MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — University ends the regular season ranked No. 1 in the final edition of the boys basketball MetroNews Power Index, presented by Critical Power Management.
The Hawks (21-1) ended the regular season on an overall 11-game winning streak as two victories in the final week of the regular season gave UHS enough of a boost to jump past Parkersburg South (19-3).
The No. 2 Patriots finished tied with Parkersburg for the toughest strength of schedule in the state, followed by the schedules of Wheeling Park, Morgantown and Musselman.
Chapmanville Regional (21-1), last year’s Class AA runner-up, finishes the year as the highest ranked Class AA team, coming in at No. 3 overall.
The Tigers’ overall strength of schedule was rated 45.5 points higher than defending state champion Fairmont Senior (20-0). The Polar Bears, however, are the state’s lone unbeaten team and have been dominant in almost every game this season.
Behind Fairmont Senior at No. 4, Musselman (17-5) comes in at No. 5, while George Washington (17-3), Martinsburg (17-5), Beckley (15-6), Oak Hill (19-2) and Morgantown (15-7) round out the top 10.
Ravenswood (21-1) ends the regular season as the highest rated team out of Class A, coming in at No. 27. The Red Devils are immediately followed by No. 28 Tug Valley (15-7), which is heavily boosted by its overall schedule strength.
The MetroNews Power Index is a computer based formula that factors in strength of schedule. Records listed are for games played through the regular season only.
2018 BOYS BASKETBALL METRONEWS POWER INDEX