Bracketology 2022: Projecting Top Seeds, Auto Bids, And At-Large Teams (Jan 10th)

It might only be January 10th, but it’s never too early to look ahead to the state playoffs! In the season that we’ve had so far, cancellations and major injuries are likely to play huge roles in how seeding shakes out, along with the inevitable possibility that a team might be cancelled due to COVID in the playoffs. With everything that has happened so far, here is what each class is looking at for top seeds, auto bids, and the at-large bids!

Class 6A Predictions

Top 5 Seeds: Jesuit, Beaverton, Barlow, South Medford, Clackamas

Auto Bids

PIL: Benson, Wells, Jefferson

Metro: Jesuit, Beaverton, Mountainside

Pacific: Forest Grove, Sherwood, McMinnville

Mt. Hood: Barlow, Clackamas, Central Catholic

Three Rivers: Oregon City, Lakeridge, St. Mary’s Academy

Mountain Valley: South Salem, West Salem, Summit

Southwest: South Medford, Grants Pass, Sheldon

At-Large Bids

Comfortable: Westview, West Linn, Lincoln, Mountain View

Wiggle Room: Cleveland, Tualatin, Bend

On The Bubble: McMinnville, Tigard, Canby, Newberg

Outside Looking In: Southridge, Liberty

Class 5A

Top 5 Seeds: Willamette, Corvallis, Crook County, Silverton, West Albany

Auto Bids

Northwest Oregon: Wilsonville, Putnam, La Salle Prep, Milwaukie

Midwestern: Crater, Willamette, Springfield, North Bend

Mid-Willamette: Corvallis, Crescent Valley, West Albany, Silverton

Intermountain: Ridgeview, Crook County, Redmond

At-Large Bids

On The Bubble: Churchill, Central

Outside Looking In: None

Class 4A

Auto Bids

Main Bracket: Philomath, Cascade, Junction City, Marist, Banks, Gladstone, Baker, Hidden Valley

Play-In Bracket: Astoria, Tillamook, Corbett, Madras, Stayton, Marshfield, Henley, Mazama, La Grande, McLoughlin

At-Large Bids

Woodburn, Sweet Home, Klamath Union, North Marion, Valley Catholic, North Valley

Class 3A

Top 5 Seeds: Nyssa, Willamina, Sutherlin, Harrisburg, Burns

Auto Bids

Lewis and Clark: Riverdale, De La Salle North Catholic

PacWest: Dayton, Amity

Coastal Range: Willamina, Taft

Mountain Valley: Harrisburg, Santiam Christian

Far West: Sutherlin, Douglas

Eastern Oregon: Nyssa, Burns

At-Large Bids

Brookings-Harbor, Riverside, Rainier, Creswell

Class 2A

Top 5 Seeds: Gervais, Central Linn, Faith Bible, Salem Academy, Lakeview

Auto Bids

Northwest: Faith Bible, Vernonia

Tri-River: Gervais, Salem Academy

Central Valley: Central Linn, Oakridge

Sunset: Bandon, Myrtle Point

Southern Cascade: Lakeview, Bonanza

Blue Mountain: Stanfield, Union

At-Large Bids

Colton, Western Christian, Coquille, Jefferson

Class 1A

Top 5 Seeds: Damascus Christian, Country Christian, Crane, North Douglas, Jordan Valley

Auto Bids

Valley 10: Damascus Christian, Country Christian, North Clackamas Christian

Casco: St. Paul, Livingstone Adventist, Perrydale

Mountain West: Eddyville, Mohawk, Triangle Lake

Skyline: North Douglas, Yoncalla, Pacific

Mountain Valley: North Lake/Paisley, Trinity Lutheran, Rogue Valley

Big Sky: Ione/Arlington, Trout Lake, Echo

Old Oregon: Nixyaawii, Joseph, Wallowa

High Desert: Crane, Jordan Valley, Prairie City

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