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VHSL releases first official football rankings




The Virginia High School League released their first batch of official rankings Monday, letting teams and fans know just where their favorite schools are currently sitting in the playoff hunt.


In Class 4, Region D, Western Albemarle leads the way in first place with a record of 6-0 and a rating of 29.00. GW Danville and Salem are in second place at 4-1 with a rating of 25.80 each. EC Glass is next up with a record of 5-1 and a 25.50 rating.


Fifth place is reserved for Halifax County with a record of 5-0 and a 25.20 rating. Louisa County is in sixth place at 6-1 and 23.28. Seventh place is currently held by Orange County with a record of 3-3 and a 20.83 rating. Amherst County is in eighth place at 3-2 and with a 20.60 rating.


The top eight teams make the regional playoffs, which lead to the state semifinals and state title game.


Pulaski County is now 3-3 with a 19.66 rating. If the season ended today, the Cougars would be done. If the Cougars hope to play past the regular season, they need to find a way to win some ball games. Blacksburg, who the Cougars face Friday night on the road, are 0-5 and have a. 13.80 rating to hold ninth place. Jefferson Forest, who the Cougars defeated earlier in the season, are now 0-5 and have a 13.20 rating.


Patrick Henry, who is Class 5, Region D, are in third place in their region with a record of 5-1 and a 26.83 rating. A win over the Patriots would be a huge help for Pulaski County.


In Class 3, Region D, Christiansburg leads the way with their 5-1 record and 25.00 rating. Their lone loss of the season came from Salem. Hidden Valley is second at 6-1 with a 24.71 rating.


In Class 2, Region C, Glenvar is the top dog at 5-1 with a 22.33 rating. Radford is in fifth at 5-2 with a 17.85 rating.


Galax is the leader in Class 1, Region C with a 4-2 record and 18.33 rating. Giles in second at 4-1 and 17.20. Eastern Montgomery is third at 3-2 and 14.60. Grayson County holds fourth place at 4-2 and 14.50. George Wythe is tied with Covington for sixth at 2-2 and 13.75 each. Narrows is in seventh at 2-4 and 11.50. Bland County is ninth at 2-4 and 10.33. Fort Chiswell is 10th at 0-7 and 8.28. Auburn is in the final spot in that region at 0-4 and 6.75.



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