Class 1A Regional Volleyball Predictions
Here are my Predictions on who is going to win the 8 regionals taking place this weekend. I will also give my 4 wildcards based on today (11/2/2021) RPI. I will give a quick breakdown of why I am picking each team to win.
Briggsdale will be the favorite to win this region. Briggsdale has 3 loses this season 2 of which were to a top team in Class 2A and the other was to Fleming who is a top 4 team in Class 1A. Briggsdale will be tested by perennial power Kit Carson, but I expect Briggsdale to win this region.
Fleming did not get an easy draw as the #2 seed. Fleming will face Springfield who is playing really well and La Veta who is a perennial power. Fleming will be tested by I expect them to win this region.
In many people minds Haxtun is the favorite to win the Class 1A title. I also feel as if Haxtun got a really good draw in the region. Haxtun, I think cruise into the State Tournament.
Merino did not get any favors done when it was seeded in this region. Merino has two teams who traditionally make it to the state tournament in Genoa-Hugo and Sangre De Cristo. I think this will be a very tough region, but I think Merino still gets the win.
Wiley has just 2 loses this season to top 3 teams in Class 1A. Wiley in my opinion has a very good draw but should still be tested by Weldon Valley who did win a set against Briggsdale. Wiley should be happy with this draw and I believe advance to the State Tournament.
Stratton will be the favorite to advance from Region 6 but I think have two teams who will challenge for the region. Belleview Christian and Otis are both solid teams and this should be a tough test for Stratton. I think Stratton will get all it can handle but advance from this region.
Winner: Flatirons Academy
Idalia is the higher seed at #7 but I think have toughest region. Flatirons Academy and North Park are two very good teams. I am picking the #10 seeded Flatirons Academy to win this region. I could see any of the three teams in this region win. Flatirons Academy I think is playing the best Volleyball in this region which is why I am picking them.
Winner: Dove Creek
Another very tough region. Cheraw is the #8 seed and joined by #9 Dove Creek, and #17 Simla. Honestly, I believe any of the 3 teams can win this region and could come down to the tie breaker. Cheraw would have been my pick a few weeks ago but since October they have not been the same. I am picking Dove Creek to win this region, and this will be the most competitive of the 8 regionals.
Wild Card Teams
Belleview Christian, Cheraw, Idalia, Genoa-Hugo