4A and 5A state basketball brackets released

Grandview Rangeview boys basketball

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The boys and girls basketball state tournament brackets in classes 5A and 4A were posted on Sunday.

Earning top seeds in each bracket were: Sand Creek (4A girls), Mead (4A boys), Valor Christian (5A girls) and Rangeview (5A boys).

Find the brackets here:

The brackets were primarily seeded by the final RPI standings of the regular season, with some adjustments being made to avoid league matchups in the first round.

The top 16 seeds in each bracket receive a bye into Round 2. All games are at home sites through the Sweet 16 for 5A, and through the Great 8 for 4A. 5A moves to the Denver Coliseum starting with Great 8 games, and 4A will join them for the Final 4 matchups.

The tournaments begin this week, with the girls starting on Tuesday, and the boys on Wednesday. They will move into their second rounds on Friday (girls) and Saturday (boys).

Next week, Sweet 16 games are March 3 (girls) and March 4 (boys), and then the Great 8 games are March 6 (girls) and March 7 (boys).

The Final 4 runs Thursday through Saturday of the following week, March 12-14. The girls play semifinal games on Thursday, and boys on Friday. All championship games are Saturday at the Denver Coliseum.