This year’s boys basketball postseason bubble is bringing together teams you might not expect.

Adams City, which had 16 straight losing seasons prior to last year, is looking for a second straight trip to the 5A postseason after winning six of its final seven games.

Meanwhile, Denver East, tied for the state’s most boys’ hoops title at 12, is looking to get in and defend its title from last year.

As of Thursday, three days ahead of the 32-team postseason selections for Class 6A-4A teams, both were on the bubble. Each of them was ranked No. 33 in the CHSAA Selection and Seeding Index in their respective classes.

Class 6A

No. 31 Fairview, No. 32 Rangeview and No. 33 Denver East: Rangeview has a strong chance of making the cut, winning four of its last five games, including a 16-point win over the Angels last week. Kenny Black-Knox (11.4 PPG, 6.3 RPG) led the way with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Raiders then beat 5A No. 26 Denver North 40-38 Tuesday following a two-point loss to 6A No. 13 Denver South. Their season concludes at home against 5A No. 13 Thomas Jefferson Friday.

Denver East (11-11), last year’s 6A champ, is in a peculiar spot, in danger of missing the postseason for the first time in memory.

The Angels have lost three straight, though a win at home against Denver North Friday could help their odds.

Earlier in the season, the Angels beat Fairview, which sat two spots ahead in the rankings as of Thursday.

The Knights (13-10), who in turn beat Rangeview back in December, lost at home to No. 19 Broomfield Thursday to close out their season. They won four of their last six games.

Class 5A

No. 31 Standley Lake, No. 32 Air Academy, No. 33 Adams City: Standley Lake (14-9) moved up two spots in the rankings Thursday, following its 57-53 win over No. 18 Golden.

Derrek Sims (17 PPG) combined for 40 points on 17-of-28 shooting in the Gators’ two wins over the Demons this month.

Air Academy (7-16) is just behind as it lost five of its final six to close the regular season. The Kadets hope that their 60-58 win over No. 52 Cheyenne Mountain last week will be enough to push them forward.

Meanwhile, Adams City (13-10) is currently on the outside despite winning its 13th game of the season at Aurora Central Wednesday, which matched its total from a year ago.

The Eagles had 16 losing seasons and two winless campaigns prior to 2022-23.

Class 4A

No. 31 Jefferson Academy, No. 32 Delta, No. 33 Moffat County: Due to some shuffling elsewhere in the rankings, Delta (8-13) moved up a spot Thursday.

The Panthers, led by Tucker Johnson (15.4 PPG), likely control their own destiny from here. With two games left, they’re at home against No. 28 Basalt Friday, then are on the road at No. 26 Summit Saturday.

Jefferson Academy (10-12) is right on the bubble after winning just once over its last seven games. A win at home against No. 30 Eagle Ridge Academy Friday might be enough to secure its spot.

Moffat County (9-12) has work left to do in hopes of climbing into postseason contention. The Bulldogs likely will need to win on the road against No. 22 Steamboat Springs Friday, and No. 44 Rifle Saturday.

The Bulldogs lost to the Sailors 49-41 last month despite a game-high 19 points from their leading scorer, Ian Hafey (16.3 PPG).