Hershey at Township Boys Soccer

Greyson King of Manheim township heads the ball amidst a host of players Saturday in Manheim Township.

With the boys soccer season well underway, the District Three power rankings give local teams a chance to see where they stand as they begin to make their push for the postseason.

Following is a quick look at the power rankings, including where each local team stands in its respective class, how many teams qualify for the District Three tournament and which teams need to move into a playoff-friendly window by the end of the season.

The numbers match the power rankings as of Monday at 1:50 p.m. To see the full list of power rankings, click here.


Top team: Ephrata (Record: 6-0-0, Rating: 0.817437)

Number of district qualifiers: 16

Local teams in the playoff window: Ephrata, No. 3 Elizabethtown (4-1-0, 0.749942), No. 10 Hempfield (5-2-0, 0.690710), No. 12 Manheim Township (4-2-1, 0.677817), No. 14 Warwick (3-2-1, 0.655923), No. 15 Cedar Crest (4-3-0, 0.625946).

Local teams on the outside: No. 18 Penn Manor (3-2-1, 0.607860), No. 20 Conestoga Valley (2-4-0, 0.537529), No. 24 McCaskey (2-5-0, 0.470930), No. 28 Solanco (0-7-0, 0.295888). No. 29 Lebanon (0-7-0, 0.203865).

Notes: Ephrata blanked Warwick, 5-0, in a non-league game Saturday ... Conestoga Valley won two straight games to finish its week ... Despite sliding in the L-L Section Two standings, Cedar Crest's goal differential stood at plus-seven (12-5) entering the week.


Top team: Gettysburg (Record: 5-0-0, Rating: 0.813208)

Number of district qualifiers: 16

Local teams in the playoff window: No. 3 Manheim Central (5-1-0, 0.757310), No. 7 Lampeter-Strasburg (4-3-0, 0.673286), No. 12 Cocalico (3-3-0, 0.593017).

Local teams on the outside: No. 17 Garden Spot (2-4-0, 0.543564), No. 24 Donegal (4-4-0, 0.497064), No. 35, Northern Lebanon (1-6-0, 0.273952).

Notes: Garden Spot's week features three games against teams sitting in district-qualifying positions, as the Spartans take on Lampeter-Strasburg Monday, Manheim Central Wednesday and Cedar Crest (Class 4A Saturday) ... After a 1-3 start to the season, Donegal has won three of its last four games.


Top team: Wyomissing (Record: 7-1-0, Rating: 0.745507)

Number of district qualifiers: 10

Local teams in the playoff window: No. 2 Lancaster Mennonite (8-0-0, 0.743659), No. 5 Lancaster Catholic (6-1-0, 0.665946).

Local teams on the outside: No. 11 Elco (3-4-0, 0.467475), No. 12 Pequea Valley (3-5-0, 0.407525), No. 16 Annville-Cleona (1-4-0, 0.315840).

Notes: Lancaster Mennonite hosts Lancaster Catholic in an L-L League Section Three showdown Thursday at 4 p.m. ... The Blazers are one of six teams in District Three without a loss reported in the power rankings.


Top team: Lancaster Country Day (Record: 4-0-0, Rating: 0.794920)

Number of district qualifiers: 10

Local teams in the playoff window: Lancaster Country Day, No. 3 Lancaster County Christian (4-0-0, 0.744541), No. 7 Lititz Christian (6-1-0, 0.598745).

Local teams on the outside: No. 13 Dayspring Christian (3-2-0, 0.443163), No. 16 Mount Calvary Christian (2-3-0, 0.340544), No. 19 Lebanon Catholic (0-6-0, 0.214644).

Notes: Lancaster Country Day and Lancaster County Christian are set to square off Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Leola.

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L-L League notes