In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and two years ago, we added four more states and added 15 more states. We went to 40 states last fall.

This last winter, we went to all 50 states. No one has ever done that before…until now!

This is still a one-man operation for the most part.

I know that Student Sections have a lot of work to do to get the students to the games to cheer on their classmates and go along with the theme and make sure they don’t cause trouble. These student sections deserve recognition.

We will kick off the Student Section season with Preseason Football Student Section Rankings. REMEMBER, this is a PREVIEW. It is merely a prediction. The real rankings come out in November or December. 

If you feel your student section isn’t ranked high enough or not ranked at all, let us know and we’ll keep a close eye on them.

Every week, we will also have Student Section of the Week for each state. Once you win Student Section of the Week, you can’t win it again, but you still have to battle for the top spot in your state and perhaps the Nation as we will also name a Football Student Section National Champion. 

We continue with the 2023 Football Student Section Season with a preview of Colorado.

There’s some great Student Sections here, including the defending National Basketball Student Section Champions, Regis Jesuit Red Sea. The Red Sea will look for another National Championship Banner this fall.

Last season, Cherry Creek took the title as the best Student Section in Colorado. Cherry Creek will look to repeat, but as we get to know this state more in the Student Section side, we will discover more Student Section and you never know if we run into a powerhouse.

In each state, we will name one student section to look out for. A student section that doesn’t get talked about a lot by us or others and for Colorado, it’s Dakota Ridge. We rarely saw Dakota Ridge, but we noticed them last week and we have a feeling we’re going to see a lot more of them this fall.

Can Dakota Ridge be on top in the Centennial State? Let’s find out.


  1. Cherry Creek

We will be discovering more Student Sections this fall, so Cherry Creek will have to make a bigger impression this fall. This is a solid group and will look to battle as they try to repeat as state champs!

  1. Regis Jesuit Red Sea
  2. Dakota Ridge
  3. Columbine
  4. Palmer Ridge Rage
  5. Fossil Ridge
  6. Ralston Valley
  7. Durango
  8. Arvada West
  9. Bloomfield
  10. Green Mountain
  11. Mountain Vista
  12. Valor Christian
  13. Pine Creek
  14. Thunder Ridge
  15. Loveland
  16. Legend
  17. Pueblo East
  18. Denver South
  19. Roosevelt 
  20. Grandview
  21. Grand Valley
  22. Eaglecrest
  23. Chatfield
  24. Lutheran 
  25. Douglas County
  26. Castle View
  27. Mullen
  28. Legacy
  29. Arapahoe
  30. Denver North
  31. Limon
  32. Pueblo West
  33. Pueblo Central
  34. Erie
  35. Rock Canyon
  36. Conifer
  37. Delta
  38. Vista Ridge
  39. Fairview

HONORABLE MENTION: Ponderosa, Eaton, Heritage, Wrey, Rocky Mountain