IF FOOTBALL COMMITTEES GO STRICTLY RPI

Football RPI standings were updated again this morning at 8:30 with no changes in the top 16 for Classes 2A, 1A and eight-man.  Official pairings will be released later this morning but we wanted to layout the bracket if the committees going strictly with the RPI standings.
Remember that league champions earn a top eight seed and home game regardless of where they stand in the RPI.
Class 2A could easily see the bracket go this way as it lays out very nicely but the committee could decide to avoid Eaton and Sterling in the first round since they played in the regular season.  So Sterling could be swapped with Resurrection Christian or Eaton could be moved ahead of Faith Christian by one spot.  We expect the prior to happen.
In Class 1A, I doubt the committee will send Wray all the way to Meeker for a first round game so expect some shuffling in the lowest three of four seeds.  I expect Cornerstone Christian or Platte Canyon to make that trip.
Eight man will see some changes as well as the committee will not pair Caliche with Sedgwick County since they’re from the same conference and we don’t expect Soroco to visit Hoehne because of travel concerns.  Merino and McClave also met in the regular season so that could be altered as well.
Even so, the brackets below represent seeding by RPI exclusively.
 

CLASS 2A

#1 Platte Valley vs #16 D’Evelyn
#8 Eaton vs #9 Sterling
#4 La Junta vs #13 Pagosa Springs
#5 Classical Academy vs #12 Aspen
#3 Bayfield vs #14 Elizabeth
#6 Basalt vs #11 Salida
#7 Faith Christian vs #10 Machebeuf
#2 Kent Denver vs #15 Resurrection Christian
 

CLASS 1A

#1 Bennett vs #16 Colorado Springs Christian
#8 Peyton vs #9 Limon
#4 Strasburg vs #13 Highland
#5 Clear Creek vs #12 Monte Vista
#3 Centauri vs #14 Cornerstone Christian
#6 Burlington vs #11 Platte Canyon
#7 Crowley County vs #10 Paonia
#2 Meeker vs #15 Wray
 

EIGHT MAN

#1 Sedgwick County vs #16 Caliche
#8 Springfield vs #9 Fowler
#4 Hoehne vs #13 Soroco
#5 Gilpin County vs #12 Haxtun
#3 West Grand vs #14 Norwood
#6 Rocky Mountain Lutheran vs #11 Mancos
#7 Sargent vs #10 Holly
#2 Merino vs #15 McClave
 

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