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Class 1A Football Playoff Predictions & Projections Week 5

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. 

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

Class 1A Playoff Predictions (Who I think will make the playoffs)

This is who I think make the playoffs and who win the leagues.  In the Class 1A all league champions plus the 2nd place from the Western Slope are guaranteed a berth.  The rest will be selected by RPI.  8 At-Large berths will be given out and are selected via RPI.  Seeding is determined by CHSAA Seeding Index.  I am picking my 8 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 ANY ORDER!)

#1 Platte Canyon (Foothills)

#2 Limon (North Central)

#3 Strasburg (Northern)

#4 Peyton (Santa Fe)

#5 Centauri (Southern Peaks)

#6 Florence (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 Yuma (North Central #5)

#13 Highland (Northern #2)

#14 Monte Vista (Southern Peaks #2)

#15 Buena Vista (Tri-Peaks #2)

#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 (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 Class 1A all league champions are guaranteed a berth (Plus 2nd in the Western Slope).  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

Foothills: Platte Canyon (25)

North Central: Limon (4)

Northern: Strasburg (13)

Santa Fe: Peyton (11)

Southern Peaks: Centauri (3)

Tri-Peaks: Florence (2)

Western Slope: North Fork (9)

Western Slope #2: Meeker (14)

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 (4)

#2 North Fork (9)

#3 Florence (2)

#4 Centauri (3)

#5 Peyton (11)

#6 Meeker (14)

#7 Strasburg (13)

#8 Platte Canyon (25)

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

#9 Gunnison (1)

#10 Flatirons Academy (5)

#11 Buena Vista (6)

#12 Holyoke (7)

#13 Wray (8)

#14 Wiggins (10)

#15 Ignacio (12)

#16 Grand Valley (15)

Seeded Playoff Bracket using my take on the CHSAA Seeding Index

#1 Limon vs #16 Ignacio

#8 North Fork vs #9 Strasburg

#4 Wray vs #13 Peyton

#5 Buena Vista vs #12 Meeker

#2 Centauri vs #15 Platte Canyon

#7 Holyoke vs #10 Flatirons Academy

#3 Florence vs #14 Grand Valley

#6 Wiggins vs #11 Gunnison