16. Basketball

ARTICLE 16

CIF STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, 2018

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento

 

CIF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL PLAYOFFS

March 7, 9, 10, 13, 2018 at Home Sites

March 17 at T.B.D.

 

I.            CIF STATE BASKETBALL REGULATIONS

              A.           STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION PLACEMENT OF SCHOOLS

Boys and girls Regional and State Championships will be held following the completion of Section playoffs. The CIF Seeding Committee will determine the divisional placement of the Section entries for their respective regional tournament.

NOTE: Sections still determine their own criteria for placement and seeding of schools within their own local playoff system.

              NOTE: The State Championship will include Divisions I-V above and an Open Division. Division    VI Regional Championship will be in NorCal only.

 

              B.           SECTION LIMITATIONS

                             Sections with less than eight (8) schools in a division shall be limited to one (1) automatic entry in that division. This applies to both team and individual sports.

             

              C.           SECTION REGIONAL ENTRIES

                             (1)          AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS

                                           CCS – 20; CS – 14; LACS – 13; NCS – 24; NS – 12; OS – 2; SDS – 13; SFS – 2; SJS – 22; SS – 44

             

                            (2)          OPEN DIVISION

                                           There will be four regional Open Division brackets. Each regional Open Division bracket will have a maximum of eight (8) teams, but could have less if the tournament committee feels that there are not eight qualified teams. The tournament committee will select the teams for the Open Division before they seed the five (5) divisions of the StateTournament. Teams selected by the committee for the Open Division will compete in the Open Division ONLY and cannot opt out.

 

The regional seeding meetings will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Competition among the teams in each gender will be held in one Open Division and five (5) competitive equity based divisions. Tournament brackets will range from 8 to 16 team brackets (unless outbracket games are required) depending on the number of entries forwarded by each CIF Section. 

 

II.           QUALIFYING TO CIF STATE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Teams must compete, and qualify through, their respective CIF Section Championships to participate in CIF State/Regional Championships.

 

NOTE:  Complete details on the 2018 CIF State Basketball Championships will be available on the State  CIF website (www.cifstate.org) approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.