Volleyball rankings: Legend returns to 5A poll

Legend volleyball team

Legend volleyball is back in the top-10 in 5A. (Ray Chen/ArrayPhoto.com)

As the season comes into the home stretch the top teams of the CHSAANow.com volleyball rankings are all holding their positions.

Cherokee Trail, Lewis-Palmer, Eaton, Resurrection Christian and Idalia held on to the No. 1 positions in their respective classes.

The big movement in 5A was the return of Legend to the top 10. The Titans briefly held on to the No. 1 spot in 5A this season and fell out of the poll last week, despite getting a big win over then-No. 4 Rock Canyon.

Legend swept Douglas County on Tuesday, which played a part in their return to the top 10.

The top eight teams in the 4A rankings remained intact this week. The Classical Academy was the lone newcomer as they took over the No. 8 spot.

This week will see plenty of excitement in 4A as No. 1 Lewis-Palmer travels to No. 2 Cheyenne Mountain in a huge league contest. This has also become a big volleyball rivalry in the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference over the last few seasons.

After sweeping No. 2 University last week, Platte Valley is climbing back up the top 10 in 2A. They jumped from No. 6 to No. 4 as result of the win. The loss did not affect University, however, as the Bulldogs remained in the No. 2 spot.

Faith Christian joins the 3A rankings at No. 9. The Eagles fell out of the poll two weeks ago.

Panoia made the biggest jump in 2A this week, going from No. 9 to No. 6. Union Colony and Ignacio are this week's newcomers, coming in at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively.

The 1A rankings also saw the addition of two new teams as Norwood lands at No. 9 and Walsh comes in right behind them 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.

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.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Cherokee Trail (8) 14-2 106 1 2-0
2 Chaparral 12-4 86 3 1-0
3 Chatfield 14-2 83 2 2-1
4 Mountain Vista (2) 12-3 79 5 1-0
5 Brighton (1) 14-3 53 8 1-0
6 Rock Canyon 11-3 49 4 0-0
7 Denver East 13-4 46 6 1-0
8 Rocky Mountain (1) 14-2 36 10 2-0
9 Legend 10-6 29 - 1-0
10 Prairie View 14-0 23 7 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Grandview 17, Arapahoe 13, Ralston Valley 12, Fossil Ridge 8, Highlands Ranch 7, Cherry Creek 6, Columbine 4, Rangeview 3.
Dropped out
Grandview (9).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Lewis-Palmer (13) 18-2 130 1 2-0
2 Cheyenne Mountain 14-1 115 2 2-0
3 Ponderosa 9-6 92 3 0-0
4 Montrose 14-2 85 4 1-0
5 Holy Family 17-2 74 5 2-0
6 Longmont 16-1 71 6 2-0
7 Windsor 13-3 43 7 2-0
8 Delta 17-3 32 8 3-1
9 The Classical Academy 13-4 19 - 2-0
10 Steamboat Springs 15-3 16 9 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Valor Christian 9, Thomas Jefferson 8, Elizabeth 5, Air Academy 4, Pueblo West 3, Roosevelt 3, Erie 2, Evergreen 2, Battle Mountain 1, Niwot 1.
Dropped out
Valor Christian (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (11) 18-0 110 1 1-0
2 University 12-2 83 2 2-1
3 Manitou Springs 12-3 77 4 2-0
4 Platte Valley 15-4 67 6 2-0
5 Colorado Springs Christian 12-2 65 3 2-0
6 Alamosa 17-2 52 7 2-0
7 Valley 13-6 43 5 2-0
8 Lutheran 11-4 39 8 2-0
9 Faith Christian 10-5 23 - 1-0
10 SkyView Academy 12-4 22 9 0-0
Others receiving votes:
St. Mary's 6, Pagosa Springs 4, Sterling 4, Coal Ridge 1, Peak to Peak 1.
Dropped out
Pagosa Springs (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (6) 15-1 95 1 2-0
2 Yuma (3) 15-1 89 2 2-0
3 Dayspring Christian 16-1 63 4 2-0
4 Lyons (1) 14-2 55 3 1-1
5 Vail Christian 15-2 42 5 1-0
6 Paonia 13-3 37 9 3-0
7 Union Colony 15-2 36 - 2-0
8 Ignacio 12-4 27 - 3-0
9 Ridgway 15-1 25 8 3-0
10 Colorado Springs School 15-2 23 7 3-0
Others receiving votes:
Sargent 16, Limon 15, Rye 15, Cedaredge 8.
Dropped out
Rye (6), Limon (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Idalia (5) 17-0 83 1 2-0
2 Otis (2) 16-1 70 2 2-0
3 Weldon Valley 13-3 66 3 1-1
4 Fleming 14-4 50 5 1-1
5 Sangre de Cristo (1) 17-0 44 6 2-0
6 Kit Carson 15-2 41 7 2-0
7 La Veta (1) 17-1 40 8 2-1
8 Flagler 14-3 38 4 1-0
9 Norwood 11-4 14 - 3-0
10 Walsh 13-4 11 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
McClave 9, Briggsdale 8, Community Christian 6, Moffat 5, Elbert 4, Cheraw 3, Genoa-Hugo/Karval 1, Prairie 1, Sierra Grande 1.
Dropped out
Briggsdale (9), Community Christian (10).