3A state basketball brackets released; 2A and 1A move to regionals

Lutheran Pagosa Springs girls basketball

Defending champion Pagosa Springs is the top overall seed in the 3A girls field. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

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.

Find the complete 3A girls basketball bracket here.

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.

The full 3A boys basketball bracket is available here.

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.