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2017 Class AAA West Regional Boys' BB Tourney Breakdown (Regions 7 & 8)

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kwc    53

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.

 

Region 7:

 

District 13 : 1) Brighton [14-10], 2) Hardin Co. [15-5], 3) Dyer Co. [14-8], 4) Munford [6-16]

 

District 14: 1) Cordova [19-5], 2) Arlington, 3) Bartlett [14-13], 4) Bolton [5-14]

 

 

Region 8:

 

District 15: 1) Southwind [24-5], 2) Ridgeway [22-6], 3) Collierville [14-8], 4) Houston [15-10]

 

District 16: 1) East [23-3], 2) Whitehaven [18-6], 3) Central [16-8], 4) Melrose [12-14]

 

 

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 playedI 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

 

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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!

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kwc    53

Great analysis. The Southwind East game should be a good one this weekend, hopefully.

 

I don't know about all of that. Like I said, I might change my mind on a couple of games before it gets real. LOL.

 

I have a question for you. Will the games this Saturday have any effect on seeding for the Regional Quarterfinals?

 

Another Question ... How is it that Cordova was selected to play this Saturday over Southwind?

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I don't know about all of that. Like I said, I might change my mind on a couple of games before it gets real. LOL.

 

I have a question for you. Will the games this Saturday have any effect on seeding for the Regional Quarterfinals?

 

Another Question ... How is it that Cordova was selected to play this Saturday over Southwind?

 

Oh wow I automatically assumed it was Southwind. Cordova was kind of snubbed last year by Gtown maybe it’s a makeup game. I always thought the city championship was just a region 8 thing but as you said Cordova is in the city. And the games don’t have any effect on regional seeding, this weekend is nevertheless just bragging rights. Bragging rights which some think is a curse lol bc if you look back there are teams that win the city championship and don’t make it to state, such as last year’s Gtown.

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I don't know about all of that. Like I said, I might change my mind on a couple of games before it gets real. LOL.

 

I have a question for you. Will the games this Saturday have any effect on seeding for the Regional Quarterfinals?

 

Another Question ... How is it that Cordova was selected to play this Saturday over Southwind?

Cordova was selected over Southwind for the same reason that Germantown was selected over Cordova last year. 

 

Cordova vs East is who the SCIAA thinks everyone wants to see. (I'd rather see SW vs East.)

 

I think Bolton can beat Brighton because of Bolton's post players. They're very physical but Bolton will have a hard time doing anything with Gatlin. This is a toss up in my mind

 

Bartlett can beat Cordova on any given night.

 

The DC vs Arlington winner will be determined by which Arlington team shows up. They've had some games where they've looked really bad.

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Oh wow I automatically assumed it was Southwind. Cordova was kind of snubbed last year by Gtown maybe it’s a makeup game. I always thought the city championship was just a region 8 thing but as you said Cordova is in the city. And the games don’t have any effect on regional seeding, this weekend is nevertheless just bragging rights. Bragging rights which some think is a curse lol bc if you look back there are teams that win the city championship and don’t make it to state, such as last year’s Gtown.

 

Anyone in the SCIAA can play in the county championship.

 

Yes, it can be a curse. We didn't want to play East in the county, we would have much rather of had them in the region for a first time match-up.

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kwc    53

Cordova was selected over Southwind for the same reason that Germantown was selected over Cordova last year. 

 

Cordova vs East is who the SCIAA thinks everyone wants to see. (I'd rather see SW vs East.)

 

I think Bolton can beat Brighton because of Bolton's post players. They're very physical but Bolton will have a hard time doing anything with Gatlin. This is a toss up in my mind

 

Bartlett can beat Cordova on any given night.

 

The DC vs Arlington winner will be determined by which Arlington team shows up. They've had some games where they've looked really bad.

 

The SCIAA set up the game based upon who they THOUGHT everyone wanted to see? You are kidding me ... right? Of course you are.

 

I think that SW and East would be a better game as well. I have to admit though ... Region 7 looks like a cakewalk for Cordova. I don't see them losing to anybody else in Region 7. Region 8 however ... murder's row with a bullet to the brain!

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coachgat    1

Great analysis! Bolton, Bartlett and Cordova all beat Brighton this season. Arlington didn't have a game against Brighton. I truly believe it's going to be a battle regardless of who we play. All the teams are talented and well coached in my opinion. If we play our best basketball it will still be a tough task but I like our chances better when my team has been switched on me before jump ball. lol

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