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Class 1A Football Playoff Team Predictions & Projections Week 8

Class 1A Football Playoff Team Predictions & Projections Week 8

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 (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.


#1 Bennett (Foothills)

#2 Limon (North Central)

#3 Strasburg (Northern)

#4 Banning Lewis (Santa Fe)

#5 Centauri (Southern Peaks)

#6 Florence (Tri-Peaks)

#7 Meeker (Western Slope)

#8 North Fork (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 Buena Vista (Tri-Peaks #2)

#15 Monte Vista (Southern Peaks #2)

#16 Flatirons Academy (Northern #3)

Playoff Hunt for Final Spots

Burlington, Ignacio/Center, Rye, C.S Christian, Gunnison

I think only Yuma or Burlington get into the playoffs.  I do not think all 6 teams can get in.  I went Yuma but the winner of Yuma and Burlington this week will have a shot at the playoffs even both could miss the playoffs if things don’t fall correctly.  I have Gunnison not making the playoffs.  Their RPI is boosted because of their winning percentage.  If Gunnison loses to Meeker you will see their RPI drop from .620 to the .550 range and then they must face North Fork and a loss to them will probably have them missing the playoffs.  The same could happen to Flatirons Academy and they could drop out instead of Gunnison and Gunnison get in.  Huge week of games this week.  Class 1A is very muddy still especially if Monte Vista beats Ignacio this will be a big boost to their RPI.

Class 1A Playoff Projections (If the Season Ended Today)

This is if the season ended today 10/14/2021.  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: Bennett (18)

North Central: Limon (3)

Northern: Strasburg (9)

Santa Fe: Banning Lewis (17)

Southern Peaks: Centauri (1)

Tri-Peaks: Florence (5)

Western Slope: Meeker (8)

Western Slope #2: North Fork (11)

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. 


#1 Centauri (1)

#2 Limon (3)

#3 Florence (5)

#4 Meeker (8)

#5 Strasburg (10)

#6 North Fork (11)

#7 Banning Lewis (17)

#8 Bennett (18)

At Large Teams (Selected using 10/14 RPI) ()=RPI

#9 Buena Vista (2)

#10 Wray (4)

#11 Wiggins (6)

#12 Gunnison (7)

#13 Holyoke (10)

#14 Highland (12)

#15 Yuma (13)

#16 Flatirons Academy (14)

First Four Out ()=RPI

Burlington (15), Monte Vista (16), C.S Christian (19), Peyton (20)

Seeded Playoff Bracket using my take on the CHSAA Seeding Index

#1 Centauri vs #16 Banning Lewis

#8 Holyoke vs #9 Meeker

#4 Wray vs #13 Highland

#5 Buena Vista vs #12 Gunnison

#2 Limon vs #15 Bennett

#7 Strasburg vs #10 Yuma

#3 Florence vs #14 Flatirons Academy

#6 Wiggins vs #11 North Fork