The boys and girls basketball state tournament brackets have been released

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With the regular season concluding over the weekend, the boys and girls basketball state tournament brackets were released on Monday morning by the CHSAA office.

Play in all classifications begins on Tuesday.

The brackets were determined via four pieces of seeding criteria which were released Monday morning, prior to the release of the brackets themselves.

Games will be played at home sites of the higher seed until the state championship games which will be held at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs on March 19 and 20.

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Class 5A

Cherry Creek enters the boys tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. The Bruins went 14-0 in the regular season and are looking to claim their first boys basketball title since 1996.

Regis Jesuit claims the No. 2 spot on the bracket. The Raiders were undefeated until the last game of the regular season where they suffered a 61-59 overtime loss to Chaparral.

Rangeview, the last 5A team to claim a boys basketball title, is the No. 3 seed and ThunderRidge enters the tournament as the No. 4 seed.

The Class 5A boys basketball state bracket

Valor Christian claims the top seed on the girls side. The Eagles ran the table to win the 5A Jeffco League title. The Eagles advanced to last year's semifinals and are hoping for another deep tournament run this season.

Regis Jesuit takes the No. 2 seed. The lone loss for the Raiders this season was a 67-45 defeat at the hands of top-seeded Valor Christian.

After spending all season as the No. 1 team in the coaches poll, Grandview enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed. Highlands Ranch gets the No. 4 spot.

The Class 5A girls basketball state bracket

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Class 4A

A solid regular season gives Windsor the No. 1 seed heading into the postseason. The Wizards lost just one game on the year, falling to Erie 71-59 on Feb. 15.

Longmont spent most of the year near the top of several rankings as well. As a result, the Trojans enter as the No. 2 seed and are hoping to match their 2018 season where they claimed the 4A title.

Montrose gets the No. 3 seed while Lewis-Palmer, the 2019 state champion, gets the No. 4 seed.

The Class 4A boys basketball state bracket

After advancing to the state championship game a year ago, Holy Family takes the top seed heading into the 4A girls tournament. The Tigers lost the season opener to Lutheran and then rattled off 10 straight wins, including a 65-63 overtime win against No. 3 Windsor.

Green Mountain dominated the regular season at 14-0 to earn the No. 2 seed. Along with Holy Family, the Rams have the opportunity to host every game through the semifinals.

Windsor has the No. 3 seed and Mullen, the 2019 4A state champion gets the No. 4 seed.

The Class 4A girls basketball state bracket

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Class 3A

St. Mary's takes the No. 1 seed for the 3A boys postseason after completing an undefeated regular season. The fast pace the Pirates played during the regular season got them over the 100-point mark three times during the regular season.

Lutheran comes in with the No. 2 seed. The Lions lone loss of the season came to Regis Jesuit, the No. 2 seed in the 5A tournament.

Sterling enters as the No. 3 seed and Manitou Springs takes the No. 4 spot.

The Class 3A boys basketball state bracket

The Vanguard School takes the No. 1 spot for the girls to give the Tri-Peaks League the top seed in both the boys and girls tournaments. The Coursers finished the regular season at 13-0.

Centauri takes the No. 2 seed after playing its way to a 13-1 record. The lone loss of the season for the Falcons was to No. 1 Vanguard in Colorado Springs.

Platte Valley is the No. 3 seed and Lutheran is No. 4.

The Class 3A girls basketball state bracket

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Class 2A

A 12-0 regular season has Wray in the driver's seat for the 2A boys tournament. That record includes a 72-66 win over Limon who grabs the No. 2 seed. Both teams will host all the way through the semifinals, should they remain alive in the state tournament.

Peyton grabs the No. 3 seed after winning the Black Forest League title. The lone loss of the year for the Panthers was to 3A No. 4 Manitou Springs.

Yuma takes the No. 4 seed and will get the chance to host two games in the pit as long as they are alive in the tournament.

The Class 2A boys basketball state bracket

Holyoke ran the table in the regular season to secure the top seed in the 2A girls tournament. That included a close win over Wray, who also grabbed a top-10 seed for the postseason.

Cedaredge takes the No. 2 seed thanks to a nearly unblemished record. The lone loss of the season came against Paonia, but the Bruins rebounded with a win over the Eagles just 12 days later.

Sanford is the No. 3 seed and Rye grabs the No. 4 seed.

The Class 2A girls basketball state bracket

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Class 1A

A dominant regular season has Belleview Christian as the top team in the 1A boys bracket. The Bruins outscored their opponents by nearly 500 points on the year and ended the season with a 12-0 record.

Merino battled its way through a 2A/1A Lower Platte League and gets the No. 2 seed as a result. The Rams will play at home through the semifinals as long as they remain in the tournament.

De Beque takes the No. 3 seed in the bracket while Granada is the No. 4 seed.

The Class 1A boys basketball state bracket

Briggsdale had a couple of tough tests this season, but finished the regular season undefeated to claim the No. 1 seed in the 1A girls tournament. The Falcons scored twice as many points as they surrendered this year and look strong heading into the postseason.

Kit Carson also had a solid regular season performance and finished with a 13-0 record heading into the state tournament, good enough for the No. 2 seed.

Sangre de Cristo is the No. 3 seed while Flatirons Academy takes the No. 4 seed in the bracket.

The Class 1A boys basketball state bracket