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

1 HUNTINGTON (7-0) 79 (10)
Last week: Defeated Parkersburg, 55-14
This week: vs. St. Albans
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: Senior Nick Tubbs had 166 yards on five carries, Paden Christian totaled 118 yards on nine carries and Charles Crawford put up 105 yards on seven carries in Huntington’s 55-14 win over Parkersburg.
2 MARTINSBURG (7-1) 77 (8)
Last week: Defeated Hedgesville, 76-0
This week: vs. Jefferson
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: 4
Notes: Martinsburg’s Deamonte Lindsay and Eric Brown combined for 348 rushing yards in a domination of Hedgesville during week eight.
3 MORGANTOWN (7-1) 41
Last week: Defeated Musselman, 44-20
This week: at John Marshall
Ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC ranking last week: 9
Notes: Morgantown cruised to a win over Musselman in week eight, but saw star running back Chazzy Thomas leave the game on just the third play after taking an awkward hit.
4 CAPITAL (6-1) 27
Last week: Defeated Woodrow Wilson, 34-0
This week: at Nitro
Ranking last week: Receiving votes
WVSSAC ranking last week: 5
Notes: Capital jumps back into the rankings after a 34-0 shutout over Woodrow Wilson. Capital’s Kashaun Haley rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries, while quarterback Tyrhee Pratt finished with 243 yards through the air on 14 of 26 throwing in the win.
5 WHEELING PARK (6-1) 18
Last week: Defeated Elkins, 41-13
This week: vs. Stuebenville, Oh.
Ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC ranking last week: 7
Notes: Park took out some of its anger from a week seven loss to Morgantown by dominating Elkins 41-13. The Patriots’ Savion Johnson had five carries for 101 yards and three touchdowns in limited action.
Dropped from rankings:
George Washington (4th)
Also receiving votes:
Pt. Pleasant 16, Cabell Midland 5, George Washington 5, University 2

Class AA

1 WAYNE (7-0) 90 (18)
Last week: Defeated Herbert Hoover, 53-20
This week: at Poca
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: Wayne’s current winning streak is now out to 30 games after beating Herbert Hoover, 53-20.
2 BRIDGEPORT (6-1) 67
Last week: Bye
This week: at Liberty (Harrison)
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: 4
Notes: The Indians will be well-rested this week off of the bye. Bridgeport closes out the year at Liberty (Harrison), and then home matchups against Elkins and Preston.
3 BLUEFIELD (6-1) 59
Last week: Defeated Westside, 61-0
This week: at Oak Hill
Ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC ranking last week: 3
Notes: The Beavers held Westside to just 100 yards of offense in week eight. Offensively, Bluefield finished with 503 yards (351 on the ground and 152 through the air).
4 SISSONVILLE (6-1) 26
Last week: Defeated Clay County, 31-19
This week: at Sherman
Ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC ranking last week: 5
Notes: The Indians used a late push to pull away from Clay County in week eight. They move up to No. 4 with Frankfort’s loss. Their only loss on the year so far came to top ranked Wayne.
5 FRANKFORT (6-1) 13
Last week: Lost to Washington, 26-6
This week: at Petersburg
Ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC ranking last week: 2
Notes: Frankfort drops just one spot after losing to Class AAA Washington. The Falcons have a matchup at Petersburg this week before a key game at rival Keyser next week.
Also receiving votes:
Summers County 9, Fairmont Senior 3, Wyoming East 2, Nicholas County 1

Class A

1 MADONNA (7-0) 86 (14)
Last week: Defeated Notre Dame, 75-16
This week: vs. Catholic Central, Oh.
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: 2
Notes: The Blue Dons whipped Notre Dame in week eight, scoring 11 touchdowns overall (seven runs, two passes, an interception return and a kickoff return). Running back Elliott Nero and quarterback Ross Comis continue to lead the high-powered Madonna offense.
2 ST. MARYS (7-0) 63 (4)
Last week: Defeated Magnolia, 11-9
This week: vs. South Harrison
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: St. Marys needed a 27 yard field goal with 25 seconds left to beat Magnolia in week eight. The game-winning drive for the Blue Devils came after Magnolia’s Drew Keller gave his team the lead with an 18 yard touchdown run with just 1:10 to go.
3 WAHAMA (7-1) 35
Last week: Defeated South Gallia, Oh. 46-28
This week: Bye
Ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC ranking last week: 10
Notes: Wahama running back Kane Roush tallied 258 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries for Wahama in week eight as he eclipsed the 1,000 yard-mark on the season. Roush also now owns the all-time career rushing record for the White Falcons.
4 MOOREFIELD (7-1) 24
Last week: Defeated East Hardy, 16-6
This week: Bye
Ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC ranking last week: 6
Notes: Moorefield continues its impressive 2013 campaign by handing East Hardy its first loss of the year, 16-6. The Yellowjackets have a bye this week, then finish the year with home games against Pendleton County and Tygarts Valley.
5 VALLEY (FAYETTE) (7-0) 21
Last week: Defeated Parkersburg Catholic, 38-15
This week: at Richwood
Ranking last week: Receiving votes
WVSSAC ranking last week: 3
Notes: Valley (Fayette) jumps into the top five, leapfrogging Greenbrier West, after a convincing win over Parkersburg Catholic, 38-15. The Greyhounds have games remaining against Richwood, Midland Trail and Gilmer County as they go for an undefeated regular season.
Dropped from rankings:
Greenbrier West (5th)
Also receiving votes:
Greenbrier West 18, Clay Battelle 9, Williamstown 9, Wheeling Central 4, Man 1
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  • GW grad

    Huntington is over rated. Watched them against capital, capital has way more talent, 11 fumbles wins the game for Huntington.
    Capital should be in the mix every year, however they have horrible coaching! Plus there administration, I.e. Principle, runs off the talent with his attitude! Instead of nurturing and helping them develop their talent and be better people he pushes them away.
    If the talent stayed in their respective home schools instead of going to GW, & South Charleston, for better coaching, ( ex The Henry kid at unc Charlotte, Tyler Harris, Hampton (GW), capital would be a hot bed of recruiting!

    • hhs dad

      Was you even at that game probably not.. Hhs defense shut capital down almost every play... think before you speak on issues that you don't know about..

  • Ohhs_2011

    Super 6

    Huntington vs Martinsburg
    Huntington fans can say what they want but you somebody has to beat Martinsburg to win a championship

    Bluefield vs Bridgeport
    Wayne's winning streak will come to and end at the end of the year to bluefield anyway but bridgeports gonna win it all

    Madonna vs Wahama
    Valley isn't as tough as ever undo thinks the only quality win they have is Parkersburg catholic. Valley and meadow bridge will go out in the first round like they do ever year.

    • hhs dad

      Huntington has said nothing . Everyone in this state knows that martinsburg is the team to beat. .. but right now Hhs is focused on the next game a head of them.. this team so far that i've seen doesn't get the big head and being ranked number one means nothing if you don't take care of business on the field. ..

  • orangeblack

    Watch out for the Summers Co Bobcats

  • Cody

    Super-Six Matchups

    Martinsburg vs. Huntington..Darkhorse-South Charleston

    Wayne vs. Bluefield... Darkhorse-Keyser

    Valley(F) vs. Madonna..Darkhorse-Man

    I don't expect too many suprises this year. There are 2 powerhouses in both AAA nd AA. A seems to be the deepest its been in a long time. I only pick Valley because I have seen them live and they are very big and talented this yr. In AAA, you better watch out for South Charlston. They are the most talented team from a WR/DB standpoint and can run with anybody.

  • k

    The rest of the state is jealous of the growth and talent us in the Eastern Panhandle have! Not our fault everyone wants to live here, and not work on a chicken farm, or in a coal mine!!!! If kids went to there schools they would be as quiet as a church mouse!!!! Truth

  • k

    I said this last week, I'll say it one last time! When the rest of the state starts playing the Eastern Panhandle in the regular season like Morgantown and a few others then they have a argument until then shut up and do some fundraising for gas, talk to the school AD's and come get some!!!!!! GO ANYONE FROM THE EASTERN PANHANDLE!!!!! TRUTH

  • Jeff zembar

    I'm from moorfield and would love to play Madonna. We could get to Comis and put him in the grass he needs that attitude adjusted go yellow jackets

  • sam davis

    I agree with jim smith, Madonna will wheelin in post season , good team, good coaching, but team as a whole is lacking sportsmanship . Team is full of spoiled brats and parents and coaching thinks its ok ? Watched several times last season and a couple this season its a shame still the same, worsed fans and spoiled brats.

    • Dalton Lewis

      You are right mr Davis they recruit at Madonna and the kids are great athletes but have no values and are poor sports. The fans are really aggressive and nasty screaming at the officials for crazy things. Madonna head coaches need to sit these rich brats down and teach them respect, sportsmanship and how how to be good role models for other kids. I realize not all kids are gonna be good sports but that whole organization needs help I don't care how many championships they have won.

  • perry473

    Huntington and Martinsburg are easily the best 2 teams in AAA. They laugh at Point for wanting to be in the mix when the play a AA schedule.

    • boone

      They play 2 AA teams they didn't ask to be in AAA but they finished 8/3 last yr and played a good game against Morgan town apparently u have never seen these boys play. They will compete with the best. Those boys play with more heart and respect then any team i have seen.. You will see in the play offs then see who's laughing.remember they r the smallest AAA team..

      • Point Who???

        Point playing Huntington or Martinsburg would be like WVU playing Alabama or Oregon.

        • boone

          Yea that's what they said when they played Morgan town last year

  • Jo

    I believe you are right. Madonna is the team to beat in single A. Though I have to say Moorefield will be there with them. They are a program that has had great promise for a long time and looks to be back

  • Jo

    Until a WV team beats Martinsburg we have to assume they will be back to the Island in Dec. Bridgeport in AA has shown dominace. A is still a toss up though I think Madonna / Moorefield is the top picks to be at the Island too.

  • david T

    Point Pleasant gets no respect, 7-0 and most likrly will be ranked #2 in wvsaac rankings this week and we can't even crack the power 5? were the smallest school in AAA maybe we can't beat all the teams ahead of us...but we play who we can schedule, they threw us in AAA just last year.

    • Brad

      The reason Point gets no respect is because of their weak schedule. Look at Point's opponents and their W/L record and you will see why.

      • Reaper

        I concur!

  • Big Jeff D

    as a Hedgesville grad the beatdown by Martinsburg shows their dominance. But they play the games on the field and that should make for great football in the weeks to come.

  • hhs dad

    Huntington has full respect for martinsburg but before we make it too the championship someone has to take care of morgantown and a few other teams. .. Good luck and hope to see you all on the island come Dec.

    • Nate

      Martinsburg has already taken care of Morgantown this year. 28-21 in week #5.

  • Jo

    Super Six Preview




    • >Tim

      Class AAA Huntington- Morgantown/Point Pleasant
      Class AA- Wayne-Bridgeport

      Class A Wahama-Madonna


    • RJ

      I say class A will be Maddona vs St. Marys

      • Mikey

        No it will be valley fayette and st Mary's

        • K9

          You guys down state, don't play the caliber of football here in the northern part of the state! Madonna will prevail on the Island!

          • joe

   vs. wahama