Clay Battelle, Local Sports, Morgantown, Sports, University

University No. 13, Morgantown a spot out of WVSSAC football playoff ratings

MORGANTOWN — The University football team remains at No. 13 in the Class AAA WVSSAC playoff ratings with 69 points after its Week 9 win over Preston, while Morgantown remains one spot out of the top 16, coming in at No. 17 with 55 points after knocking off John Marshall.

This sets up what will be a critical Mohawk Bowl on Friday for both teams. A win for MHS (4-5) would net the Mohigans 12 points and five bonus points, while a win for UHS (5-4) would earn the Hawks 12 points and three bonus points.

The Mohigans are in a more dire situation being a spot out, needing to pass Greenbrier East (49 points, two games remaining), Hurricane (57 points) or George Washington (54 points, two games remaining). UHS would solidify itself with a win, though a loss would push MHS past the Hawks, and the others behind UHS could also potentially move forward, leaving the Hawks out of the postseason.

Each team will have its bye week during Week 11, after which will reveal a clear picture of the final ratings.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday at Pony Lewis Field.


The Cee-Bees moved up two spots from 20th in Class A to 18th win their win over Conotton Valley (Ohio) and have 36 points with two games remaining, but are six points behind the pace. The 16th seed, Ritchie County, has 42 points, while the 17th spot is controlled by Tygarts Valley, with 41 points.