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Fairmont Senior jumps to overall No. 2 in updated Power Index

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Following its win over previously undefeated University last week, Parkersburg South remains the No. 1 team in the updated edition of the MetroNews boys basketball Power Index, presented by Critical Power Management.

The Patriots (12-1) defeated University 67-63 last week and added wins over John Marshall and Meadowbrook, Ohio.

With University losing for the first time, Class AA defending state champion Fairmont Senior (14-0) jumped up to the overall No. 2 spot. The Polar Bears added dominating wins within the past week over Grafton, 96-42, and North Marion, 71-38.

University (12-1) drops to No. 3, followed by Martinsburg (13-3) at No. 4 and Musselman (12-4) at No. 5. George Washington (10-2), now boasting the return of all-state guard Justin Phillips from injury, is No. 6 overall.

Chapmanville is the second-highest Class AA team in the PI, coming in at No. 7 overall. The Tigers (12-1) still haven’t lost in-state and are coming off of an impressive 66-61 win over Westside. Chapmanville is followed in AA by Oak Hill (11-1) at No. 11 and Bridgeport (11-3) at No. 12.

Mount View (10-4) continues to hold down the top spot in Class A at No. 21 overall, followed by Tug Valley (9-4) at No. 29, Wheeling Central (13-1) at No. 21 and Valley Fayette (11-0) at No. 32.

One of the marquee games this past week in Class A saw Tug Valley hand Ravenswood (13-1) its first loss of the season, 60-56. The Red Devils dropped to No. 38 overall with the loss, the fifth-highest team out of Class A.

The MetroNews Power Index is a computer based formula that factors in strength of schedule. Records listed are for games played through Tuesday, January 30.


Week 1 – January 10

Week 2 – January 17

Week 3 – January 24

Week 4 – January 31

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