Tuesday night, we posted our consensus boys’ basketball rankings for games completed through Monday. Now we use those rankings to put together projected playoff pairings for Classes 1A, 2A and 3A. The top eight seeds in each division earn byes to the Sweet Sixteen and then meet winners from the opening round.
Playoff teams in boys' basketball this year will be selected on votes that combine polls from CHSAA, RPI, Packard and MaxPreps. Below are updated numbers through games that were played by February 21st. These numbers more closely resemble those that will be used by CHSAA to determine postseason qualifiers.
A good mix of league and non-league contests on the boys’ basketball schedule for Tuesday night. Conference games deal with teams trying to reach the top of the standings, win the title and grab an automatic playoff berth. Non-conference games listed are important for teams trying to get into the postseason as an at-large club.
A total of 14 ranked boy's basketball teams get on the court Monday night and all remain in the chase for their respective conference championship. Wins will also boost them closer to the top of the playoff brackets. In addition, there are two other league games of note that will factor into the crowning of conference champions.
New boys’ basketball rankings have been released by CHSAA. The polls reflect votes from coaches throughout the state and will be used to help select which teams make the state playoffs this year. This set of rankings will be added to MaxPreps, RPI and Packard to determine qualifiers.
Colorado Preps concludes the conference rundown ahead of week five with a focus on Class 4A and 5A boys’ basketball. Some excellent matchups are on tap as conference races continue to sort out and there’s also a great list of non-league games that will help us determine the playoff bracket.
Quite a few conference champions in 1A-2A-3A boys’ basketball could be crowned over the next several days as the regular season moves into week five. Just two weeks remain before the post-season brackets are announced. Only 24 teams make the playoffs in these three divisions this year with conference champions earning an automatic bid. That’s why we’re focused so much on league races.
Much discussion over the past few days concerning the addition of another class to Colorado high school basketball. The proposal has been approved by both the CHSAA basketball and classification/league committees and now moves for full legislative body approval in April. If Class 6A receives approval at that time, the change will take effect with the start of the 2022-23 season.
Friday means a very busy boys’ basketball schedule across the state and the list of games is filled with important conference matchups. There’s a top five matchup in Eastern Colorado between #1 Limon (2A) and #5 Merino (1A) as both clubs look to boost RPI numbers entering the final two weeks of the regular season.