Cherry Creek, Kent Denver, Dayspring Christian new No. 1 teams in football rankings

Cherry Creek Regis Jesuit football

Cherry Creek is atop the Class 5A football poll this week. More photos. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Cherry Creek, fresh off of two impressive wins to begin the season, has ascended to the top of CHSAANow.com's Class 5A football rankings this week.

The Bruins, defending 5A champions, beat Heritage in Zero Week, then followed it up with a 17-3 win over then-No. 4 Regis Jesuit in Week 1. They received 11 of the 18 first-place votes, and edged out Pomona, which moved up to No. 2 after getting six first-place votes.

Cherry Creek and Pomona play on Friday.

Pomona, No. 3 in the preseason, beat No. 1 Valor Christian last week. Valor Christian fell to No. 3 in the 5A poll.

Columbine is fourth, and Grandview moved into the top five following its win over Chaparral. Ralston Valley also moved up — to sixth — after its Week 1 win over Eaglecrest.

Regis Jesuit fell three spots to seventh, Fairview is eighth and Doherty moved up to ninth. Mullen is the lone newcomer to 5A this week at No. 10. The Mustangs opened the season with a 41-0 win against Gateway.

There are also new No. 1 teams in the 2A and 8-man rankings.

Kent Denver Gunnison football

Kent Denver is now No. 1 in Class 2A. More photos. (Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

Kent Denver takes over in 2A following its win over then-No. 7 Gunnison, coupled with Brush's loss to rival Fort Morgan. The 2A ranking added No. 7 La Junta this week.

In 8-man, Dayspring Christian takes over at the top. The Eagles narrowly edged out Norwood with 75 total points to Norwood's 74 — despite Norwood actually getting more first-place votes (four) than Dayspring (three).

The 8-man poll added Haxtun (No. 9) and Merino (No. 10) this week.

Each of the other No. 1 teams held firm this week: Pine Creek (4A), Pueblo East (3A), Paonia (1A) and Fleming (6-man).

The biggest movers in 4A's ranking were Windsor, which moved up to fourth and Vista Ridge, now ranked No. 6. That poll added three new teams: No. 8 Ponderosa, No. 9 Greeley West and No. 10 Wheat Ridge.

In 3A, Rifle jumped up from No. 8 to No. 4. That poll, too, has three new members: No. 7 Berthoud, No. 8 D'Evelyn and No. 9 Lewis-Palmer.

There were no new teams in 1A, though Burlington did jump from No. 10 to No. 6.

The 6-man poll added Cheraw at No. 8.

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

Complete rankings are below.

CHSAANow.com Football Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Cherry Creek (11) 2-0 173 2
2 Pomona (6) 1-0 166 3
3 Valor Christian 1-1 126 1
4 Columbine 2-0 121 5
5 Grandview 1-0 87 7
6 Ralston Valley 1-0 75 9
7 Regis Jesuit 0-1 68 4
8 Fairview 1-0 64 6
9 Doherty (1) 1-0 32 10
10 Mullen 1-0 27 -
Others receiving votes:
Cherokee Trail 17, Legacy 11, Lakewood 4, Rocky Mountain 4, Fountain-Fort Carson 3, Heritage 3, Mountain Vista 3, Arapahoe 2, Horizon 2, Eaglecrest 1, ThunderRidge 1.
Dropped out
Fountain-Fort Carson (8).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Pine Creek (12) 2-0 120 1
2 Longmont 1-0 105 2
3 Dakota Ridge 1-0 92 3
4 Windsor 1-0 77 7
5 Falcon 0-1 57 4
6 Vista Ridge 1-0 46 10
7 Broomfield 0-1 36 6
8 Ponderosa 1-0 31 -
9 Greeley West 1-0 29 -
10 Wheat Ridge 2-0 18 -
Others receiving votes:
Loveland 13, Montrose 7, Pueblo West 7, Rampart 6, Denver South 4, Palmer Ridge 4, Fort Collins 3, Durango 2, Silver Creek 2, Greeley Central 1.
Dropped out
Denver South (5), Fort Collins (8), Pueblo South (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Pueblo East (8) 1-1 130 1
2 Fort Morgan (5) 1-0 109 2
3 Holy Family 1-0 107 4
4 Rifle (1) 2-0 89 8
5 Palisade 1-0 72 5
6 Roosevelt 1-1 50 6
7 Berthoud 1-0 43 -
8 D'Evelyn 1-0 35 -
9 Lewis-Palmer 1-0 29 -
10 Delta 1-1 24 9
Others receiving votes:
Discovery Canyon 20, Mead 13, Evergreen 11, The Classical Academy 8, Conifer 7, Erie 6, Mitchell 4, Pueblo Central 4, Canon City 3, Pueblo County 2, Eagle Valley 1, Frederick 1, Lutheran 1, Thomas Jefferson 1.
Dropped out
Evergreen (3), Discovery Canyon (7), Lutheran (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Kent Denver (10) 1-0 109 2
2 Faith Christian 1-0 88 4
3 Eaton 2-0 77 6
4 Brush (1) 0-1 76 1
5 Platte Valley 1-1 67 5
6 Bayfield 1-0 52 8
7 La Junta 2-0 35 -
8 Strasburg 0-1 31 3
9 Gunnison 0-1 29 7
10 Lamar 0-1 10 10
Others receiving votes:
Moffat County 7, Alameda 5, Florence 5, Sterling 5, Trinidad 4, Battle Mountain 3, Olathe 3, Aspen 2, Roaring Fork 1.
Dropped out
Florence (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Paonia (10) 1-0 136 1
2 Buena Vista (3) 1-0 128 2
3 Resurrection Christian (1) 2-0 113 4
4 Rye 2-0 86 6
5 Platte Canyon 1-0 75 5
6 Burlington 1-0 44 10
7 Cedaredge 1-0 42 8
8 Monte Vista 0-1 39 7
9 Meeker 0-2 34 3
10 Wiggins 1-0 30 9
Others receiving votes:
Centauri 20, Limon 17, Ellicott 10, Crowley County 2, Center 1, Hotchkiss 1.
Dropped out
None.

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Dayspring Christian (3) 1-0 75 3
2 Norwood (4) 2-0 74 2
3 Hoehne 1-0 66 5
4 Granada 1-0 61 4
5 Sedgwick County (1) 3-0 54 7
6 Sargent 1-0 38 10
7 Caliche (1) 1-1 26 1
8 Akron 0-1 21 6
9 Haxtun 2-0 20 -
10 Merino 0-1 20 -
Others receiving votes:
Kiowa 14, Holly 12, Springfield 8, Soroco 3, Wiley 3, Gilpin County 1.
Dropped out
Springfield (8), Simla (9).

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Fleming (6) 1-0 69 1
2 Eads (1) 1-0 61 2
3 Arickaree/Woodlin 1-0 59 3
4 Kit Carson 1-0 48 4
5 Pawnee 1-0 36 7
6 Hanover 1-0 29 6
7 Peetz 0-2 24 5
8 Cheraw 1-0 23 -
9 Otis 1-0 20 10
10 North Park 1-1 11 8
Others receiving votes:
Idalia 4, Cheyenne Wells 1.
Dropped out
Walsh (9).