Football 6-Man Final Playoff Projections
Latest RPI Rankings: http://chsaanow.com/rpi/football/ . With a couple games today and the latest RPI being released this morning we can put are final Playoff Projections out. Of course the Top 16 teams get in but a seeding committee will seed the tournament. What I am going to do is follow the seeding rules and try and seed the 6-Man field.
Playoffs (Straight from Chsaanow.com): The Top 16 teams in the Classification based on the final RPI rankings will be placed into the post-season bracket. If a conference champion is not ranked in the Top 16 based on RPI rankings, they will replace the lowest ranked team that is not a conference champion in the Top 16.
Seeding Criteria (once qualifiers are determined)
- Seeding numbers 1-8 will be seeded according to the final RPI standings and will be the home teams in Round 1. Teams that are seeded numbered 9-16 will be seeded using RPI and geography. When possible, conference opponents will not be paired against one another in the first round.
- Conference champions not ranked in the top 16 of the final RPI will be placed in the bracket but conference champions are not guaranteed a Top-8 seed.
League Champions ()= RPI (All Teams have clinched their league championship)
Central League: Genoa-Hugo (13)
East Central: Stratton/Liberty (1)
North League: Peetz (4)
South Central League: Manzanola (16)
South East League: Kit Carson (2)
South West League: Mountain Valley (10)
At Large Berths
Arickaree/Woodlin, Otis, Prairie, Cheyenne Wells, Granada, Fleming, Idalia, Cotopaxi, Flagler/Hi Plains, North park
First Four Out
Briggsdale, Walsh, Deer Trail, Eads
Host First Round Game
Stratton/Liberty, Kit Carson, Arickaree/Woodlin, Peetz, Otis, Prairie, Cheyenne Wells, Granada
First Round Matchups
#1 Stratton/Liberty vs #16 Manzanola
#8 Granada vs #9 Fleming
#4 Peetz vs #13 Cotopaxi
#5 Otis vs #12 Genoa-Hug
#3 Arickaree/Woodlin vs #14 North Park
#6 Prairie vs #11 Idalia
#7 Cheyenne Wells vs #10 Mountain Valley
#2 Kit Carson vs #15 Flagler/Hi Plains
Note: Seeding rules are very simple for 6-Man First 8 RPI teams get the home games and 9-16 are seed with RPI as well. Geography and avoiding league match ups is still in play.