Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2018 State Farm Holiday Classic pairings released

2018 State Farm Holiday Classic pairings released, Metamora Herald





The pairings and brackets for the 2018 State Farm Holiday Classic (Dec. 26-29) have been released. This year the Holiday Classic is celebrating its 40th anniversary and will be held at four venues across Bloomington-Normal – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Shirk Center, Bloomington High School, Normal Community High School, and Normal West High School.

Please follow the links below to the corresponding brackets, or go to http://theclassic.org/team-list/ for a complete list of teams, their current records, rosters and game results to date.

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.

Overall:
·       9 of the 64 teams are currently undefeated
·       22 of the 64 teams are currently state-ranked or received votes in their respective state polls
·       30 of the 64 teams have two or fewer losses
·       Combined records of 64 team field is 321-185 for a .634 winning percentage
·       Six teams in this year’s field took home state trophies last season (Girls: Peoria Richwoods, Union (KY) Ryle Boys: Annawan, Bloomington Central Catholic, Winnebago, and North Chicago)
·       27 of the 64 teams won at least a Regional championship last season.
·       Web site – www.theclassic.org
·       Facebook – www.facebook.com/sfclassic
·       Twitter - https://twitter.com/sfclassic

Small School Girls:
·       Top 4 seeds – #1 St. Joseph-Ogden, #2 Kankakee Bishop McNamara, #3 Brimfield, #4 Annawan
·       10 of the 16 teams have a.500 record or better.
·       Combined record of bracket is 82-61 for a .573 winning percentage.
·       State-ranked teams from latest AP poll – Annawan (#4 in 1A), Brimfield (#10 in 1A), St. Joseph-Ogden (#6 in 2A), Rock Island Alleman (#18 in 2A) and Kankakee Bishop McNamara (#10 in 3A)

Small School Boys:
·       Bracket –  http://theclassic.org/brackets/small-school-boys/
·       Top 4 seeds – #1 Aurora Christian, #2 Rock Falls, #3 Chicago Providence St. Mel, #4 Quincy Notre Dame
·       9 of the 16 teams have a.500 record or better.
·       Combined record of bracket is 64-46 for a .581 winning percentage.
·       State-ranked teams from latest AP poll – Chicago Providence St. Mel (#4 in 1A), Aurora Christian (#9 in 2A), Champaign St. Thomas More (#15 in 2A), Bloomington Central Catholic (#24 in 2A) and Quincy Notre Dame (#23 in 3A)

Large School Girls:
·       Top 4 seeds – #1 Peoria Richwoods, #2 Union (KY) Ryle, #3 Morton, #4 Rock Island
·       10 of the 16 teams are currently undefeated or have two or fewer losses.
·       Combined record of bracket is 106-34 for a .757 winning percentage.
·       State-ranked teams from latest state polls – Peoria Richwoods (#1 in 3A), Morton (#4 in 3A), Bethalto Civic Memorial (#5 in 3A), Geneseo (#7 in 3A), Rock Island (#3 in 4A), Normal Community (#10 in 4A), Normal West (#11 in 4A), Chicago Kenwood (#14 in 4A) and Union Ryle (#1 in Kentucky and #16 in national MaxPreps poll).

Large School Boys:
·       Top 4 seeds – #1 Chicago Kenwood, #2 Joliet Central, #3 Rock Island, #4 Metamora
·       Eight of 16 teams are currently undefeated or have two or fewer losses.
·       Combined record of bracket is 69-44 for a .610 winning percentage.
·       State-ranked teams from latest AP poll – Metamora (#16 in 3A), Mahomet-Seymour (#21 in 3A) and Rock Island (#17 in 4A)




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