Softball rankings: Legend back on top of 5A poll

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Legend is back on top of the Class 5A softball poll. (Matt Daniels/MattDanPhoto.com)

Legend has returned to the top of the CHSAANow.com softball rankings in Class 5A.

Following a 3-2 loss to Loveland, Mountain Range fell out of the top spot in 5A, allowing Legend to move in at No. 1 this week. The win also helped Loveland break into this week's poll as they come in at No. 10.

Loveland was the only new addition in 5A, but plenty of other moves were made. Ralston Valley jumped from No. 5 to No. 2 on the strength of a 3-0 record from last week. Chaparral also made a significant jump this week going from No. 10 to No. 7.

In 4A, Frederick retained the top spot, and Erie stayed firm at No. 2. Valor Christian comes in at No. 3 and Wheat Ridge at No. 4, with those two teams trading places from last week.

Discovery Canyon (No. 9) and Pueblo Central (No. 10) are the new additions to the 4A poll this week.

Strasburg remains the No. 1 team in 3A after receiving every first-place vote. Brush cracks its way into the rankings at No. 9.

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 Legend (7) 11-1-0 89 2 3-0-0
2 Ralston Valley (1) 11-2-0 78 5 3-0-0
3 ThunderRidge 9-1-0 54 3 2-1-0
4 Mountain Range (1) 10-1-0 52 1 2-1-0
5 Eaglecrest 7-4-0 42 8 2-0-0
6 Douglas County 10-2-0 36 6 3-0-0
7 Chaparral 10-2-0 30 10 3-0-0
8 Brighton (1) 7-2-0 27 4 0-1-0
9 Grandview 7-4-0 25 9 3-0-0
10 Loveland 8-3-0 24 - 2-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Rocky Mountain 17, Broomfield 14, Pomona 14, Liberty 9, Fort Collins 8, Rock Canyon 8, Legacy 6, Heritage 5, Chatfield 3, Fossil Ridge 3, Prairie View 3, Pine Creek 2, Cherokee Trail 1.
Dropped out
Fossil Ridge (7).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Frederick (5) 8-2-1 78 1 1-0-0
2 Erie (2) 10-2-0 77 2 3-0-0
3 Valor Christian (2) 11-1-0 72 4 3-0-0
4 Wheat Ridge 8-4-0 60 3 1-0-0
5 Air Academy 6-3-1 36 6 1-0-0
6 John F. Kennedy 10-2-0 29 7 2-1-0
7 Mountain View 10-3-0 25 8 1-1-0
8 Berthoud 7-6-0 20 9 1-2-0
9 Discovery Canyon 8-3-0 18 - 2-0-0
10 Pueblo Central 10-2-0 15 - 2-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Silver Creek 10, Vista Ridge 9, Windsor 9, Ponderosa 8, Pueblo East 7, Golden 6, Elizabeth 5, Mullen 5, Thomas Jefferson 3, Pueblo West 2, Delta 1.
Dropped out
Vista Ridge (5), Silver Creek (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (7) 11-0-0 50 1 2-0-0
2 Sterling 9-2-0 44 2 2-0-0
3 Rocky Ford 9-2-0 41 3 1-0-0
4 The Academy 11-2-0 39 6 1-0-0
5 Eaton 8-2-0 30 4 2-1-0
6 La Junta 9-2-1 30 5 2-0-0
7 Lamar 8-5-1 18 9 2-0-0
8 Faith Christian 8-5-0 11 8 2-2-0
9 Brush 6-5-0 10 - 3-0-0
10 Valley 6-5-0 8 10 1-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Cedaredge 5, Burlington 3.
Dropped out
Cedaredge (7).