Fossil Ridge now No. 3 in 5A softball rankings

Fossil Ridge Mountain Range softball

Fossil Ridge softball is now ranked No. 3 in the 5A poll. (Pam Wagner)

Fossil Ridge moved up four spots in this week's Class 5A softball poll from CHSAANow.com.

The Sabercats, who went 4-0 last week to improve to 12-1, are now No. 3.

Dakota Ridge remained on top of the 5A ranking again this week, though voting continues to be split. The Eagles got five of the 11 first-place votes, with No. 2 Brighton getting two and Fossil Ridge the other four.

The 5A poll got two new teams this week: No. 9 Grandview and No. 10 Grand Junction Central.

In 4A, Berthoud (No. 8) and Erie (No. 10) joined. That ranking continued to be led by Frederick.

Strasburg stayed atop the 3A poll, and rightfully so. The team beat then-No. 2 Sterling and then-No. 3 Valley as part of a 4-0 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 (5) 12-2-0 98 1 3-0-0
2 Brighton (2) 10-1-0 94 2 3-0-0
3 Fossil Ridge (4) 12-1-0 93 7 4-0-0
4 Castle View 11-2-0 70 3 3-1-0
5 Legend 12-3-0 55 4 2-1-0
6 Mountain Range 12-2-0 53 6 3-1-0
7 Legacy 10-4-0 49 8 3-0-0
8 Chaparral 11-3-0 22 5 1-2-0
9 Grandview 9-5-0 16 - 3-0-0
10 Grand Junction Central 13-3-0 12 - 5-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Broomfield 11, Prairie View 10, Douglas County 9, Denver East 8, Eaglecrest 3, Rampart 2.
Dropped out
Eaglecrest (9), Douglas County (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Frederick (9) 15-0-0 90 1 2-0-0
2 Mountain View 13-0-0 80 2 4-0-0
3 Wheat Ridge 10-3-0 71 3 2-0-0
4 Discovery Canyon 12-1-0 53 5 2-0-0
5 Valor Christian 11-1-0 45 4 2-0-0
6 Pueblo West 11-3-0 33 7 1-1-0
7 Vista Ridge 13-3-0 29 8 3-0-0
8 Berthoud 10-5-0 19 - 2-0-0
9 Windsor 10-4-0 15 6 2-1-0
10 Erie 8-7-0 14 - 3-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Niwot 12, Ponderosa 12, Woodland Park 7, D'Evelyn 5, Pueblo East 3, Evergreen 2, Falcon 2, Silver Creek 2, Mullen 1.
Dropped out
Ponderosa (9), Woodland Park (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (7) 14-0-0 70 1 4-0-0
2 Valley 11-3-0 59 3 2-1-0
3 Sterling 10-4-0 52 2 1-2-0
4 Eaton 10-2-0 51 4 4-0-0
5 La Junta 14-1-0 36 9 3-0-0
6 Lamar 10-5-0 36 5 2-0-0
7 Basalt 10-4-0 32 8 4-0-0
8 Brush 8-6-0 20 6 1-2-0
9 Rocky Ford 9-4-0 12 10 2-1-0
10 Cedaredge 8-4-0 10 7 2-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Burlington 3, Skyline 2, Lyons 1, The Academy 1.
Dropped out
None.