D'Evelyn, Rye take over No. 1 spots in baseball rankings

D'Evelyn senior Grant Witherspoon eyes a foul ball during an at-bat Tuesday. Witherspoon picked up the victory on the mound pitching the final two innings for the Jaguars against Holy Family. (Dennis Pleuss)

Grant Witherspoon and D'Evelyn now sit atop the Class 4A baseball poll. (Dennis Pleuss)

D'Evelyn and Rye took over atop their respective baseball rankings on Monday.

D'Evelyn is 13-0 and now heads the Class 4A poll from CHSAANow.com after receiving nine of the 12 first-place votes and totalling 106 points, well ahead of No. 2 Evergreen's 86 points.

Former No. 1 Green Mountain was upset by Valor Christian last week, and fell to fifth. Valor Christian joined the 4A poll at No. 9 this week.

Rye (10-0), meanwhile, is the new No. 1 in 2A after last week's No. 1 Resurrection Christian lost to Brush, the No. 7 team in 3A at the time.

That ranking added No. 10 Kiowa (7-3).

Montrose Fruita Monument baseball

Fruita Monument is now ranked No. 4 in 5A. (Tom Hoganson)

In 5A, Fruita Monument's rise up the ranking continued. The Wildcats, who are now 17-0, bumped up two spots to No. 4. Included in last week's 3-0 record was a win over Montrose, which was ranked No. 8 in 4A at the time.

Rocky Mountain continued to lead the 5A poll, and got 11 of the 15 first-place votes. Mountain Vista also held firm at No. 2.

Behind them, Cherry Creek pushed up to No. 3, then Fruita sits fourth and Rock Canyon rounds out the top five.

Fairview dropped to No. 6 and Mullen moved up to No. 7. Monarch is eighth, Denver East is ninth and Grandview is tenth.

The Nos. 1 teams in 3A (Eaton) and 1A (Eads) both held on to their respective top spots this week.

Sterling (No. 9) joined the 3A poll, while 1A added Nucla (No. 8).

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 (11) 9-3 138 1 2-0
2 Mountain Vista (1) 11-2 124 2 2-0
3 Cherry Creek 8-2 108 4 1-0
4 Fruita Monument (2) 17-0 99 6 3-0
5 Rock Canyon 12-2 79 5 1-1
6 Fairview 8-3 68 3 0-1
7 Mullen 8-3 44 9 1-0
8 Monarch 8-2 34 8 1-0
9 Denver East (1) 12-1 30 10 1-0
10 Grandview 7-4 28 7 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Cherokee Trail 15, Pine Creek 15, Columbine 10, Grand Junction Central 7, Highlands Ranch 6, Legend 5, ThunderRidge 5, Grand Junction 4, Regis Jesuit 3, Legacy 2, Fort Collins 1.
Dropped out:
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 D'Evelyn (9) 13-0 106 2 2-0
2 Evergreen 11-1 86 3 2-0
3 Pueblo West (1) 13-2 85 4 2-0
4 Lewis-Palmer (1) 11-2 64 5 2-0
5 Green Mountain (1) 9-4 57 1 1-2
6 Wheat Ridge 10-3 51 9 2-0
7 Ponderosa 9-5 38 7 0-2
8 Pueblo East 11-3 33 6 1-1
9 Valor Christian 6-6 29 - 2-0
10 Montrose 8-4 25 8 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Windsor 23, Palisade 22, Erie 15, Canon City 8, Air Academy 6, Longmont 5, Durango 4, Greeley Central 3.
Dropped out:
Windsor (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (7) 10-0 96 1 2-0
2 Lamar (2) 12-1 90 2 3-0
3 Gunnison 10-1 58 4 1-0
4 Bayfield (1) 11-2 49 6 2-0
5 Manitou Springs 11-1 46 8 0-0
6 Brush 9-2 43 7 1-0
7 Faith Christian 7-5 42 5 1-0
8 University 8-3 39 3 0-1
9 Sterling 8-4 27 - 1-0
10 Valley 9-4 21 9 1-0
Others receiving votes:
La Junta 14, St. Mary's 11, Kent Denver 10, Olathe 4.
Dropped out:
St. Mary's (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Rye (9) 10-0 99 2 1-0
2 Sedgwick County 11-0 83 3 1-0
3 Resurrection Christian (1) 8-2 81 1 0-1
4 Dayspring Christian 10-0 66 4 1-0
5 Paonia 13-2 53 5 2-0
6 Hotchkiss 11-2 51 6 0-0
7 Las Animas 12-2 43 7 2-0
8 McClave/Wiley 11-1 24 8 2-1
9 Yuma 9-4 14 10 2-1
10 Kiowa 7-3 11 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Dolores 8, Haxtun 7, Ellicott 5, Swink 5.
Dropped out:
Haxtun (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eads (4) 8-3 85 1 1-1
2 Community Christian (5) 12-1 83 2 1-0
3 Holly 5-4 57 4 1-0
4 Granada 2-3 52 3 0-0
5 Fleming 4-3 48 6 2-0
6 Springfield 2-6 28 7 0-0
7 Primero 4-2 27 5 0-0
8 Nucla 2-3 26 - 1-0
9 Cornerstone Christian 5-5 25 8 2-0
10 Dove Creek 6-8 22 9 2-2
Others receiving votes:
Antonito 18, Denver Jewish Day 8, Stratton/Liberty 7, Gilpin County 6, Peetz 4, Cheyenne Wells 1.
Dropped out:
Antonito (10).