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8-Man Football Playoff Predictions & Projections Week 5

8-Man Football Playoff Predictions & Projections Week 5

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 (Who I think will make the playoffs)

This is who I think make the playoffs and who win the leagues.  In the 8-Man ranks all league champions are guaranteed a berth.  The rest will be selected by RPI.  10 At-Large berths will be given out and are selected via RPI.  Seeding is determined by CHSAA Seeding Index.  I am picking my 10 At-Large teams via non-league schedules, remaining schedules, and how I think teams will do.  League Champions are posted first then the At-Large Teams.

(NOT IN ORDER!)

#1 Holly (Ark Valley)

#2 Front Range Christian (Central)

#3 Sanford (Mountain)

#4 Vail Christian (Northwest)

#5 Sedgwick County (Plains)

#6 Pikes Peak Christian (Southern)

At Large Teams

#7 Fowler (Ark Valley #2)

#8 Hoehne (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 Simla (Southern #3)

Wiley, Crowley County, Plateau Valley, Rangely, Swink, and Elbert 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 (If the Season Ended Today)

This is if the season ended today 9/23/2021.  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.  I will seed the bracket with my take at the CHSAA Seeding Index.  This is nothing official and just my take at the index.

League Champions I selected are: ()=RPI

Ark Valley: Holly (13)

Central League: Front Range Christian (21)

Mountain League: Sanford (3)

Northwest League: Vail Christian (6)

Plains League: Sedgwick County (1)

Southern League: Pikes Peak Christian (12)

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 Sedgwick County (1)

#2 Sanford (3)

#3 Vail Christian (6)

#4 Pikes Peak Christian (12)

#5 Holly (13)

#6 Front Range Christian

At Large Teams (Selected using 9/23 RPI) ()=RPI

#7 Wiley (2)

#8 Akron (4)

#9 Mancos (5)

#10 Haxtun (7)

#11 Dayspring Christian (8)

#12 Merino (9)

#13 Dove Creek (10)

#14 Fowler (11)

#15 Hoehne (14)

#16 Simla (15)

Seeded Playoff Bracket using my take on the CHSAA Seeding Index

#1 Sedgwick County vs #16 Front Range Christian

#8 Merino vs #9 Vail Christian

#4 Haxtun vs #13 Hoehne

#5 Dayspring Christian vs #12 Holly

#2 Sanford vs #15 Simla

#7 Akron vs #10 Wiley

#3 Mancos vs #14 Fowler

#6 Dove Creek vs #11 Pikes Peak Christian