Wildcats Stay On Top In Class AAA, Man 3rd In Class A, Lady Wildcats Remain 3rd In Girls Poll


Logan remains the top ranked team in Class AAA, following the release of the Associated Press boys basketball poll on Monday. The Wildcats received eight of ten first-place votes. Reigning Class AAA champion Shady Spring received the other two first-place votes and jumped over Fairmont Senior into second while Fairmont falls to third. Winfield and Wheeling Central round out the top five in Class AAA. Herbert Hoover is sixth, East Fairmont seventh, Elkins eighth, Berkeley Springs ninth and Nitro tenth. Man, who claimed the top spot in the Class A coaches poll released Sunday evening, remains third in Class A behind Greater Beckley Christian and James Monroe. Greater Beckley remained first after receiving seven first-place votes. James Monroe is second while Man, who received the other three first-place votes is third ahead of fourth-place Huntington St. Joe’s and fifth-ranked Tug Valley. Greenbrier West is sixth with Tucker County seventh, Tygarts Valley eighth, Webster County ninth and Cameron rounding out the top ten in Class A. Poca holds down the top spot in Class AA. The Dots received all ten first-place votes and are comfortably ahead of second-place St. Marys. Williamstown is third, Bluefield fourth and Ravenswood fifth. South Harrison is sixth, Charleston Catholic seventh, Chapmanville remains eighth with Mingo Central ninth and Wyoming East rounding out the top ten in Class AA. Morgantown remains the top-rated team in Class AAAA. The Mohigans received seven first-place votes to nearly edge George Washington for the top spot. The Patriots received two first-place votes to jump from third to second. Jefferson falls from second to third with Parkersburg South fourth and Hedgesville rounding out the top five in Class AAAA. South Charleston ranks sixth, Musselman seventh, University eighth with Cabell Midland and Martinsburg sharing the ninth spot. On the girls side, the Logan Lady Wildcats picked up a first-place vote in this week’s poll but remained third in the Class AAA girls basketball rankings released Monday. Fairmont Senior continues to hold down the top spot with North Marion narrowly edging Logan out for second. Reigning AAA champion Nitro is fourth with Wayne fifth, Pikeview ranks sixth, East Fairmont seventh, Philip Barbour eighth, Robert C. Byrd ninth and Winfield tenth. In Class AAAA, Huntington High remains atop the poll. The Lady Highlanders received all ten first-place votes. Morgantown is second, Wheeling Park third, Cabell Midland fourth and Greenbrier East fifth. Princeton is ranked sixth in Class AAAA with Buckhannon-Upshur seventh, George Washington eighth, Capital ninth and Parkersburg tenth. Parkersburg Catholic received nine of ten first-place votes and is first in Class AA. Frankfort is ranked second followed by Wyoming East received one first-place vote and is ranked third, Petersburg fourth and St. Marys fifth. Summers County is sixth with Mingo Central seventh, Ritchie County eighth, Charleston Catholic ninth and Williamstown tenth. In Class A, Gilmer County remains atop the poll after receiving nine of 10 first-place votes. Cameron is second followed by Tucker County third, Tolsia fourth and Clay-Battelle and Huntington St. Joe’s tied for fifth. Tug Valley, who received the other first-place vote, is tied for seventh with Doddridge County with Webster County ninth and Calhoun County tenth.

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