The MetroNews high school football power rankings are voted upon weekly by a panel of radio broadcasters and sports writers across West Virginia. The rankings include season record, total points and first-place votes in parenthesis.

Class AAA

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 MORGANTOWN (4-0) 71 (8)
Last week: Defeated McKinley (DC) 52-6
This week: at Martinsburg
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: T-9
Notes: Morgantown’s Chazzy Thomas ran for 355 yards and five touchdowns last week. With Martinsburg’s loss, Morgantown jumps up to No. 1 as the Mohigans will be at Martinsburg this week for one of the most anticipated games in the state this year.
2 MARTINSBURG (3-1) 66 (5)
Last week: Lost to Tuscarora Va. 35-34
This week: vs. Morgantown
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: T-2
Notes: Martinsburg came up short in the potential game-winning two-point conversion against 5A Tuscarora High out of Virginia. With the loss, the Bulldogs drop to No. 2, but could quickly move back up to the top with a win this week over the new No. 1, Morgantown.
3 HUNTINGTON (4-0) 62 (5)
Last week: Defeated Cabell Midland, 19-7
This week: at Ripley
Ranking last week: Receiving votes
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: Huntington has been just outside of the MetroNews top five all year, but an impressive 19-7 win over previous No. 3 Cabell Midland propels the Highlanders up to No. 3 this week.
4 WHEELING PARK (3-0) 38
Last week: Defeated University, 17-6
This week: vs. Brooke
Ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC ranking last week: 12
Notes: Wheeling Park made a solid statement in week four, taking down previously undefeated University, 17-6. The Patriots hold steady at No. 4.
5 CAPITAL (3-0) 20
Last week: Defeated Parkersburg, 55-20
This week: at South Charleston
Ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC ranking last week: T-7
Notes: Capital picked up a solid road win in week four, beating Parkersburg by 35. Cougars’ quarterback Tyrhee Pratt finished the game with 285 passing yards and 128 rushing yards offensively.
Dropped from rankings:
Cabell Midland (3rd)
Also receiving votes:
George Washington 10, Cabell Midland 3

Class AA

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 WAYNE (3-0) 90 (18)
Last week: Defeated Ravenswood, 57-6
This week: vs. Sissonville
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: T-7
Notes: Wayne rolled in week four, scoring 38 unanswered points in the second half to beat Ravenswood. In 117 opponent rushing attempts, the Pioneers have given up just 124 combined rushing yards on the year through three games.
2 BRIDGEPORT (3-1) 58
Last week: Defeated Robert C. Byrd, 42-14
This week: at East Fairmont
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: 9
Notes: The Indians set the tone early against rival RCB last week, jumping out to a 35-0 lead at the half. Bridgeport held RCB to just 37 offensive yards in the first half.
3 FAIRMONT SENIOR (3-0) 54
Last week: Bye
This week: at Elkins
Ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: The Polar Bears have a matchup on the road this week at Elkins as a showdown against Bridgeport looms in week six.
4 BLUEFIELD (2-1) 29
Last week: Defeated Gate City, Va. 61-7
This week: at Greenbrier East
Ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC ranking last week: 17
Notes: Bluefield scored on 9 of its 10 possessions against Gate City in week four. D.J. Stewart led the way on the ground, putting up 154 yards and three touchdowns.
5 SISSONVILLE (4-0) 18
Last week: Defeated Scott, 22-20
This week: at Wayne
Ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC ranking last week: 2
Notes: The Indians survived a scare at Scott in week four, edging the Skyhawks 22-20. Sissonville is 4-0 and off to its best start since 2006. This week will be a challenge at two-time defending Class AA state champion Wayne.
Also receiving votes:
Summers County 11, Frankfort 8, Keyser 2

Class A

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 MADONNA (3-0) 85 (15)
Last week: Bye
This week: vs. Cameron
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: T-4
Notes: After its 42-7 domination of Wheeling Central, Madonna received a bye this past week. This week’s game against Cameron will be the second of six straight home games for the Blue Dons.
2 WAHAMA (3-1) 51
Last week: Defeated Belpre (OH) 60-8
This week: vs. Waterford (OH)
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: 17
Notes: Wahama’s Kane Roush scored the first three times he touched the football against Belpre – a 66 yard touchdown run, a 55 yard touchdown catch and an 80 yard punt return for another score. In all, Roush totaled 301 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns as the White Falcons rolled over Belpre, Ohio.
3 GREENBRIER WEST (4-0) 49 (3)
Last week: Defeated Buffalo, 53-12
This week: at Summers County
Ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: Greenbrier West quarterback Malik Boatwright finished last week with 181 rushing yards on 11 carries, while senior running back Cory Cox tallied another 115 yards on 16 carries.
4 ST. MARYS (4-0) 26
Last week: Defeated Tyler Consolidated, 35-6
This week: Bye
Ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC ranking last week: 2
Notes: St. Marys had no trouble with Tyler Consolidated in week four. With a bye this week, the Blue Devils will have their focus on a looming matchup next week at undefeated Williamstown.
5 CLAY-BATTELLE (3-0) 18
Last week: Game vs. Hundred cancelled
This week: at St. Johns (OH)
Ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC ranking last week: T-10
Notes: Last week’s scheduled game was cancelled because of Hundred’s lack of players. The Cee Bees still hang on to the No. 5 spot in Class A, just ahead of Wheeling Central.
Also receiving votes:
Wheeling Central 17, Williamstown 12, East Hardy 5, Notre Dame 4, Magnolia 1, Moorefield 1, Bishop Donahue 1
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Comments

  • caleb keely

    Its understandable that southern teams would be ranked lower than northern teams because yall actually get to watch them play but youve got be crazy to think that park is better than capital who have they have only beat 1 AAA team which is a playoff team but and two AA idc how good bridgeport is capital and Huntington play 5-6 playoff teams every year and look what they do to them northern teams like Morgantown and park and university play maybe 2-3 and they beat each other if they played in the msac they barely go 7-3 8-2 every year because strength of schedule week in and week out you play another playoff caliber team

  • Paul

    Well, I was stunned to see Cabel fall. No surprise Morgantown is number 1 and Martinsburg #2. I do believe in the SSAC Huntington is number one though. Great win by Wheeling Park knocking off University. If Morgantown is the only tough team University plays they should still make the playoffs, the #2 ranking they had might have been a little generous. We'll see.