Kent Denver top seed in field hockey’s playoff bracket

Kent Denver field hockey team

Kent Denver is the No. 1 seed in field hockey’s state tournament. (Ray Chen/

DENVER — Kent Denver is the top seed in the 2016 field hockey state tournament bracket, which was released Thursday night.

The Sun Devils were the lone team to go through the regular season unbeaten at 13-0-2. As a result, they finished No. 1 in the final RPI standings of the season, which were finalized at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The eight-team playoff field was seeded according to those final RPI standings.

The full bracket, which begins play on Friday, is available here:

Kent Denver will host No. 8 seed St. Mary’s Academy at 4:15 p.m. on Friday.

Palmer Ridge is the No. 2 seed, and hosts No. 7 Regis Jesuit at 4 p.m. Friday.

Colorado Academy, the four-time defending champions, ended up as the No. 3 seed. The Mustangs will host No. 6 Mountain Vista at 11 a.m. Saturday.

No. 4 Denver East hosts No. Cherry Creek at 6 p.m. Friday.

The tournament runs quickly: The semifinals are next Tuesday, with the championship slated for next Thursday. Both of those rounds will be played at All-City Stadium in Denver.