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Girls AP Top 10: Lady Tigers fall one spot in AA rankings

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

CHARLESTON   Chapmanville Regional fell to ninth in the latest Class AA girls basketball poll released Monday evening by the West Virginia Associated Press, and this despite the fact that the Lady Tigers, like most of schools in West Virginia, did not play a game last week.


Chapmanville was last on the court, January 13 when they defeated Scott 82-49 to improve to 8-5 on the season.


In the only movement of the Class AA poll, the Lady Tigers fell to ninth as Ravenswood moved up one spot to eighth in this weeks poll.


Wyoming East remained at the top of the Class AA rankings followed by Summers County, Williamstown, Mingo Central and St. Marys.


Wheeling Central remained sixth, Parkersburg Catholic seventh ahead of Ravenswood and Chapmanville, who are ranked ahead of 10th ranked Charleston Catholic.


Wyoming East was one of four schools that remained No. 1 in its respective classification joining Class AAAA Spring Valley, Class AAA Wayne and Class A Cameron. Wayne and Wyoming East were unanimous selections receiving eight of a possible eight first-place votes.


Spring Valley received five first-place votes and three more points than Morgantown, who received two first-place votes, to remain No. 1 in Class AAAA. Parkersburg received one first-place vote and jumped two spots to No. 3 with Wheeling Park and George Washington each falling one spot to No. 4 and No. 5


St. Albans jumped one spot to sixth, Parkersburg South dropped one to seventh while Princeton, who was tied with Cabell Midland last week, remains eighth. Greenbrier East, who is ranked ninth, entered the rankings this week while University is 10th and Cabell Midland, tied for eighth last week, dropped out.


The lone two remaining unbeatens in Class AAA are ranked one and two this week with Wayne ahead of East Fairmont. In fact the top nine in Class AAA remained unchanged from last week.


Occupying spots three through nine are Nitro, Philip Barbour, Lewis County, Sissonville, North Marion, Ripley and Robert C. Byrd.


Elkins enters the rankings at No. 10 replacing PikeView, who dropped out of this week’s rankings after being ranked 10th last week.


The top eight spots in Class A remained the same, but the gap between first and second place is tighter than it was last week.


Cameron, receiving five of eight first place votes, is just two points ahead of unbeaten Gilmer County, who received the other three first place votes, for the top spot in Class A.


Tucker County, Doddridge County, James Monroe, Greenbrier West, Huntington St. Joe’s and River View continue to hold down spots three through eight.


The only movement in the Class A rankings occurred at the bottom of the poll as Clay-Battelle moved up one spot to ninth and newcomer Valley (Wetzel) replaced Meadow Bridge at No. 10.

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