Football rankings: Aurora Central, Ponderosa join 4A

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Ponderosa has rejoined the 4A football poll this week at No. 9. (Matt Daniels/MattDanPhoto.com)

There was some shakeup to the Class 4A football rankings on Monday, with Ponderosa and Aurora Central joining the poll.

The Mustangs (4-1) are back in CHSAANow.com's 4A ranking at No. 9, while Aurora Central (5-0) joined for the first time at No. 10.

Pine Creek continued to lead the 4A poll following its big win over then-No. 2 Vista Ridge, and is now a unanimous pick with all 17 first-place votes. The Eagles, two-time defending champions, have won 30 games in a row.

Longmont returned to its No. 2 spot after dropping to No. 3 last week, and Windsor is up to third. Vista Ridge fell to fourth, and Greeley West remained in the top 5.

Also this week, there is a new No. 1 team in 8-man, where Sedgwick County has ascended to the top despite having fewer first-place votes than former No. 1 Dayspring Christian. Both teams are 5-0.

The 8-man ranking added Holly (No. 7) and Dove Creek (No. 8) this week.

The other top-ranked teams around the classes include Cherry Creek (5A), Pueblo East (3A), Kent Denver (2A), Buena Vista (1A) and Fleming (6-man).

There were no new teams added to the 5A poll, though Pomona did return to the top 5 at No. 5. Regis Jesuit also jumped Valor Christian for the No. 3 spot.

In 3A, Lewis Palmer (No. 9) was the lone newcomer, but the 2A and 1A polls did not add any new teams. The 6-man ranking added Cheyenne Wells (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 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 (17) 5-0 179 1 W
2 Columbine (1) 5-0 160 2 W
3 Regis Jesuit 4-1 126 4 W
4 Valor Christian 3-2 118 3 W
5 Pomona 3-2 90 6 W
6 Ralston Valley 4-1 83 7 W
7 Arapahoe 5-0 69 8 W
8 Mullen 3-2 52 5 L
9 Grandview 4-1 42 9 W
10 Cherokee Trail 3-2 21 10 L
Others receiving votes:
Horizon 15, Westminster 12, Fairview 11, Doherty 5, Chaparral 3, Grand Junction 3, Rock Canyon 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pine Creek (17) 5-0 170 1 W
2 Longmont 5-0 142 3 W
3 Windsor 5-0 129 4 W
4 Vista Ridge 4-1 118 2 L
5 Greeley West 5-0 96 5 W
6 Durango 5-0 72 8 W
7 Dakota Ridge 4-1 71 6 W
8 Palmer Ridge 4-1 37 10 W
9 Ponderosa 4-1 26 - W
10 Aurora Central 5-0 22 - W
Others receiving votes:
George Washington 17, Montrose 10, Rampart 10, Thompson Valley 6, Wheat Ridge 4, Denver South 2, Skyline 2, Fort Collins 1.
Dropped out
Rampart (7), Montrose (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pueblo East (7) 5-1 122 1 W
2 Palisade (1) 5-0 111 2 W
3 Fort Morgan (3) 5-0 107 3 W
4 Roosevelt (3) 4-1 98 5 W
5 Delta 4-1 80 9 W
6 Holy Family 4-1 62 6 W
7 Berthoud 5-0 52 8 W
8 Rifle 4-1 37 4 L
9 Lewis-Palmer 4-1 32 - W
10 Mead 4-1 24 7 L
Others receiving votes:
The Classical Academy 17, D'Evelyn 15, Pueblo Central 3, Conifer 2, Discovery Canyon 2, Mitchell 2, Evergreen 1, Harrison 1.
Dropped out
D'Evelyn (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Kent Denver (5) 5-0 100 1 W
2 Bayfield (4) 4-0 99 2 W
3 La Junta (2) 5-0 73 3 W
4 Platte Valley 4-1 72 4 W
5 Brush 4-1 57 5 W
6 Alameda 5-0 45 9 W
7 Sterling 4-1 39 7 W
8 Eaton 3-2 38 6 L
9 Gunnison 3-2 28 10 W
10 The Academy 4-1 12 8 L
Others receiving votes:
Faith Christian 10, Lamar 9, Olathe 8, Florence 6, Bennett 5, Strasburg 5, Moffat County 2, Roaring Fork 1, Valley 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Buena Vista (8) 5-0 122 1 Bye
2 Resurrection Christian (5) 6-0 119 2 W
3 Paonia 4-1 90 3 W
4 Cedaredge 5-0 79 4 W
5 Monte Vista 4-1 77 6 W
6 Limon 5-0 54 7 W
7 Rye 4-1 51 5 W
8 Platte Canyon 4-1 43 8 W
9 Meeker 3-2 32 9 W
10 Burlington 4-1 26 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Crowley County 14, Wiggins 8, Yuma 3, Ellicott 2, Holyoke 2, Center 1.
Dropped out
None.

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sedgwick County (2) 5-0 86 2 W
2 Dayspring Christian (4) 5-0 80 1 W
3 Norwood (1) 5-1 78 4 W
4 Akron (2) 4-1 72 5 W
5 Sargent (1) 4-1 58 6 W
6 Granada 4-1 44 8 W
7 Holly 4-1 31 - W
8 Dove Creek 4-1 26 - W
9 Merino 4-1 26 3 L
10 Haxtun 4-1 18 7 L
Others receiving votes:
Vail Christian 9, Kiowa 7, Caliche 6, Sangre de Cristo 5, Plateau Valley 3, Springfield 3, West Grand 2, Hoehne 1.
Dropped out
Springfield (9), Hoehne (10).

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Fleming (7) 5-0 88 1 W
2 Eads (1) 5-0 76 2 W
3 Kit Carson (1) 5-0 73 3 W
4 Arickaree/Woodlin 4-1 63 4 W
5 Pawnee 4-1 58 5 W
6 La Veta 5-0 31 10 W
7 Hanover 4-1 29 6 L
8 Peetz 2-3 14 7 L
9 Cheraw 3-2 13 9 L
10 Cheyenne Wells 3-2 12 - W
Others receiving votes:
Idalia 11, Briggsdale 9, Cotopaxi 6, North Park 4, Genoa-Hugo/Karval 3, Hi-Plains 3, Walsh 3.
Dropped out
Otis (8).