Revisiting our 2014 Preseason Team Rankings: Class AA

By Greg Williams
West Virginia Director of Scouting

This week we are grading ourselves on our preseason team rankings to see what we got right and where we were off base in 2014. We continue today by taking a look at the 42 schools that compete as members of Class AA.

2014 Pre-season Class AA Top Five

1. Independence
2. Herbert Hoover
3. Bridgeport
4. Fairmont Senior
5. Liberty (Raleigh)

What We Got Right

Independence and Bridgeport met in the state title game with Bridgeport taking home the crown. We also had state final four representative Fairmont Senior correct.

Where We Were Off Base

Chapmanville Regional (28-7) put together an outstanding season and were just a 3-1 semifinal loss to Bridgeport away from an appearance in the state championship game. We did not have Tigers among our top eight teams in the preseason rankings.

Final Thoughts

Nailing three of the four final teams playing isn't too bad. Although we missed on our preseason number one (Independence) we did have eventual champion Bridgeport at preseason number three and final four participant Fairmont Senior at preseason number four.

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