Grandview nabs No. 1 ranking after 5A football poll shaken up

Cherry Creek Grandview football

Quarterback Cody Summers and Grandview are now the top-ranked team in Class 5A football. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Grandview, now 8-0, is the new No. 1 team in CHSAANow.com's Class 5A football rankings this week.

The Wolves took over the top spot previously occupied by Valor Christian, which lost an in-state game for the first time in 28 outings on Friday when then-No. 9 Cherry Creek upset the Eagles 33-17.

Grandview is unbeaten to this point in the rugged Centennial League, and beat Cherry Creek in Week 7. It topped a very solid Overland team 53-13 last Thursday.

But it wasn't a clear-cut, unanimous vote.

Ralston Valley Pomona football

Led by senior Andrew Wingard, Ralston Valley is No. 2 in the 5A poll. More photos. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

Ralston Valley also had a good claim to the top ranking. The Mustangs are 8-0, too, and won a monster game over then-No. 3 Pomona on Friday. They settled into the No. 2 spot this week, just 10 overall points behind Grandview.

Grandview received 10 first-place votes; Ralston Valley got five.

Meanwhile, Fairview moved up two places to No. 3 after escaping an upset bid from Fossil Ridge.

Pomona dropped one spot to fourth, Cherry Creek rocketed up from No. 9 to No. 5, and Valor fell all the way to sixth. Regis Jesuit is seventh, dropping one place despite a good win over then-No. 7 Mountain Vista.

Rocky Mountain remained at No. 8, Mountain Vista fell to No. 9 and Doherty rejoined the 5A poll at No. 10.

Speaking to the uncertainty in the 5A ranking at the moment, spots Nos. 4-7 are separated by a mere five points. Things could get much more clouded — Valor Christian and Grandview play in their regular season finale on Friday.

In the other six classificatoins, none of the top-ranked teams were displaced. It means Pine Creek (4A), Discovery Canyon (3A), Brush (2A), Paonia (1A), Dayspring Christian (8-man) and Arickaree/Woodlin (6-man) stayed on top.

There were no newcomers in the 4A ranking this week, though 3A added Palisade (No. 10), and St. Mary's (No. 9). Eaton (No. 10) joined the 2A poll. 1A added Crowley County (No. 10), and North Park joined 6-man's ranking at No. 9.

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 Grandview (10) 8-0 152 2 W
2 Ralston Valley (5) 8-0 142 4 W
3 Fairview 8-0 108 5 W
4 Pomona 6-2 96 3 L
5 Cherry Creek 5-3 94 9 W
6 Valor Christian (1) 6-2 92 1 L
7 Regis Jesuit 7-1 91 6 W
8 Rocky Mountain 7-1 50 8 W
9 Mountain Vista 7-1 16 7 L
10 Doherty 7-1 13 - W
Others receiving votes:
Overland 11, Legacy 10, Fountain-Fort Carson 3, Eaglecrest 2, Prairie View 2, Cherokee Trail 1, Columbine 1, Heritage 1.
Dropped out
Fountain-Fort Carson (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pine Creek (15) 8-0 150 1 W
2 Montrose 7-1 127 2 W
3 Fort Collins 8-0 120 3 W
4 Denver South 6-2 102 5 W
5 Pueblo South 7-1 97 6 W
6 Vista Ridge 6-2 62 7 W
7 Greeley West 7-1 54 4 L
8 Broomfield 6-2 43 8 W
9 Dakota Ridge 6-2 34 9 W
10 Pueblo Centennial 6-2 22 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Windsor 13, Longmont 9, Rampart 4, Falcon 2, Coronado 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Discovery Canyon (9) 8-0 135 1 W
2 Lutheran (5) 8-0 121 2 W
3 Evergreen 8-0 106 3 W
4 Roosevelt 7-1 93 4 W
5 Holy Family 6-2 75 5 W
6 Rifle 7-1 74 7 W
7 Pueblo East 5-3 68 8 W
8 Fort Morgan 6-2 27 10 W
9 Berthoud 7-1 23 9 W
10 Palisade 6-2 20 - W
Others receiving votes:
Canon City 10, Conifer 7, Delta 6, Eagle Valley 5, Northridge 4, Glenwood Springs 3, Mead 1.
Dropped out
Delta (6).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Brush (11) 8-0 119 1 W
2 Kent Denver 8-0 105 2 W
3 Strasburg (1) 8-0 98 3 W
4 Lamar 7-1 77 4 W
5 Gunnison 7-1 76 5 W
6 Platte Valley 5-3 63 6 W
7 Montezuma-Cortez 6-2 45 8 W
8 Faith Christian 6-2 29 10 W
9 St. Mary's 6-2 17 - W
10 Eaton 6-2 13 - W
Others receiving votes:
Sterling 11, Florence 7.
Dropped out
Florence (7), Sterling (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Paonia (9) 8-0 99 1 W
2 Buena Vista (1) 8-0 91 2 W
3 Resurrection Christian 7-1 74 3 W
4 Meeker 7-1 71 4 W
5 Platte Canyon 6-1 53 5 Bye
6 Monte Vista 6-2 46 6 W
7 Burlington 6-2 38 7 W
8 Centauri 5-3 34 9 W
9 Rye 6-2 21 8 L
10 Crowley County 6-2 15 - W
Others receiving votes:
Cedaredge 3, Wray 3, Ellicott 1, Limon 1, Salida 1.
Dropped out
Limon (10).

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Dayspring Christian (6) 8-0 68 1 W
2 Caliche (1) 7-1 63 2 W
3 Norwood 9-0 52 4 W
4 Akron 6-2 46 3 L
5 Merino 6-2 37 5 W
6 Springfield 8-0 36 6 W
7 Granada 7-1 21 7 W
8 Simla 6-2 20 9 W
9 Sangre de Cristo 8-0 18 10 W
10 Sedgwick County 5-3 15 8 L
Others receiving votes:
Vail Christian 6, Sargent 2, Elbert 1.
Dropped out
None.

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Arickaree/Woodlin (5) 8-0 68 1 W
2 Eads (2) 8-0 65 2 W
3 Peetz 7-1 55 3 W
4 Fleming 7-1 46 4 W
5 Walsh 7-1 43 6 W
6 Hanover 8-0 35 7 W
7 Kit Carson 6-2 26 5 L
8 Pawnee 5-3 23 9 W
9 North Park 5-3 10 - W
10 Mountain Valley 7-1 7 8 L
Others receiving votes:
Stratton/Liberty 3, Otis 3, Flagler 1.
Dropped out
Cheyenne Wells (10).