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

  • WVSPORTSFAN

    *won

  • max20

    St marys d is very and also they have good wideouts and a dominate line and 4 good backs

  • john

    St.Marys is a very good team with Running backs David Gray and Jeremy Pratt leading the way. Pratt the 203 lb jr runs hard with good vision and teams need more than one guy to take him down.. Teams are focused on him with gray still b ack there is dangourous bc teas forget about him and he makes them pay

  • john

    St. Mary's defense is the best defense i have seen in a long time, the only bad defensive game they have had was magnolia and they still one, and they give up the fewest points in the whole state.

  • john

    magnolia has St.Mary's in the first round after st.mary's beats dodridge it wil be in stone. St. Mary's will beat Magnolia again, they are not scared of going against them again after all they did beat them the first time

  • ricky

    listen ok who cares about madonna or whama lol or st marys greenbrier west has almost all its players back also ,,,,,to be honest west should have beat whama because kane roush fake a fake punt.....that coast greenbrier west the game also lets me clear on this west lost its best defensive player due to a broken ankle ......they have this kid back and he sacks the quarterback very easy..........so dont forget the greenbrier west also they are tough on defense......

  • DWM

    The game I want to see at Wheeling Island is Bridgeport and Wayne. I home the Beavers don't upset Wayne this weekend. I'd love to see the Indians end that winning streak on the Island.

  • WVSPORTSFAN

    I believe if magnolia wins Friday against oak glen they'll make it top 16 they were already 16th on wv tailgate central

  • JP

    Magnolia is going to need a lot of help moving into the #16 spot. With Parkersburg Catholic finishing strongly against Gilmer and holding a 7-3 record, they will probably move up. Unless some of the other higher teams get knocked lower (highly doubtful) Magnolia will not crack the top 16.

  • WV Bud

    Sorry Tornado fans. Keyser will not compete against Wayne, Bridgeport or Bluefield. Just because they exposed Frankfort, like they usually do, they just dont have the firepower to beat the upper class of Double A teams.

    • Reaper

      Considering Park played both Keyser and Bridgeport, i would have to agree. Park mauled Keyser and Bridgeport battled to the end.

  • mark

    Keyser is the sleeper inAA...They are finaly healty and have just about everyone back...not sayn they will win it all but one thing for sure...u better not overlook them.

  • Say What?

    Regarding the Man Hillbillies, I am confused with your logic, PhotoBoothe. With only one loss, why are they not ranked higher? Must be because those AA teams suck, eh?

  • Say What?

    Magnolia to finish at #16 would require me to take a day off from work to travel to Weirdton and watch a battle. And I am not a fan of either team!

  • Say What?

    PhotoBoothe, excellent point regarding county rivalry. Since no rivalry seems to exist, the question is why not? Wahama plays 7-8 games every year versus OOS teams, mostly Ohio. I completely get it about a AAA playing a A team, but the points available sure would be worth the hype( not to mention the $$$).

  • Say What?

    JR, what went wrong with SCC's offense ? Not even a sniff of the end zone sounds like foul play.

    • JR

      the game was played in Steubenville, didn't see it, but from what I understand Magnolia was able to put pressure on QB and shut down passing game. I think they forced 2 or 3 picks

      • JR

        I was at the Madonna/ SCC game the week before, and Madonna was really fortunate to win, got outplayed for 3 qtrs. But I thought Magnolia would have a shot. I was surprised by the score, but not the result.