The Man High School football team stayed at No. 4 in this week’s Class A WVSSAC Computer Ratings, while the Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers dropped two places to No. 7 in Class AA.
Man (6-1), a 48-6 winner last week at Sherman, play host to No. 13 Pocahontas County (6-2) this Friday at Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field.
Magnolia (8-0) is again No. 1 this week in Class A with 11.13 points. Second is South Harrison (6-1) with 9.57 points. Moorefield (6-1) is third, Man fourth, Buffalo (7-0) fifth, East Hardy (6-1) sixth, St. Marys (6-1) seventh, Wheeling Central (7-1) eighth, Pendleton County (6-2) ninth and Williamstown (5-2) 10th.
Tug Valley (6-2), Man’s opponent on Oct. 30, is 11th this week. The Panthers are followed by Bishop Donahue (6-2) in 12th, Pocahontas in 13th, Clarksburg Notre Dame (5-2) in 14th and Meadow Bridge (5-3) and Van (6-2) are tied for 15th.
The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the state playoffs beginning Nov. 13.
If the season ended today, Man would host Pocahontas County, this week’s foe, in a first-round playoff game. Tug Valley would travel to East Hardy.
In this week’s Class AA ratings, defending state champion Bridgeport (7-0-1), is again No. 1 with 13.06 points. Second is Tolsia (7-0) with 12.00 points. Fairmont Senior (6-1) is third, Bluefield (5-1) fourth, James Monroe (6-1) fifth, Mingo Central (6-1) sixth and Chapmanville (7-1) seventh.
Chapmanville, which lost 69-21 at home to Mingo Central last week in a key Cardinal Conference game, plays at Tolsia this Friday night in another big matchup.
Lincoln (6-1) is eighth, Keyser (6-2) ninth, Roane County (6-2) 10th, Summers County (6-2) 11th, Weir (6-2) 12th and Herbert Hoover (5-2), another Cardinal Conference team, is tied for 13th with Liberty Raleigh (5-2). Westside (4-3) is 15th and Robert C. Byrd (4-3) is 16th.
If the season ended today, Chapmanville would host Roane County in a first-round playoff game, while Mingo Central would host Summers County. Tolsia would host Westside.
In this week’s Class AAA ratings, unbeaten Cabell Midland (7-0) remains No. 1 in the state with 15.71 points, leading by a wide margin over No. 2 Point Pleasant (8-0) with 12.63 points. Jefferson (6-1) is third, George Washington (6-1) fourth, Wheeling Park (5-1-1) fifth, Capital (5-2) and Huntington (6-2) are tied for sixth, Morgantown (6-2) is eighth, Martinsburg (5-2) is ninth and Princeton (5-2) and Spring Valley (5-2) are tied for 10th.
Brooke (5-3) is 12th, Musselman (5-3) is 13th, John Marshall (5-2) 14th, Greenbrier East (4-3) 15th and Parkersburg South (4-3) is 16th.
(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).