Logan Boys # 1 In Class AAA AP Poll, Logan Girls # 3


The Logan Wildcats are making moves in the Associated Press boys and girls basketball poll.

Logan jumped from third to first in the Class AAA boys rankings while the girls moved up one spot from fourth to third in the Class AAA girls rankings.

Logan’s number one ranking is the first for the school since the 2009-10 season. The Wildcats went on to win the Class AAA state championship that year.

Logan, who is 4-0, collected six of nine first-place votes after a 4-0 start to the season. The Wildcats own victories over sectional rival Scott, North Marion, Class AAA reigning champion and preseason no. 1 Shady Spring and Class AAAA Capital.


Logan hosts the Wayne Pioneers at Willie Akers Arena Tuesday night. WVOW's coverage will begin at 7:20 p.m.

Fairmont Senior (5-0) received one first place vote and is ranked second, the other first place votes went to Shady Spring (5-1), who fell from first to third and Winfield (7-0). The Generals jumped from eighth to fourth in the Class AAA rankings. Wheeling Central (3-1) rounds out the top five.

Herbert Hoover (4-2) is sixth followed by Berkeley Springs (6-1) seventh, Elkins (4-1) eighth, Nitro (4-4) ninth and East Fairmont (3-1) tenth.

After a 9-0 start to the season, the Logan girls moved from fourth to third in the girls Class AAA rankings. Fairmont Senior (8-0) is top-ranked school in the Class AAA girls division. Fairmont received all ten first-place votes. North Marion (5-0) is second followed by Logan (9-0), reigning AAA champion Nitro (4-1) checks in at four and Wayne (4-2) rounds out the top five.

Pikeview (4-2) is ranked sixth, Philip Barbour (4-1) seventh, East Fairmont (5-1) is eighth followed by Robert C. Byrd (4-1) in ninth and Winfield (2-3) rounding out the top ten.

In Class A boys, reigning champion Man (4-2) checks in at number three. The Hillbillies were the preseason number one team but dropped two spots in the rankings after suffering losses to East Ridge (KY) and Mingo Central.

Greater Beckley Christian (6-0) moved from an eighth-place tie in the preseason rankings to the top spot after wins over Class A preseason No. 2 James Monroe, No. 4 Webster County, Class AAA Elkins and Class AAAA Princeton.

The Crusaders received eight of nine first-place votes with Man receiving the other first-place votes.

James Monroe (5-1) is second, Man third, Tug Valley (4-1) fourth and Huntington St. Joe’s (5-2) and Webster County (3-1) currently tied for fifth.

Greenbrier West (4-0) is seventh followed by Tucker County (5-1) eighth, Tygarts Valley (5-1) ninth and Clay-Battelle (4-1) ranked tenth.

In Class AA, Poca (5-1) received eight of nine first-place votes and remains number one followed by St. Marys (6-0), who received the other first-place vote, reigning champion Williamstown (5-1) is third with Bluefield (4-2) fourth and Ravenswood (6-1) fifth.

South Harrison (5-0) is ranked sixth, Charleston Catholic (2-3), who was No. 2 in the preseason poll, is seventh with Chapmanville (4-4), with four out-of-state losses, ranked eighth, Mingo Central (3-1), who won just one game last season, is ninth and Wyoming East (1-3) rounding out the Class AA top ten.

Morgantown (5-3) is ranked first in Class AAAA. The Mohigans received six of nine first-place votes with Jefferson, George Washington and Hedgesville receiving the other three first-place votes.

Jefferson (4-0) is second, reigning AAAA champ George Washington (4-0) is third, Parkersburg South (6-1) is fourth and Hedgesville (6-0), unranked in the preseason, debuts at five.

South Charleston (3-1) is sixth, Musselman (3-0) seventh while Cabell Midland (3-2), Huntington (3-3) and University (4-4) tied for eighth.

Huntington (6-0) is ranked one in the Class AAAA girls division. The Lady Highlanders received all 10 first-place votes. Morgantown (8-1) is ranked second with Cabell Midland (6-2) third, Wheeling Park (8-1) fourth and Greenbrier East (6-1) rounding out the top five.

Buckhannon-Upshur (6-0) is ranked sixth, Princeton (7-1) seventh, Capital (5-2) eighth, George Washington (3-3) ninth and Parkersburg (4-4) rounding out the top 10.

In Class AA, Parkersburg Catholic (8-0) is the new top-ranked team after receiving nine of 10 first-place votes. Frankfort (7-0) is ranked second with reigning AA champ Wyoming East (4-2), who received the other first-place vote, checking in at three. Petersburg (6-0) is fourth and St. Marys (5-2) ranked fifth.

Mingo Central (6-1) is sixth followed by Ritchie County (5-2) seventh, Charleston Catholic (3-2) eighth, Summers County (6-3) ninth and Williamstown (1-5) ranked 10th.

Gilmer County (8-0) received all nine first-place votes to move from sixth to first in the Class A rankings. Cameron (7-1) is second followed by Tucker County (6-2) in third and Tolsia (6-1) and reigning champ Tug Valley (3-3) tied for fourth.

Doddridge County (6-1) and Huntington St. Joe’s (2-6) are tied for sixth with Clay-Battelle (3-1) eighth, Webster County (5-2) ninth and Calhoun County (3-2) rounding out the top 10.

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