), 2. Hampton (12-2), 3. Indiana (14-1), 4. West Allegheny (11-4), 5. New Castle (12-2), 6. Mars (12-3), 7. West Mifflin (11-5), 8. Thomas Jefferson (6-7)
Class AA
1. Sto-Rox (16-1), 2. Shady Side Academy (13-2), 3. Beaver (15-1), 4. Seton-La Salle (11-3), 5. Burrell (11-4), 6. South Fayette (12-3), 7. Riverside (12-4), 8. Ford City (14-2)
Class A
1. North Catholic (9-5), 2. Serra Catholic (10-3), 3. Quigley Catholic (12-2), 4. Vincentian Academy (11-5), 5. Monessen (12-4), 6. Fort Cherry (12-3), 7. Rochester (12-4), 8. Carmichaels (9-5)

3 comments:

Clairton Alum said...

CV Alum, i know you're around somewhere...in all seriousness your team is very good and should pick up the WPIAL title this year...should probably do well in states.

good luck.

Anonymous said...

AAA and AA seem loaded this year from what I have seen so far.

Mt. Lebo isnt that good.

Clairton Alum said...

Lincoln Park will win single A.