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Tigers fifth in AA, Wildcats up to sixth in AAA in Final Boys AP Poll

Chapmanville's Zion Blevins (2) goes up for a shot in an earlier season contest against Logan as Julius Clancy (1) attempts a block. Also pictured is Logan's Zayden Sherod (10). Both the Tigers and Wildcats have been ranked all season long in the AP Boys Basketball Poll this season (Photo courtesy of CKG Graphics).

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports


CHARLESTON   Just as they have all season long, the Chapmanville Tigers and Logan Wildcats continue to be ranked inside the top 10 of the West Virginia Associated Press boys basketball poll.

In the final poll released Monday afternoon by the AP, Chapmanville, winners of six straight games, held firm at No. 5 in Class AA while Logan, currently on a five-game winning streak, jumped one spot to sixth in Class AAA, the highest ranking for the Wildcats this season since their sixth place ranking in the preseason poll.

Spring Mills, Fairmont Senior and Tucker County were unanimous selections by the voters in Class AAAA, AAA and A while Bluefield received eight of the nine first-place votes to continue to lead the Class AA field heading into postseason play.

Spring Mills continues to lead Class AAAA with Morgantown second, Martinsburg third, Huntington fourth and Jefferson rounding out the top five after jumping three spots from its eighth place ranking last week.

The second five in Class AAAA has Bridgeport sixth, Wheeling Park seventh, George Washington, who was fifth last week, down three spots to eighth, South Charleston ninth and Hedgesville rounding out the top 10.

Fairmont Senior is tops in Class AAA. Shady Spring jumped one spot to second with East Fairmont falling from second to third in the final poll while Nitro remained fourth and Liberty (Harrison) fifth.

The rest of the top 10 has Logan moving from seventh to sixth this week, Lewis County fell from sixth to seventh, Midland Trail moved up one spot to eighth, Herbert Hoover dropped one spot to ninth and Lincoln is the lone newcomer in any of the four classifications this week. The Cougars crack the top 10 replacing Sissonville, who dropped out after being ranked 10th last week.

In Class AA, Bluefield continues to pace the way. The Beavers received eight first-place votes and were ranked third on one ballot this week and finished the season 10 points ahead of Wheeling Central, who jumped two spots to second following its win over then No. 2 Williamstown last week. Checking in at No. 3 is Charleston Catholic, Williamstown falls two spots to fourth and Chapmanville rounds out the top five.

Wyoming East jumps one spot to sixth, Ravenswood falls one spot to seventh, Frankfort is this week's biggest mover in Class AA jumping two spots to eighth, Westside fell to ninth and Petersburg fell to 10th.

Tucker County is tops in Class A with East Hardy moving from third to second replacing Tug Valley, last week's No. 2, the Panthers fall to third with Webster County and two-time reigning Class A champion James Monroe ranked fourth and fifth.

Cameron jumps one spot to sixth, Clay-Battelle falls from sixth to seventh, Wahama is eighth while Huntington St. Joe's and Greater Beckley Christian switched spots from last week. The Irish are ninth and the Crusaders 10th in the final Class A poll.



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