Dakota Ridge remains No. 1, but 5A softball rankings continue to change

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Castle View jumped up to No. 3 in this week's 5A softball poll. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Things remain crazy in Class 5A softball this season. For the first time this season, the No. 1 team in CHSAANow's rankings stayed put, but five different teams received first-place votes.

It speaks to the season as a whole, where seemingly every week another ranked team is upset.

So while No. 1 Dakota Ridge actually extended the gap its has on No. 2 Brighton this week, things remained shaky behind them. Castle View moved from No. 8 to No. 3, Chaparral went from unranked to No. 5 and Fossil Ridge from No. 9 to No. 7.

Dakota Ridge (six), Brighton, Chaparral, Mountain Range (two) and Fossil Ridge all received first-place votes this week.

The 4A poll continued to be led by Frederick and added Pueblo West (No. 7) and Woodland Park (No. 10).

In 3A, Strasburg extended its stay at No. 1. Cedaredge (No. 7) and Rocky Ford (No. 10) both joined this week.

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 Dakota Ridge (6) 9-2-0 98 1 2-0-0
2 Brighton (1) 7-1-0 80 2 3-0-0
3 Castle View 8-1-0 67 8 3-0-0
4 Legend 10-2-0 64 3 3-0-0
5 Chaparral (1) 10-1-0 63 - 3-0-0
6 Mountain Range (2) 9-1-0 61 4 1-1-0
7 Fossil Ridge (1) 8-1-0 47 9 3-0-0
8 Legacy 7-4-0 46 5 2-1-0
9 Eaglecrest 7-3-0 36 7 1-0-0
10 Douglas County 9-3-0 18 6 2-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Grandview 5, Greeley West 5, Columbine 4, Rocky Mountain 4, Fruita Monument 3, Ralston Valley 2, Broomfield 1, Prairie View 1.
Dropped out
Columbine (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Frederick (9) 13-0-0 90 1 3-0-0
2 Mountain View 9-0-0 67 3 0-0-0
3 Wheat Ridge 8-3-0 60 2 1-1-0
4 Valor Christian 9-1-0 52 4 0-1-0
5 Discovery Canyon 10-1-0 48 5 3-0-0
6 Windsor 8-3-0 34 8 0-0-0
7 Pueblo West 10-2-0 32 - 3-0-0
8 Vista Ridge 10-3-0 26 9 1-1-0
9 Ponderosa 7-5-0 21 7 1-2-0
10 Woodland Park 11-2-0 13 - 3-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Berthoud 11, Niwot 11, Mullen 9, Erie 7, Falcon 5, D'Evelyn 3, Evergreen 3, Silver Creek 3.
Dropped out
Mullen (6), Berthoud (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (7) 10-0-0 70 1 2-0-0
2 Sterling 9-2-0 59 4 2-0-0
3 Valley 9-2-0 54 2 2-1-0
4 Eaton 6-2-0 48 3 1-1-0
5 Lamar 8-5-0 39 5 2-0-0
6 Brush 7-4-0 25 9 2-1-0
7 Cedaredge 6-4-0 23 - 1-2-0
8 Basalt 6-4-0 19 8 2-1-0
9 La Junta 11-1-0 17 6 3-0-0
10 Rocky Ford 7-3-0 11 - 3-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Gunnison 6, Burlington 4, The Academy 4, Lyons 3, Skyline 3.
Dropped out
Gunnison (7), Skyline (10).