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8-Man Football Playoff Predictions & Projections

8-Man Football Playoff Predictions & Projections

This year to reach the playoffs is simple.  Either win your league title or be inside the top 16 of the RPI.  After they select the 16 teams that make the playoffs, they use the CHSAA Seeding Index to seed the playoffs.  This week I will be giving my predictions on who makes the playoffs, but I will also look at if the season ended today who would make the playoffs at the end.  I am picking League Champions from my league predictions article.  I will not even look at seeding till next week or the following week and will just list teams.

https://chsaanow.com/sports/2021/7/15/rpi-standings.aspx Official CHSAA Webpage for RPI

8-Man Playoff Predictions

This is who I think make the playoffs and the league champion predictions.  In the 8-Man ranks all league champions are guaranteed a berth.  The rest will be selected by RPI.  The League Champions I selected are:

Ark Valley: Holly

Central League: Front Range Christian

Mountain League: Sanford

Northwest League: Vail Christian

Plains League: Sedgwick County

Southern League: Simla

10 At-large berths will be given out and are selected via RPI.  Seeding is determined by the CHSAA Seeding Index.  This time I am picking who I think the 10 At-Large teams will be. 

(NOT IN ORDER!)

#1 Holly (Ark Valley)

#2 Front Range Christian (Central)

#3 Sanford (Mountain)

#4 Vail Christian (Northwest)

#5 Sedgwick County (Plains)

#6 Simla (Southern)

At Large Teams

#7 Crowley County (Ark Valley #2)

#8 Fowler (Ark Valley #3)

#9 Mancos (Mountain #2)

#10 Dove Creek (Mountain #3)

#11 Haxtun (Plains #2)

#12 Dayspring Christian (Plains #3)

#13 Merino (Plains #4)

#14 Akron (Plains #5)

#15 Calhan (Southern #2)

#16 Swink (Southern #3)

Plateau Valley, Hoehne, Rangely, Caliche, Pikes Peak Christian, and Lyons also in the mix for the #16 spot.  I could easily see the Northwest League only getting one team in and if that is the case then look for the Southern League to get a third team in or the Ark Valley to get a #4 team in. 

8-Man Playoff Projections

This is if the season ended today.  Using the RPI I will come up with the Playoff field.  League Champions are still selected with my League Prediction Article.  In the 8-Man ranks all league champions are guaranteed a berth.  The rest will be selected by RPI. 

League Champions I selected are: ()=RPI

Ark Valley: Holly (8)

Central League: Front Range Christian (30)

Mountain League: Sanford (2)

Northwest League: Vail Christian (7)

Plains League: Sedgwick County (9)

Southern League: Simla (6)

10 At-Large berths will be given out and are selected via RPI.  Seeding is determined by CHSAA Seeding Index.  The Current RPI is what I used to select the 10 at-large berths. 

(NOT IN ORDER!) ()=RPI

#1 Sanford (2)

#2 Simla (6)

#3 Vail Christian (7)

#4 Holly (8)

#5 Sedgwick County (9)

#6 Front Range Christian (30)

At Large Teams (Selected using 9/15 RPI) ()=RPI

#7 Mancos (1)

#8 Akron (3)

#9 Merino (4)

#10 McClave (5)

#11 Crowley County (10)

#12 Haxtun (11)

#13 Dove Creek (12)

#14 Dolores Huerta (13)

#15 Calhan (14)

#16 Fowler (15)