With district tournaments concluding on Saturday the focus for 1A, 2A and 3A boys basketball teams will turn to regional pairings set for release on Sunday.  Colorado Preps will spend Saturday taking in results and breaking down how they impact seeding and we invite you to check back often as this information will update.



Haxtun clinched the third spot from the District 4 bracket by beating Prairie early on Saturday.  That clinches a berth in regionals and since RPI from the end of the regular season will be used to seed next week’s tournament, Haxtun knows they will be the third seed behind Evangelical Christian and Briggsdale.  Those three will earn first round byes in the regional round next week.

Stratton clinches a berth in the regionals by beating Otis today and the Eagles will be the ninth seed in the bracket regardless of who wins between Hanover and Pikes Peak Christian.  They of course could be moved if they are paired up with a district rival in round one.

Last game to finalize district standings is set for 5:30pm between Hanover and Pikes Peak Christian.  The winner is in and the loser is eliminated.

These are the current seeds as of 4:10pm.

  1. Evangelical Christian
  2. Briggsdale
  3. Haxtun
  4. Simla
  5. Merino
  6. Hanover
  7. Genoa Hugo
  8. Idalia
  9. Stratton

Hanover nabbed the final regional berth thanks to their overtime win against Pikes Peak Christian.  They will earn the sixth seed for regoinals.

  • #6 Hanover vs #7 Genoa Hugo – winner plays #1 Evangelical Christian
  • #5 Merino vs #8 Idalia – winner plays #2 Briggsdale
  • #4 Simla vs #9 Stratton – winner plays #3 Haxtun



The top three seeds have been determined as Granada, Sierra Grande and McClave will hold down those spots.  Wiley and Cheyenne Wells play for third in District 2 today and that winner will land the fourth seed.  Kim/Branson and Springfield then will be seeds five and six regardless of their outcome today as they collide for the District 3 crown.

Mountain Valley gets the third qualifying spot from District 6 as they upset #2 Creede 49-45 in the third place game.  That eliminates Creede from the postseason.  Wiley nabs third in District 2 by beating Cheyenne Wells and the Panthers will be the fourth seed.  Primero also lands third in District 3 by beating La Veat.

With those results in place, the nine automatic qualifiers are in place and they’re in this order from end of the regular season RPI.

  1. Granada
  2. Sierra Grande
  3. McClave
  4. Wiley
  5. Kim/Branson
  6. Springfield
  7. Cotopaxi
  8. Primero
  9. Mountain Valley

Brackets can now be projected for next week.  Three games on Friday with winners to advance to meet the top three seeds on Saturday.  Winners from all three games on Saturday advance to the state tournament.

  • #6 Springfield vs #7 Cotopaxi – winner plays #1 Granada
  • #5 Kim/Branson vs #8 Mountain Valley – winner plays #2 Sierra Grande
  • #4 Wiley vs #9 Primero – winner plays #3 McClave

One move in the bracket from seeding as we flip Primero and Mountain Valley in spots eight and nine to avoid a district matchup between Primero and Kim/Branson.



Four teams have qualified and their matchups today will determine regional pairings for next week.  Caprock Academy meets Dove Creek in District 1 and Belleview Christian battles Denver Jewish Day in District 8.  For regionals, the District 1 champ plays the runner-up from District 8 and vice versa.


Crowley County is the lone district champion thus far as the Chargers edged Rye for the District 6 title on Friday.  That moves the Chargers into the top eight as district champions host regionals next week and are seeded 1-8 based on RPI.  Crowley County is currently 10th in RPI but at least three teams ahead of them won’t win a regional tournament.

We have since added Limon, Mancos and Thomas MacLaren as district champions so we can start looking at how the top eight seeds may end up.  The list is the order by RPI of the teams that have won a district title or are in the running to win a crown.  District champs are in bracket order.

  1. Yuma
  2. Limon
  3. Wray
  4. Sanford
  5. Vail Mountain
  6. Mancos
  7. Crowley County
  8. Heritage Christian
  9. Thomas MacLaren
  10. Lake County

RPI also updated at 5:11pm today and with those fresh numbers, this a list of teams that could get in through wildcards.  Once all 24 automatic qualifiers are determined, RPI will be used to pick eight more teams to finish up the 32-team field.  This is the order of those teams based on the fresh RPI.

  1. Fowler
  2. Meeker
  3. Byers
  4. Crested Butte
  5. Cedaredge
  6. Wiggins
  7. Golden View Classical
  8. Custer County
  9. Front Range Christian
  10. Swallows Charter



Early in the day as well with Eagle Ridge Academy the lone district champion to be determined.  They won the Colorado/Confluence title last night and since they are 10th in RPI, they will host a regional next week.  District champions are guaranteed the right to host regionals if they finish in the top 16 of RPI.