1A League Breakdown

Class 1A Football Playoff Predictions & Projections

Class 1A Football Playoff Predictions & Projections

This year to reach the playoffs is simple.  Either win your league title (or finish 2nd in the Western Slope) 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

Class 1A Playoff Predictions

This is who I think make the playoffs and the league champion predictions.  In the Class 1A all league champions are guaranteed a berth.  The rest will be selected by RPI.  The League Champions I selected are:

Foothills: Platte Canyon

North Central: Limon

Northern: Strasburg

Santa Fe: Peyton

Southern Peaks: Centauri

Tri-Peaks: Buena Vista

Western Slope: North Fork

Western Slope #2: Meeker

8 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 8 At-Large teams will be. 

(NOT IN ANY ORDER!)

#1 Platte Canyon (Foothills)

#2 Limon (North Central)

#3 Strasburg (Northern)

#4 Peyton (Santa Fe)

#5 Centauri (Southern Peaks)

#6 Buena Vista (Tri-Peaks)

#7 North Fork (Western Slope)

#8 Meeker (Western Slope #2)

At-Large Berths

#9 Holyoke (North Central #2)

#10 Wray (North Central #3)

#11 Wiggins (North Central #4)

#12 Highland (Northern #2)

#13 Monte Vista (Southern Peaks #2)

#14 Florence (Tri-Peaks #2)

#15 Yuma (North Central #5)

#16 Flatirons Academy (Northern #3)

Bennett, Burlington, Estes Park, Center, Rye, and Grand Valley all will be in the mix for the #16 spot.  Right now, I have the North Central with 5 teams getting into the playoffs, but we will have to see how things shake out with the RPI.  Non-League games will also play a big part for most of the playoff spots. 

Class 1A 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 Class 1A all league champions are guaranteed a berth.  The rest will be selected by RPI. 

League Champions I selected are: ()=RPI

Foothills: Platte Canyon (24)

North Central: Limon (1)

Northern: Strasburg (16)

Santa Fe: Peyton (13)

Southern Peaks: Centauri (10)

Tri-Peaks: Buena Vista (8)

Western Slope: North Fork (5)

Western Slope #2: Meeker (15)

8 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 8 at-large berths. 

(NOT IN ORDER!) ()=RPI

#1 Limon (1)

#2 North Fork (5)

#3 Buena Vista (8)

#4 Centauri (10)

#5 Peyton (13)

#6 Meeker (15)

#7 Strasburg (16)

#8 Platte Canyon (24)

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

#9 Florence (2)

#10 Holyoke (3)

#11 Flatirons Academy (4)

#12 Wiggins (6)

#13 Burlington (7)

#14 Wray (9)

#15 Gunnison (11)

#16 Highland (12)