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Pete’s Top-10: More shifting in poll

Week 4 of the football season produced an array of results that threw the poll for a loop heading to the midpoint of the season, but one team managed to stay in the same spot and that was Emmaus.

The Green Hornets had the easiest week of anyone, but that changes when they take on Bethlehem Catholic Friday night in one of the premier showdowns in the EPC this week.

The other one is Freedom visiting Central Catholic on Saturday night, as both teams are coming off huge victories last week.

Nazareth drops a few spots from its first loss of the season, while the Trojans take the biggest tumble of anyone.

Some newcomers make their first appearances in the poll, in what is shaping up to be an epic Week 5 of contests.

1. Emmaus (4-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Hornets will be in a battle this week.

The Pick: Emmaus 20 - Bethlehem Catholic 13

2. Central (3-1)

Last week’s rank: #6

After a huge win last week, Central is back on the grind against Freedom.

The Pick: Freedom 24 - Central Catholic 21

3. Nazareth (3-1)

Last week’s rank: #1

How will Nazareth respond to its first taste of defeat?

The Pick: Nazareth 31 - Liberty 14

4. Freedom (2-2)

Last week’s rank: #6

Is this the time of year the Pates go on another run?

The Pick: Freedom 24 - Central Catholic 21

5. Northampton (4-0)

Last week’s rank: #4

Kids get their first fight of the season, but they’ll overpower East Stroudsburg South.

The Pick: Northampton 28 - ESS 14

6. Parkland (2-2)

Last week’s rank: #3

Trojans are lacking consistency, but should get on track in this cornfield rivalry.

The Pick: Parkland 35 - Whitehall 21

7. Bethlehem Catholic (3-1)

Last week’s rank: #7

Hawks are on the rise, but not sure they have enough to topple Emmaus.

The Pick: Emmaus 19 - Bethlehem Catholic 13

8. Whitehall (2-2)

Last week’s rank: Not ranked

Zephs crack the poll after their impressive win at Cottingham, but can they hold on?

The Pick: Parkland 35 - Whitehall 21

9. No. Lehigh (4-0)

Last week’s rank: Not ranked

Bulldogs make an appearance in the poll after another blowout, but get North Schuylkill this week, which should produce a ton of points.

The Pick: Nolehi 45 - North Schuylkill 35

10. Pleasant Vy (4-0)

Last week’s rank: #8

Bears get one last tuneup before playing a real team next week against Parkland.

The Pick: Pleasant Valley 27 - Pocono Mountain East 13

Last week’s record: 6-2

Season total: 22-9

Teams that dropped: Southern Lehigh, East Stroudsburg South

Teams that entered: Whitehall, Northern Lehigh