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Delaware Valley back in rankings

Delaware Valley returned to the Gaughan Auto Store Super Six Football Power Rankings with authority.

The Warriors knocked off former No. 2 Big School Valley View, 41-27, opening up the Lackawanna Football Conference title chase and climbing to No. 4 this week in the rankings, which are compiled by our partners at

The results of Week Eight led to revamped Big School rankings with Dallas and Hazleton Area each moving up one spot and Delaware Valley moving back in.

The Small School rankings remained the same, setting up a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Week Nine, one of three games between ranked teams.

Unbeaten Lakeland held No. 1 for the eighth straight week, going into its home game for the LFC Division 2 lead against No. 2 Western Wayne.

Crestwood held on to No. 1 among Big Schools. The Comets scored 62 first-half points in a 69-7 rout of Hanover Area and are headed to play at No. 6 Berwick.

Dallas moved up one spot to second by defeating Wallenpaupack, 35-13. The Mountaineers are at Wilkes-Barre Area Friday.

Hazleton Area, like Dallas, a former No. 1, climbed one spot to third. The Cougars host Williamsport Friday.

Delaware Valley is fourth going into its game at Scranton, which dropped out of the rankings this week after a 14-13 loss at Abington Heights.

Valley View dropped from second to fifth after the loss to Delaware Valley. The Cougars host Wallenpaupack Friday.

Berwick lost to unbeaten Danville, 35-0, and dropped one spot the sixth. The Bulldogs host Crestwood Friday.

Lakeland defeated West Scranton, 42-12.

Western Wayne routed Dunmore, 44-0, to set up the game at Lakeland. The winner clinches at least a tie for first place in LFC Division 2.

The rest of the Small School rankings also remained the same again this week with Scranton Prep third, followed by Dunmore, Old Forge and Riverside.

Scranton Prep shut out North Pocono, 32-0. The Cavaliers host winless Wyoming Valley West Saturday.

Dunmore will try to bounce back from the shutout loss at Western Wayne when it hosts Honesdale Friday.

No. 5 Old Forge and No. 6 Riverside will play for sole possession of the LFC Division 3 lead.

The Blue Devils, who will host the game, are coming off a 55-0 rout of Holy Cross.

Riverside shut out Susquehanna, 43-0.

The full rankings, with records and last week’s rankings:



Big Schools

  1Crestwood  7-1  1
  2Dallas  7-1  3
  3Hazleton Area  6-2  4
  4Delaware Valley  4-4NR
  5Valley View  6-2  2
  6Berwick  4-4  5

Small Schools

  1Lakeland  8-0  1
  2Western Wayne  7-1  2
  3Scranton Prep  6-2  3
  4Dunmore  5-3  4
  5Old Forge  5-3  5
  6Riverside  5-3  6

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