Chatfield, Eaton and Resurrection Christian among top seeds in state volleyball brackets

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The state volleyball tournaments begin play Friday and with the release of the brackets and pairings on Monday, teams now know what's in store for them come tournament time.

Chatfield, Cheyenne Mountain, Eaton, Resurrection Christian and Otis were given top seeds heading into the weekend tournaments.

Eaton and Resurrection Christian are the only defending state champions to earn top seeds. Eaton took home the Class 3A state title last year while Resurrection Christian won the 2A title.

All classifications will be begin play at 8 a.m. on Friday. Pre-sale tickets for Friday and Saturday are available online.

In 5A, a major shakeup occurred over the weekend as Coronado won Region II, taking No. 2 Mountain Vista out of the tournament. As a result, Cherokee Trail, Chaparral and Rock Canyon each slid up one spot in the seeding. Those three, along with Chatfield, are the top seeded teams in the four pools.

Defending champion Grandview comes in at No. 6.

In all, five teams that went on the road in regionals came away with state tournament berths. Joining Coronado as the non-regional host winners are Regis Jesuit, Denver East, Arapahoe and Fairview.

The full 5A state bracket can be found here.

In 4A, Cheyenne Mountain takes the top overall spot on the strength of their regular season win over defending state champion Lewis-Palmer.

The Rangers are the No. 2 seed coming into this weekend's tournament with Ponderosa and Holy Family making up the top teams from their respective pools.

Silver Creek and Mead qualified for the 4A tournament after winning regionals on the road.

The full 4A state bracket can be found here.

Undefeated Eaton comes in as the top-seeded in team in 3A with fellow Patriot League representatives University and Platte Valley coming in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Colorado Springs Christian School takes the No. 4 spot.

Hoping for a third-straight Final 4 appearance, the No. 7 Manitou Springs Mustangs will have some work to do as their first match comes against No. 2 University. The Mustangs looked good over the weekend, sweeping their region to capture a state berth.

Frontier Academy and Sterling hit the road to win their regions and qualify for state.

The full 3A state bracket can be found here.

Joining defending 2A champion Resurrection Christian as a top seed are Yuma, Lyons and Paonia.

Kiowa, Fowler and Limon all won their respective regions despite not hosting them. Lyons, Union Colony, Ridgway and Colorado Springs School all qualified for the 2A tournament with wildcard berths.

The full 2A state bracket can be found here.

Otis, Idalia, Kit Carson and Flagler make up the top four seeds in the 1A bracket. Defending champion Fleming is ranked No. 6.

Flagler, Fleming, Sangre de Cristo and Springfield all qualified for the 1A state tournament as wildcard teams.

The full 1A bracket can be found here.

State championship matches for all classes will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Denver Coliseum.