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Madison Memorial (#8) at Sun Prairie (#1)
Kettle Moraine (#5) at Verona Area (#4)
Hamilton (#6) at Madison West (#3)
Madison La Follette (#7) at Middleton (#2)
-Kettle Moraine on the road is a really interesting note, but with six Big 8 schools, it shouldn't be a shocker to see the seeding shake out how it did. It's also not surprising to see the full two possible non-Big 8 rematches off the bat--Big 8 coaches had wanted some diversity in their playoff match-ups, and got it here. Also, Madison Memorial as the 8 and La Follette at the 7 perhaps was done to avoid the same Level 1 match-up as last year.
Beaver Dam (#8) at Waunakee (#1)
DeForest (#5) at Slinger (#4)
West Bend East (#6) at Hartford Union (#3)
Watertown (#7) at Menasha (#2)
-The Little Ten invitational set up sort of as expected. 3-5 was kind of a jumble, but this bracket sets up well for Waunakee. They've already handled Beaver Dam (last week, a shutout win) and DeForest. The Norskies are a pretty good team, but they'll have their hands full with Slinger. Menasha vs Watertown is intriguing as well.
Wilmot Union (#8) at Monona Grove (#1)
Burlington (#5) at Waterford (#4)
Oregon (#6) at Stoughton (#3)
Germantown (#7) at Waukesha West (#2)
-The Oregon/Stoughton rematch, a three-point game less than a month ago, is a highlight here, but Burlington/Waterford is another good match-up. Monona Grove and Waukesha West played in an epic Level 3 game last year, and if it goes chalk, it would be a rematch at that level.
Monroe (#8) at New Berlin Eisenhower (#1)
Jefferson (#5) at Pewaukee (#4)
Evansville / Albany (#6) at Mount Horeb / Barneveld (#3)
East Troy (#7) at Catholic Memorial (#2)
-This one broke about as expected. The Rock Valley doesn't get a lot of love in seeding meetings typically, and it shows here. 8-1 Jefferson hits the road. However, it should be noted that the top six teams in this group had no more than 3 losses, and is incredibly deep top to bottom, so it may not necessarily be a Rock Valley issue.
Mayville (#8) at Lodi (#1) @Lodi
Turner (#5) at Platteville (#4)
Lakeside Lutheran (#6) at Lake Mills (#3)
River Valley (#7) at Racine Saint Catherine’s (#2) @Racine Saint Catherine’s
-A really difficult grouping, Lodi and Lake Mills would potentially avoid each other until Level 3, but having Racine St. Catherine's here complicates a future showdown.
For the rest of the state, check out WisSports.net in the coming days for more analysis.