The RPI has been somewhat updated on Saturday late afternoon. There are errors in two games in 5A not reported that may impact the #16 and final spot. However it really should NOT matter if the football committee used the following matchups.
Many powerhouse teams might complain but hey they asked for it when they scheduled a heavy strength of schedule 2 years ago. However, they are the ones that tipped the scales in their favor with out regards to the neighborhood teams. Many were nieve in the algorithm era that forced lopsided conferences and weekly match ups in what has been called the waterfall. So why continue the mudslide during the post season and crush neighborhood teams dreams. While you are unable to have the gift wrapped conference title winners on one side of the bracket, the above bracket provides great competition and match ups that many high school football fans might attend rather than wait until round 2 to attend. After all many have already given the state title to Valor Christian (VC).
#1 VC vs #16 FFC or Doherty is tough but that is what happens to a team that squeezes in or did not have an aggressive strength of schedule. Plus they did not play one another in the regular season.
#8 Fairview vs #9 Lakewood is like an old Jeffco game. 2 evenly matched teams that will have to face VC in round 2.
#4 Pomona vs #13 Arvada West would sell tickets and would not bore many if in the opposite bracket to face VC.
#5 Cherry Creek vs #12 Highlands Ranch again a tough match up but with all the D1 hype on both teams why not let them battle it out and face the gauntlet should the usual suspect win their bracket.
#2 Columbine vs #15 Poudre is a little closer to home for the Fort Collins team and make sense.
#7 Regis Jesuit vs #10 Ralston Valley again makes sense because they are more evenly matched and sets up a great round 2 match up.
#3 Eaglecrest vs #14 Chaparral keeps the game close to home and would sell tickets. Round 2 makes it another appealing match up and could be what 5A needs is great match ups.
#6 Grandview vs #11 Mullen is a contest many have wanted for some time. Both programs are banged up and missing key players. Ultimately a game that would be worth the price of admission. Also round 2 could keep teams in the neighborhood.
Well that is my 2¢. Official brackets should be out Sunday November 5, 2017 around 10am as the clocks get turned back and the local NFL Broncos play at 11am MST.
Also please schedule games on Friday nights not Saturday during college football.
As always we will see you on the fields as we know football! We are your source for content 24/7 and 365 about Colorado High School Football. YES it remains @303Gonzo of www.cofridaynightlights.com Please give us a follow on social media and stop by and say hello to talk football once a week at a location near you as we present a player of the week LIVE after a game via twitter and periscope. Look for #WingstopWednesday on twitter @303Gonzo
Bookmark the following as they automatically update when scores are updated: