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 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

RANK TEAM POINTS
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

RANK TEAM POINTS
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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Comments

  • 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.

  • 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

    AAA-Martinsburg-Huntington

    AA-Wayne-Bridgeport

    A-Madonna-Moorefield

    • 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

            wrong........man vs. wahama

    • >Tim

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

      Class A Wahama-Madonna


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  • Martinsburg parent

    Watkins is eligible.

  • James

    This just in, bulldogs quarterback was ruled eligible today by the WVSSAC, let the hating begin, I can smell Wheeling Island for the 4th straight season

  • RJ

    The Magnolia vs St. Marys game was one of the best high school football games I have seen in a while. Magnolia has lost four games this year by a combined 17 points

    • Art in Ohio

      I was at the game. Great win for the Blue Devils. It was the best high school game I have attended in years.

      • RJ

        I am a alum of Magnolia and go to all their games much better team then they were at start of the season

  • Jo

    Good win last week Moorefield. Should be ranked in the Top 3!!

  • Lp

    Patrick
    I'm a Martinsburg fan. It's a computer formula based on wins, and your opponents wins. It's pretty cut and dry. It assures at the end of the season, the team with the best record and toughest schedule will be ranked highest. It's not hard or bias. We are right where we should be.

    • Patrick

      I understand that's how the WVSSAC rankings work, but these are the power rankings. People pick these.

    • Concerned Citizen

      Lp this formula DOES NOT account for toughest schedule. Martinsburg opponents are a combined 45-25 on the year. Huntington's is like 35-35. Doesn't sound to me that the WVSSAC account for tough schedules. The formula only gives you credit for beating WV teams NOT out of state teams. Martinsburg plays more out of state teams that are better than the in-state WV teams every year. This is why so many EP folks get upset with this formula because Martinsburg beats teams from DC, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania., which by and large DO have better talent. Think about it..nobody in state has beaten Martinsburg in 3 1/2 years...that's sick!

      • Concerned Citizen

        My bad..my last post refers to WVSSAC NOT the Power Rankings.

  • EP Haters

    No problem over here. Huntington is undefeated, MHS has lost a game. It will all work itself out in the end.

    • Patrick

      They lost to a 4A VA school by a point because they went for two at the end.

      • EP Haters

        I know that, and I support MHS. But like last year, they have a loss and there's a team that's undefeated. All that does is give them the home locker room and let them where the home uniforms in Wheeling. The only ranking that matters is the one that comes out after the championship game.

      • Concerned Citizen

        Patrick...correction...Martinsburg's only lost came from Tuscarora, Va.which is a 5A school. Both teams are currently 7-1.

  • Patrick

    Martinsburg not being #1 is a joke and it shows the bias this state has against the Eastern Panhandle. 3 straight state titles and haven't been beaten by a WV team in that span either!

  • Concerned Citizen

    One of our former Presidents once said "If you can't convince them than confuse them". WVSSAC rules fit the latter.

  • Brent

    Has there been a ruling on the Martinsburg player eligibility? There was a lot of press about him being ruled ineligible, but have heard nothing sine that time.