Eaton, Wheat Ridge and Rock Canyon head the state softball fields

Legacy Rock Canyon softball

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The state tournament brackets were released for all three classifications of softball on Sunday evening.

Find the brackets here:

The softball seeding committee met at 6 p.m. Sunday to review the qualification and seeding criteria, which took into account the final RPI standings of the regular season, the final coaches poll, as well as the final rankings from MaxPreps. That combined data is posted here.

First, the group reviewed automatic qualifiers from each league. Then the remaining spots on the bracket were filled according to the next-highest ranking teams in the CHSAA Seeding Index.

Heading the fields as No. 1 seeds are Eaton (3A), Wheat Ridge (4A) and Rock Canyon (5A).

The first-round games can be played either Tuesday or Wednesday of this coming week, and will be hosted by the higher seed. Quarterfinals will be held on Thursday, and will also be hosted by the higher seed.

The semifinals and finals will be held at Aurora Sports Park on Oct. 10.