County grid teams still ranked in the top 16

Paul Adkins Sports Editor

October 9, 2013

After six weeks of the high school football season, Logan County’s three teams are still ranked in the top 16.

The top 16-ranked teams in each of West Virginia’s three classifications will make it to the playoffs which are scheduled to begin Nov. 15 across the state. The top eight teams will host first-round post-season games.

Man dropped one spot from fifth to the No. 6 spot in this week’s Class A football ratings which were released on Tuesday afternoon. The Hillbillies (4-1) host county rival Chapmanville on Friday night in the annual Man High School homecoming game. Man won 30-25 at Class A Fayetteville last week.

Logan (4-1) dropped one spot from 12th to 13th in this week’s Class AAA rankings. The Wildcats, which observed a bye week last week, are slated to play at No. 9 University (5-1) on Friday night.

Chapmanville (4-2) after last week’s 36-0 homecoming win over James Monroe, rose two spots from 13th to 11th in this week’s Class AA rankings.

St. Marys (5-0) is ranked first in Single-A with 9.60 points. The Blue Devils are followed by Weirton Madonna (5-0), which is second with 9.00 points. Valley Fayette (5-0) is third, Moorefield (5-1) fourth and Williamstown (4-1) fifth. Man is in a tie for sixth place with East Hardy (5-0) with an even 8.00 ratings points.

Greenbrier West (5-1) is tied for eighth with Wheeling Central (5-1). Clay-Battelle (5-0) is 10th, Wahama (5-1) 11th, Clarksburg Notre Dame (4-1) 12th, Meadow Bridge (5-1) 13th, Tucker County (4-2) 14th, Parkersburg Catholic (5-1) 15th and Doddridge County (4-2) 16th.

In this week’s Class AAA rankings, Huntington (6-0) remains in first place with 15.17 points. The George Washington Patriots (5-0) are second, Wheeling Park (5-0) third, Point Pleasant (5-0) fourth and Oak Hill (5-0) fifth. Martinsburg (5-1) is sixth, Cabell Midland (5-1) seventh, Capital (4-1) eighth, University (5-1) ninth and Hedgesville (4-1) 10th.

Lewis County (4-1) is ranked 11th, Morgantown (5-1) 12th, Logan 13th, South Charleston (4-2) 14th and Spring Valley (4-2) 15th. Jefferson (3-2) and Musselman (3-2) are tied for 16th.

In the Class AA rankings, two-time defending state champion Wayne (5-0) rose from second to first after beating Mingo Central last week on the road. The Pioneers have 10.80 points and lead No. 2 Frankfort (5-0) which has 10.60 points. Bridgeport (5-1) is third while Bluefield (4-1) and Fairmont (4-1) are tied for fourth.

Sissonville (4-1) and Summers County (5-1) are tied for sixth, while Wyoming East (5-1) is eighth, Lincoln (5-1) ninth and Keyser (4-2) 10th. Chapmanville is 11th with 7.00 points as the Tigers are tied with Ritchie County (4-2). Nicholas County (4-2) is ranked 13th, Ravenswood (3-2) 14th, Philip Barbour (4-2) 15th and Mingo Central (3-2) 16th.

If the season ended today, Man would host a first-round playoff game against either Wahama or Notre Dame. Logan would travel to Point Pleasant and Chapmanville would go to Sissonville or Summers County. Mingo Central would play at Wayne.