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 (6-0)

2. North Allegheny (5-1)

3. Mt. Lebanon (4-2)

4. Canon-McMillan (4-2)

5. Seneca Valley (1-5)

The skinny: No changes here this week. Central Catholic thumped Canon-McMillan, 49-6, in the only matchup of WPIAL Class 6A teams. Seneca Valley picked up its first win by beating former WPIAL foe Butler, 55-0. Mt. Lebanon hosts North Allegheny on Friday.

Class 5A

1. Peters Township (6-0)

2. Penn Hills (5-1)

3. Woodland Hills (4-2)

4. Upper St. Clair (5-1)

5. Moon (3-3)

The skinny: Moon, man … the Tigers are playing some good ball. Moon, which opened the season 0-3, makes its rankings debut following consecutive wins against Penn Hills, Mars and South Fayette. The Tigers, along with Peters Township and Upper St. Clair, hail from the Allegheny Six Conference. Pine-Richland (3-3) slips out of the rankings after suffering its third loss. The Rams host Central Catholic next.

Class 4A

1. Aliquippa (5-0)

2. Thomas Jefferson (6-0)

3. McKeesport (5-1)

4. Central Valley (5-1)

5. Montour (5-1)

The skinny: All of these teams cruised last week, with Aliquippa winning by 37 points, Thomas Jefferson 50, McKeesport 48, Central Valley 28 and Montour 34. Montour travels to Central Valley for a key Parkway Conference game Friday. Central Valley blanked Montour, 43-0, last season.

Class 3A

1. Belle Vernon (4-1)

2. Avonworth (6-0)

3. Elizabeth Forward (6-0)

4. Knoch (5-1)

5. Beaver (5-1)

The skinny: Seton LaSalle drops out following a 35-28 loss at South Park, while Beaver hops back in after beating Brentwood, 56-20. Elizabeth Forward also received a scare last week before pulling out a 31-24 win against Southmoreland. Many of these teams will be tested this week. Avonworth travels to Beaver, Elizabeth Forward plays at Mount Pleasant (5-1), and Knoch travels to Shady Side Academy (4-2).

Class 2A

1. Washington (6-0)

2. Steel Valley (4-1)

3. Neshannock (5-1)

4. Mohawk (5-1)

5. McGuffey (4-2)

The skinny: There’s no movement after all five teams won their Week 5 games by double digits. Mohawk faces the biggest test this week, as the Warriors host snakebitten Beaver Falls (3-3), which has lost three games by a total of eight points.

Class 1A

1. Fort Cherry (6-0)

2. Cornell (6-0)

3. Bishop Canevin (4-1)

4. South Side (6-0)

5. Union (5-1)

The skinny: We’ve got a new No. 1! Fort Cherry moves into the top spot after Saturday’s thrilling 48-41 win at then-No. 1 Bishop Canevin. Things don’t get much easier for the Crusaders, who must now try to quickly regroup in preparation for Friday’s game at Cornell. Fort Cherry hosts Cornell on Oct. 13. Union will host Rochester (4-1) on Friday.

City League

1. Westinghouse (5-0)

2. University Prep (4-2)

3. Allderdice (1-5)

The skinny: Westinghouse has now beaten teams from three districts (6, 7 and 8) following last week’s 30-22 win at District 6 opponent Hollidaysburg. The Bulldogs have won 44 of their past 48 games. University Prep throttled Perry, 70-0. The potent Panthers scored 66 against Carrick earlier in the season. Allderdice is ranked No. 3 after beating Brashear, 24-8, for its first win.

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

Brad Everett

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