Class 2A Football Playoff Projections Week 7
We are 1 week into the league schedule so plenty of things can still change. I am still having to make a few assumptions like who is winning the league titles. I am using my predictions to pick those or recent results. Also with us moving into the second weekend of October things are starting to get interesting with the RPI.
http://chsaanow.com/rpi/football/ Official CHSAA Webpage for RPI
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.
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 Champions ()=RPI
Colorado League: Englewood (10)
Flatirons League: Faith Christian (12)
Intermountain League: Bayfield (22)
Patriot East League: Sterling (2)
Patriot West League: Resurrection Christian (4)
Tri-Peaks League: La Junta (9)
Western Slope League: Delta (7)
At Large Berths
Basalt, Moffat County, Platte Valley, Rifle, Eaton, Classical Academy, Elizabeth, Lamar, The Academy
First Four Out
Woodland Park, Bennett, Pagosa Springs, Arvada
First Round Matchups
- Sterling vs 16. The Academy
- Resurrection Christian vs 15. Bayfield
- Delta vs 14. Englewood
- Rifle vs 13. Lamar
- Basalt vs 12. Elizabeth
- Platte Valley vs 11. Moffat County
- Eaton vs 10. Classical Academy
- Faith Christian vs 9. La Junta
* 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.