Softball rankings get three new No. 1 teams this week

(Courtesy of Michelle Camacho)

Frederick is the new No. 1 team in 4A softball this week. (Courtesy of Michelle Camacho)

It's a week for change in softball. All three classifications got new No. 1 teams when CHSAANow.com's rankings were released on Monday.

Brighton takes over in Class 5A. The Bulldogs are just 1-0-0, but their lone win came over then-No. 5 Eaglecrest — which owns wins over three ranked teams. Eaglecrest is No. 2, Dakota Ridge is No. 3 and former No. 1 Legacy dropped to No. 4.

Frederick is the No. 1 team in 4A after starting the season 8-0-0. Among those wins are a 6-0 decision over former No. 1 Erie on Aug. 23.

Meanwhile, defending champion Strasburg takes over in 3A. The team has started 3-0-0, including a wins over Valley (No. 2) and Eaton (No. 4).

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. Polls are released each Monday.

Complete rankings for each class are below.

CHSAANow.com Softball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Brighton (5) 1-0-0 99 3 1-0-0
2 Eaglecrest (3) 6-2-0 92 5 6-2-0
3 Dakota Ridge (2) 5-1-0 90 6 5-1-0
4 Legacy (1) 3-3-0 80 1 3-3-0
5 Fossil Ridge 4-1-0 60 4 4-1-0
6 Douglas County 6-2-0 54 7 6-2-0
7 Legend 4-2-0 45 2 4-2-0
8 Ralston Valley 6-2-0 33 - 6-2-0
9 Mountain Range 5-0-0 31 - 5-0-0
10 Castle View 1-0-0 11 - 1-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Horizon 3, Rock Canyon 3, Columbine 2, Denver East 1, Warriors (Montbello) 1, Prairie View 1.
Dropped out
Loveland (8), Rock Canyon (9), Fort Collins (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Frederick (4) 8-0-0 75 5 8-0-0
2 Wheat Ridge (4) 5-2-0 72 2 5-2-0
3 Mountain View 6-0-0 49 8 6-0-0
4 Discovery Canyon 6-1-0 46 7 6-1-0
5 Valor Christian 7-0-0 45 6 7-0-0
6 Ponderosa 5-2-0 30 3 5-2-0
7 Mullen 4-2-0 27 4 4-2-0
8 Vista Ridge 8-2-0 22 - 8-2-0
9 Erie 2-4-0 21 1 2-4-0
10 Berthoud 3-1-0 17 - 3-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Pueblo East 12, Windsor 8, D'Evelyn 7, Holy Family 3, Falcon 2, Niwot 2, Pueblo Centennial 1, Silver Creek 1.
Dropped out
D'Evelyn (9), Pueblo West (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (5) 3-0-0 67 3 3-0-0
2 Valley (1) 3-1-0 62 2 3-1-0
3 Sterling (1) 3-1-0 57 1 3-1-0
4 Eaton 4-1-0 52 4 4-1-0
5 Lamar 4-3-0 30 10 4-3-0
6 La Junta 4-0-0 23 6 4-0-0
7 Faith Christian 4-3-0 20 9 4-3-0
8 Basalt 2-2-0 18 7 2-2-0
9 Cedaredge 3-0-0 9 - 3-0-0
10 Gunnison 3-1-0 8 - 3-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Burlington 6, Rocky Ford 6, Skyline 6, Brush 5, Dolores Huerta 5, Sheridan 5, The Academy 3, Wray 2, Platte Valley 1.
Dropped out
Dolores Huerta (5), Burlington (8).