Cherry Creek baseball takes over as No. 1 in 5A ranking

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Cherry Creek is the new No. 1 team in Class 5A baseball. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

After beating two ranked teams last week, including then-No. 1 Regis Jesuit, Cherry Creek has taken over atop CHSAANow.com's Class 5A baseball rankings.

The Bruins beat Regis Jesuit on Monday and then-No. 4 Legend on Wednesday, giving them three wins over ranked teams so far this season. They did drop a 5-1 decision to then-No. 10 Mountain Vista on Friday.

However, voters still gave Cherry Creek eight of the 15 first-place votes that were cast this week, and the Bruins totalled 124 points to lead the poll. Rocky Mountain and Mountain Vista each got three first-place votes; those two teams are No. 2 and 3, respectively.

Fairview received the other first-place vote, and moved up one spot to fourth this week. Grandview, which got a big win over then-No. 6 ThunderRidge on Friday, rounds out the top five.

Regis Jesuit fell from No. 1 to No. 6, ThunderRidge is No. 7, and three newcomers complete 5A's ranking this week: No. 8 Pine Creek, No. 9 Arapahoe and No. 10 Ralston Valley.

There's also a new No. 1 team in 1A, where Holly takes over. The other No. 1 teams — Green Mountain (4A), Eaton (3A) and Resurrection Christian (2A) — remained the same this week.

With many programs heading out of state for spring break, or simply taking time off, the next rankings will release on April 6.

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 PVS LW
1 Cherry Creek (8) 4-1 124 2 2-1
2 Rocky Mountain (3) 1-0 119 3 1-0
3 Mountain Vista (3) 2-0 112 10 2-0
4 Fairview (1) 3-0 109 5 2-0
5 Grandview 1-0 63 7 1-0
6 Regis Jesuit 2-3 60 1 0-3
7 ThunderRidge 1-1 44 6 1-1
8 Pine Creek 2-0 32 - 1-0
9 Arapahoe 2-0 29 - 2-0
10 Ralston Valley 2-0 25 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Columbine 18, Fruita Monument 13, Highlands Ranch 13, Lincoln 10, Rock Canyon 9, Cherokee Trail 8, Chatfield 7, Heritage 7, Legend 6, Denver East 5, Grand Junction 5, Monarch 3, Horizon 2, Chaparral 1, Eaglecrest 1.
Dropped out
Legend (4), Chatfield (8), Columbine (9).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Green Mountain (10) 3-0 100 1 2-0
2 Pueblo West 5-0 82 3 1-0
3 Lewis-Palmer 1-0 65 4 1-0
4 Valor Christian 2-1 60 6 2-0
5 Montrose 5-1 50 2 2-1
6 D'Evelyn 4-0 41 - 4-0
7 Pueblo East 5-1 38 5 2-1
8 Evergreen 2-0 31 - 2-0
9 Silver Creek 3-0 20 - 1-0
10 Windsor 4-1 14 - 3-0
Others receiving votes:
Elizabeth 8, Mead 7, Skyview 7, Pueblo South 6, Air Academy 5, Canon City 4, Erie 4, Holy Family 3, Ponderosa 3, Longmont 1, Palisade 1.
Dropped out
Ponderosa (7), Mountain View (8), Wheat Ridge (9), Palmer Ridge (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (7) 0-0 86 1 0-0
2 Lamar (1) 3-1 74 3 2-1
3 University (1) 2-0 58 4 2-0
4 Kent Denver 4-1 56 6 3-1
5 Faith Christian 1-1 51 2 0-1
6 Sterling (1) 4-0 47 5 3-0
7 Brush 4-1 39 7 2-1
8 Gunnison 2-0 30 9 2-0
9 Manitou Springs 3-0 20 - 3-0
10 Valley 3-3 15 8 2-2
Others receiving votes:
Bayfield 12, Trinidad 11, Platte Valley 9, Bruce Randolph 7, La Junta 6, Olathe 6, Strasburg 6, Colorado Academy 5, Sheridan 4, St. Mary's 3, Alamosa 2, Pagosa Springs 2, Lutheran 1.
Dropped out
La Junta (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (9) 0-0 99 1 0-0
2 Rye (1) 3-0 87 2 3-0
3 Sedgwick County 2-0 66 3 2-0
4 Denver Christian 1-1 44 4 1-1
5 Swink 0-0 40 7 0-0
6 Hotchkiss 3-1 35 5 2-0
7 Dayspring Christian 2-0 34 9 0-0
8 Las Animas 5-0 28 - 3-0
9 Paonia 3-1 22 - 2-0
10 Haxtun 4-0 18 - 4-0
Others receiving votes:
Peyton 16, Rocky Ford 13, Dolores 10, Limon 9, Custer County 7, Ellicott 6, Yuma 6, Kiowa 4, Byers 2, Holyoke 2, Center 1, Fowler 1.
Dropped out
Rocky Ford (6), Holyoke (8), Dolores (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (4) 1-0 73 3 1-0
2 Community Christian (2) 4-1 54 - 3-1
3 Dove Creek (1) 0-2 46 1 0-2
4 Eads 1-2 44 2 1-2
5 Gilpin County (1) 2-0 38 - 2-0
6 Cheyenne Wells 1-1 35 - 1-1
7 Nucla 0-0 31 5 0-0
8 Fleming 0-0 23 10 0-0
9 Peetz 0-0 22 8 0-0
10 Sierra Grande 1-0 18 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Springfield 14, Antonito 13, Granada 9, Elbert 8, Primero 3, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 3, Weldon Valley 3, Stratton/Liberty 2, Cotopaxi 1.
Dropped out
Stratton/Liberty (4), Elbert (6), Cornerstone Christian (7), Springfield (9).