1A League Breakdown

Class 1A Football Playoff Projections Week 6 & League Predictions

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Class 1A Football Playoff Projections Week 6 & League Predictions

Very Early Projections for Class 1A especially before league starts.  League begins in Class 1A this week.  Due to my website having problems I will not have a league breakdown posted this week in Class 1A only.  So, what I decided to do was give my league predictions plus the normal playoff projections I do.  Look for a way more in-depth article next week!

http://chsaanow.com/rpi/football/ Official CHSAA Webpage for RPI

Note:  Win! Take care of business and you will get in!

Qualifying Format

The Top 16 teams in the classification based on the final RPI rankings will qualify for the post-season bracket.  Each conference champion will automatically be placed on the playoff bracket.  Conference champions are determined by the conference Bylaws or policies.  If a conference champion is not ranked in the top 16 based on the final RPI, they will replace the lowest ranked team that is not a conference champion in the top 16.

Seeding Criteria (once qualifiers are determined)

Four sources of data will be collected used when seeding teams for the playoff bracket: RPI Ranking System; MaxPreps; Packard Rankings; Coaches Poll.  Each source of data collected at the end of the regular season will be equally weighted.

Coaches Poll: All Head coaches are required to vote 7 of 9 weeks in the online Coaches Poll during the regular season.

The sources of data collected will be utilized to place teams on the 16-team bracket. Once on the bracket, teams can be moved one slot at maximum based upon a head to head regular season game, if they are consecutive seeds on the bracket.  If the scenario exists where three of more consecutive seeded teams have all played one another, they will remain as originally placed on the bracket

A conference champion not ranked in the top 16 of the final RPI rankings will be placed in the bracket.

When possible, conference opponents will not be paired against one another in the first round and geography will be consideration in the first round.  These adjustments can be made for seeds #9-#16.

Seeding Procedure

Conference champions that are ranked in the Top 16 of the final RPI rankings are placed on the board for consideration.

The seeding committee will determine the #1 overall seed and place that team on the bracket.  The #2 team from the same conference as the #1 overall seed will then be place on the board for consideration.  The seeding committee will then determine the #2 overall seed and place that team on the bracket.  The #2 team from the same conference as the #2 overall seed will then be place on the board for consideration.  The process will be followed until all 16 teams are seeded.

League Predictions

Foothills League

League Champion: Honestly Wide Open but I am guessing: Jefferson

Player of the League: RB/LB Brandon Patterson Sr. Platte Canyon

Playoff Contenders: Only 1 team makes the playoffs from this league.

RPI: Jefferson (23), Clear Creek (31), Sheridan (32), Platte Canyon (33), Manual (36), Lake County (37)

North Central League

League Champion: Holyoke

Player of the League: RB Blake Mosenteen Sr. Holyoke

Playoff Contenders & Order of Finish: Holyoke, Limon, Wray, Burlington, Yuma, Wiggins

RPI: Limon (2), Holyoke (3), Wray (7), Burlington (15), Yuma (16), Wiggins (27)

Northern league

League Champion: Strasburg

Player of the League: RB Trystan Graf Jr. Strasburg HS

Playoff Contenders & Order of Finish: Strasburg, Highland, Flatirons Academy, Estes Park

RPI: Strasburg (1), Highland (5), Flatirons Academy (6), Pinnacle (17), Estes Park (25), Lyons (39)

Santa Fe League

League Champion: Peyton

Player of the League: RB Brandon Hussey Jr. Peyton HS

Playoff Contenders & Order of Finish: Peyton, Rocky Ford, Crowley County, John Mall

RPI: Peyton (20), Crowley County (21), Rocky Ford (22), Trinidad (26), Ellicott (29), John Mall (35)

Southern Peaks League

League Champion: Centauri

Player of the League: QB Eric Maez Sr. Centauri HS

Playoff Contenders & Order of Finish: Centauri, Monte Vista, Center

RPI: Centauri (8), Center (24), Monte Vista (30), Dolores (38), Ignacio (40)

Tri-Peaks League

League Champion: C.S Christian

Player of the League: RB Peyton Brones Sr. C.S Christian

Playoff Contenders & Order of Finish: C.S Christian, Florence, Rye, Buena Vista, St. Mary’s

RPI: Florence (10), Rye (11), C.S Christian (12), Buena Vista (13), St. Mary’s (34)

Western Slope League

League Champion: Meeker

Player of the League: QB Ryan Phelan Jr. Meeker HS

Playoff Contenders & Order of Finish: Meeker, Hotchkiss, Paonia, Cedaredge, Olathe

RPI: Meeker (4), Hotchkiss (9), Paonia (14), Cedaredge (18), Olathe (19), Grand Valley (28)

League Champions ()=RPI

Foothills League: Jefferson (23)

North Central League: Limon (2)

Northern League: Strasburg (1)

Santa Fe League: Peyton (20)

Southern Peaks League: Centauri (8)

Tri-Peaks League: C.S Christian (12)

Western Slope League: Meeker (4)

At Large Berths

Holyoke, Highland, Flatirons Academy, Wray, Hotchkiss, Florence, Rye, C.S Christian, Buena Vista, Paonia

First Four Out

Burlington, Yuma, Pinnacle, Cedaredge

First Round Matchups

  1. Strasburg vs 16. Jefferson
  2. Limon vs 15. Peyton
  3. Holyoke vs 14. Paonia
  4. Meeker vs 13. Buena Vista
  5. Florence vs 12. Flatirons Academy
  6. Centauri vs 11. Rye
  7. C.S Christian vs 10. Wray
  8. Highland vs 9. Hotchkiss

* Seeding a 16-team bracket based on their seeding rules which states you must place the league champion before the #2 team.

How I seeded The Bracket

I found the ranking for each team in the four polls and averaged them to get their average rank and seeded based on that and using the seeding procedure rules. If you would like the Data, I used for seeding please Email or message me.  Remember the 16 teams are selected by RPI and League Champions Automatically qualify.

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