The Clovis Wildcats missed out on the No. 1 seed in Class 5A, while the Texico girls are favored to make it four Class 2A titles in the last five years.
Teams were seeded Sunday and announced during an online selection show Sunday evening. Click here for brackets.
Both the Clovis boys and Texico girls finished with 24-2 records in the regular season. It was enough for the Lady Wolverines, who cruised to last year's 2A crown.
For Clovis, meanwhile, they will be in the No. 2 slot, and will face Sandia in the first round.
“I kind of expected it,” Clovis coach J.D. Isler said Sunday. “I don't know a lot else we could do.”
All games will be at the site of the higher seed, either Friday or Saturday. Times will be announced later this week.
Onate, which faces No. 16 Hobbs, had a worse record than Clovis at 22-4, but defeated Clovis 65-59 in December. The Wildcats won nine straight after that, and are on a nine-game streak since their last loss against Cleveland, which is seeded No. 12.
The Wildcats have faced Sandia once this season, claiming a 74-60 win Jan. 8 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. If Clovis can win the rematch, it would take on the winner of No. 7 Valley and No. 10 Volcano Vista.
The Clovis girls, who were upset by Carlsbad in the District 4-5A tournament, also receive a home game. The Lady Cats were seeded seventh, and will face Volcano Vista. The winner faces either No. 2 Hobbs or No. 15 Highland in the quarterfinals. Every District 4-5A team made the tournament, as Carlsbad received the No. 11 seed. The Cavegirls face Sandia.
Fort Sumner claimed the top seed in the Class 1A girls bracket. The Vixens host Mescalero, with the winner taking on either Menaul or Jal.
The Texico girls faces Cuba in the first round. The winner gets either Mesa Vista or Magdalena from the 8/9 matchup.
In Class 3A, the Portales girls received the No. 2 seed, and will face No. 15 Socorro in the first round.
The Ram boys will also get a first-round home game. Sixth-seeded Portales will face No. 11 Silver.
Other brackets involving local teams include:
Class 2A boys: The Tucumcari boys received the No. 7 seed, and will host Navajo Pine. Texico, seeded No. 12, visits No. 5 Mesilla Valley in Las Cruces. The defending champion Son Blazers are a familiar foe, having lost to Texico in the 2008 2A title game and the 2009 2A semifinals.
Class 1A boys: The Fort Sumner Foxes, who claimed their first state championship two years ago as a No. 5 seed, enter this year's bracket as a No. 4 seed. They will face No. 13 Dora in the first round. Ninth-seeded Logan will visit No. 8 Menaul, and Floyd travels to Coronado in the 6/11 matchup.
Class 1A girls: Melrose received the No. 4 seed, and will host No. 13 Springer. Dora, seeded seventh, hosts No. 10 Cimarron, and No. 15 Logan visits second-seeded Tatum. There will be a new defending champion, as Floyd did not receive a seed in the 16-team field.
The Class B tournaments will be seeded Sunday, following the weekend's regional qualifiers.