CHSAA Seeding Index - Football data

The 2020 football playoffs fields will be determined and seeded by the CHSAA Seeding Index.

This seeding index was first used in 2019 for classes 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A. It uses four sources of data:

These data points have been combined, with each counting for 25% of the formula, and the result of that data is below.

Each ranking system is translated into a percentage in order to combine them. To do this:

  • Teams have their total points in the coaches poll divided by the total possible points. For example, if a poll has 20 voters, there are 200 possible points as a first-place vote is worth 10 points.
  • The RPI, Packard and MaxPreps rankings determine their percentage by comparing every team to the maximum value in that classification. For example, if the maximum RPI value in a class is .700, every other team in that classification is compared to that value.
  • To account for some negative values in the MaxPreps and Packard ratings, the minimum value is added to every value in the classification to ensure the lowest possible rating is 0, and not negative. This only occurs if the minimum value in a classification is negative.
  • These percentages are then added together and divided by four, so that each accounts for 25% of the final formula.

Archived data

CHSAA Seeding Index

This data is final, and what was used during the seeding meeting on Sunday.

Class 5A
Rank School Record Rating Coaches RPI Packard MaxPreps
1 Cherry Creek 6-0-0 0.998684 0.995 1.000 1.000 1.000
2 Valor Christian 5-0-0 0.938137 0.889 0.981 0.962 0.921
3 Legend 6-0-0 0.820994 0.626 0.969 0.874 0.815
4 Pomona 6-0-0 0.808262 0.784 0.914 0.804 0.731
5 Eaglecrest 4-1-0 0.735866 0.437 0.941 0.839 0.727
6 Fairview 6-0-0 0.723429 0.463 0.968 0.817 0.646
7 Regis Jesuit 5-1-0 0.708263 0.353 0.936 0.832 0.713
8 Cherokee Trail 4-2-0 0.645179 0.279 0.843 0.815 0.644
9 Columbine 4-1-0 0.639617 0.400 0.788 0.766 0.605
10 Grandview 3-3-0 0.576290 0.079 0.789 0.813 0.625
11 Ralston Valley 4-2-0 0.571477 0.153 0.815 0.764 0.555
12 Castle View 3-2-0 0.522549 0.016 0.796 0.753 0.526
13 Mountain Vista 3-2-0 0.509461 0.000 0.769 0.725 0.544
14 Legacy 4-1-0 0.493871 0.026 0.777 0.706 0.466
15 Arapahoe 3-3-0 0.479869 0.000 0.726 0.747 0.446
16 Highlands Ranch 3-1-0 0.467794 0.000 0.692 0.670 0.509
17 Smoky Hill 2-4-0 0.425700 0.000 0.619 0.693 0.391
18 Fossil Ridge 3-1-0 0.423896 0.000 0.728 0.655 0.312
19 Rocky Mountain 2-3-0 0.420238 0.000 0.660 0.664 0.357
20 Lakewood 1-4-0 0.406069 0.000 0.620 0.641 0.363
21 Chaparral 0-4-0 0.392796 0.000 0.671 0.620 0.280
22 Mullen 1-4-0 0.384590 0.000 0.607 0.627 0.304
23 Horizon 1-5-0 0.364840 0.000 0.581 0.644 0.234
24 Overland 0-6-0 0.359266 0.000 0.571 0.625 0.241
25 Doherty 1-5-0 0.355704 0.000 0.623 0.609 0.191
26 Arvada West 1-5-0 0.341519 0.000 0.510 0.610 0.245
27 Rock Canyon 0-4-0 0.340397 0.000 0.594 0.557 0.211
28 ThunderRidge 0-4-0 0.307218 0.000 0.424 0.596 0.209
29 Poudre 0-4-0 0.277297 0.000 0.499 0.538 0.073
30 Prairie View 0-5-0 0.232651 0.000 0.445 0.486 0.000
Class 4A
Rank School Record Rating Coaches RPI Packard MaxPreps
1 Dakota Ridge 6-0-0 0.920278 0.950 0.850 1.000 0.881
2 Palmer Ridge 4-0-0 0.908242 0.767 0.883 0.983 1.000
3 Ponderosa 6-0-0 0.873116 0.789 0.901 0.917 0.886
4 Loveland 6-0-0 0.807492 0.700 0.844 0.858 0.828
5 Broomfield 5-0-0 0.798791 0.611 0.931 0.856 0.797
6 Fountain-Fort Carson 5-1-0 0.767804 0.417 1.000 0.894 0.761
7 Pine Creek 2-2-0 0.693404 0.239 0.777 0.952 0.806
8 Montrose 4-2-0 0.674551 0.206 0.817 0.872 0.804
9 Brighton 5-1-0 0.664770 0.244 0.872 0.823 0.720
10 Skyline 5-1-0 0.642454 0.311 0.755 0.819 0.685
11 Vista Ridge 3-2-0 0.599296 0.028 0.892 0.844 0.634
12 Rampart 4-2-0 0.592476 0.061 0.843 0.838 0.628
13 Windsor 4-2-0 0.589138 0.089 0.768 0.819 0.681
14 Pueblo West 3-1-0 0.574401 0.000 0.848 0.802 0.648
15 Fruita Monument 3-3-0 0.561137 0.067 0.670 0.831 0.677
16 Standley Lake 3-2-0 0.504907 0.000 0.747 0.708 0.565
17 Erie 3-2-0 0.499401 0.000 0.667 0.743 0.588
18 Longmont 2-4-0 0.496396 0.006 0.702 0.716 0.562
19 Chatfield 3-3-0 0.494955 0.000 0.698 0.727 0.555
20 Monarch 2-4-0 0.488353 0.000 0.673 0.717 0.563
21 Golden 2-4-0 0.467658 0.000 0.641 0.715 0.515
22 Bear Creek 2-4-0 0.458625 0.000 0.645 0.694 0.496
23 Heritage 1-5-0 0.453849 0.000 0.629 0.700 0.486
24 Mesa Ridge 1-4-0 0.442083 0.000 0.654 0.690 0.424
25 Grand Junction 1-4-0 0.440460 0.000 0.647 0.642 0.473
26 Cheyenne Mountain 4-2-0 0.385595 0.000 0.670 0.539 0.334
27 Silver Creek 0-6-0 0.379754 0.000 0.540 0.620 0.360
28 Grand Junction Central 0-6-0 0.377871 0.000 0.571 0.576 0.365
29 Coronado 3-2-0 0.362256 0.000 0.668 0.515 0.267
30 Air Academy 1-4-0 0.344730 0.000 0.579 0.532 0.268
31 Palmer 2-2-0 0.344183 0.000 0.670 0.472 0.234
32 Greeley Central 0-4-0 0.335647 0.000 0.541 0.529 0.273
33 Wheat Ridge 0-5-0 0.329235 0.000 0.449 0.564 0.304
34 Greeley West 0-5-0 0.286001 0.000 0.452 0.473 0.218
35 Liberty 2-4-0 0.231440 0.000 0.415 0.432 0.078
36 Widefield 0-4-0 0.200716 0.000 0.373 0.401 0.029
37 Thornton 0-4-0 0.186465 0.000 0.343 0.403 0.000
Class 3A
Rank School Record Rating Coaches RPI Packard MaxPreps
1 Roosevelt 5-0-0 0.937173 0.871 0.877 1.000 1.000
2 Holy Family 6-0-0 0.932437 0.843 0.916 0.996 0.974
3 Durango 5-0-0 0.913898 0.771 0.999 0.949 0.936
4 Pueblo South 4-0-0 0.869531 0.686 0.995 0.913 0.884
5 Mead 5-1-0 0.861298 0.664 0.845 0.978 0.957
6 Lutheran 4-1-0 0.847955 0.500 1.000 0.943 0.948
7 Evergreen 4-2-0 0.682754 0.236 0.861 0.845 0.789
8 Fort Morgan 4-1-0 0.675851 0.300 0.810 0.847 0.746
9 Palisade 4-2-0 0.664139 0.243 0.861 0.801 0.752
10 Canon City 3-2-0 0.607684 0.136 0.800 0.816 0.679
11 Conifer 4-2-0 0.580890 0.114 0.803 0.754 0.652
12 Discovery Canyon 4-2-0 0.572547 0.057 0.786 0.828 0.619
13 Pueblo County 3-2-0 0.552137 0.050 0.786 0.754 0.619
14 Pueblo East 2-3-0 0.501657 0.029 0.732 0.734 0.512
15 Mountain View 2-3-0 0.499212 0.000 0.663 0.732 0.602
16 Green Mountain 3-3-0 0.489766 0.000 0.703 0.707 0.549
17 Lewis-Palmer 3-3-0 0.483546 0.000 0.709 0.723 0.503
18 Battle Mountain 2-4-0 0.478002 0.000 0.700 0.715 0.497
19 Eagle Valley 1-3-0 0.430875 0.000 0.584 0.686 0.453
20 Frederick 1-5-0 0.425230 0.000 0.546 0.687 0.468
21 Thompson Valley 0-4-0 0.407883 0.000 0.644 0.611 0.377
22 Riverdale Ridge 2-3-0 0.372327 0.000 0.565 0.634 0.290
23 Northridge 1-5-0 0.352413 0.000 0.515 0.596 0.298
24 Pueblo Central 1-4-0 0.348365 0.000 0.515 0.585 0.293
25 Pueblo Centennial 0-5-0 0.308169 0.000 0.541 0.521 0.170
26 Niwot 0-6-0 0.289936 0.000 0.519 0.518 0.123
27 Mitchell 0-4-0 0.266917 0.000 0.584 0.484 0.000
Class 2A
Rank School Record Rating Coaches RPI Packard MaxPreps
1 Resurrection Christian 5-0-0 0.981828 0.971 0.956 1.000 1.000
2 Sterling 5-0-0 0.966261 0.893 1.000 0.983 0.990
3 Platte Valley 5-1-0 0.888079 0.693 0.942 0.975 0.942
4 Pagosa Springs 5-0-0 0.842865 0.757 0.901 0.831 0.882
5 Eaton 4-2-0 0.769240 0.493 0.813 0.930 0.841
6 Delta 4-1-0 0.718868 0.450 0.909 0.758 0.759
7 Lamar 5-1-0 0.700038 0.500 0.805 0.736 0.759
8 Moffat County 4-1-0 0.692692 0.393 0.872 0.752 0.754
9 University 3-2-0 0.607812 0.207 0.830 0.727 0.666
10 Valley 3-3-0 0.515110 0.057 0.727 0.680 0.596
11 La Junta 2-3-0 0.498743 0.029 0.727 0.646 0.593
12 Severance 3-2-0 0.491733 0.014 0.675 0.676 0.602
13 Englewood 2-3-0 0.471959 0.007 0.711 0.611 0.559
14 D'Evelyn 2-2-0 0.455733 0.029 0.631 0.599 0.565
15 Woodland Park 2-4-0 0.448698 0.000 0.669 0.616 0.510
16 Brush 1-3-0 0.446240 0.000 0.623 0.658 0.504
17 Berthoud 2-3-0 0.422859 0.007 0.648 0.593 0.443
18 Bayfield 0-4-0 0.411289 0.000 0.691 0.515 0.440
19 Elizabeth 1-4-0 0.358037 0.000 0.543 0.523 0.367
20 Weld Central 0-5-0 0.352072 0.000 0.554 0.531 0.323
21 Alamosa 1-4-0 0.346835 0.000 0.539 0.502 0.346
22 Fort Lupton 1-5-0 0.345384 0.000 0.543 0.533 0.306
23 Alameda 0-4-0 0.124960 0.000 0.335 0.165 0.000
Class 1A
Rank School Record Rating Coaches RPI Packard MaxPreps
1 Limon 4-0-0 0.990000 0.960 1.000 1.000 1.000
2 Strasburg 6-0-0 0.791882 0.813 0.831 0.732 0.790
3 Florence 5-0-0 0.777509 0.700 0.876 0.752 0.782
4 Wray 5-1-0 0.772824 0.607 0.845 0.835 0.805
5 Hotchkiss 6-0-0 0.757202 0.607 0.873 0.745 0.804
6 Centauri 6-0-0 0.747951 0.607 0.856 0.785 0.745
7 Meeker 5-1-0 0.703171 0.433 0.883 0.724 0.772
8 Holyoke 5-1-0 0.667557 0.353 0.783 0.784 0.750
9 Colorado Springs Christian 3-1-0 0.622732 0.207 0.821 0.751 0.712
10 Highland 4-2-0 0.618564 0.127 0.786 0.808 0.754
11 Yuma 3-3-0 0.540549 0.033 0.743 0.710 0.676
12 Bennett 3-2-0 0.470061 0.000 0.721 0.571 0.588
13 Peyton 4-1-0 0.461995 0.033 0.743 0.532 0.540
14 Gunnison 3-3-0 0.460567 0.007 0.749 0.531 0.556
15 Monte Vista 4-2-0 0.447195 0.013 0.726 0.557 0.492
16 Wiggins 1-5-0 0.446337 0.000 0.674 0.598 0.514
17 Burlington 0-4-0 0.407924 0.000 0.557 0.576 0.499
18 Cedaredge 3-3-0 0.400543 0.000 0.680 0.451 0.471
19 Platte Canyon 3-3-0 0.378558 0.000 0.677 0.400 0.438
20 Ignacio 3-2-0 0.350302 0.000 0.665 0.397 0.339
21 Olathe 2-4-0 0.341794 0.000 0.596 0.405 0.366
22 Prospect Ridge Academy 2-4-0 0.326568 0.000 0.597 0.355 0.355
23 Rocky Ford 1-5-0 0.322786 0.000 0.611 0.350 0.330
24 Banning Lewis Academy 2-3-0 0.289473 0.000 0.566 0.295 0.297
25 Jefferson 1-3-0 0.246882 0.000 0.512 0.246 0.229
26 Del Norte 1-4-0 0.235874 0.000 0.550 0.232 0.162
27 Paonia 0-6-0 0.217691 0.000 0.471 0.227 0.172
28 Trinidad 0-6-0 0.172722 0.000 0.496 0.127 0.068
29 Dolores 0-5-0 0.169542 0.000 0.521 0.125 0.032
8-man
Rank School Record Rating Coaches RPI Packard MaxPreps
1 Sedgwick County 6-0-0 1.000000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000
2 Sanford 5-0-0 0.896171 0.789 0.934 0.994 0.868
3 Fowler 6-0-0 0.839083 0.816 0.921 0.837 0.782
4 Dove Creek 4-1-0 0.763345 0.437 0.935 0.867 0.814
5 Rangely 6-0-0 0.751050 0.579 0.928 0.734 0.764
6 Merino 5-1-0 0.742925 0.542 0.863 0.793 0.774
7 Mancos 3-1-0 0.674091 0.279 0.794 0.814 0.810
8 Crowley County 3-1-0 0.629003 0.311 0.808 0.736 0.662
9 Simla 5-1-0 0.626243 0.311 0.910 0.597 0.687
10 Swink 5-1-0 0.611966 0.247 0.931 0.598 0.671
11 Holly 2-2-0 0.590280 0.095 0.853 0.756 0.658
12 Dayspring Christian Academy 3-3-0 0.528262 0.016 0.762 0.658 0.677
13 Pikes Peak Christian 4-2-0 0.490648 0.016 0.843 0.522 0.582
14 Haxtun 3-3-0 0.489090 0.000 0.757 0.602 0.597
15 Vail Christian 2-2-0 0.487467 0.011 0.731 0.590 0.618
16 Calhan 3-3-0 0.483879 0.005 0.857 0.497 0.576
17 Elbert 4-1-0 0.452555 0.032 0.778 0.493 0.507
18 Norwood 1-3-0 0.416935 0.000 0.653 0.523 0.492
19 Gilpin County 3-3-0 0.416374 0.016 0.656 0.497 0.497
20 Dolores Huerta Prep 2-4-0 0.399763 0.000 0.739 0.409 0.452
21 Sargent 1-4-0 0.389793 0.000 0.637 0.462 0.460
22 Byers 3-3-0 0.383628 0.000 0.681 0.410 0.444
23 Sangre de Cristo 0-3-0 0.381465 0.000 0.734 0.442 0.349
24 Akron 1-5-0 0.371737 0.000 0.614 0.450 0.423
25 Springfield 2-4-0 0.363030 0.000 0.640 0.402 0.410
26 Wiley 1-4-0 0.344618 0.000 0.609 0.405 0.364
27 Caliche 0-4-0 0.323475 0.000 0.534 0.380 0.380
28 Hayden 0-5-0 0.322853 0.000 0.523 0.360 0.408
29 Lyons 2-4-0 0.312952 0.000 0.576 0.308 0.367
30 Soroco 0-4-0 0.303471 0.000 0.567 0.301 0.345
31 McClave 0-4-0 0.286867 0.000 0.593 0.284 0.271
32 South Park 1-5-0 0.191997 0.000 0.492 0.128 0.148
6-man
Rank School Record Rating Coaches RPI Packard MaxPreps
1 Fleming 5-0-0 0.961323 0.971 1.000 0.899 0.975
2 Stratton/Liberty 4-0-0 0.950032 0.894 0.906 1.000 1.000
3 Cheyenne Wells 5-0-0 0.936254 0.800 0.979 0.997 0.969
4 Granada 5-1-0 0.802558 0.718 0.861 0.824 0.807
5 Prairie 5-1-0 0.764331 0.565 0.911 0.776 0.806
6 Eads 3-2-0 0.691952 0.441 0.796 0.795 0.736
7 Briggsdale 3-1-0 0.634755 0.388 0.749 0.713 0.688
8 Kit Carson 3-1-0 0.572601 0.176 0.773 0.720 0.621
9 Genoa-Hugo 4-2-0 0.549133 0.159 0.729 0.702 0.606
10 Cheraw 4-2-0 0.508228 0.153 0.637 0.647 0.595
11 Sierra Grande 4-2-0 0.457568 0.071 0.730 0.573 0.457
12 Mountain Valley 3-1-0 0.444994 0.029 0.714 0.566 0.470
13 North Park 3-3-0 0.429388 0.065 0.659 0.526 0.468
14 Hi-Plains 1-3-0 0.429130 0.018 0.640 0.596 0.463
15 Branson/Kim 3-3-0 0.416988 0.012 0.641 0.573 0.442
16 Idalia 2-2-0 0.411302 0.018 0.670 0.497 0.460
17 Hanover 2-3-0 0.377625 0.000 0.662 0.490 0.358
18 Arickaree/Woodlin 3-3-0 0.375521 0.000 0.622 0.450 0.430
19 Peetz 2-4-0 0.362691 0.006 0.626 0.422 0.397
20 Kiowa 1-3-0 0.353402 0.000 0.519 0.501 0.394
21 Manzanola 2-4-0 0.348084 0.018 0.555 0.483 0.336
22 Cotopaxi 1-3-0 0.340720 0.000 0.567 0.476 0.320
23 Walsh 1-4-0 0.306036 0.000 0.529 0.415 0.280
24 Weldon Valley 2-2-0 0.284871 0.000 0.453 0.355 0.332
25 La Veta 1-4-0 0.208116 0.000 0.513 0.246 0.073
26 Miami-Yoder 1-4-0 0.161233 0.000 0.525 0.005 0.115
27 Deer Trail 0-4-0 0.154493 0.000 0.337 0.216 0.064
28 Otis 0-5-0 0.135319 0.000 0.383 0.115 0.043

Note: Teams that did not play a minimum of four games were not included in the rankings.