Softball rankings see a host of changes, including new 5A No. 1 Legend

Grandview Legend softball

Legend softball is the new No. 1 team in Class 5A. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Legend, off to a 7-0-0 start this season, is the new No. 1 team in Class 5A softball.

Already, the Titans own wins over former No. 1 Grandview, then-No. 10 Dakota Ridge and then-No. 6 Douglas County. So it wasn't shocking to see Legend get nine of the 10 first-place votes to lead CHSAANow.com's poll this week.

It was only the start of the changes to this week's rankings, as five new teams joined the 5A poll. Included was a big riser in Mountain Range, which went from unranked to No. 2.

Also new to 5A's poll this week are No. 4 Ralston Valley — the Mustangs got the other first-place vote — No. 5 ThunderRidge, No. 7 Liberty and No. 8 Rocky Mountain.

Douglas County also made a big jump in going from No. 6 to No. 3. Fossil Ridge (No. 6), Brighton (No. 9) and Grandview (No. 10) are the other teams who remained from the preseason rankings.

4A's poll got six new members, though Valor Christian remained atop the ranking. No. 4 Vista Ridge, No. 5 Silver Creek, No. 6 Kennedy, No. 7 Berthoud, No. 9 Mountain View and No. 10 Green Mountain all joined this week.

3A also had some changeover, though not as much. Strasburg did retain its top spot, but was joined by three new teams in the ranking: No. 7 Faith Christian, No. 9 Akron and No. 10 Lamar.

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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Legend (9) 7-0-0 91 7 7-0-0
2 Mountain Range 6-0-0 66 - 6-0-0
3 Douglas County 7-1-0 62 6 7-1-0
4 Ralston Valley (1) 5-1-0 60 - 5-1-0
5 ThunderRidge 5-0-0 58 - 5-0-0
6 Fossil Ridge 4-1-1 34 2 4-1-1
7 Liberty 5-1-0 27 - 5-1-0
8 Rocky Mountain 6-1-0 20 - 6-1-0
9 Brighton 0-1-0 15 5 0-1-0
10 Grandview 2-4-0 14 1 2-4-0
Others receiving votes:
Broomfield 11, Rock Canyon 11, Castle View 10, Dakota Ridge 10, Prairie View 10, Chaparral 9, Eaglecrest 8, Highlands Ranch 6, Heritage 5, Pomona 5, Adams City 4, Cherokee Trail 4, Horizon 4, Chatfield 3, Legacy 2, Loveland 2, Arvada West 1.
Dropped out
Broomfield (3), Eaglecrest (4), Castle View (8), Legacy (9), Dakota Ridge (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (9) 6-0-0 90 1 6-0-0
2 Erie 6-1-0 77 3 6-1-0
3 Frederick 5-2-1 62 2 5-2-1
4 Vista Ridge 8-2-0 38 - 8-2-0
5 Silver Creek 4-2-1 28 - 4-2-1
6 John F. Kennedy 7-0-0 26 - 7-0-0
7 Berthoud 3-1-0 24 - 3-1-0
8 Air Academy 4-3-1 22 8 4-3-1
9 Mountain View 5-2-0 21 - 5-2-0
10 Green Mountain 5-1-0 17 - 5-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Wheat Ridge 15, Elizabeth 12, Discovery Canyon 10, Pueblo West 10, Mullen 9, Pueblo East 7, D'Evelyn 6, Windsor 6, Mead 4, Pueblo Centennial 4, The Classical Academy 3, Niwot 2, Pueblo Central 2.
Dropped out
Wheat Ridge (4), Pueblo West (5), Windsor (6), Falcon (7), Mullen (9), Niwot (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (7) 5-0-0 70 1 5-0-0
2 Sterling 5-0-0 63 2 5-0-0
3 Rocky Ford 4-1-0 45 8 4-1-0
4 La Junta 4-1-0 41 3 4-1-0
5 The Academy 5-1-0 39 10 5-1-0
6 Eaton 5-1-0 33 7 5-1-0
7 Faith Christian 5-2-0 24 - 5-2-0
8 Cedaredge 3-1-0 21 9 3-1-0
9 Akron 4-0-0 14 - 4-0-0
10 Lamar 4-3-1 13 - 4-3-1
Others receiving votes:
Brush 12, Valley 6, Dolores Huerta 2, Lyons 1, Skyline 1.
Dropped out
Brush (4), Skyline (5), Valley (6).