Softball rankings: Ralston Valley new No. 1 in 5A

Ralston Valley Wheat Ridge softball

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

Ralston Valley is the new No. 1 team in the Class 5A softball rankings this week.

The Mustangs (15-2-0) received five of the 10 first-place votes to take over CHSAANow.com's poll.

Loveland jumped up to No. 2, and Chaparral also moved up, to No. 3. Mountain Range is fourth, and former No. 1 Legend is fifth.

The 5A ranking added Cherokee Trail (No. 7) and Legacy (No. 9).

Meanwhile, Valor Christian (4A) and Strasburg (3A) both retained their respective No. 1 spots.

The 4A ranking added Windsor (No. 7) and Pueblo West (No. 9).

In 3A, Faith Christian was the lone newcomer at No. 10.

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 Ralston Valley (5) 15-2-0 89 2 2-0-0
2 Loveland (2) 14-3-0 69 5 2-0-0
3 Chaparral (2) 16-2-0 64 4 3-0-0
4 Mountain Range (1) 15-2-0 63 3 2-1-0
5 Legend 15-2-0 45 1 1-1-0
6 Broomfield 12-5-0 43 8 2-1-0
7 Cherokee Trail 13-3-0 31 - 2-0-0
8 Brighton 12-3-0 26 10 2-0-0
9 Legacy 8-8-1 21 - 2-1-0
10 Eaglecrest 12-5-0 18 9 3-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Rock Canyon 14, Liberty 11, Rocky Mountain 11, ThunderRidge 10, Douglas County 7, Prairie View 6, Fossil Ridge 5, Grandview 5, Cherry Creek 4, Chatfield 3, Fort Collins 3, Grand Junction Central 1, Mountain Vista 1.
Dropped out
Douglas County (6), ThunderRidge (7).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (5) 15-1-0 82 1 2-0-0
2 Erie (3) 15-2-0 79 2 3-0-0
3 Frederick 13-3-1 65 3 1-1-0
4 Wheat Ridge (1) 12-5-0 59 4 3-0-0
5 Mountain View 14-3-0 42 5 2-0-0
6 Air Academy 11-3-1 37 6 2-0-0
7 Windsor 11-6-0 23 - 2-0-0
8 John F. Kennedy 16-2-0 20 8 3-0-0
9 Pueblo West 11-4-1 18 - 3-0-0
10 Berthoud 10-7-0 16 7 1-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Elizabeth 13, Discovery Canyon 12, Vista Ridge 8, Pueblo Central 7, Silver Creek 6, Delta 5, Woodland Park 2, Falcon 1.
Dropped out
Pueblo Central (9), Discovery Canyon (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (7) 17-0-0 70 1 3-0-0
2 Sterling 13-4-0 62 2 3-0-0
3 La Junta 13-2-1 49 6 1-0-0
4 Rocky Ford 13-3-0 48 4 2-0-0
5 Eaton 12-4-0 43 3 1-2-0
6 Lamar 10-6-1 38 5 1-1-0
7 The Academy 16-2-0 32 7 3-0-0
8 Brush 10-7-0 18 8 2-1-0
9 Burlington 8-4-1 9 9 0-0-0
10 Faith Christian 11-6-0 6 - 1-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Cedaredge 5, Valley 5.
Dropped out
Cedaredge (10).