Football Top Ten and Key Games Schedule

Class 3A thru 5A Football Top Games by Jeremiah Johnson

Looking at this week’s top games for upper classifications 3A,4A, and 5A. Top games will be the games that have the biggest impact to the state playoff brackets, top 24 in both 5A and 4A, and top 16 in 3A. So, let’s jump right into the list.

All rankings for the top games will be based off the CHSSA Selection & Seeding index found at https://chsaanow.com/sports/2022/7/20/chsaa-postseason-seeding-index.aspx

3A 

Top game of the week is #1 Roosevelt going to #4 Northridge, with both teams going in at 6-0 the game will be decided by who wins the turnover battle, who will come out unbeaten? 

Other top 3A games are:

#19 Riverdale Ridge @ #11 Frederick 

#15 Palisade @ #5 Summit

#17 Glenwood Springs @ #2 Durango

#9 Holy Family @ #14 Northfield

4A

With 14 of the top 25 teams battling each other this week I don’t expect any upsets but a lot of jockeying for playoff position, but then again that’s why they play the game.

#12 Golden @ #14 Dakota Ridge

#16 Skyline @ #6 Loveland

#11 Erie @ #24 Silver Creek

#21 Air Academy @ #1 Palmer Ridge

#9 Mesa Ridge @ #25 Rampart

#17 Standley Lake @ #7 Heritage

#23 Monarch @ #20 Longmont

5A

As crazy as 4A was 5A has 18 of the top 26 teams going against each other, are top 5A game happens on Saturday as #2 Valor Christian goes to #8 Rock Canyon!

Other notable games:

#7 Columbine @ #24 Arvada West

#10 Arapahoe @ #22 Cherokee Trail

#13 Legacy @ #23 Mullen

#19 Highlands Ranch @ #9 ThunderRidge

#21 Rocky Mountain @ #12 Fossil Ridge

#14 Legend @ #6 Pine Creek

#26 Smokyhill @ #5 Grandview

#15 Eaglecrest @ #1 Cherry Creek

A lot of big games this week and with just 3-4 weeks left to fight it out to improve the seedings, teams will need to bring it every week!