In Class A, Valley Fayette, Wheeling Central and Meadow Bridge all tied for ninth with a rating of 7.7. Meadow Bridge was eliminated from the mix because it lost in the regular season to Valley. The Greyhounds then won a tiebreaker with Central because of better overall record.
Thus, Valley ends up with a trip to play No. 8 Clay-Battelle.
Official SSAC ratings were posted at WVSSAC.org late Saturday night.
Cabell Midland, posting the first 10-0 regular season in school history and the state's lone AAA unbeaten, took the No. 1 seed as expected in the AAA ratings and drew Oak Hill in the first round.
Two-time defending champion Martinsburg came in at No. 2 and hosts Woodrow Wilson in another rematch of sorts. The Bulldogs beat the Flying Eagles 49-13 in the first round of the playoffs last year.
In other first-round pairings, No. 13 Elkins visits No. 4 Huntington, No. 12 Point Pleasant travels to No. 5 Morgantown, No. 6 University host No. 11 Lewis County (which lost a tiebreaker with Musselman for the No. 10 spot) and No. 9 Wheeling Park is at No. 8 Spring Valley.
Seven MSAC teams made the AAA field, the same as last year.
The GW-Hurricane matchup marks the fourth time those schools will meet over the last two years. The Patriots have won all three meetings - 41-14 in the regular season this year, 33-6 in the playoff quarterfinals last year and 35-0 in the 2011 regular season.
For GW, rematches are all the rage in the playoffs. Last year, the Patriots started out with do-overs of regular-season games against MSAC rivals Spring Valley and Hurricane.
"It seems like we're playing someone we already played a lot of times,'' said GW coach Steve Edwards Jr. after drawing the Redskins again. "We know them. We saw them this year, we saw them last year, we see them in 7-on-7s. We see them everywhere. It's because they work hard and they do a good job.
"They've got a fine team. It's just who we have to draw. We've got a lot to do if we want to try and compete with them next week, that's for sure.''
Switzer has fattened his statistics at the expense of Hurricane the last two years.
In this year's game, he ran for 265 yards and two TDs and returned an interception 61 yards for a score. Last year, his line in the regular season read 195 yards and three TDs rushing and a 61-yard pick six; in the playoffs, he added 245 yards and four TDs on the ground.
"It's cool,'' Switzer said after finding out about Hurricane. "I don't care who we play. We've got something to prove in the playoffs. We're going to be all right.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.