Unbeaten Stratton/Liberty heads the 6-man football playoff field, which was unveiled on Sunday.
The Knighted Eagles, who went 8-0 during the regular season, will open their postseason at home against Briggsdale on Friday night.
The state playoff bracket was captured via automatic qualifiers and the final RPI standings of the regular season. A committee then seeded the field.
Also hosting first-round games are No. 2 Prairie, No. 3 Peetz, No. 4 Cheyenne Wells, No. 5 North Park, No. 6 La Veta, No. 7 Kit Carson and No. 8 Genoa-Hugo.
Defending champion Flagler, which played as Hi-Plains last season, did not make the field. Cheyenne Wells was runner-up in 2016.
All first round games will be played this Friday and Saturday. Quarterfinals will be completed by Nov. 4, and the semifinals are set to be played on Nov. 11.
The 6-man championship game is scheduled for Nov. 18 at a home site.