Rock Canyon leads host of new teams in baseball rankings

Three teams joined the Class 5A baseball rankings this week, and no rise was greater than that of Rock Canyon, which now finds itself in the No. 5 spot.

The Jaguars (11-1) went 3-0 last week, and led a host of new teams to CHSAANow.com baseball polls. Also joining in 5A were No. 9 Mullen (7-3) and No. 10 Denver East (11-1).

Rock Canyon beat then-No. 8 ThunderRidge and then-No. 9 Heritage last week. The Jaguars are off to their best start since opening 8-0 in 2009-10.

Mullen, meanwhile, is unbeaten against in-state teams at 7-0. And Denver East's lone loss came to Rock Canyon in its opener, 9-7, on March 12.

Rocky Mountain remained atop the 5A poll, and Mountain Vista stayed in No. 2. Fairview bumped up to No. 3, jumping just ahead of Cherry Creek, which is now No. 4.

Fruita Monument is up one spot to No. 7 and Grandview is No. 8.

The other No. 1 teams in each classification also remained the same. Those are Green Mountain (4A), Eaton (3A), Resurrection Christian (2A) and Eads (1A).

The 4A poll added No. 7 Ponderosa, and 3A has two newcomers — Valley (No. 9) and St. Mary's (No. 10).

The 2A ranking added No. 8 McClave/Wiley, as well as No. 10 Yuma.

There are four new teams in this week's 1A poll: No. 5 Primero, No. 6 Fleming, No. 7 Springfield and No. 10 Antonito.

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 (10) 7-3 137 1 3-0
2 Mountain Vista (3) 9-2 134 2 3-0
3 Fairview (1) 8-2 106 4 1-0
4 Cherry Creek 7-2 93 3 2-1
5 Rock Canyon (1) 11-1 83 - 3-0
6 Fruita Monument 14-0 78 7 2-0
7 Grandview 6-4 50 5 1-2
8 Monarch 7-2 29 6 1-2
9 Mullen 7-3 24 - 3-0
10 Denver East 11-1 16 - 3-0
Others receiving votes:
Columbine 13, Regis Jesuit 12, ThunderRidge 11, Legend 9, Grand Junction Central 8, Pine Creek 8, Highlands Ranch 6, Cherokee Trail 5, Fountain-Fort Carson 3.
Dropped out:
ThunderRidge (8), Heritage (9), Regis Jesuit (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Green Mountain (11) 8-2 119 1 3-0
2 D'Evelyn (1) 11-0 91 3 1-0
3 Evergreen 9-1 83 4 3-0
4 Pueblo West 11-2 68 2 1-1
5 Lewis-Palmer 9-2 61 5 2-0
6 Pueblo East 10-2 56 10 2-0
7 Ponderosa 9-3 45 - 3-0
8 Montrose 8-3 36 6 1-1
9 Wheat Ridge 8-3 30 9 3-0
10 Windsor 9-2 22 7 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Palisade 14, Valor Christian 13, Air Academy 7, Longmont 5, Pueblo South 5, Durango 3, Erie 2.
Dropped out:
Valor Christian (8).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (7) 8-0 96 1 1-0
2 Lamar (2) 9-1 91 2 2-0
3 University 8-2 61 3 2-1
4 Gunnison 9-1 55 5 2-0
5 Faith Christian 6-5 43 7 3-1
6 Bayfield (1) 9-2 42 9 4-0
7 Brush 8-2 41 4 2-1
8 Manitou Springs 11-1 37 10 4-0
9 Valley 8-4 26 - 2-1
10 St. Mary's 9-2 18 - 3-0
Others receiving votes:
Sterling 15, La Junta 14, Kent Denver 7, Olathe 4.
Dropped out:
Sterling (6), La Junta (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (6) 8-1 95 1 3-0
2 Rye (4) 9-0 94 2 2-0
3 Sedgwick County 10-0 81 3 4-0
4 Dayspring Christian 9-0 59 7 4--1
5 Paonia 11-2 55 6 2-0
6 Hotchkiss 11-2 51 5 4-0
7 Las Animas 10-2 40 4 2-1
8 McClave/Wiley 9-0 31 - 3-0
9 Haxtun 10-4 14 10 2-1
10 Yuma 7-3 11 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Dolores 7, Kiowa 7, Ellicott 4, Swink 4, Sanford 3, Burlington 2.
Dropped out:
Denver Christian (8), Ellicott (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eads (7) 7-2 88 1 2-0
2 Community Christian (2) 11-1 82 2 2-0
3 Granada 2-3 53 8 1-0
4 Holly 4-4 52 3 0-2
5 Primero 4-2 44 - 4-0
6 Fleming 2-3 37 - 2-1
7 Springfield 2-6 34 - 1-3
8 Cornerstone Christian 3-5 26 9 2-3
9 Dove Creek 4-6 18 6 2-2
10 Antonito 4-7 14 - 0-2
Others receiving votes:
Nucla 13, Denver Jewish Day 8, Stratton/Liberty 7, Weldon Valley 7, Cheyenne Wells 6, Gilpin County 3, Peetz 3.
Dropped out:
Gilpin County (4), Cheyenne Wells (5), Peetz (7), Sierra Grande (10).