The Man High School football team is tied for sixth in the state in this week’s WVSSAC Ratings, while Chapmanville Regional remains ninth in Class AA.
Man (7-2) is tied for sixth with Wheeling Central (8-1). The Hillbillies host No. 14 Van (7-2) this Friday night. Man beat Tug Valley 14-12 in overtime last week at Naugatuck. Tug Valley (7-3) has fallen to 12th.
Chapmanville (7-3) is off this week after losing 54-35 at Wayne last week.
Magnolia (9-0) remains No. 1 in Class A with 12.33 points. Second is South Harrison (8-1) with 10.11 points. Moorefield (8-1) is third, East Hardy (8-1) fourth, Buffalo (9-0) fifth, Williamstown (7-2) eighth, Pocahontas County (7-2) and St. Marys (7-2) are tied for ninth and Pendleton County (7-3) is 11th. Bishop Donahue (7-2) is 12th, Meadow Bridge (6-3) 15th and Valley Wetzel (6-3) 16th.
If the season ended today, Man would host either Pendleton County, St. Marys or Pocahontas County in a first-round home game. Tug Valley would travel to either Buffalo or East Hardy. Van would have to go to Moorefield.
The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs which are slated to begin on Nov. 13 across the state.
In the Class A ratings this week, Bridgeport (8-0-1) remains in first place with 14.39 points. The Bluefield Beavers (7-1) are second with 12.63 points. Tolsia (8-1) is third, Fairmont (7-2) is fourth, James Monroe (7-2) sixth, Keyser (7-2) seventh, Lincoln (7-2) eighth, Summers County (7-2) 10th, Robert C. Byrd (6-3) 11th, Weir (7-3) 12th, Herbert Hoover (6-3) 13th, Roane County (6-3) and Liberty Raleigh are tied for 14th and Westside (6-3) is 16th.
If the season ended today, Chapmanville would travel to Lincoln for an opening-round playoff game. Mingo Central would host Weir and Tolsia would host either Roane County or Liberty Raleigh.
In this week’s Class AAA ratings, Cabell Midland (9-0) is ranked No. 1 as the Knights have 17.22 points and lead by a wide margin over No. 2 team Point Pleasant (9-0), which has 13.11 points.
Capital (7-2) is third, Wheeling Park (7-1) fourth, Martinsburg (7-2) fifth, Jefferson (7-2) sixth, George Washington (7-2) seventh, Huntington (8-2) and Morgantown (8-2) are tied for eighth and Brooke (7-3) is 10th. Greenbrier East (6-3) is 11th, Spring Mills (6-3) and South Charleston (6-3) are tied for 12th, Musselman (6-4) is 14th, Spring Valley (5-4) 15th and Princeton (5-4) 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).