Playoff berth on the line for STAB and Blue Ridge

For Blue Ridge and St. Anne’s-Belfield, the playoffs begin this week.

The Barons and Saints are set to meet Saturday in a win-or-go-home regular season finale of the rivalry that will vault one team in the fourth seed of the Division II playoffs and a likely first round matchup with current No. 1 seed Bishop Sullivan Catholic.

From the VISAA’s spokesman: “Though Trinity appears ahead of Blue Ridge in this week’s ratings, they are statistically eliminated from contention. Even with a win over Covenant and a perfect week by their defeated opponents or bonus-point-providing opponents, Trinity will be behind the winner of STAB-Blue Ridge, whichever it is.”

Saturday’s game, which is always a fun one, just got that much more interesting.

Division II VISAA Ratings

1. Bishop Sullivan Catholic (9-0) 12.22

2. Potomac School (6-2) 11.25

3. Nansemond Suffolk (7-2) 9.33

4. St. Anne’s-Belfield (4-4) 6.00

5. Trinity Episcopal (2-7) 5.44

6. Blue Ridge School (3-5) 4.25