5A football alignment proposals

A list of proposed 5A football conference alignments.

These are the final proposals that were submitted within the permitted time frame that will be considered by the football committee at their Dec. 5 meeting.

Enrollment numbers are listed next to each school.

Asterisk (*) indicates a school is playing up.

Proposals:


Option A

Submitted by: CHSAA

Option A
Centennial (6)
Cherokee Trail 2633
Cherry Creek 3512
Eaglecrest 2513
Grandview 2588
Overland 2282
Valor * 847
Continental (6)
Chaparral 2105
Douglas County 1824
Highlands Ranch * 1608
Mountain Vista 2100
ThunderRidge 2019
Regis * 1408
Flatirons (7)
Boulder 1939
Brighton 1841
Denver East 2433
Montbello 2160
Northglenn 1796
Prairie View 1794
Thornton 1770
Front Range (8)
Fairview 2128
Fossil Ridge 2090
Horizon 1917
Legacy 2178
Monarch 1624
Mountain Range 1964
Poudre 1780
Rocky Mountain 1934
Jeffco (8)
Arvada West 1703
Bear Creek 1729
Chatfield 1805
Columbine 1660
Lakewood 2091
Pomona * 1448
Ralston Valley 1748
Mullen * 723
Pioneer (6)
Castle View 1850
Doherty 2064
Ftn. Ft. Carson 1714
Legend 1978
Rock Canyon 1948
Smoky Hill 2141
South Metro (6)
Arapahoe 2188
Gateway 1680
Heritage 1668
Hinkley 1923
Rangeview 2305
Westminster 2390
Southwest (2)
Fruita Monument 1706
Grand Junction 1694


Option B

Submitted by: Paul Cain, Southwestern League

Option B
Centennial (6)
Cherokee Trail 2633
Cherry Creek 3512
Eaglecrest 2513
Grandview 2588
Overland 2282
Valor * 847
Continental (6)
Chaparral 2105
Douglas County 1824
Highlands Ranch * 1608
Mountain Vista 2100
ThunderRidge 2019
Regis * 1408
Flatirons (8)
Boulder 1939
Brighton 1841
Denver East 2433
Montbello 2160
Northglenn 1796
Prairie View 1794
Thornton 1770
Westminster 2390
Front Range (8)
Fairview 2128
Fossil Ridge 2090
Horizon 1917
Legacy 2178
Monarch 1624
Mountain Range 1964
Poudre 1780
Rocky Mountain 1934
Jeffco (8)
Arvada West 1703
Bear Creek 1729
Chatfield 1805
Columbine 1660
Lakewood 2091
Pomona * 1448
Ralston Valley 1748
Mullen * 723
Pioneer (6)
Castle View 1850
Doherty 2064
Ftn. Ft. Carson 1714
Fruita Monument 1706
Legend 1978
Rock Canyon 1948
South Metro (7)
Arapahoe 2188
Gateway 1680
Grand Junction 1694
Heritage 1668
Hinkley 1923
Rangeview 2305
Smoky Hill 2141


Option C

Submitted by: Jim Thyfault, Jefferson County

Option C
Big Six (6)
Arapahoe 2188
Bear Creek 1729
Chatfield 1805
Columbine 1660
Lakewood 2091
Mullen* 723
Centennial (6)
Cherokee Trail 2633
Cherry Creek 3512
Eaglecrest 2513
Grandview 2588
Overland 2282
Valor* 847
Douglas County (6)
Chaparral 2105
Highlands Ranch* 1608
Mountain Vista 2100
Regis* 1408
Rock Canyon 1948
ThunderRidge 2019
East Metro (6)
Denver East 2433
Gateway 1680
Hinkley 1923
Montbello 2160
Rangeview 2305
Smoky Hill 2141
Front Range (5)
Boulder 1939
Fossil Ridge 2090
Horizon 1917
Poudre 1780
Rocky Mountain 1934
I-25 (6)
Brighton 1841
Mountain Range 1964
Northglenn 1796
Prairie View 1794
Thornton 1770
Westminster 2390
Northern (6)
Arvada West 1703
Fairview 2128
Legacy 2178
Monarch 1624
Pomona* 1448
Ralston Valley 1748
Southern (6)
Castle View 1850
Doherty 2064
Douglas County 1824
Ftn. Ft. Carson 1714
Heritage 1668
Legend 1978


Option D

Submitted by: Steve Carpenter, Centennial League

"Waterfall" explanation:

The system would be based on the last two years wild card points. Teams are placed within seven leagues.

  • The 5A football committee would still seed teams for the playoffs.
  • Teams that do not qualify for playoffs will play a Week 10 game as determined by the football seeding committee.
  • A provision will be included that allows you to move teams up or down based on geography so we do not have teams with Grand Junction and Fruita Monument in their region for two cycles in a row. Fruita and GJ will never be placed in the same league. This movement is limited to two positions up or down, and is determined by CHSAA.
  • Other CHSAA sanctioned sports, such as tennis, golf and wrestling, already use this system for playoffs to create a competitive balance.

The following is how leagues would look based on the last two years of wild card points while using the waterfall system. We added Monarch and Montbello based on equity, and as such, moved Rock Canyon to a different league and put Monarch in their place to create competitive balance based on the number of teams to qualify for the 5A playoffs this past season.

The numbers you see is the team's two-year wild card point average rank. Ties were broken based upon wild card point finish of the current season.

Option D
Mt. Evans (7)
ThunderRidge 2.5
Fountain-Fort Carson 15
Regis Jesuit 16
Horizon 28
Eaglecrest 28.5
Bear Creek 41
Smoky Hill 41
Pikes Peak (7)
Cherokee Trail 5
Grandview 15
Gateway 16.5
Mullen 27.5
Doherty 29.5
Fruita Monument 40.5
Northglenn 41.5
Longs Peak (7)
Valor Christian 5.5
Rangeview 15
Mountain Range 18.5
Heritage 26
Castle View 30
Poudre 39.5
Highlands Ranch 42
Mt. Bierstadt (7)
Pomona 7
Grand Junction 15
Brighton 20
Legend 26
Thornton 38.5
Boulder 44.5
Monarch New to 5A
Grays Peak (7)
Ralston Valley 8
Fairview 11.5
Douglas County 20.5
Lakewood 25.5
Mountain Vista 31
Hinkley 37
Fossil Ridge 47.5
Torreys Peak (7)
Columbine 9.5
Arapahoe 11
Overland 21
Westminster 23.5
Legacy 33.5
Denver East 35
Montbello New to 5A
Mt. Elbert (7)
Cherry Creek 11
Chatfield 11
Chaparral 21.5
Prairie View 23.5
Rock Canyon 30.5
Arvada West 34
Rocky Mountain 35


Option E

Submitted by: Jason Jacob, Continental League

Option E
Centennial (6)
Cherokee Trail 2633
Cherry Creek 3512
Eaglecrest 2513
Grandview 2588
Overland 2282
Valor * 847
Continental North (6)
Rock Canyon 1948
Fruita Monument 1706
Highlands Ranch * 1608
Mountain Vista 2100
ThunderRidge 2019
Regis * 1408
Continental South (6)
Castle View 1850
Doherty 2064
Ftn. Ft. Carson 1714
Legend 1978
Chaparral 2105
Douglas County 1824
Flatirons (8)
Boulder 1939
Brighton 1841
Denver East 2433
Montbello 2160
Northglenn 1796
Prairie View 1794
Thornton 1770
Westminster 2390
Front Range (8)
Fairview 2128
Fossil Ridge 2090
Horizon 1917
Legacy 2178
Monarch 1624
Mountain Range 1964
Poudre 1780
Rocky Mountain 1934
Jeffco (8)
Arvada West 1703
Bear Creek 1729
Chatfield 1805
Columbine 1660
Lakewood 2091
Pomona * 1448
Ralston Valley 1748
Mullen * 723
South Metro (7)
Arapahoe 2188
Gateway 1680
Heritage 1668
Hinkley 1923
Rangeview 2305
Grand Junction 1694
Smoky Hill 2141


Option F

Submitted by: Vic Strouse, EMAC

Option F
Centennial (6)
Cherokee Trail 2633
Cherry Creek 3512
Eaglecrest 2513
Grandview 2588
Overland 2282
Valor * 847
Continental (6)
Chaparral 2105
Douglas County 1824
Highlands Ranch * 1608
Mountain Vista 2100
ThunderRidge 2019
Regis * 1408
Flatirons (7)
Boulder 1939
Brighton 1841
Westminster 2390
Montbello 2160
Northglenn 1796
Prairie View 1794
Thornton 1770
Front Range (8)
Fairview 2128
Fossil Ridge 2090
Horizon 1917
Legacy 2178
Monarch 1624
Mountain Range 1964
Poudre 1780
Rocky Mountain 1934
Jeffco (8)
Arvada West 1703
Bear Creek 1729
Chatfield 1805
Columbine 1660
Lakewood 2091
Pomona * 1448
Ralston Valley 1748
Mullen * 723
Pioneer (7)
Castle View 1850
Doherty 2064
Ftn. Ft. Carson 1714
Legend 1978
Rock Canyon 1948
Denver East 2433
Grand Junction 1694
South Metro (7)
Arapahoe 2188
Gateway 1680
Heritage 1668
Hinkley 1923
Rangeview 2305
Smoky Hill 2141
Fruita Monument 1706