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MHS boys, girls No. 2 in rankings

University High's girls move up to No. 5 in AP poll

Associated Press

CHARLESTON -- Martinsburg, Magnolia and Gilmer County held on to the top spots in their respective classes in The Associated Press boys high school basketball poll released Sunday.

For the second straight week, the top three spots are unchanged in The Associated Press girls high school basketball poll. South Charleston, Sissonville and Mount de Chantal continue to hold No. 1 in their respective classes in the poll. South Charleston, Morgantown and Nitro once again are the top three teams in Class AAA. Capital is up one spot to fourth, followed by University, Parkersburg South and John Marshall. Hedgesville and poll newcomer Huntington are tied for eighth, followed by George Washington, which also debuts in this week's rankings.

On the boys' side, Martinsburg, Morgantown, South Charleston and Woodrow Wilson maintained their order from last week's Class AAA poll. George Washington is up two spots to fifth, followed by Parkersburg South, Hedgesville, St. Albans, Capital and Robert C. Byrd.

Martinsburg received seven of a possible 10 first-place votes, Morgantown received two and South Charleston was first on one ballot.

Defending Class AA champ Magnolia received nine first-place votes to remain ahead of the pack. Poca jumped two spots to second, followed by Bluefield, Tug Valley, Logan, Westside, Lincoln, Oak Glen, Ravenswood and poll newcomer Man.

Logan received the other first-place vote.

Gilmer County and Charleston Catholic remain 1-2 in Class A. Williamson and Midland Trail -- the only ranked unbeaten team in Class A -- are tied for third, followed by Linsly, Cameron, Parkersburg Catholic, Tolsia, Madonna and Meadow Bridge.

Gilmer County received seven first-place votes, Williamson received two and Charleston Catholic had one first-place vote.

Tolsia and Meadow Bridge are new to this week's Class A poll.

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