Logan Falls To 3rd Class AAA, Man Remains 3rd Class A, CRHS, Lady Wildcats & Tigers Hold Steady


Following its first loss of the season at Class AA No. 1 Poca Friday night, the Logan Wildcats dropped two spots in the Associated Press high school boys basketball poll for Class AAA.

Following a 4-0 start that included wins over then Class AAA No. 1 Shady Spring and Class AAAA No. 10 Capital, the Wildcats held the top spot for the past five weeks.

Fairmont Senior (13-0), the lone remaining undefeated team in Class AAA and Logan’s opponent in Monday’s Par Mar Stores Shootout In The Big House, replaced the Wildcats at No. 1 in this week’s poll.

The Polar Bears received four of nine first-place votes. Shady Spring, who received two first-place votes, is ranked second just ahead of Logan, who received three first-place votes.

Wheeling Central and Elkins rounded out the top five in Class AAA. Winfield remain sixth followed by East Fairmont in seventh, Herbert Hoover eighth, Grafton ninth and Berkeley Springs 10th.

Man third in Class A: Following a pair of wins over Class A No. 6 Tug Valley and Class AA Liberty (Raleigh), the Man Hillbillies remained in the third spot of the Class A rankings. The Hillbillies, who have won eight straight, are ranked third for the second consecutive week.

James Monroe, who received eight first-place votes, held onto the top spot for the second straight week just ahead of Greater Beckley Christian, who received the other first-place vote.

Man is ranked third ahead of Huntington St. Joe’s, who is fourth, and Tucker County, who rounds out the top five.

Tug Valley remained sixth followed by Tygarts Valley seventh, Cameron eighth, Webster County ninth and Pendleton County 10th.

Chapmanville seventh in Class AA: Chapmanville remained seventh this week in the Class AA rankings despite a convincing win over Class A No. 4 Huntington St. Joe’s

The Tigers, who are 9-7, on the season will have an opportunity to jump in the ratings if they can knock off Class AAA No. 3 Logan Friday night at Danny Godby Gymnasium.

Following its 22-point victory over then AAA No. 1 Logan, Poca remained in the top spot after receiving all nine first place votes. The Dots are ahead of St. Marys, Bluefield, Williamstown and Ravenswood.

In fact, the top five teams in Class AA remained unchanged as there was little movement in this week’s Class AA poll.

South Harrison remained sixth followed by Chapmanville at seven and Wyoming East at eight. The lone change in the top 10 was Buffalo (Putnam), who was 10th last week, jumping to ninth and bumping Mingo Central to 10th in this week’s Class AA poll.

Lady Wildcats remain fourth in Class AAA girls poll: Logan continues to be ranked fourth by the media in the latest Class AAA girls poll. The Lady Wildcats (16-2), who have won six straight games, and will travel to AAA No. 3 Wayne Tuesday night.

Fairmont Senior received all eight first-place votes and continues to hold down the top spot in the Class AAA ratings. North Marion is second, Wayne third, Logan fourth and Nitro fifth.

Robert C. Byrd is sixth followed by Ripley, who had their six-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Logan, at seventh with East Fairmont eighth, Philip Barbour ninth and Pikeview rounding out the top 10.

Lady Tigers 10th in Class AA poll: The Lady Tigers of Chapmanville continue to be ranked in the top 10 as they remain in the 10th spot for a third consecutive week.

The top three teams in Class AA remain unchanged as Parkersburg Catholic continues to hold down the top spot with Petersburg second and Wyoming East third. St. Marys moved from fifth to fourth replacing Frankfort who feel from fourth to fifth.

Summers County remains in the sixth position while Mingo Central moves up one spot to seventh, Ritchie County also jumped a spot to eighth while Charleston Catholic dropped two spots to ninth and Chapmanville 10th.

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