Football rankings: Buena Vista moves to top of 1A

Buena Vista has taken over the top spot of the CHSAANow.com Class 1A football rankings following their 53-12 win over Centauri and former No. 1 Paonia's 35-0 loss against Bayfield.

The Demons are the only new No. 1 seed after a week filled with few upsets.

Cherry Creek remains in the top spot of 5A as the Bruins had a bye this week. They traveled to Utah two weeks ago where they beat Jordan 38-35. They return to the field Friday night to take on Cherokee Trail.

After dropping out of the 5A rankings last week, Grandview is back in the poll at No. 9. Columbine remains at No. 2 after beating Ralston Valley 21-7 Thursday night. The Mustangs, ranked No. 3 last week, fell four slots following their loss.

In 4A, Pine Creek remains No. 1 after drubbing Pueblo West 47-7 Saturday. But the first time this season, they were not voted there unanimously.

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Vista Ridge is up to No. 2 in 4A football. Photos from their win over Palmer Ridge. (Josh Watt/CHSAANow.com)

The Vista Ridge Wolves gained two first-place votes after an impressive 40-28 win over Palmer Ridge, who stays in this week's poll at No. 10. Vista Ridge is now No. 2, and faces Pine Creek on Friday.

There were no new teams that joined the 4A rankings.

Pueblo East is still the top team in 3A, although half the first-place votes went to other teams. The Eagles needed plenty of offense to get by Discovery Canyon Friday night. They took the game 47-36.

D'Evelyn returned to the 3A poll after falling out two weeks ago. They got a much-needed 49-30 win over Pueblo County Friday night.

Kent Denver remains the team to beat in 2A after they shut out Ridgeview Academy 40-0. Bayfield leapt over La Junta for the No. 2 slot after its big win over Paonia.

A 28-7 win over Roaring Fork got Gunnison back in the rankings at No. 10. The Cowboys are the only 2A newcomers this week.

In 1A, Buena Vista takes over the top spot with Resurrection Christian coming in at No. 2 and only trail the Demons by a single point in the voting.

Previously unranked Limon made the biggest jump this week as they land at No. 7.

There wasn't a lot of movement in the 8-man rankings, but Hoehne does join the poll this week at No. 10.

There were no newcomers to 6-man, although Hanover (No. 6) and Peetz (No. 7) each moved up one slot from last 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 LW
1 Cherry Creek (18) 4-0 180 1 Bye
2 Columbine 4-0 153 2 W
3 Valor Christian 2-2 111 4 Bye
4 Regis Jesuit 3-1 110 5 W
5 Mullen 3-1 83 6 W
6 Pomona 2-2 81 7 W
7 Ralston Valley 3-1 78 3 L
8 Arapahoe 4-0 53 8 W
9 Grandview 3-1 27 - W
10 Cherokee Trail 3-1 22 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Fairview 21, Rock Canyon 18, Heritage 14, Overland 10, Westminster 10, ThunderRidge 6, Chaparral 4, Doherty 4, Horizon 3, Fountain-Fort Carson 2, Rocky Mountain 1.
Dropped out
Heritage (9).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pine Creek (14) 4-0 149 1 W
2 Vista Ridge (2) 4-0 128 3 W
3 Longmont 4-0 127 2 W
4 Windsor 4-0 120 4 W
5 Greeley West 4-0 82 5 W
6 Dakota Ridge 3-1 58 6 W
7 Rampart 4-0 51 8 W
8 Durango 4-0 41 10 Bye
9 Montrose 3-1 40 9 Bye
10 Palmer Ridge 3-1 25 7 L
Others receiving votes:
Ponderosa 24, Aurora Central 12, George Washington 10, Mountain View 5, Wheat Ridge 4, Skyline 2, Pueblo South 1, Pueblo West 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pueblo East (7) 4-1 118 1 W
2 Palisade (3) 4-0 113 3 W
3 Fort Morgan (3) 4-0 112 2 W
4 Rifle 4-0 90 4 W
5 Roosevelt 3-1 84 5 W
6 Holy Family 3-1 62 6 W
7 Mead (1) 4-0 52 8 W
8 Berthoud 4-0 44 7 W
9 Delta 3-1 38 9 W
10 D'Evelyn 3-1 23 - W
Others receiving votes:
Evergreen 10, Lewis-Palmer 6, The Classical Academy 5, Erie 4, Eagle Valley 3, Harrison 3, Centaurus 2, Conifer 1.
Dropped out
Conifer (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Kent Denver (7) 4-0 103 1 W
2 Bayfield (2) 3-0 93 3 W
3 La Junta (2) 4-0 87 2 Bye
4 Platte Valley 3-1 71 5 Bye
5 Brush 3-1 66 4 W
6 Eaton 3-1 51 6 W
7 Sterling 3-1 37 7 Bye
8 The Academy 4-0 30 9 W
9 Alameda 4-0 28 10 W
10 Gunnison 2-2 17 - W
Others receiving votes:
Lamar 11, Olathe 11, Faith Christian 6, Machebeuf 2, Valley 2, Moffat County 1.
Dropped out
Lamar (8).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Buena Vista (8) 5-0 120 2 W
2 Resurrection Christian (4) 5-0 119 3 W
3 Paonia 3-1 93 1 L
4 Cedaredge (1) 4-0 85 5 W
5 Rye 3-1 63 7 Bye
6 Monte Vista 3-1 60 6 W
7 Limon 4-0 49 - W
8 Platte Canyon 3-1 47 8 W
9 Meeker 2-2 31 9 W
10 Burlington 3-1 18 4 L
Others receiving votes:
Wiggins 13, Crowley County 8, Yuma 5, Peyton 2, Center 1, Ellicott 1.
Dropped out
Center (10).

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Dayspring Christian (6) 4-0 87 1 W
2 Sedgwick County (2) 4-0 83 2 W
3 Merino 4-0 69 5 W
4 Norwood (1) 4-1 68 3 W
5 Akron (1) 3-1 52 6 W
6 Sargent 3-1 49 4 L
7 Haxtun 4-0 42 7 W
8 Granada 3-1 34 8 W
9 Springfield 3-1 26 9 Bye
10 Hoehne 3-1 10 - W
Others receiving votes:
Holly 8, Caliche 7, Dove Creek 7, Gilpin County 3, Vail Christian 3, Kiowa 2, West Grand 1.
Dropped out
Holly (10).

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Fleming (6) 4-0 69 1 W
2 Eads (1) 4-0 55 2 W
3 Kit Carson 4-0 52 3 W
4 Arickaree/Woodlin 3-1 50 4 W
5 Pawnee 3-1 43 5 W
6 Hanover 4-0 25 7 W
7 Peetz 2-2 22 8 Bye
8 Otis 3-1 15 6 L
9 Cheraw 3-1 13 9 W
10 La Veta 4-0 11 10 W
Others receiving votes:
North Park 8, Genoa-Hugo/Karval 7, Cotopaxi 6, Cheyenne Wells 3, Walsh 3, Idalia 2, Flagler 1.
Dropped out
None.