The Man Hillbillies are No. 1.
The Man High School football team, which is off to a 3-0 start to the season with wins over Class AAA Logan and 2A teams Mount View and Westside, sit atop the WVSSAC Computer Ratings, which were released for the first time this season on Tuesday afternoon.
Man is No. 1 in Class A by a wide margin. The Hillbillies have 11.333 points, well ahead of No. 2 East Hardy (2-0), which has 9.0 points.
Moorefield (3-0) is third, South Harrison (3-0) is fourth and Fayetteville (3-0) fifth. Buffalo (3-0), St. Marys (3-0) and Tug Valley (3-0) are all tied for sixth. Magnolia (3-0) and Williamstown (2-1) are tied for ninth. Bishop Donahue (3-0) and Calhoun County (3-0) are tied for 11th, while Valley Fayette (2-0) is 13th, Wheeling Central (3-0) 14th, Pendleton County (2-1) 15th and Pocahontas County (2-1) 16th.
Logan is ranked 12th in Class AAA, while Chapmanville Regional is 5th in Double-A.
Cabell Midland (3-0) is No. 1 in the 3A ratings, while Jefferson (2-0) is second and Morgantown (3-0) third. Huntington (3-0) is fourth, Hurricane (3-0) fifth, Point Pleasant (3-0) sixth, Elkins (2-0) seventh and Wheeling Park (1-0-1) eighth, while Capital (2-1), Spring Mills (2-1) and George Washington (2-1) are tied for ninth.
Logan (2-1) is tied for 12th in the state with Greenbrier East (2-1), Parkersburg South (2-1) and Preston (2-1). John Marshall (1-1) and Oak Hill (1-1) are tied for 16th.
In the Class AA ratings, James Monroe (2-0) is No. 1, while Bluefield (3-0) is second, Fairmont Senior (3-0) third and defending state champion Bridgeport (2-0-1) is fourth. Chapmanville (3-0) is tied for fifth with Tolsia (3-0). Keyser (3-0) and Lincoln (3-0) are tied for seventh, while Independence (3-0) is ninth and Nicholas County (3-0) 10th.
Summers County (2-1) is 11th in 2A and Braxton County (2-1), Grafton (2-1), Herbert Hoover (2-1) and Liberty Raleigh (2-1) are tied for 12th. Mingo Central (2-1) and Roane County (2-1) are tied for 16th.
The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the state playoffs which begin Nov. 13. The top eight teams get first-round home games.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).