8-Man Football Playoff Projections Week 7
We are in the second weekend of October and the RPI will still have some changes. I think the place to look for changes will be in the plains league. Currently Sedgwick County has the #10 RPI but a win or loss will have big movement for Sedgco. There will still be changes but we are starting to see some of the RPI numbers not changing as crazy. The Plains League, Northwest League, Mountain League, and Ark Valley have some big matchups that could still shake up the RPI. This is just a projection based off the current RPI numbers.
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
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 (3)
Central League: Front Range Christian (12)
Mountain League: Mancos (2)
Northwest League: Vail Christian (1)
Plains League: Sedgwick County (10)
Southern League: Pikes Peak Christian (7)
At Large Berths
Dayspring Christian, Sanford, Merino, West Grand, Rangely, Caliche, Dove Creek, Elbert, Soroco, Sargent
First Four Out
Calhan, Simla, Hoehne, Swink
First Round Matchups
- Vail Christian vs 16. Sargent
- Mancos vs 15. Soroco
- Fowler vs 14. Elbert
- Sanford vs 13. Front Range Christian
- Pikes Peak Christian vs 12. Merino
- West Grand vs 11. Caliche
- Rangely vs 10. Dayspring Christian
- Sedgwick County vs 9. Dove Creek
* Seeding a 16-team bracket based on their seeding rules which states you must place the league champion before the #2 team.