Mile High Sports High School Rankings XVI

HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS XVI

Mile High Sports’ annual list of the top places for prep sports in Colorado

This story originally appeared in the February issue of Mile High Sports Magazine.

After 16 years the formula is the same, but “The List” is always different. And The List never lies.

As we do each year, the staff at Mile High Sports Magazine sat down at the beginning of the calendar year to compile our annual list of the best high school sports programs in Colorado.

Thanks to our unique, one-of-a-kind, quasi-scientific formula, all of the schools in the state can be compared head to head. (Hey college football, call us anytime!) Due to the equalizing factor of the “total sports participated in” denominator, we’re able to put every prep program in Colorado on an equal playing field. It allows us to pit big versus little, mountain versus plains, city versus country. And every sport – from football and basketball to field hockey and spirit – counts.

The Formula

(Here’s how we rank ‘em, showing no bias to any single sport, school, girl or boy – whether they play in the plains, the mountains or the heart of the city, and whether they’re running, swimming, shooting or swinging, we love ‘em all.)

(Team State Qualifiers / Total Sports Participated In) x 25
+
(Team State Runner-Up Finishes / TSPI) x 75
+
(Team State Champions / TSPI) x 200
+
((Individual State Champs + First-Team All-State Athletes) / TSPI) x 20
=
TOTAL SCORE

The Top 50

#1  Kit Carson Wildcats
Class: 1A
Enrollment: 33
Score: 108.33
Last Year: 1 (-)

#2  Heritage Christian Academy Eagles
Class: 1A
Enrollment: 91
Score: 93.75
Last Year: 12 (+10)

#3  Valor Christian Eagles
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 1,094
Score: 74.58
Last Year: 4 (+1)

#4  Regis Jesuit Raiders
Class: 5A
Enrollment: 1,650
Score: 71.04
Last Year: 24 (+20)

#5  Cherry Creek Bruins
Class: 5A
Enrollment: 3,654
Score: 66.92
Last Year: 8 (+3)

#6  Yuma Indians
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 224
Score: 65.00
Last Year: 92 (+86)

#7  Grandview Wolves
Class: 5A
Enrollment: 2,781
Score: 64.38
Last Year: 27 (+20)

#8  Colorado Academy Mustangs
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 411
Score: 62.06
Last Year: 26 (+18)

#9  Niwot Cougars
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 1,204
Score: 59.50
Last Year: 52 (+43)

#10  Kent Denver Sun Devils
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 485
Score: 55.25
Last Year: 17 (+7)

#11  Windsor Wizards
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 1,485
Score: 52.86
Last Year: 63 (+52)

#12  Dawson School Mustangs
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 257
Score: 49.62
Last Year: 33 (+21)

#13  The Classical Academy Titans
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 653
Score: 49.38
Last Year: 3 (-10)

#14  Peetz Bulldogs
Class: 1A
Enrollment: 60
Score: 47.86
Last Year: 18 (+4)

#15  Highland Huskies
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 267
Score: 46.82
Last Year: 37 (+22)

#16  Caliche Buffaloes
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 73
Score: 45.00
Last Year: 80 (+64)

#17  Shining Mountain Waldorf Lions
Class: 1A
Enrollment: 70
Score: 44.29
Last: 104 (+87)

#18t  Paonia Eagles
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 150
Score: 43.64
Last Year: 2 (-16)

#18t  Fossil Ridge Sabercats
Class: 5A
Enrollment: 1,944
Score: 43.64
Last Year: 20 (+2)

#20  University Bulldogs
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 599
Score: 43.57
Last Year: 139 (+119)

#21  Bayfield Wolverines
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 379
Score: 42.86
Last Year: 23 (+2)

#22  Peak to Peak Pumas
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 589
Score: 42.67
Last Year: 10 (-22)

#23  Lyons Lions
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 227
Score: 42.50
Last Year: 7 (-16)

#24  Aspen Skiers
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 547
Score: 42.17
Last Year: 44 (+20)

#25  Sedgwick County Cougars
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 104
Score: 41.25
Last Year: 5 (-20)

#26  Limon Badgers
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 135
Score: 40.00
Last Year: 128 (+102)

#27  Mountain Vista Golden Eagles
Class: 5A
Enrollment: 2,320
Score: 39.35
Last Year: 15 (-12)

#28  Lutheran Lions
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 525
Score: 36.47
Last Year: 34 (+6)

#29  Crested Butte Community Titans
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 208
Score: 35.50
Last Year: 218 (+189)

#30  Cheyenne Mountain Indians
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 1,255
Score: 35.21
Last Year: 9 (-21)

#31  Stratton-Liberty Eagles
Class: 1A
Enrollment: 44
Score: 34.44
Last Year: DNQ

#32  Resurrection Christian Cougars
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 304
Score: 33.08
Last Year: 106 (+74)

#33  Hoehne Farmers
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 116
Score: 32.86
Last Year: 109 (+76)

#34  Holy Family Tigers
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 619
Score: 32.50
Last Year: 82 (+48)

#35  Longmont Trojans
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 1,287
Score: 31.84
Last Year: 224 (+189)

#36  Strasburg Indians
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 314
Score: 30.71
Last Year: 21 (-15)

#37  Denver Christian Thunder
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 144
Score: 29.17
Last Year: 41 (+4)

#38  South Baca Patriots
Class: 1A
Enrollment: 14
Score: 29.00
Last Year: 142 (+104)

#39  Palmer Ridge Bears
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 1,185
Score: 28.86
Last Year: 13 (-26)

#40  Wray Eagles
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 171
Score: 28.64
Last Year: 124 (+84)

#41  Meeker Cowboys
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 198
Score: 28.18
Last Year: 65 (+24)

#42  Kim Mustangs
Class: 1A
Enrollment: 121
Score: 28.00
Last Year: DNQ

#43  Cherokee Trail Cougars
Class: 5A
Enrollment: 2,953
Score: 27.61
Last Year: 76 (+33)

#44  Eaton Reds
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 545
Score: 27.14
Last Year: 14 (-30)

#45  Loveland Indians
Class: 5A
Enrollment: 1,631
Score: 25.48
Last Year: 66 (+21)

#46  Alamosa Mean Moose
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 596
Score: 25.29
Last Year: 122 (+76)

#47t  Vail Christian Saints
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 148
Score: 25.00
Last Year: 51 (+4)

#47t  Pinnacle Timberwolves
Class: 3A
Enrollment: 520
Score: 25.00
Last Year: 123 (+76)

#49  Soroco Rams
Class: 2A
Enrollment: 99
Score: 24.44
Last Year: 55 (+6)

#50  Silver Creek Raptors
Class: 4A
Enrollment: 1,359
Score: 23.81
Last Year: 126 (+76)

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