Volleyball releases regional tournament brackets in all classes

Cherry Creek Eaglecrest volleyball

Eaglecrest is the No. 1 seed in 5A. (Tim Visser/TimVisserPhotography.com)

AURORA — Eaglecrest, Lewis-Palmer and Eaton nabbed the top seeds when volleyball's regional tournament brackets were released on Monday morning.

Eaglecrest is the top seed in the Class 5A field and is set to host No. 24 ThunderRidge and No. 36 Liberty in its regional.

Grandview, Regis Jesuit, Rampart, Chaparral, Pine Creek, Cherokee Trail, Douglas County, Cherry Creek, Fairview, Ralston Valley and Legend will also host regionals. See the full 5A bracket here.

The top 12 teams (and regional hosts) were all seeded strictly based upon the MaxPreps computer rankings at the regular season's end. All league champions earned automatic bids to regionals, and the remaining teams were selected based on the same MaxPreps rankings.

Lewis-Palmer Cheyenne Mountain volleyball

Lewis-Palmer volleyball is 4A's No. 1 seed. (Matt Daniels)

Lewis-Palmer heads the 4A field, and will host No. 24 The Classical Academy and No. 36 Weld Central. Ponderosa, Cheyenne Mountain, Montrose, Valor Christian, Mullen, Mead, Berthoud, Pueblo West, Niwot and Air Academy are also regional hosts.

Find the entire 4A bracket here.

The 3A regional tournament field is led by No. 1 Eaton, which will host No. 24 Middle Park and No. 36 Denver Science & Tech - Green Valley Ranch. This is the first postseason appearance for a GVR team in the school's short history.

Other 3A regional hosts are Valley, Bayfield, University, Colorado Springs Christian, Manitou Springs, Platte Valley, Sterling, Faith Christian, Pagosa Springs, Coal Ridge and Olathe.

The full 3A bracket is here.

The 1A and 2A regional brackets were also released after those two classifications completed district play this past weekend. Those fields were not seeded by a committee, but instead the districts determined regional placement.

Here is the 2A bracket. The 1A bracket is available here.

The 3A-5A tournaments each have 36-team fields, while 1A and 2A have 24-team regionals.

All classes will complete play by Saturday. The winners of each region will move on to the state tournament, set for Nov. 7-8 at the Denver Coliseum.