TVB 2017 Preseason Power 5s

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New for 2017, here is The Varsity Blog’s Preseason Power 5 for Class AAA, Class AA and Class A prep football in West Virginia.

The old sportswriters poll is dead because you (I) can’t rely on the sportswriters from around the state to send in a ballot each week. The other statewide poll has a TON of voters, many with suspect credentials (or just plain old fans) and also includes some of the sportswriters too busy to vote in the sportswriters poll.

I wanted to try something different, that’s how we ended up with the Power 5s. Each week I will rank my top five teams in each class and also include a few teams that just missed the cut. Things can change drastically from week to week. This is my ranking of which teams I think are the five best each week. A new batch will come out each Monday around noon.

In Week 4 (or 8, or 11) when you are mad your team isn’t on the list, don’t rage at the sportswriters. Rage at me. It’s my fault.

On to business. Here is the Preseason Power 5 for each class:

Class AAA
martinsburgbulldogs1. Martinsburg
Record: 0-0
This week: at Loudoun Valley (Va.)
springvalleytimberwolves2. Spring Valley
Record: 0-0
This week: Off
huntingtonhighlanders3. Huntington
Record: 0-0
This week: at Belfry (Ky.)
capitalcougars4. Capital
Record: 0-0
This week: at Johnson Central (Ky.)
wheelingparkpatriots5. Wheeling Park
Record: 0-0
This week: vs. Brooke
Just missed:
George Washington
Cabell Midland
University
Hurricane
South Charleston
Class AA
mingocentralminers1. Mingo Central
Record: 0-0
This week: at Point Pleasant
fairmontseniorpolarbears2. Fairmont Senior
Record 0-0
This week: vs. Robert C. Byrd
keysergoldentornado3. Keyser
Record: 0-0
This week: Off
bridgeportindians4. Bridgeport
Record: 0-0
This week: at Lewis County
chapmanvilletigers5. Chapmanville
Record: 0-0
This week: at Sissonville
Just missed:
Point Pleasant
James Monroe
Bluefield
Winfield
North Marion
Class A
stmarysbluedevils1. St. Marys
Record: 0-0
This week: at Ritchie County
wheelingcentralcatholicmaroonknights2. Wheeling Central
Record: 0-0
This week: at Steubenville Catholic (Ohio)
williamstownyellowjackets3. Williamstown
Record: 0-0
This week: vs. Tyler Consolidated
southharrisonhawks4. South Harrison
Record: 0-0
This week: at Doddridge County
easthardycougars5. East Hardy
Record: 0-0
This week: vs. Harrison Central (Ohio)
Just missed:
Tolsia
Pendleton County
Mount View
Fayetteville
Cameron

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