From Staff Reports
1) Oak Hill (25) – The Red Devils (6-1) responded from their first loss of the season with a homecoming win over Lewis County. They’ll host Bluefield in a big game on Friday.
2) Woodrow Wilson (17) – Continuing to alternate wins and losses, the Flying Eagles (3-4) were shut out on the road at Capital. They’ll host Princeton in a Class AAA clash on Friday.
T3) Princeton (14) – After a run of four straight losses, the Tigers (4-4) have won two straight, including a win over Riverside Friday. They’ll be at Woodrow Wilson this week.
T3) Greenbrier East (14) – The Spartans (4-4) collapsed in the second half and fell on the road at Logan on Friday. They’ll try to clinch a .500 season at Parkersburg South this week.
5) Shady Spring (5) – A third straight loss for the Tigers (1-6) came on homecoming against Wyoming East. Point Pleasant will visit Shady Spring this Friday.
1) Bluefield (25) – A fifth straight win, this one a blowout against Westside, kept the Beavers (6-1) rolling. They’ll face a major test at Oak Hill on Friday.
2) Summers County (19) – The Bobcats (7-1) downed Meadow Bridge in a battle of ranked teams Friday night in Hinton. They’ll be at Mount View on Friday.
T3) Nicholas County (13) – The winning streak for the Grizzlies (6-2) is up to four games after a shutout of Lincoln County. River View will come to Summersville on Friday.
T3) Wyoming East (13) – The Warriors (7-1) were dominant on the ground in a win over Shady Spring. Wyoming East will get a week off before going to Independence next Friday.
5) Liberty (3) – A win over Independence gave the Red Raiders (3-4) a new shot of confidence. They’ll look to get back to .500 at James Monroe on Friday.
1) Greenbrier West (25) – The Cavailers (7-1) had little trouble with Webster County on homecoming. They’ll look for their fifth straight win when they host James River (Va.) on Friday.
2) Valley (20) – With another statement victory over Parkersburg Catholic, the Greyhounds (7-0) kept their perfect season alive. They’ll be at Richwood on Friday.
3) Meadow Bridge (15) – On the road against Class AA power Summers County, the Wildcats (6-2) battled to the end but fell short. They’ll host PikeView on Friday.
4) Fayetteville (8) – The Pirates (2-5) have lost four in a row but hope they’ve improved as a result of a difficult schedule. They’ll host Buffalo on Friday.
5) Midland Trail (2) – The Patriots (3-4) won for the third time in four games, beating Montcalm. They’ll be at Hannan on Friday.
About the poll: Our panel of five voters — Cam Huffman (sports editor), Gary Fauber (assistant sports editor), Dan Stillwell (sports writer), J. Daniel Rollins (sports writer) and Rusty Udy (sports clerk) — ranked the top five area teams in each class based on their performances over the first eight weeks and their potential the rest of the way. Teams received five points for a first-place vote, four for a second-place vote and on down to one for a fifth-place vote. The vote totals are listed in parentheses.