Discovery Canyon new No. 1 team in 3A football rankings

Holy Family Discovery Canyon football

Discovery Canyon has taken over the top spot in the 3A football rankings. (Pam Wagner)

Discovery Canyon has perhaps the best combinations of wins to date in Class 3A football this season. As a result, the Thunder now own the No. 1 spot in CHSAANow.com's ranking.

Discovery Canyon, now 5-0, has wins over 4A Silver Creek, then-No. 4 Holy Family, preseason No. 7 The Classical Academy, then-No. 7 Pueblo East, and 4A Rampart this season.

Voting in 3A remained split again this week, continuing a season-long trend, but the Thunder received seven of the 13 first-place votes, and had 122 total points. Lutheran, No. 1 since the preseason, dropped to No. 2 with six first-place votes and 114 points.

Elsewhere in the classificatoin, Rifle moved up to No. 3, while Holy Family is now No. 4. The 3A poll added Conifer (No. 10) this week.

Ralston Valley Chatfield football

Ralston Valley moved up to No. 3 in the 5A poll this week. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

In 5A, Valor Christian remained No. 1 following its win over Overland, and Pomona stayed put at No. 2. Ralston Valley, coming off yet another impressive win, moved up one place to No. 3. Grandview fell one spot to No. 4 after escaping Eaglecrest in overtime, and Fairview rounds out the top five.

Cherry Creek is up to No. 6 after shutting out then-No. 9 Cherokee Trail. Regis Jesuit is No. 7, Overland No. 8 and Rocky Mountain is No. 9. Doherty rejoins the poll this week at No. 10.

In 4A, Pine Creek extended its stay at No. 1. The Eagles beat then-No. 5 Vista Ridge last week. That ranking didn't add any teams this week, though Fort Collins moved up to No. 2 from No. 4.

Brush (2A), Paonia (1A), Dayspring Christian (8-man) and Arickaree/Woodlin (6-man) each stayed atop their respective polls this week.

Newcomers included Gunnision (No. 9) and Bayfield (No. 10) in 2A; Rye (No. 10) in 1A; Sangre de Cristo (No. 10) in 8-man; and Pawnee (No. 7) in 6-man.

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

Complete rankings are below.

CHSAANow.com Football Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding, except in 5A where they are used as part of the seeding criteria.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A | 8-man | 6-man

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (13) 4-1 157 1 W
2 Pomona 4-1 130 2 W
3 Ralston Valley (3) 5-0 116 4 W
4 Grandview 5-0 109 3 W
5 Fairview 5-0 96 5 W
6 Cherry Creek 3-2 80 8 W
7 Regis Jesuit 4-1 76 6 W
8 Overland 4-1 41 7 L
9 Rocky Mountain 5-0 35 10 W
10 Doherty 5-0 13 - W
Others receiving votes:
Cherokee Trail 12, Mountain Vista 10, Bear Creek 3, Eaglecrest 1, Rangeview 1.
Dropped out
Cherokee Trail (9).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pine Creek (15) 5-0 159 1 W
2 Fort Collins (1) 5-0 126 4 W
3 Montrose 4-1 122 3 W
4 Windsor 4-1 95 6 W
5 Dakota Ridge 4-1 91 7 W
6 Denver South 3-2 75 9 W
7 Pueblo South 4-1 66 2 L
8 Greeley West 5-0 55 8 W
9 Vista Ridge 4-1 34 5 L
10 Pueblo Centennial 4-1 32 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Kennedy 12, Coronado 7, Broomfield 6.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Discovery Canyon (7) 5-0 122 2 W
2 Lutheran (6) 5-0 114 1 W
3 Rifle 5-0 104 5 W
4 Holy Family 4-1 82 6 W
5 Evergreen 5-0 81 4 W
6 Delta 3-2 54 3 L
7 Roosevelt 4-1 52 8 W
8 Berthoud 5-0 40 9 W
9 Pueblo East 3-3 33 7 L
10 Conifer 4-1 10 - W
Others receiving votes:
Fort Morgan 7, Canon City 3, Thomas Jefferson 3, D'Evelyn 2, Eagle Valley 2, The Classical Academy 2, Erie 1, Glenwood Springs 1.
Dropped out
Palisade (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Brush (9) 5-0 99 1 W
2 Kent Denver 5-0 86 2 W
3 Strasburg (1) 5-0 82 3 W
4 Platte Valley 3-2 65 4 W
5 Florence 4-1 54 6 W
6 Faith Christian 4-1 43 7 W
7 Lamar 4-1 39 8 W
8 Eaton 4-1 25 5 L
9 Gunnison 4-1 24 - W
10 Bayfield 3-2 15 - W
Others receiving votes:
Montezuma-Cortez 8, Alameda 4, St. Mary's 4, Sterling 2.
Dropped out
St. Mary's (9), Montezuma-Cortez (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Paonia (10) 5-0 108 1 W
2 Buena Vista 5-0 99 2 W
3 Meeker (1) 5-0 75 3 W
4 Resurrection Christian 5-1 73 5 W
5 Burlington 4-1 60 4 W
6 Monte Vista 3-2 47 6 W
7 Platte Canyon 4-1 36 10 W
8 Limon 4-1 32 8 W
9 Centauri 2-3 25 9 W
10 Rye 4-1 24 - W
Others receiving votes:
Cedaredge 9, Salida 8, Hotchkiss 4, Crowley County 3, Holyoke 1, Wray 1.
Dropped out
Cedaredge (7).

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Dayspring Christian (7) 5-0 70 1 W
2 Akron 5-0 62 4 W
3 Caliche 4-1 56 2 L
4 Merino 4-1 46 5 L
5 Norwood 6-0 43 3 W
6 Springfield 5-0 38 6 W
7 Granada 4-1 23 7 W
8 Sedgwick County 5-0 21 8 W
9 Simla 3-2 12 9 W
10 Sangre de Cristo 5-0 5 - W
Others receiving votes:
Hoehne 3, Sargent 3, Vail Christian 2, Haxtun 1.
Dropped out
Hoehne (10).

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Arickaree/Woodlin (6) 5-0 60 1 W
2 Eads 5-0 54 2 W
3 Peetz 4-1 45 4 W
4 Fleming 4-1 41 3 L
5 Walsh 5-0 39 5 W
6 Kit Carson 5-0 25 6 W
7 Pawnee 3-2 23 - W
8 Stratton/Liberty 3-2 19 7 W
9 Hanover 5-0 16 8 W
10 Flagler 3-2 6 10 L
Others receiving votes:
Prairie 2.
Dropped out
Prairie (9).