With only three weeks left before public school brackest are finalized, I thought it would be a good time to start looking at where teams currently stand in the playoff picture, starting with 4A. While this gives us good insight into how the season has shaped up and who the best teams are, a lot can change between now and February 24th when the brackets are finalized. No team has clinched their conference yet and many conferences are still wide-open, most of them coming down to the last week of the season. On top of that, there are a handful of teams still fighting for a playoff spot, with even more fighting for a favorable seed. Seeding was done exactly how the NCHSAA describes here and the RPI was used for games through 2/4.

4A East

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All American: Overhills
Big Carolina: New Bern
CAP-6: Cardinal Gibbons, Sanderson
DAC-6: Chapel Hill, Jordan
Greater Neuse River: Clayton, Garner
Mideastern: New Hanover
Northern: Millbrook, Wakefield
Sandhills: Richmond
Southwest Wake: Green Level, Panther Creek
United 8: Lumberton

Projected Matchups

(1) New Hanover
(32) Jack Britt

(16) Holly Springs
(17) Apex Friendship

(8) New Bern
(25) Knightdale

(9) Lumberton
(24) Heritage

(4) Millbrook
(29) South View

(13) Garner
(20) South Garner

(5) Clayton
(28) Southeast Raleigh

(12) Wakefield
(21) Hoggard

(2) Richmond
(31) Middle Creek

(15) Jordan
(18) Riverside-Durham

(7) Cardinal Gibbons
(26) Sanderson

(10) Overhills
(23) Hoke County

(3) Green Level
(30) Broughton

(14) Panther Creek
(19) Hillside

(6) Chapel Hill
(27) Northern Durham

(11) Laney
(22) Pinecrest

4A West

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Central Piedmont: Mount Tabor, Davie
Greater Metro: Lake Norman, Hickory Ridge
Metro: Grimsley, Northern Guilford
Mountain: TC Roberson
Northwestern: Watauga
South Meck: Myers Park, South Mecklenburg
Southern: Weddington
Southwestern: Butler, Independence
Queen City: North Mecklenburg

Projected Matchups

(1) Lake Norman
(32) East Mecklenburg

(16) South Caldwell
(17) Charlotte Catholic

(8) Butler
(25) Southwest Guilford

(9) TC Roberson
(24) Reagan

(4) Weddington
(29) Palisades

(13) McDowell
(20) Mooresville

(5) North Mecklenburg
(28) Marvin Ridge

(12) Chambers
(21) Ardrey Kell

(2) Myers Park
(31) Parkland

(15) West Forsyth
(18) Independence

(7) Grimsley
(26) Cox Mill

(10) Davie
(23) Northern Guilford

(3) Mount Tabor
(30) West Cabarrus

(14) Hickory Ridge
(19) East Forsyth

(6) Watauga
(27) Page

(11) South Mecklenburg
(22) Hopewell