1A League Breakdown

Class 1A Football Playoff Predictions & Projections Week 10

Centauri vs Center

Class 1A Football Playoff 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 CHSAA Seeding Index.  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.  Remember this is super early and expect huge changes next week.  I just wanted to get a baseline out for the rest of the season.

Class 1A Playoff Predictions (Who I think make the playoffs)

This is who I think make the playoffs and who win the leagues.  In Class 1A ranks all league champions are guaranteed a berth.  The rest will be selected by CHSAA Seeding Index.  Seeding is determined by CHSAA Seeding Index.  I am picking my 11 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.

https://chsaanow.com/sports/2022/7/20/chsaa-postseason-seeding-index.aspx

(NOT IN ORDER!) (Teams in Bold have won League Titles)

#1 Gunnison (League 1)

#2 Centauri (League 2)

#3 Rye (League 3)

#4 Limon (League 4)

#5 Strasburg (League 5)

#6 Flatirons Academy (League 6)

At Large Teams

#7 Buena Vista (League 1)

#8 Meeker (League 1)

#9 Monte Vista (League 2)

#10 C.S Christian (League 3)

#11 Wray (League 4)

#12 Wiggins (League 4)

#13 Yuma (League 4)

#14 Holyoke (League 4)

#15 North Fork (League 1)

#16 Burlington (League 4)

Bubble Teams

Ignacio, Banning Lewis, Estes Park, Middle Park

I really think Ignacio could push for that final spot, but Burlington sits ahead of them and even if Burlington RPI drops to 19 I think they stay ahead of Ignacio.  I could be wrong, but I think Ignacio would need their RPI to jump up plus their Maxpreps to move up at least a bit.  The seeding that comes up I swapped a few teams due to head-to-head wins. 

Seeded Playoff Bracket using my predictions and the CHSAA Seeding Index

#1 Limon vs #16 Flatirons Academy

#8 Centauri vs #9 Gunnison

#4 Buena Vista vs #13 Holyoke

#5 Yuma vs #12 C.S Christian

#2 Strasburg vs #15 Burlington

#7 Monte Vista vs #10 Meeker

#3 Wray vs #14 C.S Christian

#6 Wiggins vs #11 Rye

Holyoke is moved from #11 to #13 to avoid League matchups but they could make them face Wiggins due to moving more than 1 spot.  I need to get a bit more clarification on that. 

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

This is if the season ended today 10/26/2022.  Using the CHSAA Seeding Index I will come up with the Playoff field.  League Champions are still selected with my Predictions.  I will seed & select the bracket with the CHSAA Seeding Index.  Remember this is still early and things will change.  The league champions I selected are at the top with the at-large berths following.

(NOT IN ORDER!) ()=CHSAA Seeding Index

#1 Limon (1)

#2 Strasburg (2)

#3 Centauri (8)

#4 Gunnison (10)

#5 Rye (12)

#6 Flatirons Academy (19)

At Large Teams (Selected using 10/26 Seeding Index)

#7 Wray (3)

#8 Buena Vista (4)

#9 Wiggins (5)

#10 Yuma (6)

#11 Monte Vista (7)

#12 Meeker (9)

#13 Holyoke (11)

#14 North Fork (13)

#15 C.S Christian (14)

#16 Burlington (15)

First Four Out

Estes Park (16), Ignacio (17), Banning Lewis (18), Middle Park (20)

Playoff Bracket Seeded using Seeding Index

#1 Limon vs #16 Flatirons Academy

#8 Centauri vs #9 Gunnison

#4 Buena Vista vs #13 Holyoke

#5 Yuma vs #12 C.S Christian

#2 Strasburg vs #15 Burlington

#7 Monte Vista vs #10 Meeker

#3 Wray vs #14 C.S Christian

#6 Wiggins vs #11 Rye

Holyoke is moved from #11 to #13 to avoid League matchups but they could make them face Wiggins due to moving more than 1 spot.  I need to get a bit more clarification on that.