Wyoming East is ranked No. 9 in the Charleston Daily Mail pre-season high school football poll.
The Warriors have reached the playoffs two years in a row and finished at 9-2 last season.
East’s opening game opponent, Mingo Central, is No. 8. The Warriors host the Miners on Aug. 29. East won last year’s game, 27-26.
Wayne, winner of two of the last three AA championships, is No. 1 followed by last year’s champion, Bridgeport.
Robert C. Byrd, Bluefield and Sissonville are the rest of the top five.
The second five consists of Frankfort, Keyser, Mingo Central, East and Fairmont Senior.
Four-time champion Martinsburg is tops in AAA, and Wheeling Central is No. 1 in Class A.