3A Boys Basketball Top Ten Breakdown

Boys Basketball Class 3A Playoff Projections

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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.

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 (31) (will not host)

Frontier: Middle Park (26) (will not host)

Intermountain: Bayfield (23) (will not host)

Metro: Manual (4)

Patriot: Sterling (1)

Tri Peaks: Vanguard (16)

Western Slope: Coal Ridge (2)

Will Host but not League Champions: Kent Denver (2), Faith Christian (5), Montezuma-Cortez (6), Colorado Springs Christian (7)

Automatic Qualifier

DSST-Green Valley, DSST-Stapleton, Montezuma-Cortez, Faith Christian, Resurrection Christian, Lamar, Delta

At Large Teams

Kent Denver, Colorado Springs Christian, Lutheran, Centauri, Pagosa Springs, Gunnison, Alamosa, Colorado Academy, St. Mary’s, Eaton, Grand Valley, Jefferson Academy, La Junta, Valley, Middle Park, Roaring Fork, Frontier Academy, Strasburg, Platte Valley

First Four Out

Olathe, Fort Lupton, Peak to Peak, Brush

Top 8 seeds based on RPI:

#1 Sterling

#2 Coal Ridge

#3 Kent Denver

#4 Manual

#5 Faith Christian

#6 Montezuma-Cortez

#7 Colorado Springs Christian

#8 Vanguard

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

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 Sterling vs #32 DSST-Byers

#16 Alamosa vs #17 Colorado Academy

*#8 Vanguard vs #25 Valley

#9 Lutheran vs #24 Bayfield

*#5 Faith Christian vs #28 DSST-Stapleton

#12 Lamar vs 21 Grand Valley

*#4 Manual vs #29 Frontier Academy

#13 Pagosa Springs vs #20 Eaton

*#2 Coal Ridge vs #31 Platte Valley

#15 Delta vs #18 St. Mary’s

*#7 C.S Christian vs #26 Middle Park

#10 Centauri vs #23 La Junta

*#6 Montezuma-Cortez vs #27 Roaring Fork

#11 Resurrection Christian vs #22 Jefferson Academy

*#3 Kent Denver vs #30 Strasburg

#14 Gunnison vs #19 University

*= Regional Host

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