Man No. 6 in the state in this week’s ratings
by By Paul Adkins Sports Editor
The Man High School football team stayed in the top eight in this week’s Class A computer ratings, while Logan fell out of the top 16 in Class AAA and Chapmanville remained on the outside looking in.
Man (7-1) dropped one spot to No. 6 in Class A after the Hillbillies routed Pocahontas County 42-0 last week. Man is at Tug Valley on Friday night.
Logan (5-3) fell from 13th to 17th in this week’s SSAC Triple-A ratings after the Wildcats lost 26-20 at Mingo Central. Logan hosts Nitro on Friday night.
Chapmanville Regional (5-4) stayed in the Class AA playoff picture at the No. 18 position in Class AA after the Tigers were a 34-20 winner at Tolsia last week. The Tigers play at Class AA No. 1 Wayne on Friday night.
The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs beginning Nov. 15 across the state. The top eight teams will have first-round home games.
In Class A, Weirton Madonna is still in first place with an 8-0 record and 10.88 ratings points. St. Marys (8-0) is second with 10.13 points. Valley Fayette (8-0) is third, Williamstown (7-1) fourth and Moorefield (7-1) fifth.
Man is sixth with 9.13 points. Greenbrier West (8-1) is seventh, Wahama (7-1) eighth, Clay-Battelle (7-0) ninth and Clarksburg Notre Dame (6-2) 10th. Meadow Bridge (7-2) is 11th, Doddridge County (7-2) 12th, Wheeling Central (5-3) 13th, East Hardy (6-2) 14th, Tucker County (5-3) 15th and Parkersburg Catholic (6-3) 16th.
If the season ended today, Man would host Meadow Bridge for a first-round playoff game. The Billies close out the regular season on Nov. 8 at home against Van.
In this week’s Class AAA ratings, Huntington (8-0) remains in the No. 1 spot with 16.13 points. The Highlanders are followed by No. 2 Martinsburg (8-1) at 14.33. Point Pleasant (8-0) is third, while Capital (7-1) and George Washington (7-1) are tied for fourth. Wheeling Park (7-1) is sixth, University (8-1) seventh, Cabell Midland (7-2) eighth, Morgantown (8-1) ninth and South Charleston (7-2) 10th.
Oak Hill (6-2) is 11th, Hampshire (6-2) 12th, Washington High School (5-3) is 13th, Spring Valley (6-3) 14th, Lewis County (6-2) 15th and Hurricane (5-3) 16th. Logan is in the 17th spot only 0.38 of a point behind Hurricane.
In this week’s Class AA rankings Wayne (8-0) and Bluefield (7-1) are tied for the No. 1 slot in the state with 11.75 points. Bridgeport (7-1) is third with 10.94 points. Summers County (8-1) is fourth, Frankfort (7-1) fifth, Wyoming East (7-1) sixth, Sissonville (7-1) seventh, Fairmont (6-2) eighth, Mingo Central (6-2) ninth, Nicholas County (7-2) 10th, Keyser (5-3) 11th and Ritchie County (5-3) 12th.
Roane County (6-2) is 13th in 2A, while Philip Barbour (6-3) is 14th, Ravenswood (5-3) 15th and Robert C. Byrd (5-3) 16th. Lincoln (5-3) and Chapmanville (5-4) are 17th and 18th. Chapmanville is 0.64 of a point away from the 16th and final playoff spot.
If the season ended today, Mingo Central would travel to Fairmont for a first-round playoff contest.
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