Volleyball rankings: Cherokee Trail returns to No. 1 spot in 5A

Grandview Cherokee Trail volleyball

Cherokee Trail is the No. 1 team in 5A volleyball this week. (Ray Chen/ArrayPhoto.com)

Cherokee Trail has regained the top spot of the Class 5A CHSAANow.com volleyball rankings. The Cougars were voted as the preseason No. 1, but early losses knocked them down in the polls.

Chatfield had held onto the No. 1 ranking since Sept. 14, but a surprising loss to Ralston Valley last week was enough to knock them off their perch. Grandview and Rocky Mountain were this week's newcomers to the 5A rankings at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.

Lewis-Palmer remains the top team in 4A. Holy Family jumped two spots, landing at No. 5 this week and Steamboat Springs comes in as the lone newcomer to the 4A poll.

The Eaton Reds are continuing their impressive season and still hold a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in 3A. Despite going 0-1 last week, Colorado Springs Christian School jumped one spot this week to land at No. 3 this week.

SkyView Academy breaks into the 3A rankings at No. 9 this week. The Hawks are winners of six of their last seven matches.

Ridgway and Limon break into the 2A rankings at No. 8 and No. 10 respectively this week. Resurrection Christian holds on the top spot in 2A despite their 70-match winning streak coming to an end.

Still-undefeated Idalia remains the top team in 1A. They're joined in the rankings this week by La Veta (No. 8) and Community Christian (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 for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Volleyball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and media members around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Cherokee Trail (6) 12-2 99 3 2-0
2 Chatfield (1) 12-1 90 1 0-1
3 Chaparral 11-4 78 5 2-0
4 Rock Canyon (1) 11-3 70 4 2-1
5 Mountain Vista (2) 11-3 66 2 0-1
6 Denver East 12-4 46 7 2-0
7 Prairie View 12-0 36 6 2-0
8 Brighton (2) 13-3 33 10 1-0
9 Grandview 8-6 28 - 1-1
10 Rocky Mountain 12-2 21 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Legend 19, Cherry Creek 12, Ralston Valley 12, Rangeview 10, Columbine 8, Fossil Ridge 8, Arapahoe 6, Legacy 6, Highlands Ranch 5, Castle View 4, Regis Jesuit 2, Fairview 1.
Dropped out
Cherry Creek (8), Legend (9).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Lewis-Palmer (12) 16-2 128 1 2-0
2 Cheyenne Mountain (1) 12-1 115 2 2-0
3 Ponderosa 9-6 98 4 2-0
4 Montrose 13-2 94 3 3-0
5 Holy Family 15-2 60 7 2-0
6 Longmont 14-1 52 6 2-0
7 Windsor 11-3 50 5 0-1
8 Delta 14-2 20 9 2-0
9 Steamboat Springs 14-2 17 - 2-0
10 Valor Christian 6-6 14 8 2-0
Others receiving votes:
The Classical Academy 13, Pueblo West 10, Elizabeth 9, Air Academy 7, Berthoud 7, Roosevelt 7, Thomas Jefferson 7, Battle Mountain 4, Discovery Canyon 2, Durango 1, Erie 1, Evergreen 1.
Dropped out
The Classical Academy (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (11) 17-0 110 1 2-0
2 University 10-1 98 3 1-0
3 Colorado Springs Christian 10-2 71 4 0-1
4 Manitou Springs 10-3 70 5 2-0
5 Valley 11-6 58 2 1-1
6 Platte Valley 13-4 55 6 2-0
7 Alamosa 15-2 51 7 4-1
8 Lutheran 9-4 37 8 1-0
9 SkyView Academy 12-4 15 - 2-0
10 Pagosa Springs 12-5 11 10 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Faith Christian 8, Peak to Peak 7, Coal Ridge 4, La Junta 4, St. Mary's 4, Sterling 2.
Dropped out
Peak to Peak (9).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (9) 13-1 99 1 1-1
2 Yuma 13-1 80 2 2-0
3 Lyons (1) 13-1 74 3 2-0
4 Dayspring Christian 14-1 67 4 2-0
5 Vail Christian 14-2 48 5 3-2
6 Rye 12-1 30 8 1-0
7 Colorado Springs School 12-2 27 6 1-1
8 Ridgway 12-1 25 - 2-0
9 Paonia 10-3 24 9 2-1
10 Limon 11-3 22 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Union Colony 18, Ignacio 17, Sargent 9, Cedaredge 6, Akron 4.
Dropped out
Ignacio (7), Union Colony (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Idalia (5) 15-0 78 1 2-0
2 Otis (2) 14-1 74 2 1-0
3 Weldon Valley 12-2 60 4 1-0
4 Flagler (1) 13-3 53 3 3-2
5 Fleming 13-3 42 5 2-0
6 Sangre de Cristo 15-0 37 6 4-0
7 Kit Carson 13-2 23 7 5-0
8 La Veta (1) 15-0 22 - 2-0
9 Briggsdale 10-4 17 10 3-0
10 Community Christian 13-2 16 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
McClave 14, Prairie 14, Nucla 11, Deer Trail 7, Genoa-Hugo/Karval 6, Hi-Plains 6, Moffat 6, Norwood 4, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 4, Walsh 3, Springfield 2.
Dropped out
McClave (8), Prairie (9).