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Class 1A Boys Basketball Regional and State Tournament Predictions/Projections Week 7

Class 1A Boys Basketball Regional and State Tournament Predictions/Projections Week 7

We have about a month left of the season and I want to give a look towards regionals and State.  They have reverted Regional back to the 2019 format and that is posted below.  I am using my District Predictions article to come up with the teams.  For Region 2 and 3 they seeded different in 2019.  For Region 3 each District winner got a Bye and for Region 2 they seeded by RPI (I believe, If I am wrong please message me).  I will seed them the same and then select the 8 teams I think will make it to State.  I will not seed it this week but may next week.

How to Qualify for Regionals and State

8 District each qualify 2 or 3 teams to three regionals.  The three regionals are posted below

Region 1Region 2Region 3
District 1 & 8District 4, 5, 7District 2, 3, 6

The #1 and #2 seeds from Districts 1 and 8 will be paired, while the #1, #2, and #3 seeds from Districts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 will advance to a regional site.  In Region 2 (4,5,7) and Region 3 (2, 3, 6), the nine qualify teams will be seeded by RPI avoiding any previous district matchups.  In Region 1, District 1 and 8 #1s will play each other districts #2.  Region 1 receives 2 state qualifiers, Region 2 & 3 receive three state qualifiers each.

After the Final 8 teams have been determined the teams will be re-seeded base on the following: The eight regional winners advance to the state tournament where they will be seeded by seeding criteria approved in a committee, made up of administrative representatives.  The committee may use the following criteria to seed the final pairings: final RPI, previous district matchup’s, head-to-head competition, and common opponents.

A consolation bracket will be played in the Great 8.

Region 1

District 1: Caprock Academy, Dove Creek

District 8: Belleview Christian, Denver Jewish Day

Caprock Academy vs Denver Jewish Day

Belleview Christian vs Dove Creek

State Qualifiers: Caprock Academy & Belleview Christian

Region 2 ()=RPI

District 4: Briggsdale (3), Haxtun (10), Merino (23)

District 5: Genoa-Hugo (22), Stratton (26), Idalia (37)

District 7: Evangelical Christian (2), Simla (16), Hanover (21)

Region 2 Bracket 1

#1 Evangelical Christian vs Winner of #6 vs #7
#6 Genoa-Hugo vs #7 Merino

Region 2 Bracket 2

#2 Briggsdale vs Winner of #5 vs #8
#5 Hanover vs #8 Stratton

Region 2 Bracket 3

#3 Haxtun vs Winner of #4 vs #9
#4 Simla vs #9 Idalia

State Qualifiers: Evangelical Christian, Briggsdale, Haxtun

Region 3

District 2: Granada, Cheyenne Wells, McClave

District 3: La Veta, Kim/Branson, Primero

District 6: Sierra Grande, Cotopaxi, Creede

Region 3 Bracket 1

#1 Granada vs Winner of #6 vs #7
#6 Cotopaxi vs #7 Primero

Region 3 Bracket 2

#2 Sierra Grande vs Winner of #5 vs #8
#5 Kim/Branson vs #8 McClave

Region 3 Bracket 3

#3 La Veta vs Winner of #4 vs #9
#4 Cheyenne Wells vs #9 Creede

State Qualifiers: Granada, Sierra Grande, Cheyenne Wells

State Tournament

I won’t seed this week based off my predictions, but I will next week.  Here are the 8 teams I think qualify for the State Tournament based on my Regional Predictions.

Caprock Academy

Belleview Christian


Evangelical Christian



Sierra Grande

Cheyenne Wells