2017 Class AAA West Regional Boys' BB Tourney Breakdown (Regions 7 & 8)
Ok ... I've given this some thought because it's that time of year. Trying to figure out who will represent the Memphis Area in the state tournament. I think it is a general consensus that East will be there. The million dollar questions is ... who will be the other team?
The State playoffs pair up neighboring Regions to play against each other in order to determine what teams will be able to compete for the state championship in their particular classification. There are eight (8) regions throughout the state with the eastern most region being number one (1) and the western most region being number eight (8). Each region is comprised of two (2) districts. Therefore, Region 7 is made up of Districts 13 & 14. Region 8 is comprised of Districts 15 & 16. The schools that come from the City of Memphis mostly belong to Districts 15, & 16. The one school that resides in the City of Memphis that is not in either of those two districts is Cordova, which is in District 14. I know most who frequent this forum and read the posts that pertain to Memphis area schools already know what I just stated above. This explanation is given for those who may read this and don't know.
Since I like braketology I've done the following:
I printed off the 2017 Class AAA West Regional Boys' Basketball Tournament bracket from the TSSAA website. Then I went to the CoachT rankings pages to see the standings in each district. The links are below.
Using this information I filled out my brackets. The brackets will eventually get filled out at the TSSAA website when we get closer to those dates and after all of the preceding games have been played. I came away with the following:
1st Round (Regional Quarterfinals)
Region 7 (between Districts 13 & 14):
4) Bolton at 1) Brighton / 3) Dyer Co. at 2) Arlington
4) Munford at 1) Cordova / 3) Bartlett at 2) Hardin Co.
Region 8 (between Districts 15 & 16):
4) Melrose at Southwind / 3) Collierville at 2) Whitehaven
4) Houston at 1) East / 3) Central at 2) Ridgeway
My 1st round predictions based upon these pairings are as follows:
Region 7: 1) Brighton / 2) Arlington
1) Cordova / 3) Bartlett
Region 8: 1) Southwind / 2) Whitehaven
1) East / 2) Ridgeway
2nd Round (Regional Semifinals)
My 2nd Round predictions based upon the pairings are as follows:
Region 7: 2) Arlington / 1) Cordova
Region 8: 1) Southwind / 1) East
3rd Round (Regional Finals)
My 3rd Round predictions based upon the pairings are as follows:
Region 7: Winner - Cordova, Runner-up - Arlington
Region 8: Winner - East, Runner-up - Southwind
Sectionals ... The Sectionals are played to see who qualifies to play in the state. The pairings are comprised of the Winner of Region 7 plays the Runner-up of Region 8, and Vice Versa ... as follows:
4th Round (Sectionals)
R8RU) Southwind at R7W) Cordova
R7RU) Arlington at R8RU) East
My state qualifiers based upon the pairings are as follows:
Southwind and East
That's my stab at it. If I do it again tomorrow I might have Cordova beating Southwind in the Sectionals (That IS a homegame for Cordova). I might have Whitehaven beat Southwind in the Regional Semifinals. Who knows.
Comments are more then welcomed. They are essential to this thread being effective. So please, get in where you fit in!
Edited by kwc, 2 weeks ago.