Rocky Mountain ascends to top of 5A baseball rankings

Rocky Mountain sophomore Tyler Hyland fires to the plate during the first inning Wednesday. Hyland and three other Lobo pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout against Pomona. (Dennis Pleuss)

Rocky Mountain, and sophomore Tyler Hyland, are the new No. 1 5A baseball. (Dennis Pleuss)

Another week, another new team atop the Class 5A baseball rankings.

Rocky Mountain became the latest team to ascend to the top of CHSAANow.com's poll this week when the Lobos received eight of the 15 first-place votes and edged No. 2 Mountain Vista. Cherry Creek, the former No. 1, fell to third this week.

Rocky is the third team to lead the 5A ranking this season following preseason No. 1 Regis Jesuit and Creek.

Fairview stayed put at fourth in this week's poll, and Grandview stayed at fifth. Behind them, three new teams joined: No. 6 Monarch (6-0-1), No. 7 Fruita Monument (12-0) and No. 9 Heritage (7-2).

ThunderRidge is No. 8 this week, while Regis is No. 10.

In 1A, there's also a new No. 1. Eads takes over after getting four of the eight first-place votes. Former No. 1 Holly dropped to third. Community Christian is second.

That 1A poll added Granada (No. 8) and Cornerstone Christian (No. 9).

The other No. 1 teams stayed the same this week. Those are Green Mountain (4A), Eaton (3A) and Resurrection Christian (2A).

Other newcomers include No. 9 Wheat Ridge in 4A; No. 8 La Junta and No. 9 Bayfield in 3A; and No. 9 Ellicott in 2A.

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 Rocky Mountain (8) 4-3 135 2 3-3
2 Mountain Vista (3) 6-2 133 3 4-2
3 Cherry Creek (3) 5-1 124 1 1-0
4 Fairview (1) 7-2 86 4 4-2
5 Grandview 5-2 85 5 4-2
6 Monarch 6-0 43 - 4-0
7 Fruita Monument 12-0 34 - 4-0
8 ThunderRidge 4-5 33 7 3-4
9 Heritage 7-2 28 - 4-2
10 Regis Jesuit 3-6 27 6 1-3
Others receiving votes:
Mullen 26, Denver East 22, Pine Creek 21, Rock Canyon 19, Columbine 13, Ralston Valley 10, Highlands Ranch 5, Arapahoe 4, Grand Junction Central 4, Legend 4.
Dropped out
Pine Creek (8), Arapahoe (9), Ralston Valley (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Green Mountain (6) 5-2 107 1 2-2
2 Pueblo West (2) 10-1 104 2 5-1
3 D'Evelyn (3) 10-0 99 6 6-0
4 Evergreen (1) 6-1 73 8 4-1
5 Lewis-Palmer 7-2 60 3 6-2
6 Montrose 7-2 52 5 2-1
7 Windsor 8-2 36 10 4-1
8 Valor Christian 3-5 32 4 1-4
9 Wheat Ridge 5-3 24 - 5-1
10 Pueblo East 8-2 20 7 3-1
Others receiving votes:
Palisade 13, Canon City 9, Air Academy 7, Erie 7, Ponderosa 6, Elizabeth 5, Skyview 5, Mesa Ridge 4, Durango 3, Silver Creek 3, Cheyenne Mountain 1, Longmont 1.
Dropped out
Silver Creek (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (8) 7-0 97 1 7-0
2 Lamar (2) 7-1 91 2 4-0
3 University 6-1 73 3 4-1
4 Brush 6-1 55 7 2-0
5 Gunnison 7-1 41 8 5-1
6 Sterling 6-2 40 6 2-2
7 Faith Christian 3-4 35 5 2-3
8 La Junta 6-3 29 - 3-2
9 Bayfield 5-2 27 - 4-1
10 Manitou Springs 7-1 23 9 4-1
Others receiving votes:
Valley 18, Bruce Randolph 10, Kent Denver 5, Olathe 4, St. Mary's 2.
Dropped out
Kent Denver (4), Valley (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (6) 5-1 94 1 5-1
2 Rye (4) 7-0 93 2 4-0
3 Sedgwick County 6-0 82 3 4-0
4 Las Animas 8-1 50 8 3-1
5 Hotchkiss 7-2 46 6 4-1
6 Paonia 9-2 45 9 6-1
7 Dayspring Christian 5-1 37 7 3-1
8 Denver Christian 1-1 32 4 0-0
9 Ellicott 8-1 24 - 4-1
10 Haxtun 8-3 15 10 4-3
Others receiving votes:
Swink 12, McClave/Wiley 8, Dolores 5, Yuma 5, Lyons 2, Sanford 1.
Dropped out
Swink (5).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eads (4) 5-2 72 4 4-0
2 Community Christian (3) 9-1 65 2 5-0
3 Holly 4-2 60 1 3-2
4 Gilpin County 3-1 50 5 1-1
5 Cheyenne Wells 2-2 31 6 1-1
6 Dove Creek 2-4 29 3 2-2
7 Peetz 2-2 23 9 2-2
8 Granada 1-3 18 - 1-3
9 Cornerstone Christian (1) 1-2 16 - 1-1
10 Sierra Grande 1-1 15 10 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Springfield 14, Fleming 12, Nucla 10, Manzanola 9, Antonito 8, Denver Jewish Day 7, Longmont Christian 2, Weldon Valley 2.
Dropped out
Nucla (7), Fleming (8).