Dakota Ridge latest No. 1 team in 5A softball rankings

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Is there a clear-cut favorite in Class 5A softball? Three weeks into the season, it doesn't appear that way.

For the second week in a row, there is a new No. 1-ranked team. Dakota Ridge takes over atop CHSAANow.com's poll, and follows Legacy (preseason) and Brighton (last week) as top teams in the classification.

The Eagles are 7-2-0 this season and went 2-1 last week with wins over Castle View and Erie. Dakota Ridge also beat Legend earlier this season, but did drop a game to Mountain Range last week.

Brighton dropped to No. 2 following a loss to Columbine last week. Legend moved up to No. 3 after going 3-0 last week with wins over Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest and Grandview.

Mountain Range, meanwhile, moved up to No. 4 from No. 9. Legacy rounds out 5A's top five teams.

Columbine is the lone newcomer in 5A, joining at No. 10.

Frederick (4A) and Strasburg (3A), the other two No. 1 teams, stayed the same this week.

4A added Windsor (No. 8) this week, while 3A added Brush (No. 9) and Skyline (No. 10).

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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Dakota Ridge (4) 7-2-0 88 3 2-1-0
2 Brighton (1) 4-1-0 79 1 3-1-0
3 Legend (3) 7-2-0 73 7 3-0-0
4 Mountain Range (2) 8-0-0 66 9 3-0-0
5 Legacy 5-3-0 60 4 2-0-0
6 Douglas County 7-2-0 48 6 1-0-0
7 Eaglecrest 6-3-0 43 2 0-1-0
8 Castle View 5-1-0 36 10 4-1-0
9 Fossil Ridge 5-1-0 23 5 1-0-0
10 Columbine 5-1-0 17 - 3-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Chaparral 10, Broomfield 4, Grandview 2, Ralston Valley 1.
Dropped out
Ralston Valley (8).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Frederick (8) 10-0-0 88 1 2-0-0
2 Wheat Ridge (1) 7-2-0 77 2 2-0-0
3 Mountain View 9-0-0 69 3 3-0-0
4 Valor Christian 9-0-0 67 5 2-0-0
5 Discovery Canyon 7-1-0 55 4 1-0-0
6 Mullen 5-3-0 35 7 1-1-0
7 Ponderosa 6-3-0 30 6 1-1-0
8 Windsor 8-3-0 25 - 3-0-0
9 Vista Ridge 9-2-0 20 8 1-0-0
10 Berthoud 6-4-0 10 10 3-3-0
Others receiving votes:
Green Mountain 6, Pueblo West 6, Erie 4, Woodland Park 2, Niwot 1.
Dropped out
Erie (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (6) 8-0-0 68 1 5-0-0
2 Valley (1) 7-1-0 64 2 4-0-0
3 Eaton 5-1-0 54 4 1-0-0
4 Sterling 7-2-0 52 3 4-1-0
5 Lamar 6-5-0 31 5 2-2-0
6 La Junta 8-1-0 24 6 4-1-0
7 Gunnison 6-1-0 21 10 3-0-0
8 Basalt 4-3-0 17 8 2-1-0
9 Brush 5-3-0 14 - 4-1-0
10 Skyline 6-3-0 12 - 2-2-0
Others receiving votes:
Cedaredge 10, The Academy 7, Sheridan 5, Faith Christian 4, Wray 2.
Dropped out
Faith Christian (7), Cedaredge (9).