Class 1A Boys Basketball Breakdown

Class 1A Boys Basketball Regional and State Tournament Predictions/Projections Week 12

Class 1A Boys Basketball Regional and State Tournament Predictions/Projections Week 12

I am using my Final District Predictions article to come up with the teams and not the current standings.  For Region 2 and 3 they will be seeded by RPI avoiding district matchups in the first round.  Unless I hear different this is what the bulletin states. The RPI was pulled for these Predictions on 2/21 @9am before any District games were played. For Regionals the RPI will not include any District Tournament Games. The RPI I posted on 2/21 was before District play kicked off. Thanks to Kevin Shaffer at for getting all the small details figured out.

Here is the Link to the RPI I posted on 2/21:

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: Denver Jewish Day, Belleview Christian

Caprock Academy vs Belleview Christian

Denver Jewish Day vs Dove Creek

State Qualifiers: Caprock Academy & Denver Jewish Day

Region 2 ()=RPI

District 4: Haxtun (8), Briggsdale (4), Merino (14)

District 5: Genoa-Hugo (16), Idalia (27), Otis (36)

District 7: Evangelical Christian (1), Simla (13), Hanover (17)

Region 2 Bracket 1

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

Region 2 Bracket 2

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

Region 2 Bracket 3

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

State Qualifiers Prediction: Evangelical Christian, Briggsdale, Haxtun

Note: I seeded this just straight RPI avoiding District Matchups in just the first round.

Region 3 ()=RPI

District 2: Granada (2), McClave (9), Wiley (10)

District 3: Springfield (22), Kim/Branson (21), La Veta (29)

District 6: Sierra Grande (3), Creede (25), Moffat/Mountain Valley (38)

Region 3 Bracket 1

#1 Granada vs Winner of #6 vs #7
#6 Springfield vs #7 Creede

Region 3 Bracket 2

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

Region 3 Bracket 3

#3 McClave vs Winner of #4 vs #9
#4 Wiley vs #9 Moffat/Mountain Valley

State Qualifiers: Granada, Sierra Grande, McClave

Note: I seeded this just straight RPI avoiding District Matchups in just the first round.

State Tournament

The 8 teams I have selected to reach the State Tournament are:

Caprock Academy, Denver Jewish Day, Evangelical Christian, Haxtun, Briggsdale, Granada, Sierra Grande, McClave

I am seeding these 8 teams using RPI, Common Opponents and Head-to-head matchups so far.  I am going to have make a few assumptions so this will probably change after this weekend.

#1 Sierra Grande vs #8 Briggsdale

#4 Haxtun vs #5 Caprock Academy

#2 Evangelical Christian vs #7 McClave

#3 Granada vs #6 Denver Jewish Day