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Class 1A Boys and Girls State Tournament Predictions

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Class 1A Boys and Girls State Tournament Predictions

With my District and Regional Predictions completed I decided to give my picks for who I think qualifies for the state tournament.  I will do the same for Class 2A later today.

Class 1A Boys

Region 1

Pick: De Beque

De Beque is my favorite right now to win the State Tournament and are playing most consistent basketball.

Pick: Evangelical Christian

Evangelical Christian vs Ouray will be a great matchup and is a hard matchup to pick.  I am going ECA in a good game over Ouray.

Region 2

Pick: Cornerstone Christian

The winner between Haxtun and Merino will have Cornerstone Christian on upset alert.  I do think either team can beat Cornerstone Christian and I struggled on picking a bracket winner.  I went with Cornerstone Christian due to their state tournament experience.

Pick: Prairie

Prairie must get by Arickaree/Woodlin first, but I think they have the team to do so.  I do think whoever wins between Prairie and Arickaree/Woodlin will give Mile High Academy fits.  I am going with Prairie to advance to the State tournament.

Pick: Peetz

Front Range Baptist is the higher seed, but I think Peetz could have some magic left and make a run for the tournament.  Peetz continues to improve week in and week out and I think they can beat Front Range Baptist.

Region 3

Pick: Sangre De Cristo

Sangre De Cristo is another team I think can make a run for a State title.  McClave and Kim/Branson will be a good game, but Sangre De Cristo has shown they can beat Kim/Branson beating them by 20+ points this past week.

Pick: Walsh

Walsh has the talent to make a run for a tournament berth, but Kit Carson will be their big test.  Kit Carson should get by Creede but Creede is playing better basketball.  Walsh will have to contend with a good shooting Kit Carson team to advance.

Pick: Cheraw

Cheraw vs Springfield is a rematch from earlier in the year.  Should be a great matchup but I think the length of Cheraw will cause problems for teams.

State Tournament Bracket

I am using RPI to seed the Bracket.

#1 Cornerstone Christian vs #8 Prairie

#4 Walsh vs #5 Cheraw

#3 Sangre De Cristo vs #6 Peetz

#2 De Beque vs #7 Evangelical Christian

Class 1A-Girls

Region 1

Pick: Genoa-Hugo

Genoa-Hugo vs De Beque will be a good matchup.  De Beque does has the experience over Genoa-Hugo but I think Genoa-Hugo gets be De Beque in a very good game.

Pick: North Park

Back to back appearances on the line for North Park and they should get past Elbert to get to the State tournament.

Region 2

Pick: Briggsdale

Briggsdale has plenty of quality wins on the season.  Briggsdale continues to be battle tested as the year goes on but I think they get by the winner of Arickaree/Woodlin/Cornerstone Christian.

Pick: Fleming

If Merino beats Belleview Christian then I think Merino could push Fleming but this young team is coming together at the right time and I think they advance to the State tournament again.

Pick: Haxtun

Haxtun has a solid team, but I think a tough Shining Mountain team could give them some problems.  I do think Haxtun advances to the state tournament.

Region 3

Pick: Kit Carson

Not much else to say but they are looking for another state championship.  They are my pick to win the 1A girls title.

Pick: South Baca

South Baca continues to play good basketball.  McClave should challenge South Baca but I think South Baca advances to the State Tournament.

Pick: Sangre De Cristo

Springfield vs Eads will be a good game.  Whoever wins will challenge Sangre De Cristo but I think Sangre advance to the state tournament.

State Tournament Bracket

I am using RPI to seed the Bracket.

#1 Kit Carson vs #8 Haxtun

#4 South Baca vs #5 Sangre De Cristo

#3 Briggsdale vs #6 Fleming (Could be moved with Sangre De Cristo or De Beque to avoid District opponent)

#2 Genoa-Hugo vs #7 De Beque

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