WHAT IF A DIFFERENT REGIONAL FORMAT FOR 2A/1A VOLLEYBALL

Started wondering over the weekend about a different regional format in Class 1A and 2A volleyball.  Our system would involve seeding the district champions 1-8 based on RPI and then using the same standings to place teams 9-24 in the bracket.  The idea is to begin the discussion on finding a better format than a pre-set regional bracket pairing up two different districts.  In the current format, some teams find better placement in regionals by not winning their own district.
Under our format idea, travel is the biggest concern.  For example in Class 2A, Hoehne (in our pairings) would be shipped to Meeker, Telluride would head to Denver Christian and Dayspring Christian would be off to Sargent.
Similar concerns would be found in the 1A bracket as our pairings have Nucla going to Kit Carson, Sangre De Cristo to Otis and Dove Creek to Genoa Hugo and others.
If this format was ever put in place, the seeding committee would need to have the option to move teams around as they currently do in other sports.
But using our system, the pairings would shape up like this.

CLASS 2A POTENTIAL PAIRINGS

REGION #1
#1 Yuma
#16 Dawson
#24 Colorado Springs School
REGION #2
#2 Swink
#15 Limon
#23 Custer County
REGION #3
#3 Lyons
#14 Haxtun
#22 Calhan
REGION #4
#4 Dolores
#13 Rangely
#21 Del Norte
REGION #5
#5 Denver Christian
#12 Wiggins
#20 Telluride
REGION #6
#6 Meeker
#11 Hoehne
#19 Burlington
REGION #7
#7 Simla
#10 Fowler
#18 Paonia
REGION #8
#8 Sargent
#9 Dayspring Christian
#17 Ridgway
 

CLASS 1A POTENTIAL PAIRINGS

REGION #1
#1 Kit Carson
#16 Cheyenne Wells
#24 Nucla
REGION #2
#2 Fleming
#15 Belleview Christian
#23 Elbert
REGION #3
#3 La Veta
#14 Weldon Valley
#22 Pikes Peak Christian
REGION #4
#4 Otis
#13 Sangre De Cristo
#21 Denver Waldorf
REGION #5
#5 Springfield
#12 Briggsdale
#20 DeBeque
REGION #6
#6 Flagler/Hi Plains
#11 Holly
#19 Stratton/Liberty
REGION #7
#7 Rocky Mountain Lutheran
#10 Wiley
#18 Creede
REGION #8
#8 Genoa Hugo
#9 McClave
#17 Dove Creek
 
 
 

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