Grandview, Valor Christian, Strasburg lead preseason softball rankings

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Strasburg is the No. 1 team in the preseason 3A softball ranking. (Kelly Thornburg/MVPSportsPics.com)

Grandview, Valor Christian and Strasburg are the No. 1 teams in the preseason CHSAANow.com Softball Polls, which were released on Monday.

Both Grandview (Class 5A) and Valor (4A) are defending champions, while Strasburg was runner-up in 3A last season.

Grandview is atop the 5A ranking with six of the 10 first-place votes, and 84 total points. Fossil Ridge, last season's runner-up, is No. 2 with one first-place vote and 79 total points.

Broomfield is third in 5A, Eaglecrest is No. 4 and Brighton rounds out the top five.

In 4A, Valor Christian got seven of the nine first-place votes. The Eagles edged Frederick, the team it beat to win 4A last season.

Also in 4A's top five are No. 3 Erie, No. 4 Wheat Ridge and No. 5 Pueblo West.

Strasburg was a unanimous No. 1 selection in 3A, getting all seven first-place votes. Sterling is No. 2, and defending champion La Junta is No. 3.

Brush is fourth in 3A, while Skyline is No. 5.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. Polls are released each Monday during the regular season.

Complete rankings for each class are below.

CHSAANow.com Softball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Grandview (6) 0-0-0 84
2 Fossil Ridge (1) 0-0-0 79
3 Broomfield (1) 0-0-0 60
4 Eaglecrest 0-0-0 43
5 Brighton (2) 0-0-0 41
6 Douglas County 0-0-0 40
7 Legend 0-0-0 33
8 Castle View 0-0-0 31
9 Legacy 0-0-0 30
10 Dakota Ridge 0-0-0 27
Others receiving votes:
Chaparral 19, Mountain Range 13, Arvada West 10, Columbine 8, Horizon 8, Cherokee Trail 6, Ralston Valley 6, Chatfield 5, Rock Canyon 3, Regis Jesuit 2, Fort Collins 1, Smoky Hill 1.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Valor Christian (7) 0-0-0 88
2 Frederick (2) 0-0-0 76
3 Erie 0-0-0 62
4 Wheat Ridge 0-0-0 59
5 Pueblo West 0-0-0 35
6 Windsor 0-0-0 34
7 Falcon 0-0-0 26
8 Air Academy 0-0-0 25
9 Mullen 0-0-0 25
10 Niwot 0-0-0 19
Others receiving votes:
Discovery Canyon 16, Berthoud 6, Silver Creek 6, D'Evelyn 4, Ponderosa 4, Vista Ridge 4, Delta 1, Mountain View 1.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Strasburg (7) 0-0-0 60
2 Sterling 0-0-0 50
3 La Junta 0-0-0 45
4 Brush 0-0-0 35
5 Skyline 0-0-0 34
6 Valley 0-0-0 21
7 Eaton 0-0-0 20
8 Rocky Ford 0-0-0 19
9 Cedaredge 0-0-0 14
10 The Academy 0-0-0 11
Others receiving votes:
Basalt 9, Lamar 9, Gunnison 3, Burlington 2, Dolores Huerta 2.