Legend takes over as No. 1 in 5A volleyball rankings

Mountain Vista Legend volleyball

Legend is the new No. 1 team in Class 5A volleyball. (Ray Chen/ArrayPhoto.com)

Legend volleyball, No. 8 in the Class 5A preseason poll, has risen to the No. 1 spot after the first full week of action.

The Titans, now 5-0, beat former No. 1 Cherokee Trail, then-No. 4 Regis Jesuit and Air Academy, at the time ranked No. 9 in 4A, in the past week.

The schedule doesn't get any easier. Legend has a date with 4A No. 1 Lewis-Palmer on Thursday.

There was much more shakeup to the 5A poll, which is conducted by CHSAANow.com. Cherokee Trail remained very high, at No. 2, but there was a lot of change behind the Cougars.

Chatfield moved up two spots to No. 3, Rock Canyon rocketed from unranked to No. 4, and Regis Jesuit moved into the top five.

Cherry Creek is No. 6, Grandview is No. 7, and then three newcomers round out the ranking: No. 8 Castle View, No. 9 Mountain Vista and No. 10 Brighton.

In the 4A ranking, Lewis-Palmer retained its grip on the top spot. That poll added No. 7 Longmont and No. 9 Windsor. Montrose also made a big jump in going from No. 7 to No. 4.

The other No. 1 teams also stayed put: Eaton (3A), Resurrection Christian (2A) and Idalia (1A).

Other new teams this week include Faith Christian (No. 10 in 3A), Rye (No. 8 in 2A) and the following in 1A: Sangre de Cristo (No. 8), La Veta (No. 9) and Norwood (No. 10).

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

Complete rankings for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Volleyball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and 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 | 2A | 1A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Legend (9) 5-0 106 8 5-0
2 Cherokee Trail 3-1 93 1 3-1
3 Chatfield 6-0 68 5 6-0
4 Rock Canyon 5-1 68 - 5-1
5 Regis Jesuit 4-2 67 4 4-2
6 Cherry Creek (2) 1-1 40 3 1-1
7 Grandview 1-1 38 2 1-1
8 Castle View 5-1 31 - 5-1
9 Mountain Vista 2-1 20 - 2-1
10 Brighton 5-0 18 - 5-0
Others receiving votes:
Arapahoe 16, Eaglecrest 14, Denver East 13, Lakewood 13, Rangeview 12, Fairview 10, Highlands Ranch 9, Columbine 8, Ralston Valley 7, Legacy 6, Chaparral 4, Fruita Monument 3, Rampart 2, Broomfield 1, Loveland 1, Mountain Range 1.
Dropped out
Eaglecrest (6), Chaparral (7), Fairview (9), Highlands Ranch (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Lewis-Palmer (10) 1-0 117 1 1-0
2 Ponderosa (1) 0-0 106 2 0-0
3 Cheyenne Mountain (1) 1-0 100 3 1-0
4 Montrose 5-1 64 7 5-1
5 Valor Christian 0-1 54 5 0-1
6 Pueblo West 2-3 44 4 2-3
7 Longmont 3-1 23 - 3-1
8 Windsor 4-1 22 - 4-1
9 Niwot 0-0 21 10 0-0
10 Air Academy 1-3 19 9 1-3
Others receiving votes:
Berthoud 17, Mullen 12, Holy Family 11, The Classical Academy 10, Palmer Ridge 7, Thompson Valley 6, Woodland Park 5, Canon City 4, Elizabeth 4, Thomas Jefferson 4, Battle Mountain 3, Mead 2, Roosevelt 2, Eagle Valley 1, Sierra 1, Silver Creek 1.
Dropped out
Mullen (6), Battle Mountain (8).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (8) 2-0 98 1 2-0
2 Colorado Springs Christian (1) 0-0 83 2 0-0
3 Manitou Springs (1) 0-0 71 3 0-0
4 Platte Valley 2-0 67 6 2-0
5 University 1-0 59 5 1-0
6 Lutheran 4-3 50 8 4-3
7 Valley 3-4 39 4 3-4
8 Pagosa Springs 5-1 24 10 5-1
9 Sterling 2-2 22 9 2-2
10 Faith Christian 0-0 12 - 0-0
Others receiving votes:
Bayfield 8, Alamosa 7, St. Mary's 5, Peak to Peak 4, Machebeuf 1.
Dropped out
Bayfield (7).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (6) 1-0 76 1 1-0
2 Yuma (1) 5-0 73 2 5-0
3 Dayspring Christian 5-0 54 7 5-0
4 Lyons (1) 1-0 52 6 1-0
5 Paonia 1-0 48 5 1-0
6 Ridgway 2-0 30 9 2-0
7 Caliche 1-3 23 3 1-3
8 Rye 2-0 22 - 2-0
9 Sargent 2-0 19 10 2-0
10 Akron 1-5 13 4 1-5
Others receiving votes:
Colorado Springs School 10, Byers 5, Wray 4, Rangely 3, Fowler 2, Hoehne 2, Ignacio 2, Kiowa 1, Merino 1.
Dropped out
Colorado Springs School (8).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Idalia (5) 2-0 52 1 2-0
2 Flagler (1) 2-0 50 2 2-0
3 Weldon Valley 4-1 42 4 4-1
4 Fleming 1-0 37 9 1-0
5 Prairie 1-1 32 5 1-1
6 Otis 4-1 29 3 4-1
7 Kit Carson 2-0 24 7 2-0
8 Sangre de Cristo 4-0 16 - 4-0
9 La Veta 3-0 11 - 3-0
10 Norwood 0-1 9 - 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Cotopaxi 6, Community Christian 5, Eads 5, Nucla 5, Elbert 4, Heritage Christian 2, McClave 2, Briggsdale 1.
Dropped out
Genoa-Hugo/Karval (6), Nucla (8), Community Christian (10).