The regional volleyball brackets were released Monday morning, signaling the start of postseason play. Chatfield, Cheyenne Mountain and Eaton are the top seeds in their respective classifications.
Classes 5A through 3A feature 36 teams competing in 12 regions for a shot at the state tournament. Each winner of a regional will advance to the state tournament.
In 2A and 1A, the regional fields is 24 teams, who play in eight regions. Regional champions earn an automatic berth to state. The remaining four spots are filled based upon standing in the MaxPreps rankings published the Monday after regionals.
In Class 5A, Chatfield was given the No. 1 overall seed. The Chargers went 21-2 this season and didn't lose a match until Oct. 7 when they were upset by Ralston Valley. The Chargers edged out Cherokee Trail Friday night at the Ponderosa Mustang Classic which helped lift them to the top seed.
The Cougars will also host and came in with the No. 3 seed.
Two-time defending champion Grandview is seeded No. 8 and will also host.
No. 2 Mountain Vista, No. 4 Chaparral, No. 5 Rock Canyon, No. 6 Legend, No. 7 Rocky Mountain, No. 9 Castle View, No. 10 Ralston Valley, No. 11 Highlands Ranch and No. 12 Cherry Creek round out the host teams in 5A.
Cheyenne Mountain takes the top overall spot in 4A thanks to their 3-1 win over defending champion Lewis-Palmer on Oct. 22.
The Indians went 21-1 this season with their only loss coming to Eaton, a team that coach David Barkley said afterward would compete in any classification this year.
Lewis-Palmer, the two-time defending champion, is the No. 2 seed.
Rounding out the host teams in 4A are No. 3 Ponderosa, No. 4 Holy Family, No. 5 Montrose, No. 6 Longmont, No. 7 Windsor, No. 8 Steamboat Springs, No. 9 Delta, No. 10 Evergreen, No. 11 Berthoud and No. 12 Air Academy.
The undefeated Eaton Reds top the 3A field as they eye a third-straight state title.
They are one of four Patriot League teams to host a region as No. 2 University, No. 3 Platte Valley and No. 7 Valley all received high enough seeds to earn the right to play at home.
The Tri-Peaks League features three hosts as No. 5 Colorado Springs Christian School, No. 8 Manitou Springs and No. 11 St. Mary's were seeded in the top 12.
No. 4 Alamosa, No. 6 Lutheran, No. 9 Middle Park, No. 10 Coal Ridge and No. 12 Pagosa Springs make up the remaining 3A host teams.
The regional brackets for 2A and 1A were also released on Monday, though those fields were filled following district play last week. There was no seeding committee involved with the placement of teams in those classes.
The state brackets will be released on Nov. 9 following a seeding meeting for all classes.