Provo Boys Soccer Takes Top seed in 5A State Playoffs | News, sports, jobs


Jared Lloyd, Daily Herald

Provo and Wasatch players battle for the ball during the District 9 game in Provo on Thursday, April 21, 2022.


With Wednesday approaching the publication of the Final Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) for the state’s 5A boys soccer rankings, it was uncertain who would come out on top.

Will it be Alta who was 14-2? Or Wasatch and Murray, both of whom were 13-3?

In the end, thanks to the opponent’s slightly better win ratio and opponent’s win ratio, Provo (14-2) was awarded this place and seeded one in the upcoming playoffs.

The Bulldogs – who only lost to the Wasps and Ridgeline during the regular season – were one of four teams with domestic ties to be placed in the top eight and thus receive a second-round farewell.

It was a solid achievement for Team Provo who reached the 5A quarter-finals as the 22nd seed last year and brought back a lot of talent.

While Alta was the second seed, Wasatch came in third, Lehi (11-4) finished fifth, and Timpanogos (10-4) finished eighth.

Even the 13th seed Salem Hills (11-6) and 14th seed Orim (9-8) don’t yet know who they will play.

That’s because there are 33 teams in the tournament, so 18 teams have to compete in the playoff matches, which will take place on Thursday.

23rd seed Spanish Fork and 24th seed Maple Mountain will host playoff matches (against Wenta and Toiley respectively), while Tempeview (seeds 27), Springville (seeds 28), and Cedar Valley (29th seed) will host. seed), Payson (No. 31, and Mountain View (No. 33) are on the road.

There is always annoyance in football, so no one should be surprised if an unexpected person or two wins and runs.

The official first round matches will take place after the play matches are completed and are scheduled to be played on Saturday, while the second round matches will be played on May 17.

It’s not quite as complicated in Class 6A football, as there are fewer teams. Nor was it a year where Utah Valley teams were up to their normal standards in terms of success.

No home team finished in the top eight of the RPI standings, with Pleasant Grove (10-7) securing the highest ninth spot.

Right behind the Vikings was Lone Peak (9-7) who came in 10th.

It’s safe to say that Westlake (8-9) and American Fork (7-8) feel they could have been a lot higher than they landed in 15th and 16th. 2021, he struggled for a record 4-13 and is at No. 22.

All five teams will take part in the first round on Friday, hosting four teams as the 24th seed Vikings face Clearfield, the Knights play the 23rd seed West Jordan, and the 18th seeded Thunder faces Hermann and Caveman. Battle No. 17 Seed Roy.

The Falcons will be on the road when they encounter the No. 11 seed Riverton.

The winners of the first round matches will then move on to the second round on May 17th.

For full RPI details and state championship brackets, go to UHSAA.org.


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