1. Oak Hill (24) — The Red Devils (2-0) had a week off after opening with road victories at Elkins and Musselman. They'll host Nicholas County on Friday.
2. Princeton (21) — The Tigers (2-1) suffered their first loss in overtime at Capital. But they've already won as many as they did last year, and will look for more at Hurricane on Friday.
3. Woodrow WIlson (13) — The Flying Eagles (1-2) suddenly went quiet on offense against a strong Huntington defense. They'll have an off week to get things fixed before hosting Riverside on Sept. 27.
4. Greenbrier East (12) — The Spartans (2-1) bounced back from a loss to Woodrow by rolling over Shady Spring. Parry McCluer (Va.) will be in Fairlea on Friday.
5. Shady Spring (5) — The Tigers (0-3) got their first points of the season Friday against Greenbrier East but still lost by a wide margin. They'll be at rival Independence on Friday.
1. Bluefield (24) — The Beavers (1-1) were off last week after splitting rivalry games, beating Graham (Va.) and losing to Princeton. They'll host Gate City (Va.) on Friday.
2. Wyoming East (18) — The Warriors (3-0) continued to roll with a trouncing of Sherman. Up next is a battle of Class AA undefeateds on the road at Summers County on Friday.
3. Nicholas County (15) — The Grizzlies (2-1) have won two straight, beating Poca and East Fairmont after a loss to Greenbrier West in the opener. They'll be at Oak Hill on Friday.
4. Summers County (10) — The Bobcats (3-0) have beaten their first three opponents (PikeView, James Monroe and Grafton) by 27 combined points. They'll host Wyoming East on Friday.
5. River View (8) — The Raiders (2-0) have outscored opponents (Mount View and Buffalo) 82-16 in two games under new coach Gehrig Justice. Up next is a trip to Man on Friday.
1. Greenbrier West (25) — The Cavaliers (3-0) continued to roll, shutting out Class AA Independence. They've outscored opponents 107-7 this season and will be at Buffalo on Friday.
2. Meadow Bridge (18) — The Wildcats (3-0) have racked up 140 points in wins over Van, Tug Valley and Midland Trail. They'll host a red-hot Fayetteville team on Friday in a critical Class A showdown.
3. Valley (14) — The Greyhounds (2-0) came back from an early off week with a 40-20 win over Van. This week, Valley, and its defense which has given up just 28 points in two games, hosts Clay County on Friday.
4. Fayetteville (13) — The Pirates (2-1), coming off a winless 2012 season and a loss to Wahama in the opener, have outscored Midland Trail and Richwood 113-6 in the last two games. They'll be at Meadow Bridge on Friday.
5. Montcalm (3) — The Generals (1-2), after a lopsided win over Hundred in the opener, have lost two straight to a pair of Virginia teams — Twin Valley and Narrows. They'll host another Virginia school, Craig County, 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 three 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.
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Sissonville tough quarterfinal draw for Summers
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Westside wants another shot at Class AA crown
Westside would like to have last year’s Class AA state title game to play over again.
Fayetteville to face formidable foe
Returning to the state tournament Thursday for the first time since 2009, some things haven’t changed for the Fayetteville High girls.
GW shocks Flying Eagles
The road to Charleston has come to an end.
Woodrow Wilson’s quest for a historic 17th state championship will have to wait until 2015 after the Flying Eagles were eliminated in the Region 3 co-championship by George Washington 63-59 in an overtime thriller.
Black Eagles end season for Spartans
After No. 2 South Charleston replicated last season’s Class AAA Region 3 co-final by defeating Greenbrier East, Black Eagles coach Vic Herbert summarized his team’s performance simply.
Crusaders one win away
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Valley will have to knock off champs to get to Charleston
In front of a friendlier crowd, the Valley Greyhounds will entertain Tug Valley at 7 p.m. tonight in Smithers in a Class A Region 3 basketball co-final, with the winner landing a state tournament berth.
Lady Spartans back in Charleston looking for more
Greenbrier East head coach Jim Justice said early in the season that his team doesn’t want to go to Charleston just for a shopping trip. The 2012 state champion Lady Spartans plan on making a run in the Class AAA state tournament.
AAA teams fighting to stay alive
Two of the state’s top seven Class AAA boys basketball powers will punch their tickets to the state tournament tonight, while the other two will see their seasons end.
Scrimmage games set up for this weekend
With high school basketball winding down, baseball season will be starting soon. Fans will have the chance this weekend to get a glimpse of what the season has in store.
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