Cash vs Matchups

The RPI has been somewhat confusing to most as everyone has realized the football committee does what it wants to make a bigger pile of cash at the playoff gates. Tickets are being sold at $8 a person and none of the schools benefit from this revenue. Meanwhile NO over the air Television because those rights were sold to an internet streaming TV person that has a relationship with one of the staff members. Travel once again will be a primary focus as a few teams got hosed again for more favorable gate revenue in the metro area. Below are all classifications brackets. Also a few comments about RPI versus seedings. Cash versus Matchups is why you see RPI numbers disregarded so the gate money rises to favor better match ups while some teams endure stiffer competition with out regard to travel or natural rival games.
(16) Chaparral (7-3)
vs. (1) Valor Christian (10-0), Friday, 7 pm., Valor Christian RPI #1 vs. #14 Chaparral got hosed as FFC & Poudre played VC in conference play. Doherty really should have had this spot.
(9) Lakewood (8-2)
vs. (8) Grandview (8-2), Saturday, High Noon, Legacy Stadium
RPI #9 vs. #7 Lakewood dodged a bullet as they should have played Cherry Creek.
(13) Poudre (6-4)
vs. (4) Pomona (8-2), Friday, 7 pm., NAAC RPI #15 vs #4 and again Mullen or Arvada West should have been the matchup but Mullen got bent by having to rematch in the opposite bracket.
(12) Arvada West (7-3)
vs. (5) Fairview (9-1), Friday, 7 pm., Recht Field RPI #5 vs #12 More of a regional game but AW benefits from not playing Pomona and FV an uncanny Ralston Valley.
(14) Highlands Ranch (6-4)
vs. (3) Columbine (9-1), Friday, 7 pm., Jefferson County Stadium UH, boring! Rematch of last season where a healthy HR almost beat Columbine. RPI #11 vs #3. HR would have matched up better with GV as both teams are banged up heading into Fridays game. Columbine should have had Chaparral.
(11) Mullen (5-5)
vs. (6) Regis Jesuit (9-1), Friday, 7 pm., Lou Kellogg Stadium
What happened to NO regular season match ups in round 1? Probably the only game that might sell out but the RPI #13 vs #6 is more about revenge for RJ as they blew a 39-14 lead in the 4th quarter and a 13 point lead with 1:02 on the clock to loose 40-39, OUCH! RJs only lose on the season; Double OUCH!

Mullen victory over Regis 2017

Friday September 8, 2017


(10) Ralston Valley (6-4)
vs. (7) Cherry Creek (8-2), Friday, 7 pm., Stutler Bowl
RPI #10 vs #8 or about the only game correct based on RPI
(15) Fountain-Fort Carson (4-6)
vs. (2) Eaglecrest (10-0), Friday, 7 pm., Legacy Stadium RPI #16 vs #2 FFC dodged Valor and has more of a shot vs EC. 7 of 10 FFC opponents are in the playoffs EC had a fairly limp schedule.
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#16 Golden
vs #1 Pine Creek 7 pm., Friday RPI #1 vs #16 looks good but Golden got waxed by Dakota Ridge 49-7 and was (4-1) compared to (3-2) in conference play so is RPI legitimate? Ask Dakota Ridge
#9 Monarch
vs #8 Rampart 1 pm., Saturday RPI #6 vs #10 Montrose should have faced Monarch and Rampart battle Pueblo South.
#13 Standley Lake
vs #4 Pueblo West 1 pm., Saturday RPI #13 vs #4 Gotta like that travel (Sarcastic)
#12 Skyline
vs #5 Chatfield 6 pm., Friday RPI #12 vs #5 Might have got this match up correct and watching Jeremy Hollingsworth vs Ben Frenette
#14 Vista Ridge
vs #3 Fruita Monument 1 pm., Saturday RPI #14 vs #3 and TRAVEL
#11 Montrose
vs #6 Pueblo South 1 pm., Saturday RPI #11 vs #7 where Rampart vs PS would have been the correct RPI match up
#10 Ponderosa
vs #7 Loveland 7 pm., Friday RPI #9 vs #8 which is a correct RPI but really 10-0 vs 9-1! Are we trying to gift wrap Pine Creek in 4A ?
#15 Broomfield
vs #2 Windsor 1 pm., Saturday RPI #2 vs #15 not bad for travel but Loveland vs Windsor is probably the thought for the gate in round 2
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#Mead (10-0) 1 pm., Saturday
vs.#16 Harrison (8-2) RPI #13 vs #1 so the trend continues on RPI not the only answer for matchups as Frederick was the straight RPI
#8 Longmont (7-3)
vs. #9 Skyview (9-1) 7 pm., Friday RPI #12 vs #6 TJ was the answer but someone dodged a bullet
#4 Canon City (9-1) vs.
#13 Durango (7-3) 6 pm., Friday The RPI #13 vs #4 so it is right but a 5 hour drive is a bummer!
#5 Erie (8-2)
vs #12 Pueblo East (5-5) 7 pm., Friday RPI # 17 vs #5 another RPI flaw as conference 5-0 trumps the algorithm but if wins were 50% who looses out?
#3 Roosevelt (8-2)
vs.#4 Thomas Jefferson (8-2) 1 pm., Saturday RPI #3 vs #11 Discovery Canyon got lucky and this is a better contest as TJ has been under the radar all season.
#6 Palisade (8-2)
vs. #11 Discovery Canyon (6-4) 7 pm., Friday Grand Junction TRAVEL RPI #14 vs #7 not exactly proper
#7 Evergreen (9-1)
vs.#10 Rifle (8-2) 1 pm., Saturday RPI #10 vs #8 The I-70 3.25 travel game
#2 Palmer Ridge (10-0) vs.
#15 Berthoud (6-4) 7 pm., Friday RPI #15 vs #2 well RPI got this right. Maybe people will see PR is more of a team than just its QB that most media outlets focus on day in and day out. NOTE to media there are 11 guys on the field!
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