By: By Paul Adkins Sports Editor
October 23, 2013
The Logan High School football team jumped back up into the top 16 of this week’s WVSSAC Football Ratings, while Man remained in the top five and Chapmanville stayed on the outside looking in.
After last week’s 36-6 win over unranked Sherman, Man (6-1) dropped one spot to fifth in the state in the latest Class A computer ratings which were released on Tuesday afternoon. The Hillbillies host Pocahontas County this Friday night.
With last Friday night’s 48-29 victory over Greenbrier East, Logan (5-2) surged up to No. 13 in the state in the Class AAA rankings. Logan plays at 2A Mingo Central (5-2) on Friday night.
Chapmanville Regional (4-4) stayed outside of the top 16 after falling 20-14 at home to Mingo Central. The Tigers, ranked No. 18 in the state this week in Class AA, are slated to play at No. 19 Tolsia (3-4) on Friday night.
In this week’s Class A ratings, Weirton Madonna (7-0) and St. Marys (7-0) are tied at No. 1 with an even 10.00 ratings points. Valley Fayette (7-0) is third at 9.71. Moorefield (7-1) is fourth at 8.88 and Man is fifth with 8.86 points. Man fell into fifth place by only two hundreths of a point.
Williamstown (6-1) is sixth, Greenbrier West (7-1) seventh, Wahama (7-1) eighth, Clay-Battelle (6-0) ninth and East Hardy (6-1) and Wheeling Central (5-2) are tied for 10th. Clarksburg Notre Dame (5-2) is 12th, Meadow Bridge (6-2) 13th, Doddridge County (6-2) 14th, Parkersburg Catholic (6-2) 15th and Tucker County (4-3) 16th.
In the Class AAA ratings this week, Huntington (7-0) is ranked No. 1 with 16.00 points. Point Pleasant (7-0) is second at 14.14, while Martinsburg (7-1) is third with 13.75 points. Capital (6-1) is fourth, George Washington (6-1) fifth, Wheeling Park (6-1) sixth, University (7-1) seventh, Oak Hill (6-1) eighth, Morgantown (7-1) ninth and Cabell Midland (6-2) 10th.
South Charleston (6-2) is 11th, Spring Valley (6-2) 12th, Logan 13th with 9.00 points, Hampshire (5-2) is 14th, Lewis County (5-2) is 15th and Washington High School (4-3) is 16th.
In this week’s Class AA ratings, Wayne (7-0) remains in first place with 11.86 points. The two-time defending state champion Pioneers lead Bluefield (6-1) and Bridgeport (6-1), which are tied for second place with 10.71 points. Summers County (7-1) is fourth, Wyoming East (7-1) fifth, Frankfort (6-1) sixth, Sissonville (6-1) seventh, Fairmont (5-2) eighth, Ritchie County (5-2) ninth, Philip Barbour (6-2) 10th and Nicholas County (6-2) 11th.
Keyser (5-3) is 12th in 2A, while Mingo Central is 13th, Lincoln (5-2) 14th, Roane County (5-2) 15th and Ravenswood (4-3) 16th.
Robert C. Byrd (5-3) at 17, Chapmanivlle at 18 and Tolsia at 19 are on the outside looking in. Chapmanville is more than one point away from the 16th position.
The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs which begin Nov. 15 across the state. The top eight teams in each class will have first-round home playoff games.
If the season ended today, Man would host Notre Dame in an opening round playoff game. Logan would go to Capital, while Mingo Central would travel to Summers County.