NEW FOOTBALL CONFERENCES PROPOSED

We’re in the middle of basketball season, but the football committee at CHSAA has developed a new classification and conference structure for the 2020 and 21 cycle.  The recommendations were made following two weeks of meetings.

Conferences and classifications were laid out, according to CHSAANOW.com, based on the following criteria:

  • Enrollment Numbers
  • Competitive balance within each conference
  • Geography
  • Risk minimization
  • Success/Non-Success
  • School participation percentage
  • Regular Season / Post Season Implications

 

The proposed conferences:

 

SIX MAN

NORTH EAST CENTRAL CENTRAL
Briggsdale Arickaree/Woodlin Colorado D&B
Fleming Flagler/Hi Plains Deer Trail
North Park Idalia Edison
Peetz Otis Genoa Hugo
Prairie Stratton/Liberty Kiowa
Pawnee Weldon Valley Belleview Christian
     
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTHWEST
Cheraw Aguilar Antonito
Cheyenne Wells Kim/Branson Cotopaxi
Eads Hanover Cripple Creek
Granada Manzanola Mountain Valley
Kit Carson Primero Sierra Grande
Walsh Miami Yoder La Veta

 

EIGHT MAN

ARK VALLEY PLAINS MOUNTAIN
Fowler Akron Dove Creek
Holly Denver Christian Mancos
Crowley County Caliche Norwood
McClave Dayspring Christian Sanford
Springfield Haxtun Sangre De Cristo
Hoehne Merino Sargent
Wiley Sedgwick County Lake County
Las Animas    
     
SOUTHERN NORTHWEST CENTRAL
Calhan Gilpin County Lyons
Custer County Hayden Elbert
Pikes Peak Christian Plateau Valley Front Range Christian
Byers Rangely Justice
Simla Soroco Longmont Christian
Swink West Grand Rocky Mountain Lutheran
John Mall Vail Christian South Park
Dolores Huerta    

 

CLASS 1A

NORTH CENTRAL FOOTHILLS SANTA FE
Holyoke Jefferson Banning Lewis
Wray Sheridan Rocky Ford
Yuma Clear Creek Peyton
Burlington Manual Ellicott
Wiggins Ridgeview Academy Trinidad
Limon    
     
WESTERN SLOPE SOUTHERN PEAKS TRI PEAKS
Olathe Dolores Florence
Paonia Ignacio Buena Vista
Hotchkiss Center Colorado Springs Christian
Cedaredge Monte Vista St Mary’s
Gunnison Centauri Rye
Meeker Del Norte Platte Canyon
Grand Valley    
Roaring Fork    
     
NORTHERN    
Strasburg    
Highland    
Cornerstone Christian    
Prospect Ridge    
Estes Park    
Bennett    

 

CLASS 2A

NORTH 1 NORTH 2 METRO 1
Weld Central Academy Arvada
Fort Lupton Eaton Riverdale Ridge
Valley Severance D’Evelyn
Sterling Resurrection Christian Faith Christian
Brush University Englewood
Platte Valley Berthoud Middle Park
     
METRO 2 SOUTH WEST
Alameda Classical Academy Delta
Machebeuf Manitou Springs Rifle
Kent Denver Lamar Moffat County
Denver West La Junta Aspen
Pinnacle Woodland Park Basalt
Elizabeth   Coal Ridge

 

CLASS 3A

NORTH CENTRAL 1 NORTH CENTRAL 2 NORTH CENTRAL 3
Skyview Mead Roosevelt
Evergreen Holy Family Northridge
Conifer Frederick Fort Morgan
Kennedy Denver North Mountain View
Lincoln Northfield Thompson Valley
Green Mountain Riverdale Ridge (listed twice) Niwot
     
CENTRAL WEST SOUTHERN SOUTHERN 2
Palisade Palmer Ridge Harrison
Summit Lewis Palmer Discovery Canyon
Battle Mountain Thomas Jefferson Sand Creek
Glenwood Springs Littleton Sierra
Eagle Valley Lutheran Mitchell
Steamboat Springs George Washington Durango
     
SOUTHERN #3    
Pueblo South    
Pueblo East    
Canon City    
Pueblo Central    
Pueblo County    
Pueblo Centennial    

 

CLASS 4A

NORTHERN 1 NORTHERN 2 METRO 1
Windsor Monarch Wheat Ridge
Broomfield Loveland Golden
Greeley West Silver Creek Dakota Ridge
Longmont Skyline Vista Peak
Erie Mountain View Standley Lake
Brighton Greeley Central Montrose
     
METRO 2 SOUTHERN 1 SOUTHERN 2
Centaurus Pine Creek Pueblo West
Gateway Vista Ridge Mesa Ridge
Denver South Air Academy Fountain Fort Carson
Bear Creek Ponderosa Coronado
Aurora Central Heritage Rampart
Grand Junction Grand Junction Central Fruita Monument
     
I-25    
Palmer    
Thornton    
Liberty    
Falcon    
Widefield    
Cheyenne Mountain    

 

CLASS 5A

NORTH JEFFCO SOUTH
Fairview Arvada West Arapahoe
Horizon Columbine Chaparral
Legacy Lakewood Douglas County
Fossil Ridge Pomona Legend
Poudre Ralston Valley Regis
Rocky Mountain Chatfield Doherty
     
DOUGLAS COUNTY CENTENNIAL METRO 1
Valor Christian Cherokee Trail Westminster
Highlands Ranch Cherry Creek Boulder
Mountain Vista Eaglecrest Mountain Range
ThunderRidge Grandview Adams City
Rock Canyon Smoky Hill Northglenn
Castle View Mullen Fort Collins
     
METRO 2    
Denver East    
Far Northeast    
Overland    
Rangeview    
Hinkley    
Prairie View    

PLAYOFFS

In each classification, every conference champion would earn automatic playoff berths.  Plus there are a few extensions to that rule:

In Class 1A, the top two finishers from the Western Slope would automatically qualify

In Class 4A, the league champion from the I-25 conference is the only team that can quality fro the post-season.  And a 24-team playoff bracket has been proposed.

In Class 5A, the champions from the Metro 1 and 2 conferences are the only teams that can qualify for the playoffs from those leagues.  There is also a proposal for the top eight teams in the RPI to move into a “6A bracket” for the post-season.

 

 

 


Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer is the founder and owner of the Colorado Preps Network which debuted in the summer of 2003. Kevin and his wife Lanette reside in Fort Morgan and are the proud parents of Lexi and Tyler.
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Kevin Shaffer is the founder and owner of the Colorado Preps Network which debuted in the summer of 2003. Kevin and his wife Lanette reside in Fort Morgan and are the proud parents of Lexi and Tyler.

1 Comment

  1. The football conference re-alignments look very much like a work in progress. Errors here and there, clearly more thought has to be put in the changes; so, I for one will await the next iteration.

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