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8-Man Football Playoff Team Predictions & Projections Week 10

8-Man Football Playoff Team Predictions & Projections Week 10

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 and seed a bracket based on that prediction.  I will also look at if the season ended today who would make the playoffs.

8-Man Playoff Predictions (Who I think will make the playoffs)

I pick my 16 teams who I think make the playoffs.  In the 8-Man ranks all league champions are guaranteed a berth.  The rest will be selected by RPI, which is 10 At-Large berths.  Seeding is determined by CHSAA Seeding Index.  I am picking my 10 At-Large teams based on remaining schedule and RPI.

(NOT IN ORDER!)

League Champions

#1 Holly (Ark Valley)

#2 Byers (Central)

#3 Mancos (Mountain)

#4 Vail Christian (Northwest)

#5 Haxtun (Plains)

#6 Calhan (Southern)

At Large Teams (Italicized means a lock or near lock for playoffs)

#7 Sanford (Mountain)

#8 Sedgwick County (Plains #2)

#9 Akron (Plains #3)

#10 Dayspring Christian (Plains #4)

#11 Merino (Plains #5)

#12 Swink (Southern #2)

#13 Pikes Peak Christian (Southern #3)

#14 Dove Creek (Mountain #3)

#15 Crowley County (Ark Valley #2)

#16 Fowler (Ark Valley #3)

Predicted Playoff Bracket

I am using the team I think make the playoffs and seeding a bracket.  Of course, Coaches Poll, Maxpreps Poll, and Packard are going to change after this week, but I will take a shot at predicting who is seeded where. 

#1 Mancos vs #16 Fowler

#8 Dove Creek vs #9 Merino

#4 Sedgwick County vs #13 Crowley County

#5 Akron vs #12 Swink

#2 Haxtun vs #15 Byers

#7 Dayspring Christian vs #10 Calhan

#6 Holly vs #11 Sanford

#3 Vail Christian vs #14 Pikes Peak Christian

8-Man Playoff Projections (If the Season Ended Today)

This is if the season ended today 10/28/2021.  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: ()=RPI, If Bold means League title locked up (NOT IN Order)

#1 Ark Valley: Holly (8)

#2 Central League: Byers (18)

#3 Mountain League: Mancos (1)

#4 Northwest League: Vail Christian (5)

#5 Plains League: Haxtun (2)

#6 Southern League: Calhan (4)

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. 

At Large Teams (Selected using 10/28 RPI) ()=RPI

#7 Sanford (5), #8 Akron (6), #9 Sedgwick County (7), #10 Merino (9), #11 Swink (10), #12 Dayspring Christian (11), #13 Pikes Peak Christian (12), #14 Dove Creek (13), #15 Crowley County (14), #16 Hayden (15)

First Four Out ()=RPI

Simla (16), Fowler (17), McClave (19), Wiley (20)

Seeded Playoff Bracket using my take on the CHSAA Seeding Index

#1 Mancos vs #16 Hayden

#8 Dove Creek vs #9 Merino

#4 Sedgwick County vs #13 Crowley County

#5 Akron vs #12 Swink

#2 Haxtun vs #15 Byers

#7 Dayspring Christian vs #10 Sanford

#3 Vail Christian vs #14 Pikes Peak Christian

#6 Holly vs #11 Calhan