PARKERSBURG – Martinsburg, Poca and Cameron are at the top of their respective classes in the latest West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission playoff ratings released Tuesday afternoon.
Martinsburg, who was tied with Huntington in last week’s rankings, moved to the top spot in Class AAA after defeating No. 18 Spring Mills.
Poca moved to the top spot in Class AA after defeating No. 14 Logan Friday night. The Dots moved ahead of last week’s top-ranked team Herbert Hoover after the Huskies were idle last week.
Cameron, replaces Doddridge County atop the Class A ratings, following its victory over No. 15 Clay-Battelle.
Bonus points may determine the top two teams in Class AAA as Martinsburg and Huntington remained neck-and-neck in the ratings. Martinsburg holds the top spot over Huntington but by a slim margin.
The Bulldogs and Highlanders are followed by Jefferson at three, Princeton at four and University at five.
Cabell Midland moves up one spot from seven to six, while Bridgeport drops to seventh from sixth. South Charleston, despite a shocking loss to one-win Riverside, is tied for eighth with Spring Valley while Greenbrier East jumps two spots to 10th.
John Marshall jumps from 15th to 11th following its victory over Brooke. George Washington is 12th and is closely followed by Hurricane at 13, Brooke is 14th, Parkersburg South is 15th and Lincoln County, who has never made the playoffs in school history, is ranked 16th.
Rounding out the top 20 is Morgantown at 17, Musselman and Spring Mills are for 18th and Oak Hill and Washington tied for 20th.
Dropped from rankings: Wheeling Park 17, Hedgesville 18.
For a sixth straight week a new team is atop the Class AA ratings as Poca jumped to the top spot. Herbert Hoover, last week’s top ranked team, dropped to second following its bye week. Point Pleasant jumped to third while Independence falls to fourth and Nicholas County fifth.
Lincoln is sixth with Roane County seventh, North Marion eighth, Scott, a winner over sixth-ranked Liberty (Raleigh) last week, jumps from 15th to ninth and Frankfort moves up from 14th to 10th despite not playing last weekend.
Liberty (Raleigh) drops to 11th from sixth with Robert C. Byrd 12th, Logan 13th, Grafton 14th, Keyser, losers of three straight, coming in at 15 and Winfield holding the final playoff spot at 16th.
East Fairmont is 17th, Liberty (Harrison) is 18th and currently tied with defending Class AA champion Fairmont Senior while Shady Spring rounds out the top 20.
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Dropped from rankings: Clay County 18, Oak Glen 20.
Cameron’s win over Clay-Battelle was enough to jump the Dragons past Doddridge County. East Hardy is third while Moorefield and Mount View are tied for the fourth spot.
Williamstown, winners of six straight, is currently sixth with James Monroe seventh, Ritchie County eighth, Gilmer County ninth and Madonna 10th.
Sherman jumps from 14th to 11th with Trinity 12th, Wheeling Central 13th, Greenbrier West 14th, Clay-Battelle 15th and River View debuting at 16th this week.
Tyler Consolidated and Van are tied for 17th with St, Marys 19th and Pocahontas County 20th.
Dropped from rankings: Man 18.