No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in Colorado 5A high school football championship

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For the third time in the last four years, Cherry Creek and Valor Christian will square-off for the Colorado 5A state championship. When the two meet at Empower Field at Mile High on December 4, the teams will hit the field ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the High School Football America Colorado Top 10 powered by NFL Play Football.

Valor Christian will enter the game as the top team in the state, while two-time defending state champ Cherry Creek is No. 2. VC won the 2018 matchup, while Cherry Creek won last year’s 5A title game.

High School Football America Colorado Top 10

TeamRecord Last Week
No. 1 Valor Christian(13-0)1
No. 2 Cherry Creek(11-2)2
No. 3 Legend(11-2)3
No. 4 Grandview(10-3)4
No. 5 Ralston Valley(9-3)5
No. 6 Regis Jesuit(8-4)6
No. 7 Arapahoe(9-3)7
No. 8 Columbine(9-4)8
No. 9 Erie(13-0)NR
No. 10 Pine Creek(10-3)9

Dropped-out: No. 10 Montrose

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.