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

1MARTINSBURG (9-1)80 (9)
Last week: Bye
This week: vs. Spring Valley
Power ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 2
Notes: The Bulldogs finish the regular season at the top of the MetroNews Power Rankings in Class AAA. Martinsburg, as the No. 2 seed, will begin defense of its three-straight state titles with an opening round playoff matchup against No. 15 Spring Valley (6-4).
2HUNTINGTON (10-0)78 (9)
Last week: Defeated Winfield, 14-6
This week: vs. Lewis County
Power ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 1
Notes: Huntington was tied in a scoreless game against Winfield at the half last week before pulling away for an eight-point win and completing an undefeated regular season. The Highlanders will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, starting this week against 7-3 Lewis County.
3CAPITAL (9-1)45
Last week: Defeated George Washington, 14-6
This week: vs. Hurricane
Power ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 3
Notes: The Cougars picked up a nice win over George Washington, handing the Patriots just their second loss on the year. Third-seeded Capital will face No. 14 Hurricane to open up the playoffs. The Cougars already own a 39-8 win over Hurricane (6-4) from earlier this year.
Last week: Defeated John Marshall, 54-21
This week: vs. South Charleston
Power ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC playoff ranking last week: 5
Notes: The Patriots enter the playoffs with all kinds of momentum, winning four straight games by scoring at least 41 points. The fifth seeded Patriots will open up the playoffs against No. 12 South Charleston (7-3).
Last week: Bye
This week: vs. Morgantown
Power ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 6
Notes: After the bye week, University enters the playoffs as the six-seed and will face rival No. 11 Morgantown (8-2) in a rematch from a game played two weeks ago (14-3 University win).
Also receiving votes:
Pt. Pleasant 7, George Washington 4, Morgantown 2, Cabell Midland 1

Class AA

1WAYNE (10-0)90 (18)
Last week: Defeated Bluefield, 29-27
This week: vs. Philip Barbour
Power ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 1
Notes: Wayne enters the playoffs as the No. 1 seed after surviving a difficult test against Bluefield in the final week of the regular season. The Pioneers have now won 33 straight games as they close in on the state’s all-time record (36).
Last week: Defeated Preston, 64-14
This week: vs. Roane County
Power ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 2
Notes: The Indians ended the year with eight straight wins after a three-point loss to AAA Wheeling Park in week two. Bridgeport gets the two-seed in the playoffs and will face No. 15 Roane County (7-3) in week one.
3BLUEFIELD (8-2)60
Last week: Lost to Wayne, 29-27
This week: vs. Ravenswood
Power ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 3
Notes: Even though the Beavers lost to Wayne by two in the regular season finale, they solidified themselves as legit challengers for the Class AA title.
Last week: Bye
This week: vs. Ritchie County
Power ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 5
Notes: Summers County is back in the playoffs, this year as the five seed. A week one matchup against No. 12 Ritchie County (7-3) looms.
Last week: Defeated Braxton County, 56-14
This week: vs. Mingo Central
Power ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 8
Notes: Sissonville finished off the regular season with a 42-point win over Braxton County. The Indians face No. 9 Mingo Central (8-2) to open up the playoffs.
Also receiving votes:
Keyser 8, Wyoming East 8, Frankfort 8, Fairmont Senior 3

Class A

1MADONNA (10-0)88 (16)
Last week: Defeated Clay-Battelle, 35-6
This week: vs. Tucker County
Power ranking last week: 1
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 1
Notes: Madonna quarterback Ross Comis totaled over 400 offensive yards in a regular season finale win over Clay-Battelle. The Blue Dons face Tucker County in week one of the playoffs, with a potential rematch of last year’s state championship game looming in the quarterfinals against Wahama.
2ST. MARYS (10-0)68 (2)
Last week: Defeated Doddridge County,
This week: at Doddridge County, 21-0
Power ranking last week: 2
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 2
Notes: St. Marys capped off its perfect regular season with a three-touchdown win over Doddridge County. The Blue Devils enter the playoffs having posted three straight defensive shutouts.
3WAHAMA (9-1)38
Last week: Defeated Buffalo, 66-18
This week: vs. Clay-Battelle
Power ranking last week: 3
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 8
Notes: Wahama will begin the defense of its 2012 state championship with an opening round playoff matchup against No. 9 Clay-Battelle (8-1). The White Falcons have scored at least 46 points eight times this season.
4VALLEY (FAYETTE) (10-0)28
Last week: Defeated Gilmer County, 60-20
This week: vs. Magnolia
Ranking last week: 4
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 3
Notes: Valley (Fayette) completed its perfect regular season with a 40-point win over Gilmer County. The Greyhounds now face a Magnolia (6-4) team that has been rolling after a slow start and difficult, close losses.
Last week: Bye
This week: vs. Notre Dame
Ranking last week: 5
WVSSAC playoff ranking: 7
Notes: Greenbrier West made it to the quarterfinals of the playoffs a year ago before losing to eventual champion Wahama. The Cavaliers start off this year’s postseason with a matchup against No. 10 Notre Dame (7-3).
Also receiving votes:
Moorefield 15, Man 6, Magnolia 5, Williamstown 4
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  • Fish

    Trey....who is this Alex Lee you speak of?? Never heard of him. Stronger schedule? I'll give ya that one...barely. And as for being hungry for a playoff'll see hungry Friday nite!'s spelled "Sissonville". Have a safe trip

  • Trey

    Class "AA" will be a good playoff series to watch but I look for the Miners of Mingo Central to go to Sissionville and beat the Indians. Reasons why
    1. Sissionville has a starting receiver out
    2. Central has played a better schedule than the Indians
    3. can anybody shut down Alex Lee
    4. Central is hungry for a first playoff win
    Mingo Central- 28
    Sissionville - 14

    • Brian

      Trey,.This is also sissonville's first ever at " home" playoff game... They played the schedule they were given. Beat all comers except Wayne. Blew up mingo this summer in the 7 on 7. They'll do it again on Friday. Guarantee !!!!!!!!! 42-20. VILLE

  • Frank

    I'm calling a bunch of upsets and I know I will get serious hate for this but OH WELL. I believe it will be University v Wheeling Park rematch for the AAA finals. Bridgeport all day in AA. Madonna all day in A. Upsets would make it an interesting playoff series.

  • Bob Redman

    Just Curious, who is this Matt's son and which team does/did he play for....if you don't mind, I am directing this question to you James.

    Question #2....did Huntington rest any starters against Winfield?

    I believe the triple A race is between Capital, Park, and Martinsburg with my dark horse choice....S. Charleston.

    AA - Wayne, Bluefield, and Bridgeport, darkhorse....Keyser.

    A - Madonna, St Mary's, dark horse.....Williamstown.

    • EP Haters

      Matt's son is University's QB. A decent game manager, but not a guy that will be the reason his team wins. They've won because of the running game

  • Steve

    I think martinsburg is the best team in triple a ball by far and time will tell.

  • Steve

    Everyone on here says that it is a three team race in AA ball I don't beleive that I think that there is a team by the name of keyser that will have something to say about that all don't relax to much bridgeport there coming to town in a couple of weeks.

  • Steve riggleman

    I luv how everyone is counting keyser out not even a chance I'm really going to enjoy the but kicking keyser us about to lay on some teams 2013 state champs keyser golden tornado

  • Matt

    As long as Martinsburg gets beat who cares.

    • James

      You have to forgive Matt, all year he has been on here saying how good his son is at quarterback, he doesn't want bus son to be exploited by the bulldogs, its ok Matt,.when the dogs beat your son team, he can start preparing for baseball, since he is so good at that

    • Dave

      We'll wish and one hand....and you know the rest.It must wear you out being a hater! They will more than likely win,and they will be loaded next year again,I'm from Keyser,but how come when Moorefield and Wayne took years in a row they were great but when Martinsburg does it they are cheaters?You sound like a broken record every year on here get over your self!

  • WV

    Martinsburg, Wayne, Magnolia

  • DWM

    Looking at the pairings and the most recently completed season, these playoffs should be very competitive from the second round on.

    I've got five teams that I think can win in AAA (Morgantown, Capital, park, Huntington, and Martinsburg), three teams in AA (Wayne, Bluefield, and Bridgeport), and five teams in A (Madonna, St Mary's, Williamsport, Moorefield, and Notre Dame). This should be fun.

    I've got Martinsburg, Bridgeport, and Madonna.

    Who you got?

    • martinsburg :(

      Midland can't beat Washington...

      • hhs dad

        Midland will beat washington they just can't beat martinsburg

    • moecanic



      WAHAMA 33 VS ST.MARYS 41 A

      WAYNE : Finishes a Perfect Season and in winning the AA Championship,WAYNE set's a new WV RECORD 37 Straight Victories and it is 99.9% sure that WAYNE will continue they're win streak thru next season ......The Dynasty of Wayne Pioneers keeps Rolling !!!!!!!!!!!! :) Congratulations to all of the football programs that made up the 48 teams for the WV State Playoff's !!!!!! :)

    • Craig

      Notre Dame? Seriously lol

    • wow

      Good picks, although Capital and Park could be dangerous. I have not seen wayne this year and Madonna is really good.

      • Reaper

        I have Martinsburg, Bridgeport, and Madonna.