Each week the Pittsburgh Union Progress will issue its high school football rankings throughout the season, with all rankings voted on by the PUP sports staff.

Class 6A

1. Central Catholic (3-0)

2. North Allegheny (3-0)

3. Mt. Lebanon (3-0)

4. Canon-McMillan (2-1)

5. Seneca Valley (0-3)

The skinny: Still no changes here, as Central Catholic put up 62 points in the first half against Bethel Park while North Allegheny picked up a big road win at McDowell, 43-24. Mt. Lebanon kept up its winning ways in another close game against Moon, and Canon-McMillan thumped Seneca Valley at home, 38-0.

Class 5A

1. Penn Hills (3-0)

2. Peters Township (3-0)

3. Pine-Richland (1-2)

4. Shaler (3-0)

5. Upper St. Clair (3-0)

The skinny: Penn Hills authored one of the most significant wins of any team so far this season by defeating Pine-Richland on the road, 26-20, while Peters Township dismantled Trinity to move up to the No. 2 spot. Shaler stays at No. 4 after handing Plum its first loss of the season, and Upper St. Clair enters the rankings for the first time after South Fayette’s loss to Montour dropped the Lions out of the top five.

Class 4A

1. Aliquippa (2-0)

2. Thomas Jefferson (3-0)

3. McKeesport (2-1)

4. Central Valley (2-1)

5. Montour (3-0)

The skinny: No changes here, as McKeesport maintains its No. 3 spot despite an overtime loss at defending Class 3A champion Belle Vernon. Central Valley bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 55-0 beatdown at home against Hampton, and Montour brought coach Lou Cerro his 200th career win in style with a 17-point, second-half rally against South Fayette.

Class 3A

1. Belle Vernon (2-0)

2. Avonworth (3-0)

3. Elizabeth Forward (3-0)

4. Southmoreland (3-0)

5. South Park (3-0)

The skinny: The top four remain unchanged and undefeated, but South Park joins them in the top five for the first time this season after a 38-0 victory at Brentwood. Shady Side Academy drops out following a 31-21 loss at Indiana.

Class 2A

1. Washington (3-0)

2. Steel Valley (1-1)

3. Imani Christian (2-1)

4. Neshannock (2-1)

5. Mohawk (2-1)

The skinny: Top-ranked Steel Valley lost in overtime to Seton LaSalle, but the Ironmen only fall one spot from No. 1 to No. 2, while Washington secured the top spot with a 40-15 win against Serra Catholic. Imani Christian and Neshannock rolled over South Allegheny and Ambridge, respectfully, and Mohawk makes its debut in the top five after Beaver Falls lost for the second week in a row.

Class 1A

1. Bishop Canevin (2-0)

2. Fort Cherry (3-0)

3. Rochester (2-0)

4. Cornell (3-0)

5. Greensburg C.C. (2-1)

The skinny: Bishop Canevin picked up a big road win at Keystone Oaks, and Fort Cherry thrashed Beth-Center to move up to No. 2. Meanwhile, defending champ Union drops from the No. 2 spot out of the top five altogether following a 30-14 loss at home to Cornell, which enters the rankings for the first time at No. 4.

City League

1. Westinghouse (2-0)

2. University Prep (2-1)

3. Allderdice (0-3)

The skinny: Like Class 6A, the City League rankings remain unchanged since the preseason. Westinghouse pounded Perry on Thursday, 52-6, while University Prep suffered its first loss at Steubenville, Ohio, 43-20. Allderdice also lost in a road trip to Ohio, falling at Dover, Ohio, 47-14.

Steve is a sports writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but he's currently on strike. Email him at srotstein@unionprogress.com.

Steve Rotstein

Steve is a sports writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but he's currently on strike. Email him at srotstein@unionprogress.com.