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8-Man Football Playoff Projections Week 6

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8-Man Football Playoff Projections Week 6

The 8-Man League schedule is just kicking off and plenty of things will change for the next couple weeks. I wanted to get a benchmark before the league season really gets going.  I will be predicting League Champions based on how teams have played so far.  Of course, things will change!

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

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

Playoffs (Straight from Chsaanow.com): The seeding committee will be made up of 1 member from each conference.  No coaches are permitted to serve on the committee.  The top 16 teams in the classification based on the final RPI rankings will be placed into the post-season bracket.  If a conference champion is not ranked in the Top 16 based on RPI ranking, they will replace the lowest ranked team that is not a conference champion in the top 16.

Seeding Criteria (once qualifiers are determined)

The following criteria should be taken into consideration when seeding bracket, in no particular order: RPI, Common opponents, strength of schedule and head to head competition.

A conference champion in the Top 10 of the seeded playoff brackets will host a first game unless they are playing another league champion.  Once seeded, the seeds of the teams will not change, regardless of who hosts the game.  A conference champion not ranked in the top 10 of the seeded playoff bracket will be placed in the bracket but will not host a first round game.

A conference champion not ranked in the top 16 of the final RPI rankings will be placed in the bracket but will not be guaranteed a top 10 seed and will not be guaranteed to host a first-round game.

When possible, conference opponents will not be paired against one another in the first round.  Geography will be a consideration in the first round

Seeding Procedure

Conference champions that are ranked in the top 16 of the final RPI rankings are place 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 Champions ()= RPI

Arkansas Valley League: Fowler (4)

Central League: Front Range Christian (15)

Mountain League: Mancos (2)

Northwest League: Vail Christian (1)

Plains League: Sedgwick County (8)

Southern League: Pikes Peak Christian (11)

At Large Berths

Vail Christian, Dayspring Christian, Rangely, Merino, Sanford, Caliche, West Grand, Dove Creek, Sargent, Soroco, Elbert

First Four Out

Del Norte, Swink, Simla, Calhan

First Round Matchups

  1. Vail Christian vs 16. Elbert
  2. Mancos vs 15. Front Range Christian
  3. Fowler vs 14. Soroco
  4. Rangely vs 13. Sargent
  5. Sanford vs 12. Caliche
  6. Sedgwick County vs 11. Dove Creek
  7. Dayspring Christian vs 10. Pikes Peak Christian (Pikes Peak Christian would host)
  8. Merino vs 9. West Grand

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

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