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Highlanders 4th, Wolves 5th in SSAC ratings

September 20, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Intrigue continues to build for the Nov. 2 regular-season football finale featuring Huntington High at Spring Valley.

HHS (4-0) and the Timberwolves (4-0) are fourth and fifth respectively in Class AAA in the latest West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission high school football ratings. The Highlanders have 12.5 points, just one-quarter of a point more than Spring Valley. Cabell Midland (2-2) is tied with Morgantown (2-2) and Woodrow Wilson (2-2) for 13th, with 6.25 points. Hurricane (2-2) is tied with George Washington (2-2) and Spring Mills (2-2) for 16th, with 6.0 points. The top 16 teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoffs, with the top eight receiving home games.

Huntington High is off this week. Spring Valley travels to George Washington. Hurricane entertains Woodrow Wilson on Friday. Cabell Midland visits No. 1 Capital (4-0), which earned 13.25 points.

Wheeling Park (3-0) is tied with Musselman (3-0) for second, with 12.67 points. Defending state champion Martinsburg (4-0) is sixth, with 12 points, followed in the top eight by John Marshall (3-1, 9.75) and Hedgesville (3-1, 9.0).

The second eight are headed by Ripley (3-1, 9.0), which is followed by Buckhannon-Upshur (2-1, 7.33); University (2-2, 6.5); Parkersburg South (2-2, 6.5); Cabell Midland, Morgantown and Woodrow Wilson; and Hurricane, George Washington and Spring Mills.

In Class AA, Point Pleasant (4-0, 9.5) is fifth. Poca (4-0, 9.25) is sixth. Mingo Central (3-1, 8.0) is ninth.

Defending state champion Bluefield (3-0, 12.0) is top-rated, followed by Fairmont Senior (4.0, 11.5), Nicholas County (4-0, 10.5), Petersburg (3-0, 10.0), Point Pleasant, Poca, and Robert C. Byrd (3-1, 8.5) and Oak Hill (4-0, 8.5) in the top eight.

Mingo Central heads the second eight, with Bridgeport (3-1, 7.75) at No. 10. Sissonville (3-1, 7.5), Frankfort (4-0, 7.5) and Weir (3-1, 7.5) are tied for 11th.

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WV high school ratings lists

Clay County (3-0, 7.33) is 14th and Keyser (2-1, 7.0) 15th, with Grafton (2-1, 6.33) and Elkins (2-1, 6.33) tied at No. 16.

Chapmanville (2-2, 5.0) is tied for 21st. Man (1-2, 3.33) is tied with Wayne (1-2, 3.33) for 26th. Logan (1-3, 2.5) is tied with Winfield (1-3) and Nitro (1-3) for 29th.

In Class A, Tug Valley (2-1, 5.0) is tied for 11th. Tolsia (2-2, 4.0) is tied with Magnolia (2-2) for 18th. Mount View (4-0, 9.0) is No. 1, followed in the top eight by Wheeling Central (3-0, 8.0) at No. 2. Midland Trail (4-0, 7.75), Fayetteville (4-0, 7.75) and Tucker County (4-0, 7.75) are tied for third. Cameron (4-0, 7.25) and Parkersburg Catholic (4-0, 7.25) are tied for sixth. Doddridge County (3-0, 7.0) rounds out the top eight.

Williamstown (3-1, 6.75) is ninth, followed by Pendleton County (3-1, 6.0) at No. 10. Tug Valley, Madonna (3-1), Sherman (3-1) and Ritchie County (3-1) are tied at No. 11. Ravenswood (2-1, 4.67) is 15th. Van (2-1, 4.33) and Clay-Battelle (2-1, 4.33) are tied for 16th.

Winless teams Buffalo, Hannan and Wahama are tied for 33rd.

OHIO RATINGS: In Ohio, the top eight teams in each region qualify for the postseason, with the top four designated as home teams.

In Division IV, Region 15, Gallia Academy (3-1, 4.8) is seventh. Fairland (2-2, 4.775) is eighth. St. Clairsville is No. 1, followed by Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, Zane Trace, Unioto, New Lexington, and Bloom-Carroll.

In Division V, Region 19, Oak Hill (3-1, 5.075) is fifth, behind Johnstown Monroe, Bellaire, Amanda Clearcreek and Ridgewood. Martins Ferry is sixth, Columbus Academy seventh and Ironton (2-2, 3.95) eighth. Chesapeake (2-2, 3.55) is tied with Meadowbrook for ninth. Rock Hill (1-3, 1.125) is tied with Heath and Wellston for 18th. Winless South Point is tied with five other teams at No. 21.

Portsmouth West (4-0, 7.425) is top-rated in Division V, Region 20, with Madison Senior (4-0, 7.325) second. Minford (4-0, 6.525) is third. Defending state champion Wheelersburg (3-1, 6.325) is fourth, followed by West Jefferson, Cincinnati Mariemont, Greenview and Cincinnati Purcell Marion.

In Division VI, Region 23, Coal Grove (3-1, 3.75) is 11th. Grandview Heights is No. 1, followed by Fort Frye, Northmor, Paint Valley, East Knox, Shadyside, Southeastern, Centerburg, Buckeye Trail and Adena.

In Division VII, Region 27, Green (4-0, 3.8333) is sixth. Harvest Prep is No. 1, followed by Lucas, Trimble, Fisher Catholic and Southern. Berne Union and Waterford round out the top eight. Symmes Valley (2-2, 2.154) is 11th. South Gallia is 16th.

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