The 2016 spring state championship are officially underway with the release of the girls soccer playoff brackets on Sunday.
Play will officially kick off on Tuesday with first round games in Class 5A and 2A. First round games for 4A will be played on Wednesday with 3A games coming on Friday.
Defending 5A champion Grandview takes the top seed in that class, wearing the spot by going 13-0-1 in the regular season. Columbine, Regis Jesuit and ThunderRidge round out the top four spots in that bracket.
Grandview and ThunderRidge are the two highest seeded teams from last years Final 4. Mountain Vista comes in at No. 6 and Broomfield lands at No. 12 this season.
The 4A bracket sees the most shakeup from last season. The 2015 state runner-up Lewis-Palmer Rangers take the No. 1 spot in the bracket. The Rangers finished the regular season with one loss, which came at the hands of TCA on Mar. 12. It was the second game of the season for the Rangers.
The Titans, who briefly assumed the No. 1 spot in the 4A CHSAANow.com soccer rankings, come in at No. 4 in this year's tournament. Wheat Ridge lands at No. 2 and Windsor comes in at No. 3.
Three-time defending state champion Cheyenne Mountain is the No. 6 seed this season. Air Academy, the last 4A team who isn't Cheyenne Mountain to win a title, snuck just ahead of the Indians, landing at No. 5.
Lewis-Palmer, Windosr and Cheyenne Mountain are the highest seeded teams from last year's 4A Final 4.
Ponderosa, who was the other Final 4 team from a year ago, is the No. 24 seed this year.
In 3A, defending champion Colorado Academy comes as the No. 2 seed with Kent Denver taking the No. 1 spot. The Sun Devils beat the Mustangs 1-0 in extra time back on Apr. 5. It was the only 3A loss for Colorado Academy. The other two losses they suffered on the season were to Arvada West and Grandview.
The teams that all made it to last year's Final 4 come in as the top four seeds in this year's tournament. The Academy lands at No. 3 and last year's state runner-up Jefferson Academy comes in at No. 4.
St. Mary's Academy (No. 21) is the only team on the bracket that did not reach the tournament in 2015.
In the 2A bracket, the 2015 state runner-up Dawson School snags the No. 1 seed with defending state champion Vail Mountain landing at No. 2.
Dawson's only two losses on the season came to 3A's St. Mary's Academy the 2A No. 3-seeded Front Range Christian.
With Denver Christian taking the No. 4 spot, the Final 4 teams from last year all locked up the top four seeds in the tournament.
No. 7 Telluride and No. 10 Vail Christian will meet in the first round and are the only two teams in the tournament that did not make the field in 2015.