These are the projections for the 4A East bracket for the 2023 NCHSAA girls basketball playoffs.
These projections are accurate as of the time stamp below in an “if the Playoffs started today” scenario except that we are using RPI to project conference winners until later in the year.
RPI changes as new data is entered into MaxPreps, meaning teams could fall in and out of the projections based on who has entered what games. RPI is updated nightly.
For more on the NCHSAA’s playoff process, read Nick Stevens’ column here.
4A East Girls Basketball Projection
Time of last update — Jan. 23, 12:30 am
Note: We are using RPI to project conference winners until later in the year.
Conference Champs are in bold. Conference Champs who would not be seeded as conference Champs if the Playoffs began today are in bold italics.
*All American 1-seed: Overhills
*Big Carolina 1-seed: DH Conley
Cap-6 champ: Cardinal Gibbons
Cap-6 2nd place: Athens Drive
DAC-VII champ: Hillside
DAC-VII 2nd place: Southern Alamance
Greater Neuse River champ: Willow Spring
Greater Neuse River 2nd place: Clayton
*Mideastern champ: Hoggard
Northern Athletic champ: Millbrook
Northern Athletic 2nd place: Rolesville
*Sandhills champ: Pinecrest
Southwest Wake 1-seed: Apex Friendship
Southwest Wake 2-seed: Panther Creek
*United 8 1-seed: Purnell Swett
*-Split conference with 3A schools — 1-seeds must have an overall win percentage of .500 or better to be seeded with the 1-seeds, or else be seeded with the 2s and wild-cards.
Last five in, first five out
28. Southeast Raleigh
30. Green Hope
31. Green Level
1. New Hanover
Projected seeds, matchups
1-Apex Friendship vs 32-Knightdale / 16-Clayton vs 17-Topsail
8-Willow Spring vs 25-Heritage / 9-Overhills vs. 24-New Bern
4-Millbrook vs 29-Broughton / 13-Southern Alamance vs 20-Holly Springs
5-DH Conley vs 28-Southeast Raleigh / 12-Rolesville vs 21-Jack Britt
3-Hillside vs 30-Green Hope / 14-Chapel Hill vs 19-Ashley
6-Cardinal Gibbons vs 27-Pine Forest / 11-Panther Creek vs 22-Athens Drive
2-Hoggard vs 31-Green Level / 15-Wakefield vs 18-Corinth Holders
7-Purnell Swett vs 26-South View / 10-Pinecrest vs 23-Jordan