Football rankings: Columbine ascends to the top of 5A

Pomona Columbine football

Columbine football is the new No. 1 in Class 5A football. (Lance Wendt/LanceWendt.com)

Following a 42-35 win over Pomona Friday night, combined with Cherry Creek's 28-20 loss to Grandview, Columbine takes over the top spot in this week's Class 5A CHSAANow.com football rankings.

Cherry Creek falls to No. 2 as a result of their loss to the Wolves. This week, they square off against No. 3 Valor Christian in a rematch of last year's 5A state championship game. The Bruins walked away with a 25-24 win. Cherry Creek also won last year's regular season meeting 33-17, a game in which the Bruins didn't allow a single point in the second half.

No new teams were added to the 5A poll this week, but with itsĀ upset win over Cherry Creek, Grandview jumped from No. 9 to No. 4.

Like they have all season long, the Pine Creek Eagles firmly held on to the No. 1 spot in 4A. Like the 5A poll, no new teams were added in 4A.

Durango was able to beat Palmer Ridge 48-35, helping them jump up to No. 5 in the rankings. The Demons travel to Colorado Springs this week for a league game against the No. 1 Eagles.

This will be the fourth time this season that Pine Creek will be facing a team also ranked in 4A's top five. They won the three previous games by a combined score of 107-38.

Pueblo East remains a strong favorite in 3A and is still ranked as the top team in that class. Both Roosevelt and Rifle garnered first place votes thanks to weekend wins over other top 10 teams. Roosevelt topped Holy Family in a shootout, 64-63 and Rifle edged Palisade 13-7.

No new teams broke into the 3A poll this week.

Kent Denver Gunnison football

Kent Denver remains No. 1 in 2A. (Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

A great week for Kent Denver continues in this week's 2A poll. After Scott Yates recorded his 300th win, the Sun Devils held on to the No. 1 spot in 2A.

There were two new additions to this week's 2A rankings as Moffat County comes in at No. 9 and Bennett breaks in at No. 10.

Buena Vista is still holding on to the top spot of the 1A rankings, but Resurrection Christian is nipping on their heels, trailing by only two points.

Meeker, who dropped out of the 1A poll last week, returns at No. 8.

Sedgwick County is still the top team in the 8-man rankings. There was little movement in that poll, but undefeated Vail Christian did make it's way into the top 10, landing at No. 9.

Although Fleming is still the No. 1 team in 6-man, there was movement near the top of that poll. Kit Carson topped Eads 22-8 Friday night causing those two teams to swap places.

Kit Carson now sits at No. 2 while Eads fell only one spot to No. 3.

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 Columbine (17) 7-0 179 2 W
2 Cherry Creek 6-1 140 1 L
3 Valor Christian (1) 5-2 125 4 W
4 Grandview 6-1 117 9 W
5 Ralston Valley 6-1 101 6 W
6 Arapahoe 7-0 99 7 W
7 Regis Jesuit 5-2 58 3 L
8 Pomona 4-3 52 5 L
9 Mullen 5-2 48 8 W
10 Fairview 6-1 22 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Westminster 18, Horizon 12, Cherokee Trail 6, Fountain-Fort Carson 6, Mountain Vista 4, Legacy 2, Doherty 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pine Creek (13) 7-0 154 1 W
2 Longmont (3) 7-0 147 2 W
3 Vista Ridge 6-1 116 4 W
4 Windsor 6-1 114 3 L
5 Durango 7-0 95 6 W
6 Dakota Ridge 6-1 77 5 W
7 Greeley West 6-1 62 8 W
8 Aurora Central 7-0 40 9 W
9 Palmer Ridge 5-2 25 7 L
10 Ponderosa 5-2 22 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Denver South 16, Montrose 4, Loveland 3, Fort Collins 2, Rampart 2, Wheat Ridge 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pueblo East (7) 6-1 130 1 Bye
2 Fort Morgan (4) 7-0 113 3 W
3 Roosevelt (2) 6-1 110 4 W
4 Rifle (1) 6-1 85 7 W
5 Palisade 6-1 76 2 L
6 Delta 6-1 70 5 W
7 Lewis-Palmer 6-1 55 8 W
8 Holy Family 5-2 37 6 L
9 The Classical Academy 6-2 35 9 W
10 Mead 6-1 32 10 W
Others receiving votes:
D'Evelyn 18, Discovery Canyon 5, Evergreen 4.
Dropped out
None.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Kent Denver (6) 7-0 100 1 W
2 Bayfield (3) 6-0 98 2 W
3 Platte Valley 6-1 85 3 W
4 La Junta (2) 7-0 78 4 W
5 Alameda 7-0 61 5 W
6 Sterling 6-1 60 6 W
7 Brush 5-2 43 8 W
8 Eaton 4-3 24 7 L
9 Moffat County 5-2 20 - W
10 Bennett 5-2 17 - W
Others receiving votes:
Strasburg 11, Gunnison 4, Faith Christian 3, The Academy 1.
Dropped out
The Academy (9), Faith Christian (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Buena Vista (7) 7-0 122 1 W
2 Resurrection Christian (5) 7-0 120 2 Bye
3 Paonia 6-1 96 3 W
4 Monte Vista (1) 6-1 84 5 W
5 Platte Canyon 6-1 76 7 W
6 Crowley County 6-1 53 9 W
7 Burlington 7-1 52 10 W
8 Meeker 4-3 36 - W
9 Cedaredge 6-1 23 4 L
10 Wiggins 5-2 16 8 L
Others receiving votes:
Limon 13, Rye 13, Peyton 9, Holyoke 3.
Dropped out
Rye (6).

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sedgwick County (8) 7-0 106 1 W
2 Akron (3) 6-1 100 2 W
3 Norwood 7-1 82 3 W
4 Sargent 6-1 66 4 W
5 Dayspring Christian 6-1 62 6 W
6 Dove Creek 6-1 47 7 -
7 Granada 6-1 46 5 W
8 Holly 5-2 19 9 W
9 Vail Christian 6-0 17 - W
10 Haxtun 5-2 16 8 L
Others receiving votes:
Hoehne 13, Merino 8, Plateau Valley 6, Springfield 6, Gilpin County 5, West Grand 4, Caliche 2.
Dropped out
Merino (10).

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Fleming (6) 7-0 78 1 W
2 Kit Carson (2) 7-0 74 3 W
3 Eads 6-1 63 2 L
4 Arickaree/Woodlin 5-1 42 4 Bye
5 Peetz 4-3 39 8 W
6 Hanover 6-1 37 6 W
7 La Veta 7-0 35 7 -
8 Pawnee 5-2 28 5 L
9 Cheraw 5-2 20 9 W
10 Cotopaxi 6-1 6 - W
Others receiving votes:
Cheyenne Wells 5, Flagler 5, Mountain Valley 3, Genoa-Hugo/Karval 2, North Park 2, Idalia 1, Stratton/Liberty 1.
Dropped out
Cheyenne Wells (10).