Baseball rankings: Three new No. 1 teams take over

Three new No. 1 teams were crowned this week in the CHSAANow.com baseball rankings.

Silver Creek now stands atop the Class 4A poll, Paonia takes over as the top 2A team and Holly comes at No. 1 in the 1A rankings.

With new teams breaking into every poll this week, the rankings have a much different look to them than they did when the last new set was released two weeks ago.

Silver Creek made the most impressive jump out of any other team, regardless of classification. Two weeks ago, the Raptors held the No. 7 position in 4A and after rattling off three wins in Arizona, the voters saw enough to boost their position.

Canon City, Pueblo East and Valor Christian also had solid outings since spring break and played their way in the rankings. Canon City lands at No. 3, Pueblo East comes in at No. 4 and Valor Christian takes over the No. 7 spot that Silver Creek held in the previous rankings.

Regis Jesuit baseball team

Regis Jesuit remains No. 1 in the 5A poll this week. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Regis Jesuit remains the top team in 5A.

Ralston Valley gained ground in this week's poll, jumping from No. 9 to No. 6.

Douglas County, ThunderRidge and Heritage join the 5A rankings at No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.

Eaton may still be the top team in 3A, but it's No. 2 Bayfield who suddenly getting attention from voters. The Wolverines completed a successful road trip to Colorado Springs where they held on to beat St. Mary's before holding off Lamar and Manitou Springs in a double-header.

Kent Denver was the lone addition to the 3A poll at No. 9.

Paonia's 8-0 start to the season was good enough for the Eagles to jump three spots and take over the No. 1 spot in 2A. They swept former No. 1 Resurrection Christian in a double-header on Saturday.

The Cougars fell to No. 5 as a result.

Rocky Ford (No. 6) and Limon (No. 10) joined the 2A rankings this week.

Holly made the two-spot jump after a 2-1 start to their season to become the new No. 1 team in 1A.

Granada, who was ranked No. 7 in the previous rankings, also made a significant jump this week as the Bobcats come in at No. 2.

Rocky Mountain Lutheran and Briggsdale are the two new teams to the 1A rankings, coming in at No. 7 and No. 8 respectively.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. During the regular season, they are released each Monday.

Complete rankings for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Baseball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

Coaches and media members looking to vote should email rcasey@chsaa.org.

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

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Regis Jesuit (12) 5-1 120 1 4-1
2 Cherry Creek 4-1 95 2 1-1
3 Chatfield 6-1 87 5 3-1
4 Grandview 2-1 60 3 2-1
5 Pine Creek 5-0 49 6 5-0
6 Ralston Valley 4-2 42 9 3-2
7 Rock Canyon 2-4 39 7 1-3
8 Douglas County 5-1 32 - 3-1
9 ThunderRidge 5-1 31 - 4-0
10 Heritage 4-1 24 - 4-1
Others receiving votes:
Columbine 19, Rocky Mountain 19, Cherokee Trail 10, Smoky Hill 10, Fruita Monument 6, Mountain Vista 5, Lakewood 4, Fort Collins 3, Hinkley 2, Arapahoe 1, Dakota Ridge 1, Legend 1.
Dropped out:
Rocky Mountain (4), Columbine (8), Mountain Vista (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Silver Creek (5) 6-1 93 7 4-1
2 D'Evelyn (5) 4-1 75 1 3-1
3 Canon City 8-1 60 - 6-0
4 Pueblo East 6-1 52 - 4-1
5 Pueblo West 6-3 51 4 2-2
6 Wheat Ridge (1) 4-2 50 3 3-2
7 Valor Christian 5-2 45 - 4-1
8 Lewis-Palmer 4-2 40 2 3-2
9 Denver North 5-1 31 8 2-1
10 Longmont 3-1 24 6 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Mountain View 19, Green Mountain 15, Palmer Ridge 10, Pueblo South 10, Montrose 9, Windsor 7, Thomas Jefferson 5, Northridge 3, The Classical Academy 3, Air Academy 2, Niwot 1.
Dropped out:
Green Mountain (5), Evergreen (9), Air Academy (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (7) 4-0 87 1 4-0
2 Bayfield (2) 4-2 83 5 3-0
3 Lamar (1) 6-1 72 3 3-1
4 University 1-2 49 2 0-2
5 Gunnison 5-0 46 6 2-0
6 La Junta 6-1 44 7 4-1
7 Faith Christian 2-3 38 8 2-3
8 Brush 3-1 33 4 2-1
9 Kent Denver 2-2 18 - 0-0
10 Valley 3-2 16 9 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Colorado Springs Christian 12, St. Mary's 11, Lutheran 7, Sterling 7, Dolores Huerta 6, Buena Vista 5, Monte Vista 5, Salida 5, The Academy 4, Coal Ridge 3, Trinidad 2, Jefferson Academy 1, Olathe 1, Sheridan 1.
Dropped out:
Buena Vista (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Paonia (7) 8-0 89 4 4-0
2 Sedgwick County (1) 6-1 82 2 4-1
3 Hotchkiss (1) 8-0 81 3 3-0
4 County Line (McClave/Wiley) (2) 4-0 59 6 4-0
5 Resurrection Christian 1-0 54 1 1-0
6 Rocky Ford 4-0 47 - 4-0
7 Rye 3-1 41 5 3-1
8 Haxtun 5-2 40 7 3-2
9 Swink 2-2 17 9 2-2
10 Limon 5-2 16 - 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Crowley County 15, Akron 13, Sanford 13, Sargent 8, Yuma 8, Ignacio 6, Peyton 6, Kiowa/Simla 5, Burlington 4, Evangelical Christian 3, Holyoke 3.
Dropped out:
Burlington (8), Kiowa/Simla (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (5) 2-1 74 3 2-1
2 Granada (1) 1-2 66 7 1-2
3 Eads 3-2 57 1 2-2
4 Fleming 3-3 55 4 3-3
5 Dove Creek (1) 3-5 50 2 2-2
6 Cotopaxi 5-1 43 6 1-0
7 Rocky Mountain Lutheran (1) 2-0 35 - 1-0
8 Briggsdale (1) 3-0 27 - 3-0
9 Community Christian 1-0 22 5 0-0
10 Nucla 1-5 14 8 0-3
Others receiving votes:
Manzanola 9, Stratton/Liberty 9, Genoa-Hugo/Karval 8, Denver Jewish Day 7, Gilpin County 7, Sierra Grande 5, Peetz 4, Cheyenne Wells 2, Springfield 1.
Dropped out:
Manzanola (9), Peetz (10).