Class 1A Boys Basketball Breakdown

Class 1A Boys State Tournament Predictions

Class 1A Boys State Tournament Predictions

We are a few days from the State Tournament kicking off.  I have decided to deem Tuesday as Prediction Tuesday.  I will give my predictions for all 3 Classes boys and girls.  Tomorrow we will have something special for all 3 classes boys and girls. 

Remember I am not cheering against any teams! Good Luck to all 8 teams competing for a State Championship!

Class 1A Boys Regional Prediction Review

Class 1A boys also avoided the big upsets to reach the Elite 8.  Plenty of upsets did happen in the 1st round of regionals but no double-digit teams advanced.  Only one upsets happened as well according to seeds with #9 Cheyenne Wells over #8 Sierra Grande.  I picked all 8 State Qualifiers correct in Class 1A.

Class 1A Boys State Tournament Predictions

Elite 8 Predictions

#1 Belleview Christian over #9 Cheyenne Wells

Belleview Christian was tested by Wiley in the Regional finals only winning by 9 but they did a good job of advancing to the Elite 8.  Belleview Christian, I believe will be tested by Cheyenne Wells in the Elite 8.  I think the size of Belleview Christian will be the difference in this game.

#4 Stratton over #5 Otis

Stratton vs Otis will be round #4.  Stratton is 3-0 against Otis but beating a team a fourth time would be impressive.  I am going with that pick and this is my pick for the second best game of the Elite 8.  This should be a fantastic game.

#2 Denver Jewish Day over #7 Genoa-Hugo

This could be a interesting game.  Looking at each teams game against Flatirons Academy both won by 12 or 14 points and should make for a fun Elite 8 game.  If Genoa-Hugo plays to their strengths I think they can pull the upset.  Denver Jewish Day will have the size advantage and I think this game comes down to the wire.

#6 Granada over #3 McClave

This was my toughest pick of the Elite 8 round.  Granada since being healthy has been on a tear and I think that continues.  I can easily see McClave winning this game and if they do just swap them with Granada in my next round picks.  Honestly this is a travesty they are playing at 10:15am game and not the 8:30pm game or in the Final 4.

Consolation Round

#5 Otis over #9 Cheyenne Wells

#3 McClave over #7 Genoa-Hugo

Semifinal Round

#4 Stratton over #1 Belleview Christian

#6 Granada over #2 Denver Jewish Day

Championship Saturday

#6 Granada over #4 Stratton (State Championship)

#1 Belleview Christian over #2 Denver Jewish Day (3rd Place Game)

#3 McClave over #5 Otis (5th Place Game)