Class 4A Girls Basketball Breakdown

Girls Basketball Class 4A State Tournament Predictions

Girls Basketball Class 4A State Tournament Predictions

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 neutral site selected by CHSAA.

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

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

*3A/4A Confluence: DSST-Byers

*4A/5A CSML North: Classical Academy

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

*4A Frontier: Arrupe Jesuit

*3A/4A Intermountain: 3A team wins

*4/5A Jeffco: D’Evelyn

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

*4A/5A Pikes Peak: Lutheran

*3A/4A Metro: Colorado Academy

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

*4A Patriot: University

*4A/5A S.Central: 5A team wins

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

*4A Western Slope: Delta

First Four Out

La Junta (33), Weld Central (34), Denver West (35), Rifle (36)

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 Lutheran vs #32 The Academy
#16 Coal Ridge vs #17 Jefferson Academy
#8 Delta vs #25 Severance
#9 Alamosa vs #24 Englewood
#5 Colorado Academy vs #28 Elizabeth
#12 Resurrection Christian vs #21 Arrupe Jesuit
#4 D’Evelyn vs #29 Eagle Ridge Academy
#13 Kent Denver vs #20 Pagosa Springs
#2 University vs #31 Sierra
#15 Summit vs #18 Moffat County
#7 Riverdale Ridge vs #26 Valley
#10 Peak to Peak vs #23 Manitou Springs
#6 Eaton vs #27 Basalt
#11 Berthoud vs #22 Sterling
#3 Holy Family vs #30 DSST-Byers
#14 Lamar vs #19 Classical Academy

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 Lutheran vs #8 Delta

#4 D’Evelyn vs #5 Colorado Academy

#2 University vs #7 Riverdale Ridge

#3 Holy Family vs #6 Eaton