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Columbine Finishes No. 1 in the Final 2023 HSFA Colorado Top 10

For the first time since 2018, a team other than Cherry Creek, coached by former NFL receiver Dave Logan, sits at the top of the High School Football America Colorado Top 10, powered by NFL Play Football

5A champ Columbine finishes the year ranked No. 1 in the statewide high school football rankings that are created with the HSFA proprietary algorithm. The Rebels snapped CC's run of four straight championships by beating the Bruins 28-21 in the state title game.

Columbine was led by head coach Andy Lowry, the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award winner from the AFC.

Cherry Creek finishes No. 2. It's the first time since September 19, 2019, that the Bruins aren't the top-ranked team in the state.

Ralston Valley finishes No. 3, followed by Pine Creek at No. 4, Chatfield at No. 5, Arapahoe at No. 6, Regis Jesuit at No. 7, 4A champ Erie at No. 8, Legend at No. 9 and Valor Christian at No. 10.

On the national scene, Columbine ended 2023 ranked No. 258 in the HSFA 300. Cherry Creek ends at No. 260 in the nation after climbing as high as No. 95 in late November.

High School Football America Colorado Top 10



Preseason Ranking

No. 1 Columbine



No. 2 Cherry Creek



No. 3 Ralston Valley



No. 4 Pine Creek 



No. 5 Chatfield



No. 6 Arapahoe



No. 7 Regis Jesuit



No. 8 Erie



No. 9 Legend



No. 10 Valor Christian



*forfeited 3 games

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.


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