Football rankings: Cherokee Trail, Rocky Mountain join 5A poll

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Rocky Mountain is the No. 10 team in this week's Class 5A football poll. (Kai Casey/CHSAANow.com)

Cherry Creek remains the top overall team in the Class 5A CHSAANow.com rankings after a 7-6 win over Pomona Friday night.

The Bruins received all but one of the first-place votes. It was the Panthers who got that other No. 1 vote.

Following its second-straight loss, Valor Christian fell one slot to land fourth in the polls, with Columbine taking over the third spot.

Both Cherry Creek and Valor Christian will travel out of state for games this week.

Newcomers to the 5A poll include Cherokee Trail, fresh off an impressive win over Denver East, and Rocky Mountain.

Like in 5A, the rest of last week's top teams remained at No. 1 in the polls, with some newcomers being filtered in.

Pine Creek remains the top team in 4A after its bye week. Greeley West made the biggest jump in the 4A pool, going from ninth to sixth, thanks to a 28-20 win over D'Evelyn.

After starting the year 2-0, Palmer Ridge broke into the 4A poll at ninth, followed by fellow-Colorado Springs newcomer, Rampart, at No. 10. The Rams blanked Coronado on Saturday and have yet to surrender a point this season.

Defending champion Pueblo East is still on top in the 3A poll. The top seven teams in 3A held their positions and only one team, Mead, broke in as a newcomer. They join this week's poll at 10.

Kent Denver remains atop the 2A polls, but the biggest shake-up of the week happened right behind them. Faith Christian fell from second to seventh after a stunning loss to Florence. The Huskies joined the poll this week at eighth on the strength of their 15-12 win over the Eagles.

Trinidad also joins the 2A polls at No. 10 this week. The Miners look good early this season, outscoring their opponents 93-14 through two games.

Crowley County joined the 1A polls at No. 10 this week.

Springfield and Holly each made their way into the 8-man polls. They come in and ninth and 10th, respectively. Merino also jumped from No. 10 to No. 6 this week.

In 8-man, Cheyenne Wells breaks into the top 10, coming in at ninth. Pawnee also jumped from fifth to third this week.

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 (17) 3-0 179 1
2 Pomona (1) 1-1 155 2
3 Columbine 2-0 121 4
4 Valor Christian 1-2 111 3
5 Grandview 2-0 106 5
6 Ralston Valley 2-0 97 6
7 Regis Jesuit 1-1 67 7
8 Fairview 2-0 62 8
9 Cherokee Trail 2-0 26 -
10 Rocky Mountain 2-0 16 -
Others receiving votes:
Mullen 12, Heritage 7, Arapahoe 6, Eaglecrest 6, Chaparral 5, ThunderRidge 4, Legacy 3, Mountain Vista 3, Doherty 2, Fruita Monument 2.
Dropped out
Doherty (9), Mullen (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Pine Creek (12) 2-0 120 1
2 Longmont 2-0 105 2
3 Dakota Ridge 2-0 95 3
4 Windsor 2-0 81 4
5 Vista Ridge 2-0 70 6
6 Greeley West 2-0 44 9
7 Ponderosa 2-0 38 8
8 Wheat Ridge 2-0 32 10
9 Palmer Ridge 2-0 23 -
10 Rampart 2-0 14 -
Others receiving votes:
Falcon 13, Montrose 9, Durango 8, Fort Collins 3, Broomfield 2, Denver South 1, George Washington 1, Standley Lake 1.
Dropped out
Falcon (5), Broomfield (7).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Pueblo East (11) 2-1 136 1
2 Fort Morgan (3) 2-0 116 2
3 Holy Family 2-0 106 3
4 Rifle 3-0 92 4
5 Palisade 2-0 86 5
6 Roosevelt 2-1 64 6
7 Berthoud 2-0 54 7
8 Delta 2-1 29 10
9 Lewis-Palmer 2-0 26 9
10 Mead 2-0 20 -
Others receiving votes:
D'Evelyn 12, Conifer 7, Evergreen 7, Discovery Canyon 6, Erie 5, Pueblo County 2, Eagle Valley 1, Lutheran 1.
Dropped out
D'Evelyn (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Kent Denver (11) 2-0 110 1
2 Eaton 2-0 92 3
3 Brush 1-1 74 4
4 Bayfield 2-0 70 6
5 Platte Valley 2-1 64 5
6 La Junta 3-0 58 7
7 Faith Christian 1-1 35 2
8 Florence 1-1 29 -
9 Lamar 1-1 20 10
10 Trinidad 2-0 17 -
Others receiving votes:
Alameda 14, Moffat County 12, Sterling 7, The Academy 2, Machebeuf 1.
Dropped out
Strasburg (8), Gunnison (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Paonia (10) 2-0 127 1
2 Buena Vista (3) 2-0 119 2
3 Resurrection Christian 3-0 104 3
4 Platte Canyon 2-0 81 5
5 Burlington 2-0 70 6
6 Monte Vista 1-1 61 8
7 Cedaredge 2-0 40 7
8 Rye 2-1 31 4
9 Meeker 1-2 26 9
10 Crowley County 2-0 23 -
Others receiving votes:
Limon 14, Ellicott 9, Wiggins 7, Center 2, Centauri 1.
Dropped out
Wiggins (10).

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Dayspring Christian (6) 2-0 80 1
2 Norwood (2) 3-0 77 2
3 Sedgwick County (1) 3-0 65 5
4 Granada 2-0 63 4
5 Sargent 2-0 47 6
6 Merino 2-0 43 10
7 Akron 1-1 33 8
8 Haxtun 2-0 28 9
9 Springfield 2-1 20 -
10 Holly 2-0 13 -
Others receiving votes:
Caliche 11, Hoehne 7, Kiowa 6, Gilpin County 2.
Dropped out
Hoehne (3), Caliche (7).

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Fleming (5) 2-0 68 1
2 Eads (2) 2-0 65 2
3 Pawnee 2-0 56 5
4 Kit Carson 2-0 49 4
5 Arickaree/Woodlin 1-1 40 3
6 Hanover 2-0 31 6
7 Otis 2-0 24 9
8 Peetz 1-2 21 7
9 Cheyenne Wells 2-0 18 -
10 North Park 1-1 5 10
Others receiving votes:
Primero 4, Cheraw 2, Walsh 2.
Dropped out
Cheraw (8).