Preseason baseball rankings released in all classes

Regis Jesuit Mountain Vista baseball

Regis Jesuit heads the 5A preseason baseball poll. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Defending champions and teams that lost in last season's title games make up the preseason No. 1 teams in baseball this season.

Heading their respective classifications in the CHSAANow.com polls are Regis Jesuit (5A), Green Mountain (4A), Eaton (3A), Resurrection Christian (2A) and Dove Creek (1A).

Green Mountan and Resurrection Christian are defending champions, while Regis, Eaton and Dove Creek were all runners-up last season.

The 5A poll was the most split, with six different teams getting first-place votes.

Regis led the way with five first-place votes and 126 total points. Rocky Mountain, the defending champion, also got five first-place votes, but totalled 114 points.

Cherry Creek, another team to get a first-place vote, opens the year at No. 3. Legend (No. 4), Fairview (No. 5) and Chatfield (No. 9) also received at least one first-place vote.

ThunderRidge is sixth in 5A's preseason poll, and is followed by No. 7 Dakota Ridge and No. 8 Grandview. Mountan Vista rounds out the poll at No. 10.

In 4A, Green Mountain was a unanimous selection with all 10 first-place votes. Montrose is No. 2, followed by Valor Christian, Palmer Ridge and Lewis-Palmer. Holy Family, last season's 3A champion which has moved up to 4A, begins at No. 10.

Eaton heads 3A's poll, and is also a unanimous pick with all 10 first-place votes.

Resurrection Christian received eight of the nine first-place votes to lead 2A. Caliche, last year's 1A champ, is now in 2A but is unranked to begin the year.

Dove Creek received seven of the eight first-place votes to top 1A's preseason ranking.

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

Complete rankings for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Baseball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

Coaches and media members looking to vote should email rcasey@chsaa.org.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Regis Jesuit (5) 0-0 126
2 Rocky Mountain (5) 0-0 114
3 Cherry Creek (1) 0-0 105
4 Legend (1) 0-0 77
5 Fairview (2) 0-0 73
6 ThunderRidge 0-0 72
7 Dakota Ridge 0-0 40
8 Grandview 0-0 34
9 Chatfield (1) 0-0 31
10 Mountain Vista 0-0 30
Others receiving votes:
Columbine 29, Mullen 16, Fort Collins 10, Pine Creek 10, Douglas County 9, Rock Canyon 9, Chaparral 8, Cherokee Trail 7, Heritage 6, Lakewood 5, Boulder 4, Monarch 4, Fossil Ridge 3, Highlands Ranch 3, Ralston Valley 3, Brighton 2, Grand Junction Central 1, Legacy 1, Lincoln 1.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Green Mountain (10) 0-0 100
2 Montrose 0-0 46
3 Valor Christian 0-0 44
4 Palmer Ridge 0-0 42
5 Lewis-Palmer 0-0 41
6 Wheat Ridge 0-0 39
7 Ponderosa 0-0 33
8 Niwot 0-0 31
9 Longmont 0-0 27
10 Holy Family 0-0 24
Others receiving votes:
Windsor 23, Durango 21, Air Academy 19, Evergreen 13, Pueblo East 13, D'Evelyn 8, Mesa Ridge 8, Pueblo West 6, Cheyenne Mountain 3, Palisade 3, Erie 2, Falcon 2, Mountain View 2.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Eaton (10) 0-0 100
2 Faith Christian 0-0 80
3 Lamar 0-0 70
4 University 0-0 49
5 Kent Denver 0-0 47
6 Valley 0-0 44
7 Sterling 0-0 36
8 Gunnison 0-0 29
9 Bayfield 0-0 21
10 Brush 0-0 16
Others receiving votes:
La Junta 12, Lutheran 10, Alamosa 8, Olathe 7, Bennett 4, Manitou Springs 4, Estes Park 3, St. Mary's 3, Colorado Springs Christian 2, Florence 2, Colorado Academy 1, Machebeuf 1, Sheridan 1.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Resurrection Christian (8) 0-0 97
2 Rye (1) 0-0 92
3 Denver Christian 0-0 77
4 Sedgwick County (1) 0-0 64
5 Swink 0-0 55
6 Hotchkiss 0-0 40
7 Rocky Ford 0-0 38
8 Holyoke 0-0 23
9 Limon 0-0 20
10 Center 0-0 15
Others receiving votes:
Dolores 13, Cedaredge 11, Kiowa 11, Lyons 7, McClave/Wiley 7, Peyton 7, Caliche 6, Crowley County 6, Paonia 6, Haxtun 4, Ignacio 4, Wray 3, Front Range Christian 2, Dayspring Christian 1.

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Dove Creek (7) 0-0 78
2 Eads 0-0 66
3 Holly (1) 0-0 61
4 Stratton/Liberty 0-0 42
5 Nucla 0-0 40
6 Elbert 0-0 34
7 Peetz 0-0 33
8 Cornerstone Christian 0-0 25
9 Granada 0-0 23
10 Antonito 0-0 15
Others receiving votes:
Springfield 6, Community Christian 5, Fleming 3, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 2, Sierra Grande 2, Walsh 2, Cheyenne Wells 1, Manzanola 1, Primero 1.