Class 4A Boys Basketball Breakdown

Boys Basketball Class 4A State Tournament Projections

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Boys Basketball Class 4A State Tournament Projections

For my projections I am using the CHSAA Seeding and Selection Index.  I am going to be predicting the League Champions and then seeding the bracket using the Seeding Index.  I am also going to pick the 8 teams I think make it to the Great 8.

Class 4A

  • A total of 32 teams will qualify for the single elimination bracket.
  • League champions earn an automatic berth in the playoffs as long as they win their league outright.  Each league must have a minimum of 5 teams in it for an automatic berth.
  • Maxpreps and RPI will run through the regular season.
  • The remaining teams will be added (up to 32) based on the CHSAA Seeding & Selection Index (50% Maxpreps/50% RPI)
  • Seeding will be done by CHSAA Seeding & Selection Index.  Seeds 1-24 are true seeded except to try to avoid league matchups in the first round only (teams may be moved up or down 1 spot).  Teams 25-32 may then be moved based upon geography and league matchups. 
  • Higher seeds will host (First round until the great 8).
  • Great 8 games, Final 4, and State Championship will be played at a netural site selected by CHSAA.

League Champions *=Has minimum of 5 teams & get automatic berth

*4A/5A Colorado: 5A team wins

*3A/4A Confluence: DSST-Green Valley Ranch

*4A/5A CSML North: 5A team wins

*4A/5A Denver Prep: 5A team wins

*4A Frontier: Fort Lupton

*3A/4A Intermountain: Alamosa

*4/5A Jeffco: 5A team wins

*4A/5A Longs Peak: 5A team wins

*4A/5A Pikes Peak: 5A team wins

*3A/4A Metro: Kent Denver

*4A/5A/6A NCAC: 5A team wins

*4A Patriot: Eaton

*4A/5A S.Central: Pueblo Central

*3A/4A Tri-Peaks: 3A team wins

*4A Western Slope: Steamboat Springs

Bracket- League matchups will be avoided in the first round, Higher seed hosts until the Great 8 and beyond.  I am just breaking into 4 team pods to make it easier to read.

First Round of State Tournament
#1 Kent Denver vs #31 DSST-Conservatory Green
#16 Colorado Academy vs #17 Manitou Springs
#8 Severance vs #25 Jefferson
#9 Lutheran vs #24 Weld Central
#5 Pagosa Springs vs #28 Classical Academy
#12 Pueblo Central vs #21 Peak to Peak
#4 Resurrection Christian vs #29 Jefferson Academy
#13 DSST-Green Valley vs #20 Middle Park
#2 Eagle Ridge Academy vs #31 Aspen
#15 DSST-Montview vs #18 Sterling
#7 Holy Family vs #26 Coal Ridge
#10 Fort Lupton vs #23 Steamboat Springs
#6 Eaton vs #27 DSST-Byers
#11 University vs #22 Delta
#3 Alamosa vs #30 Basalt
#14 Riverdale Ridge vs #19 D’Evelyn

My Elite 8 Picks

Here are the 8 teams I think make it to the Elite 8 and the matchups.  This will change as the bracket changes.

#1 Kent Denver vs #8 Severance

#5 Pagosa Springs vs #4 Resurrection Christian

#2 Eagle Ridge Academy vs #7 Holy Family

#3 Alamosa vs #6 Eaton