Boys Basketball Regional Predictions and State Tournament Projections Class 2A
I will be making my 2019 Regional Predictions and seed the State Tournament based on RPI.
Holly will have to contend with the winner of Dayspring Christian and Sargent. Sargent has proven they can hang with anyone and I am picking them to beat Dayspring Christian. Sargent does have the size to match up well with Holly. Sargent though will need to play back to back good games to pull the upset. I am going with Holly to advance and push for a State title.
The clash between Fowler and Vail Christian should be a good game. Fowler does have to travel to Vail Christian and could affect them. I still think Fowler is battle tested and I think win the region to advance to the State Tournament.
People probably won’t agree with this pick but the travel to the SLV plus the environment of the Sanford gym will be a huge advantage for Sanford. Sanford vs Denver Christian in the regional’s finals may be the best game in the 2A Regional bracket!
Rocky Ford vs Wray will be a very good game, but I am going with Rocky Ford to advance to face Limon. Limon could be playing their best basketball of the season. Limon beat Byers and Denver Christian to win their District. Rocky Ford will give them fits, but I think Limon advances.
Yuma has proven they are one of the best teams in 2A. They will have to deal with the winner of Peyton vs John Mall. Yuma will be the huge favorite, but I expect Peyton or John Mall to push Yuma.
The regional final between Simla and Byers should be a good game. These two have meet before and I am sticking with Byers in this matchup. Byers bounced back nicely in the 3rd place game in the District Tournament. Byers I think has the talent to push for a deep postseason run.
Region 6 is wide open. I think any of the 4 teams can push for the regional spot. Center lost to Mancos by 16 but Center has a bit more confidence and a hot night shooting could stun Mancos. Heritage Christian vs Akron is another matchup that if Akron has a good night shooting could have an upset as well. I still think Mancos vs Heritage Christian is your regional final with Mancos pulling the win due to hosting and the long travel for Heritage Christian.
No one has really touched Highland in 2019 and I think that continues. Highland is one of the best teams in 2A and honestly my pick to win the State Title. Highland will have to contend with the winner of Del Norte/Sedgwick County, but I think they cruise to the State Tournament.
State Tournament Bracket (Class 2A)
I am seeding the state tournament with the most current RPI and using my picks it would look like this:
#1 Holly vs #8 Mancos
#4 Fowler vs #5 Limon
#3 Highland vs #6 Byers
#2 Yuma vs #7 Sanford