1A League Breakdown

Class 1A Football Playoff Projections Week 8


Class 1A Football Playoff Projections Week 8

We move into the third week of league play and move deeper into October.  With just 3 games remaining teams will really be watching RPI and hoping they can pick up some key wins to get into the playoffs.

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 Champions ()=RPI

Foothills League: Platte Canyon (23)

North Central League: Limon (3)

Northern League: Strasburg (2)

Santa Fe League: Peyton (14)

Southern Peaks League: Centauri (9)

Tri-Peaks League: Florence (6)

Western Slope League: Meeker (4)

At Large Berths

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

First Four Out

Yuma, Burlington, Paonia, Rocky Ford

First Round Matchups

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

* 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.