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.
2023 COLORADO FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 PRESEASON RANKINGS
- 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!
- Regis Jesuit Red Sea
- Dakota Ridge
- Palmer Ridge Rage
- Fossil Ridge
- Ralston Valley
- Arvada West
- Green Mountain
- Mountain Vista
- Valor Christian
- Pine Creek
- Thunder Ridge
- Pueblo East
- Denver South
- Grand Valley
- Douglas County
- Castle View
- Denver North
- Pueblo West
- Pueblo Central
- Rock Canyon
- Vista Ridge
HONORABLE MENTION: Ponderosa, Eaton, Heritage, Wrey, Rocky Mountain