Softball rankings: Mountain Range, Frederick take over top spots

Legacy Mountain Range softball

Mountain Range is the new No. 1 team in 5A softball. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

There are new teams atop the Class 5A and 4A CHSAANow.com softball polls this week. Mountain Range takes over the top spot in 5A while Frederick now stands atop the 4A poll.

Both teams went 2-0 last week while the previous top teams (Legend and Valor Christian) suffered losses.

In 5A, Brighton's seven wins last week helped them jump from ninth to fourth. Eaglecrest and Chaparral played their way into the top 10. The Raptors came in at No. 8 while the Wolverines stand at No. 10.

The most impressive jump in the 4A poll this week was an unranked Wheat Ridge team coming in at No. 3 and even taking a first-place vote in the process. The Farmers were this week's only addition to the 4A rankings.

After three new teams broke into the 3A poll last week, only one new addition came in this week as Valley comes in at No. 10. Strasburg remains the top team in 3A and the rest of the poll was relatively unchanged, save for Eaton jumping from No. 6 to No. 4.

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 PVS LW
1 Mountain Range (4) 8-0-0 78 2 2-0-0
2 Legend (2) 8-1-0 77 1 1-1-0
3 ThunderRidge (1) 7-0-0 61 5 2-0-0
4 Brighton (2) 7-1-0 58 9 7-0-0
5 Ralston Valley (1) 7-1-0 53 4 2-0-0
6 Douglas County 7-2-0 49 3 0-1-0
7 Fossil Ridge 4-2-1 30 6 0-1-0
8 Eaglecrest 5-4-0 21 - 2-1-0
9 Grandview 4-4-0 19 10 2-0-0
10 Chaparral 7-2-0 15 - 2-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Rock Canyon 11, Broomfield 10, Loveland 10, Pomona 10, Rocky Mountain 10, Liberty 9, Prairie View 9, Highlands Ranch 6, Heritage 5, Chatfield 3, Legacy 3, Fort Collins 2, Cherokee Trail 1, Dakota Ridge 1.
Dropped out
Liberty (7), Rocky Mountain (8).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Frederick (6) 7-2-1 86 3 2-0-0
2 Erie (1) 7-2-0 79 2 1-1-0
3 Wheat Ridge (1) 7-4-0 70 - 3-0-0
4 Valor Christian (1) 8-1-0 68 1 2-1-0
5 Vista Ridge 10-2-0 41 4 2-0-0
6 Air Academy 5-3-1 37 8 1-0-0
7 John F. Kennedy 8-1-0 35 6 1-1-0
8 Mountain View 9-2-0 25 9 4-0-0
9 Berthoud 6-4-0 16 7 3-3-0
10 Silver Creek 6-3-1 12 5 2-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Pueblo East 7, Mullen 5, Windsor 5, D'Evelyn 3, Discovery Canyon 3, Pueblo Central 3.
Dropped out
Green Mountain (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (7) 9-0-0 70 1 4-0-0
2 Sterling 7-2-0 57 2 2-2-0
3 Rocky Ford 8-2-0 55 3 4-1-0
4 Eaton 6-1-0 48 6 1-0-0
5 La Junta 7-2-0 40 4 3-1-0
6 The Academy 10-2-0 35 5 5-1-0
7 Cedaredge 5-1-0 25 8 2-0-0
8 Faith Christian 6-3-0 22 7 1-1-0
9 Lamar 6-5-1 12 10 2-2-0
10 Valley 5-4-0 10 - 3-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Brush 6, Gunnison 4, St. Mary's 1.
Dropped out
Akron (9).