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 MARTINSBURG (9-1) 80 (9)
Last week: Defeated Musselman, 48-12
This week: Bye
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: 2
Notes: Martinsburg finished the regular season with a 48-12 thumping of Musselman – the three-time defending state champion Bulldogs reclaim the No. 1 spot after Huntington’s close call against South Charleston.
2 HUNTINGTON (9-0) 78 (9)
Last week: Defeated South Charleston, 21-17
This week: at Winfield
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: Huntington escaped last week with a solid come-from-behind win over South Charleston after trailing for most of the game. The near-loss, though, was enough for Martinsburg to jump over the Highlanders.
3 WHEELING PARK (8-1) 43
Last week: Defeated Parkersburg South, 62-0
This week: at John Marshall
Ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC ranking last week: 6
Notes: Wheeling Park continues to dominate since its week seven loss to Morgantown. The Patriots jumped out to a 41-0 halftime lead over Parkersburg South last week and cruised to the 62-point win.
4 CAPITAL (8-1) 37
Last week: Defeated Hurricane, 39-8
This week: at George Washington
Ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC ranking last week: T-4
Notes: Capital won convincingly over Hurricane as the Cougars go for a 9-1 regular season record this week against 8-1 George Washington.
5 UNIVERSITY (9-1) 12
Last week: Defeated Morgantown, 14-3
This week: Bye
Ranking last week: NR
WVSSAC ranking last week: 7
Notes: The Hawks picked up a marquee win, taking down rival Morgantown for the first time since 2007, 14-3. University has this week off, but the potential for a rematch against Morgantown in week one of the playoffs is a possibility.
Dropped from rankings:
Morgantown (4th)
Also receiving votes:
Pt. Pleasant 10, Cabell Midland 4, George Washington 4, Morgantown 2

Class AA

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 WAYNE (9-0) 89 (17)
Last week: Defeated Chapmanville, 64-36
This week: at Bluefield
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: 2
Notes: Wayne has now won 32 straight games in a row – all eyes this week will be on the Pioneers’ trip to 8-1 Bluefield in a huge Class AA showdown.
2 BRIDGEPORT (8-1) 64
Last week: Defeated Elkins, 49-0
This week: vs. Preston
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: 3
Notes: Bridgeport has outscored its last three opponents 132-0. Overall, the Indians have won seven straight, taking all kinds of momentum into their regular season finale against Preston.
3 BLUEFIELD (8-1) 63 (1)
Last week: Defeated James Monroe, 60-14
This week: vs. Wayne
Ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: The biggest game in Class AA this week will be Bluefield’s home matchup against two-time defending state champion Wayne. Last year’s game between the two, however, proved to be all Wayne, 45-14.
4 SISSONVILLE (8-1) 17
Last week: Defeated Poca, 67-28
This week: at Braxton County
Ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC ranking last week: 7
Notes: Sissonville poured on the points last week in its win over Poca. Senior running back Dominic Walker tallied 146 yards and five touchdowns on 10 carries in the win.
5 SUMMERS COUNTY (9-1) 16
Last week: Defeated Richwood, 30-8
This week: Bye
Ranking last week: Receiving votes
WVSSAC ranking last week: 4
Notes: Summers County jumps into the top five after Frankfort’s loss to Keyser. The Bobcats have this week off, waiting on their week one playoff opponent.
Dropped from rankings:
Frankfort (4th)
Also receiving votes:
Keyser 11, Wyoming East 7, Fairmont Senior 3

Class A

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 MADONNA (9-0) 88 (16)
Last week: Defeated Toronto, Oh. 41-20
This week: at Clay Battelle
Ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC ranking last week: 1
Notes: The Blue Dons were in a battle early with Toronto, Ohio before pulling away in the second half. A lot of bonus points will be on the line this week at 8-0 Clay Battelle.
2 ST. MARYS (9-0) 69 (2)
Last week: Defeated Ravenswood, 12-0
This week: at Doddridge County
Ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC ranking last week: 2
Notes: The Blue Devils picked up another solid win over Class AA Ravenswood last week. A win over Doddridge County this week would lock down home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
3 WAHAMA (8-1) 34
Last week: Defeated Miller, Oh. 66-8
This week: at Buffalo
Ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC ranking last week: 8
Notes: Wahama’s Kane Roush scored five touchdowns against Miller last week – a rushing score, two receiving touchdowns, an interception return for a score and punt return for six as well. The White Falcons face rival and winless Buffalo this week to close out the regular season.
4 VALLEY (FAYETTE) (9-0) 28
Last week: Defeated Midland Trail, 48-26
This week: vs. Gilmer County
Ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC ranking last week: 3
Notes: The Greyhounds will go for an unbeaten regular season this week in their finale against Gilmer County.
5 GREENBRIER WEST (9-1) 20
Last week: Defeated Fayetteville, 22-6
This week: Bye
Ranking last week: Receiving votes
WVSSAC ranking last week: 7
Notes: Greenbrier West finishes the regular season with a 9-1 record, the lone loss coming by a touchdown to 9-1 Summers County out of Class AA. The Cavaliers jump into the top five after Moorefield’s close call against Pendleton County.
Dropped from rankings:
Moorefield (4th)
Also receiving votes:
Moorefield 19, Clay Battelle 9, Man 2, Magnolia 1
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Comments

  • max20

    st marys also has a lot of hidden talent and depth in their roster that nobody considers.

  • max20

    magnolia is a very good team but when it comes to being under pressure they seem to fall apart

  • JP

    When do the WVSSAC rankings come out this week?

    • 1Prouddog

      WVSSAC post the rankings every Tuesday before 2:00 pm. Should be interesting this week. Martinsburg will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs! Good luck to the teams that try to beat them at home. I think the DOGS haven't lost at home since 2007. They are on like a 38 home game win streak! CRAZY numbers!!

      • 1Prouddog

        oh yeah...the numbers reflect the DOGS against WV schools at home! Sorry for the missed technicality.

  • Say What?

    Do you think Magnolia could beat Madonna?

    • helter_smelter

      I saw what Magnolia did to Steubenville Central (24-0), and SCC had Madonna beat 17-14 until an unbelievable catch pulled it out. If the Blue Eagles played Madonna's schedule they'd be 9-0 at this point, too.

      • PrepSchool1

        Madonna beat Wheeling Central and Wheeling Central Beat Madonna....

        • STEVE

          Madonna smoked Wheeling Central + Wheeling Central defeated Magnolia. Central was devestated coming off the Madonna loss, that game with Magnolia was close first half. Madonna will beat magnolia if they meet. Madonna would be undefeated against Magnolia's schedule too

          • john

            i dont like magnolia but no they would definitely not be undeafeated

      • john

        yeah your right, madonna plays a week schedule, magnolia and st. mary's are just better and more physical

        • Reaper

          Magnolia plays a good schedule, but so does Madonna. All I have to say is the playoffs will show who is the best when the dust settles.

  • Jo

    PVC teams in the E. panhandle always play each other tough. Moorefield always got caught sleeping looking into the playoffs. Moorefield should be set to make it back to the glory days.

    Good luck to the Martinsburg in their drive for 4 in a row!!

    • 1Prouddog

      Thanks for the post Jo. The DOGS look ready to make the run for #4. They will be tough to beat! CAN'T WAIT!

  • helter_smelter

    So it's not etched in stone a Magnolia win over Oak Glen doesn't guarantee a playoff spot? That's one dangerous 5-4 team. Think their 4 losses by combined 17 points.

  • max20

    St Marys will stop modonna in the state championship

    • STEVE

      Yeah Like last year when madonna smoked St. Mary's

      • max20

        St marys is a year older alot Stonger and faster than last year .. while your madonna boys think they are going to have smooth sailing to state.. wrong they havent played any one physical yet like magnolia and st marys so we will see how they do When they cant dominantelike they have Been doing over their week schedule

      • smdevils

        Don't believe Madonna "smoked" St. Marys last year. SM seemed to play them pretty well. Couple of costly turnovers was the difference in that game.

      • john

        are we still talking about last year its a new year and st. mary's is way better than they were.

  • Say What?

    Magnolia makes the playoffs with a win Friday and: Tyler beats Bishop Donahue Thursday night and Tucker County loses. Bishop Donahue beating Wheeling Catholic (13th) will not keep them from the postseason due to Central play a weak AAA in Spring Mills to close out the season. Should be a tune-up game for the Maroon Knights.

    • Reaper

      While I do pull for Wheeling area and valley teams, this is not the Central team of past years. They need to get healthy QUICK! I hate to say it, but I don't see them surviving the first round. Hopefully next year is much better.

  • geatyeo324

    Huntington-Martinsburg seems like a great state championship

    • Reaper

      If I were Hutnington, I'd be a bit concerned. I know they beat South Charleston, BUT, it was closer than it should have been. We'll see what happens in the playoffs.

      • hhs dad

        Huntington was without some starters till the 2nd half. When they came in it was a different ball game.. But in the playoffs everyone starts back at zero .

    • 1Prouddog

      geatyeo324,
      Huntington has to get there first. Dogs will be there and do not care who it will be. Haven't lost to a WV team in almost four years! Dogs beat Huntington 2 yrs. ago in the playoffs 46-7. 4 PEAT is coming!

    • Doesnt Matter

      Huntington is not good enough to get there, depending on how this shakes out they could get beat as early as 2nd round.

      • hhs dad

        Have you even see huntington play this year... man you all crack me up.. most of the people who comment on hhs are from the other teams they have beat...

        • Reaper

          I hate to burst your bubble, but I'm not a fan of a team Huntington beat. I still say they looked shaky beating South Charleston. If they struggled with them, how are they going to handle a quality team ranked higher? That's when we'll find out how good they truly are.

          • hhs dad

            I will tell you this don't be suprised if south charleston doesn't upset a few teams. But like I said Hhs was without a few starters until the second half and once they came in it was a totally different game. .

          • Reaper

            HHS DAD. I read you the first time. Not doubting South Charlestons capabilities. Would love to see South Charleston at University and see the Hawks knocked out so Matt will go away. Yet, even with HHS starters in 2nd half, they still struggled. Thats all.

  • Jo

    Is there anyone in single A that will be able to stop Madonna in the playoffs this year?

    • Jay

      Same team that stopped them last year - Wahama.

      • STEVE

        I hope Wahama ends up playing Madonna. Modanna will smoke them. Hope those hillbillies come up to Weirton

        • Jay

          I seem to remember Madonna thinking the same thing last year. Those "hillbillies" left Wheeling with a trophy.

          • steve

            Not this year , i want Madonna to play Wahama , I don't care what round. If you remember 43-42 and madonna was an all Junior team. wahama lost a lot form that team Go Madonna

          • Jay

            Steve,

            I have no idea why the "Reply" button is missing from your most recent comment, but I'll go about it this way.

            Actually, Wahama returned most of its state championship team. You may be applying football-related logic to believing Madonna is better than Wahama in 2013, but it's not roster-related.

            I guess we'll see. Thanks to you, Madonna is certainly ahead on the "talking a big game" scoreboard.

        • Simms

          Steve
          The rich spoiled brats from Madonna can't win them all. The biggest cry baby ever to play quarter back Ross comiss got lucky against Steubenville 4 and 11 Hail Mary. Elliot Nero only decent kid on team. Worst fans too

          • Reaper

            Whats the problem Simms? Madonna pee in your punch bowl? Madonna, Wheeling Central, Williamstown, and Moorefield are the best A programs in the state. Dont take my point of view. Look at playoff history. That will prove my point.

  • Henry

    Capital is going to roll GW this Friday. GW is seriously over rated. They are the media darlings and Cap is going up on the hill and embarrassing those wimps on their home field.

  • JP

    Anyone have a guess as to how the bottom three will come out after this weeks rankings? Will Magnolia crack the top 16, and if so, who will they displace?

  • RJ

    No they do not one of the top teams in class A is only at 5-4 in Magnolia. They have played a very difficult schedule

  • Jo

    Cant believe Moorefield was jumped by Valley ! These rankings don't mean a thing.

  • Laughing

    Well. Some one, whom I wont name, told me not to laugh too much when I found it funny that Park was still ranked in front of Motown, after Motown won. I believe they went on to tell me Motown would win out and be ranked in front of Park. Well, looks like Im still laughing. No matter how the playoffs finish out, I've enjoyed this. Looks like you were wrong again, just like your other posts.