AURORA — Rock Canyon and Pueblo South grabbed No. 1 overall seeds on Sunday when the Class 5A and 4A boys basketball brackets were unveiled.
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Rock Canyon (21-2) leads the 5A field, having finished atop the final RPI standings of the regular season. Other high seeds in 5A include No. 2 ThunderRidge, No. 3 Chaparral, No. 4 Denver East, No. 5 George Washington, No. 6 Grandview, No. 7 Doherty and No. 8 Overland.
Defending champion Eaglecrest is seeded No. 16.
In 4A, Pueblo South (21-2) also was No. 1 in the final RPI standings. No. 2 Lewis-Palmer, No. 3 Golden, No. 4 Falcon, No. 5 Longmont, No. 6 Pueblo West, No. 7 Silver Creek and No. 8 Evergreen are also high 4A seeds.
Defending champion Valor Christian is seeded ninth.
Both tournaments begin play on Wednesday, with seeds Nos. 32-48 playing in the first round.
Round 2 games take place on Saturday, with the Sweet 16 set for Feb. 28. The Great 8 is March 3, the Final 4 will be March 8, and championship games are set for March 10.
The Great 8 (5A only), Final 4 and championship games will be played at the Denver Coliseum.