After riding a powerful rushing attack and a stingy defense to a 5-0 start to the season, the Montrose High School football team is No. 3 in CHSAA's Ratings Percentage Index for Class 4A.

Despite a 2-3 record, Fruita Monument is No. 14 in the 4A standings. Grand Junction (3-2) is No. 21. Central (1-4) is No. 34.

In 3A, Palisade (2-3) is No. 16.

Unbeatens Rifle and Delta will meet this week as the  No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the CHSAA rankings for 2A, but their RPI has them meeting at  No. 6 and No. 7, respectively.

In 1A, Meeker (4-1) is  No. 4 and Hotchkiss, also 4-1, is No. 10. A pair of 2-3 teams, Paonia and Olathe, are No. 13 and No. 15, respectively. Cedaredge (2-3) is No. 24 and Grand Valley (1-4) is No. 27.

In each classification, the top 16 football teams in the RPI standings make the postseason.

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The 5A, 4A and 3A tournaments feature 32 teams and the 2A tournament features 12. A CHSAA committee determines at-large spots from No. 17-32 in the top three classifications.

In 5A, Fruita Monument (6-4) is 31st, Grand Junction (3-7-1) is 48th and Central (2-8) is 59th.

In 4A, Montrose (6-5) is 23rd, Rifle (5-3) is 25th and Palisade  (2-6-1) is 61st.

Delta is No. 6 in 3A after a 7-3 start. Caprock Academy (0-2) is No. 19 in 2A.


The top 32 teams in 5A and 4A make the postseason and the top 24 make the postseason in 3A.

Central's 18-2 start hasn't gone unrewarded by RPI. The Warriors are No. 2 in 5A, 23 spots ahead of its lone challenger in the Southwestern League, No. 23 Fruita Monument (12-7).

Grand Junction (3-17) is No. 52.

Rifle (16-5) is No. 10 in 4A, followed by No. 25 Montrose (10-10) and No. 34 Palisade (11-9).

Cedaredge (13-7) is No. 11 in 3A, followed by No. 18 Delta  (7-13) and No. 26 Meeker (3-18).


In 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A, the top 36 teams qualify for the postseason. In 1A, 24 teams make the regional field.

Fruita Monument (7-5) is 29th in 5A, followed by No. 43 Grand Junction (6-10) and No. 57 Central (3-10).

In 4A, Montrose (10-3) is No. 4. Palisade (8-5) is No. 22.

In 3A, Cedaredge (11-0) is  No. 2. Delta (9-5) is No. 28

In 2A, Meeker (11-2) is No. 5. Paonia (6-6) is No. 36. Hotchkiss (4-10) is No. 51.

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