The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) has announced the Preseason Coaches Polls for three winter sports: boys and girls basketball, and ice hockey. These polls will be the only coaches polls released for the 2023-24 winter season, as CHSAA is focusing its efforts on publicizing its Seedings Index as rankings for boys and girls basketball and ice hockey. MaxPreps will compile individual rankings for swimming & diving, while On The Mat will provide wrestling rankings this year.
Unlike coaches polls, the CHSAA Seeding Index is a main factor used to determine qualification and postseason seedings for all team sports. It can be updated hourly, giving teams, coaches, schools, and fans a better understanding of where a team ranks throughout the season, especially in the lead up to the postseason.
To qualify for the CHSAA Postseason Seeding Index, teams must meet a minimum number of games played. Games and minimums are determined by MaxPreps and vary by sport and time of the season. As such, the Seedings Index will not be available at the start of every season. The rankings will be published once teams get deeper into their seasons (approximately 3-5 weeks into a particular season).
All live data can be found on the CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index website. Learn more about official CHSAA RPI calculations on their FAQs page and view where teams rank on their RPI Standings website. A schedule of upcoming games and past scores can also be found on this website.