3A Boys Basketball Top Ten Breakdown

Regional and State Projections Boys Basketball Class 3A

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Regional and State Projections Boys Basketball Class 3A

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: DSST-Stapleton (16)

Intermountain: Centauri (7)

Metro: Manual (2)

Patriot: Sterling (1)

Tri Peaks: Vanguard (9)

Western Slope: Delta (12)

Will Host but not League Champions: Kent Denver (3), Lutheran (4)

Automatic Qualifier

DSST-Green Valley, The Academy, Bayfield, Faith Christian, Resurrection Christian, C.S Christian, Roaring Fork

At Large Teams

Kent Denver, Lutheran, Coal Ridge, Montezuma-Cortez, Colorado Academy, Gunnison, St. Mary’s, Lamar, Pagosa Springs, Eaton, Grand Valley, Alamosa, Platte Valley, Jefferson Academy, University, Frontier Academy, Middle Park, Valley,

First Four Out

La Junta, Manitou Springs, The Academy, KIPP Collegiate,

Top 8 seeds based on RPI:

#1 Sterling

#2 Manual

#3 Kent Denver

#4 Lutheran

#5 Centauri

#6 Vanguard

#7 Delta

#8 DSST-Stapleton

Remaining Seeds Based upon RPI:
#9 Resurrection Christian, #10 Faith Christian, #11 Coal Ridge, #12 C.S Christian, #13 Montezuma-Cortez, #14 Colorado Academy, #15 Gunnison, #16 St. Mary’s, #17 Lamar, #18 Pagosa Springs, #19 Eaton, #20 Grand Valley, #21 Roaring Fork, #22 Alamosa, #23 Bayfield, #24 Platte Valley, #25 Jefferson Academy, #26 University, #27 Frontier Academy, #28 Middle Park, #29 Valley, #30 DSST-Byers, #31 The Academy, #32 DSST-Green Valley Ranch

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-Green Valley Ranch
#16 St. Mary’s vs #17 Pagosa Springs

 

#8 DSST-Stapleton vs #25 Jefferson Academy
#9 Resurrection Christian vs #24 Platte Valley

 

#5 Centauri vs #28 Middle Park
#12 C.S Christian vs #21 Roaring Fork

 

#4 Lutheran vs #29 Valley
#13 Montezuma-Cortez vs #20 Grand Valley

 

#2 Manual vs #31 The Academy
#15 Gunnison vs #18 Lamar

 

#7 Delta vs #26 University
#10 Faith Christian vs #23 Bayfield

 

#6 Vanguard vs #27 Frontier Academy
#11 Coal Ridge vs #22 Alamosa

 

#3 Kent Denver vs #30 DSST-Byers
#14 Colorado Academy vs #19 Eaton

 

*= Regional Host

State Tournament Predictions

#1 Sterling vs #9 Resurrection Christian

#5 Centauri vs #4 Lutheran

#2 Manual vs #10 Faith Christian

#3 Kent Denver vs #6 Vangaurd

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