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Logan No. 3 in AAA, Chapmanville No. 4 in AA boys rankings; Lady Tigers No. 7 in AA, Lady Cats No. 7

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

CHARLESTON Despite dropping three of its first eight games, the Logan Wildcats remained in the third spot in the Associated Press high school boys basketball poll released Monday afternoon.

Logan, who has losses to AAA No. 2 Fairmont Senior (58-46), High Point Christian (NC) (50-32) and Raleigh Christian (NC) (50-49), is the highest rated of six Cardinal Conference teams.

Chapmanville, who is off to a 6-1 start to the season, jumped two spots from sixth to fourth in the latest Class AA rankings. The Tigers, who are undefeated against West Virginia competition, only loss came in the Lowcountry bracket of the Carolina Invitational in Charleston, S.C.

The Tigers were defeated by Cincinnati Oak Hills (Ohio) but rebounded to defeat North Raleigh Christian Academy to finish third in the Lowcountry bracket of the Carolina Invitational.

Man, who was ranked sixth in the Class A preseason rankings, is unranked after a 1-4 start to the season.

Lady Tigers seventh in Class AA rankings while Logan falls five spots in AAA: The Lady Tigers of Chapmanville are in sole possession of seventh place in this weeks Class AA girls basketball rankings.

Chapmanville, who is 6-3 to start the season, was tied for seventh in the preseason rankings with Frankfort, however, wins over AAA No. 9 Fairmont Senior, AA co-No. 4 Summers County and A No. 7 Tug Valley have the Lady Tigers occupying the seventh spot in the first set of rankings released.

Chapmanville has lost to AAA No. 1 Wayne and AA No. 3 Mingo Central and No. 4 Summers County.

Defending Class AAA champion Logan fell five spots to No. 7 after a 4-4 start to the season. All four of the Lady Wildcats losses have come against rank competition. The Wildcats have lost to AAA No. 2 Ripley, No. 5 Robert C. Byrd and No. 6 East Fairmont as well as AA No. 1 Wyoming East.

Morgantown, Shady Spring, Bluefield, James Monroe hold No. 1 spots in Boys AP Poll: There were no changes in the top of the rankings of the AP boys basketball poll as Morgantown (AAAA), Shady Spring (AAA), Bluefield (AA) and James Monroe (A) remained atop the poll for a second consecutive week.

Morgantown received all 10 first-place votes in Class AAAA. Parkersburg South is ranked second, George Washington third while Huntington jumps five spots to fourth and Jefferson rounds out the top five.

Greenbrier East remained sixth while a pair of newcomers Wheeling Park and Spring Mills hold down the seventh and eighth spots in the rankings with Cabell Midland ninth and South Charleston 10th.

Shady Spring, which received three of 10 first-place votes and four more points than Fairmont Senior, held onto the top spot in Class AAA. Fairmont Senior, who received six first-place votes, is second followed Logan, Scott and East Fairmont.

Elkins is sixth while Ripley, who is undefeated, owns the other first-place votes and is seventh followed by Winfield eighth, North Marion ninth and Herbert Hoover 10th.

Bluefield received all but one first-place vote and remains atop Class AA. Williamstown, who received the only other first-place vote is second followed Ravenswood, Chapmanville and South Harrison.

St.Marys is sixth, defending champion Poca seventh, Wheeling Central eighth, Wyoming East ninth and Charleston Catholic 10th.

In Class A, James Monroe was the unanimous selection for the top spot. The defending champion Mavericks, who are off to a 7-1 start, received all 10 first-place votes and are 23 points than No. 2 Tucker County. Webster County, the lone remaining unbeaten in Class A, jumped seven spots from No. 10 to No. 3 and is followed by Cameron and Pendleton County.

Huntington St. Joe’s is sixth with Tug Valley seventh, Doddridge County eighth, Greenbrier West ninth and Clay-Battelle 10th.

Wheeling Park, Wayne, Wyoming East and Cameron top Girls AP Poll: Wheeling Park (AAAA) and Wayne (AAA) jumped to the top of the respective class while Wyoming East (AA) and Cameron (A) remained at the top of the rankings in their respective class in the AP girls basketball poll.

Wheeling Park, off a 7-1 start to the season, received seven of 10 first-place votes to jump from third to first in the Class AAA rankings. Cabell Midland received two first-place votes to jump from fourth to second while Morgantown received one first-place vote but fell from first to third. Huntington is fourth.

Spring Valley, University and Parkersburg South, all of whom were unranked in the preseason poll, is fifth, sixth and seventh respectively while Buckhannon-Upshur is eighth, George Washington ninth and Greenbrier East 10th.

For the first time in school history, Wayne is ranked atop the girls basketball poll. The Lady Pioneers, who are 7-0, received seven first-place votes to jump from fifth to first in the first set of Class AAA rankings.

Ripley received one first-place vote and is ranked second. The Lady Pioneers and Lady Vikings meet Friday night at Wayne in a No. 1 Vs No. 2 matchup in Class AAA.

Nitro is ranked third after receiving one first-place vote while North Marion, the Class AAA preseason No. 1 team, received the other first-place vote and is ranked fourth with Robert C. Byrd fifth.

East Fairmont is sixth, Logan seventh, Philip Barbour eighth, Fairmont Senior, who despite a 1-6 record, is ninth and PikeView rounding out the Class AAA top 10.

In Class AA, Wyoming East received eight first-place votes and remains atop the Class AA rankings despite being left off of two ballots. The Lady Warriors are one point better than Parkersburg Catholic, who received one first-place vote. Mingo Central jumped three spots to third while St. Marys and Summers County are tied for fourth.

Williamstown, who received the other first-place vote, is sixth followed by Chapmanville seventh, Petersburg eighth, Wheeling Central ninth and Ritchie County 10th.

In Class A, defending champion Cameron remains atop the rankings after receiving seven first-place votes. Tucker County received two first-place votes and is ranked second. Doddridge County and Webster County are tied for third and James Monroe, who received the remaining first-place vote, fifth.

Greenbrier West is sixth, Tug Valley seventh, Gilmer County eighth, Clay-Battelle ninth and Tolsia 10th in West Virginia’s small school division.



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