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St. Joe girls ranked No. 1 in Class A

Jan. 08, 2013 @ 12:11 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Huntington St. Joe's girls basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the first 2013 Associated Press girls basketball poll for West Virginia.

The Irish, who are 7-1 on the season, received a near-unanimous No. 1 ranking, coming in with 99 of a possible 100 points from the state's 10 poll voters.

The lone point they didn't receive at No. 1 went to St. Marys, who was No. 2 in Class A with 88 points and the one first-place vote.

Tug Valley and Buffalo also received votes in Class A.

In Class AAA, Huntington High and Spring Valley both made the top 10 list at Nos. 6 and 7 respectively.

Greenbrier East was No. 1 in Class AAA followed by University at No. 2 and Morgantown and Princeton tied for No. 3.

The Highlanders defeated Princeton last week for the Tigers' lone loss of the season. Logan, Cabell Midland and Hurricane also received votes in the poll, but were not ranked.

In Class AA, Scott was ranked No. 10 while Tolsia received votes.

On the boys side, Huntington High was locked in a three-way tie for No. 10 in Class AAA with Washington and Parkersburg South. The Highlanders' lone loss of the season was a road loss to No. 7 Woodrow Wilson.

In Class AA, Scott was No. 1 overall with an 8-0 record while Poca was No. 3 at 7-1. Tolsia came in at No. 8 overall while Mingo Central received votes.

In Class A, Buffalo was tied for No. 3 with an 8-0 record while Tug Valley was just behind at No. 5.

-- See West Virginia AP polls, 2B