It’s hard to believe that we’re entering the 10th week of the season for high school football.
As the regular season closes out in the next two weeks, potential playoff pairings are becoming more apparent.
In the week 4 power rankings, the Alleghany Cougars (7-1) and Bath County Chargers (8-0) remained in their same spots from the week before.
There were no changes in the top-5 of the Class C, Region 3.
Alleghany did not have any change in their position; however, the team did cut the gap in points with Spotswood (8-1) down to less than a point.
The Cougars and Trailblazers have been in the 4th and 5th spots the last several weeks and would play each other if the season ended today.
Should Alleghany win there last two games and if Spotswood loses their final game on the road against Turner Ashby next week, it’s very likely that the Cougars would leapfrog the Trailblazers for the fourth spot and secure a first-round home game against SHS.
However, if Alleghany were to drop either of their last two games and Spotswood still were to lose to Turner Ashby then SHS would host AHS.
There are a lot of scenarios right now where Spotswood could wind up anywhere from 2-5, but not any lower. Alleghany, meanwhile, could be in a position where they most likely end up a 4-seed, but could end as high as a 3-seed and as low as a 5-seed.
Meanwhile, no changes as well in the top-3 spots in the Class 1, Region C.
Bath County remained steady second to Grayson County and stayed ahead of Narrows.
If the Chargers take care of business on Friday against Parry McCluer and next week against the Green Waves, then the team will at least lock in the 2-seed. If top-ranked Grayson County were to stumble, BCHS might have enough points where they leap the Blue Devils for the top seed in the region.
Right now, if the season ended, Bath County would host Party McCluer in the first round. With both teams playing each other this week that will likely change in rankings.
The biggest jump in the region was George Wythe jumping from 7th to 4th.
While there’s only two weeks left, there’s still so much football that needs to take place to sort out potential first-round playoff matchups.
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