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.
- 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