Billies still No. 1 in the state


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



With four wins over teams in higher classifications, no Class A football squad can match that.

That’s why the Man High School football team is ranked again this week No. 1 in the state in this week’s WVSSAC Football Ratings.

Man (4-0), a 54-0 win last Friday over Class AA River View, also has victories this season over Class AAA Logan and 2A squads Mount View and Westside.

The Billies are first in Class A this week with 10.75 points, followed by No. 2 East Hardy (3-0) with 9.00 points. Moorefield (4-0) is third, South Harrison (3-0) fourth and Tug Valley (4-0) fifth.

Magnolia (4-0) is sixth in Class A, while St. Marys (4-0) is seventh, Buffalo (4-0) eighth, Wheeling Central (4-0) ninth and Bishop Donahue (4-0) 10th. Williamstown (3-1) is ranked 11th, Calhoun County (4-0) 12th, Pendleton County (3-1) 13th, Fayetteville (3-1) 14th, Valley Wetzel (2-1) 15th and Wirt County (2-2) 16th.

In this week’s Class AA ratings, Chapmanville Regional High School (4-0) dropped two spots to No. 7 in the state.

Fairmont (4-0) is No. 1 with 12.00 points, while James Monroe (3-0) dropped one spot to second this week with 11.67 points. Bluefield (4-0) is third, Bridgeport (3-0-1) fourth, Tolsia (4-0) fifth, Lincoln (4-0) sixth, Chapmanville seventh, Keyser (4-0) eighth, Independence (4-0) ninth and Nicholas County (3-0) 10th. Summers County (3-1) is 11th, Liberty Raleigh (3-1) 12th, Braxton County (3-1) 13th, Roane County (3-1) 14th, Weir (3-1) 15th and Mingo Central (2-1) 16th.

In the Class AAA ratings, Cabell Midland (4-0) is No. 1 in the state this week. The Knights have 13.5 points and are tied for first with Morgantown (4-0). Jefferson (3-0) is third, Huntington (4-0) fourth, Point Pleasant (4-0) fifth, Wheeling Park (2-0-1) sixth, Capital (3-1) seventh, George Washington (3-1) eighth, Hurricane (3-1) ninth and Preston (3-1) 10th.

Parkersburg South (3-1) is ranked 11th this week in 3A, Elkins (2-1) is 12th, Martinsburg (2-2) 13th, Brooke (2-2) 14th, Musselman (2-2) 15th and Spring Mills (2-2) 16th.

If the season ended today, Man would host Wirt County in a first-round playoff game. Chapmanville would host Nicholas County.

Logan (2-2) fell to 21st in this week’s 3A poll. The Wildcats were 12th last week.

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By Paul Adkins

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(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).

(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).

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