3A Boys Basketball Top Ten Breakdown

Boys Basketball Class 3A Playoff Projections

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Picture by SKERJ and OTSportsChek (Sterling vs Faith Christian)

Boys Basketball Class 3A Playoff Projections

We moved into January and teams move into league play.  Teams must finish in the Top 32 to make it into Regionals.  Most teams jump into games in 2019 this weekend.

Class 3A

With no Regional Tournament for Class 3A the teams are fighting for a Top 32 RPI or as stated below.

  • Seven District, each qualifying two teams to the state bracket, with the remaining 18 teams determined by RPI.
  • The qualifier advance to a 32-team regional/state bracket where the district champions if ranked in the Top 16 of the RPI plus the next highest RPI finisher will host regions.
  • The seven district champions, if ranked in the Top 16 of RPI and the 1st highest RPI qualifier will be placed on the bracket in order of 1-8. A district champion not ranked in the Top 16 of the final RPI will be placed on the bracket but, will not be a top 8 seed and will not host a region.  (If a district champion is not in the Top 16 RPI, then the next highest remaining RPI will host).  The committee may use the following criteria to seed the final pairing: Final RPI rankings, previous district match-ups, head to head competition, and common opponents.
  • Seeds 25-32 may be moved to accommodate geographical considerations.
  • The bracket will not be re-seeded going into the state tournament.
  • The state tournament shall feature a modified consolation bracket. Teams losing on Thursday will not advance to Friday.

League Champions ()=RPI

Confluence League: DSST-Byers (43) (will not host)

Frontier: Middle Park (27) (will not host)

Intermountain: Montezuma-Cortez (4)

Metro: Kent Denver (1)

Patriot: Sterling (3)

Tri Peaks: Vanguard (13)

Western Slope: Coal Ridge (2)

Will Host but not League Champions: Centauri (5), Lutheran (6), Manual (7)

Automatic Qualifier

Fort Lupton, DSST-Stapleton, Centauri, Lutheran, Resurrection Christian, Colorado Springs Christian, Delta

At Large Teams

Manual, Faith Christian, Jefferson Academy, Alamosa, Pagosa Springs, University, Colorado Academy, Grand Valley, La Junta, St. Mary’s, Gunnison, Platte Valley, Brush, Peak to Peak, Eaton, Roaring Fork, Fort Lupton, Valley,

First Four Out

Olathe, Manitou Springs, Frontier Academy, Strasburg,

Top 8 seeds based on RPI:

#1 Kent Denver

#2 Coal Ridge

#3 Sterling

#4 Montezuma-Cortez

#5 Centauri

#6 Lutheran

#7 Manual

#8 Vanguard

Remaining Seeds Based upon RPI:
#9 C.S Christian, #10 Delta, #11 Lamar, #12 Resurrection Christian, #13 Faith Christian, #14 Jefferson Academy, #15 Alamosa, #16 Pagosa Springs, #17 University, #18 Colorado Academy, #19 Grand Valley, #20 La Junta, #21 St. Mary’s #22 Gunnison, #23 Platte Valley, #24 Brush, #25 Peak to Peak, #26 Eaton, #27 Middle Park, #28 Roaring Fork, #29 Fort Lupton, #30 Valley, #31 DSST-Stapleton, #32 DSST-Byers

Bracket: District Matchups will be avoided in first round and 24-32 can be moved due to geography.  I will not move teams due to geography this week and will look more into that next week. Also no consolation bracket will be played only Championship and 3rd place game.

Bracket

*#1 Kent Denver vs #32 DSST-Byers

#16 Pagosa Springs vs #17 University

*#8 Vanguard vs #25 Peak to Peak

#9 C.S Christian vs #24 Brush

*#5 Centauri vs #28 Roaring Fork

#12 Lamar vs 21 Gunnison

*#4 Montezuma-Cortez vs #29 Fort Lupton

#13 Faith Christian vs #20 La Junta

*#2 Coal Ridge vs #31 Valley

#15 Alamosa vs #18 Colorado Academy

*#7 Manual vs #26 Eaton

#10 Delta vs #23 Platte Valley

*#6 Lutheran vs #27 Middle Park

#11 Resurrection Christian vs #22 St. Mary’s

*#3 Sterling vs #30 DSST-Stapleton

#14 Jefferson Academy vs #19 Grand Valley

*= Regional Host

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