AURORA — The Class 3A basketball brackets for both boys and girls were released on Sunday afternoon.
Pagosa Springs, the defending champion, got the No. 1 overall girls seed. Denver Science & Tech - Stapleton heads the boys field as the No. 1 seed.
Both the 3A fields will narrow to eight after next weekend. When they do, play will move to the Denver Coliseum for the Great 8 and beyond on March 10-12.
Pagosa is unbeaten (21-0) to this point, and spent a long portion of the regular season atop CHSAANow.com's 3A rankings. Elsewhere, Sterling (21-1) is No. 2, Manitou Springs (21-1) is No. 3, Moffat County (19-3) is No. 4, and Lutheran (18-4) is No. 5.
The top eight seeds in 3A host their quadrant. Also hosting are No. 6 Eaton, No. 7 St. Mary's, and No. 8 Bennett.
On the boys side, Denver Science & Tech - Stapleton (21-1) is the No. 1 overall seed. Other hosts include No. 2 Lutheran, No. 3 Manitou Springs, No. 4 Sterling, No. 5 Eaton, No. 6 Faith Christian, No. 7 Grand Valley, and No. 8 Alamosa.
Meanwhile, the regional brackets in 2A and 1A are being published as they're sent to the CHSAA office on Sunday. Find them here:
Those district brackets will also narrow to eight teams for a state tournament field, which will be announced next Sunday. The 2A tournaments are at CSU-Pueblo, and the 1A tournaments are at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.
Like 3A, those brackets will play their Great 8 and beyond on March 10-12.