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6A football.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffLuKe, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    I think Florida has it and I wanna say Oklahoma does, not sure about that? Texas has it this year, I think, my brother mentioned something like that. What other states have it?
     
  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    11A in Colorado.
     
  3. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    OK goes up to 6A.
     
  4. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    The numbers/letters system means nothing outside of the context of each individual state.

    It's like in Illinois, until recently, there used to only be up to 2A in basketball, track, etc. , and Colorado has up to 5A (used to be up to 6A), even though the population was well over twice as much in IL as in CO.

    Colorado had/has sports that go to 5A, but skip 1A and start with 2A.
     
  5. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    Nigel Tufnel endorses 6A football.
     
  6. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Colorado had 6A at one point.


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  7. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    As others have stated it means nothing in context of comparisons. All it says is how many divisions a state has divided its schools into to try to balance competition. It doesn't say how good the talent is or how concentrated that talent is.

    As an example Colorado recently (I don't know the numbers this year) had 36 schools at the 5A level which was supposed to be for schools with a 4 year enrollment of I believe 1600 students or more. In actuality there were a couple of school larger than that playing in 4A because they were classified using older enrollment figures and a few of below that playing up because they either wanted to play at the higher level or maintain a rivalry with a larger school.

    The largest school in Colorado is Cherry Creek which has historically run about 2700 students and the next ones have been between 1900-2300.

    In comparison the state of Florida has an 8A classification for schools between 2243 and 4368 which includes a total of 87 schools, the next category 7A includes schools between 1872 and 2240. These schools would all be among the largest in Colorado and yet are in the second division in Florida. There are 85 of these.

    http://www.fhsaa.org/sports/football/assignments

    Any wonder that Florida puts out hundreds of college level players a year, a number exponentially higher than Colorado?
     
  8. Bigbuffs

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    Cherry Creek has 3500 students.
     
  9. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I think you are correct but the point stands. Cherry Creek which is far and away the biggest school in Colorado would fall in the middle of the 87 biggest schools in Florida. Without looking at specific numbers and just working from memory of enrollment figures Colorado has very few school, under 10 that would even meet the minimum number for for Florida's largest classification.

    I just used Florida as an example. You can also find large numbers of large high schools in a number of other states as well.

    Point is that trying to compare kids from state to state by classification of school doesn't have much validity.
     
  10. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    The way Texas did it before they went to two champs, big and small school, was kind of tough. Come playoff time, you might play a team with double or triple the enrollment of your school. Think they do a better job with that these days, but I don't follow it much, not like I used to. Mainly just my brother's team or some teams I know that we are recruiting players on.
     
  11. scoob

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    Well this is boring. I just finished the snake burning/beheading saga last night and got buckled in for another wild ride. Damn.
     

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