Baseball rankings: Three new No. 1 teams in the polls, including Pine Creek atop 5A

Pine Creek baseball team

Pine Creek baseball is the new No. 1 team in Class 5A — one of three new teams atop the polls this week. (Josh Watt/CHSAANow.com)

Three out of the five No. 1 positions in the CHSAANow.com baseball rankings have a different look from a week ago.

Pine Creek takes over as the top team in Class 5A, Silver Creek returns to the top spot in 4A and Granada comes in as the new No. 1 team in 1A.

The Eagles take over as No. 1 in 5A after beating Palmer 10-0 last week, avenging a loss to the Terrors that occurred only days earlier. It is the only loss of the season for Pine Creek.

ThunderRidge is nipping right at the heels of the Eagles as they sit only nine points back in voting. The Grizzlies took down Douglas County last Wednesday in a big Continental League win.

Lakewood (No. 7) and Cherokee Trail (No. 8) are the new additions to the 5A rankings this week.

Silver Creek takes back the top spot in 4A only a week after losing a grasp on the position. The Raptors went 2-0 last week, topping Northridge and Longmont to improve their record to 9-2 overall.

The bottom half of the rankings saw an influx of new teams as Northridge comes in at No. 7, Pueblo South lands at No. 8 and Palmer Ridge rounds out the rankings at No. 10.

The still-undefeated Eaton Reds remain the unanimous No. 1 team in 3A this week.

St. Mary's is the only new team to that poll coming off a double-header sweep of La Junta on Friday. The Pirates come in at No. 8 this week.

Paonia edged out Sedgwick County by three points to remain the No. 1 team in 2A this week. Akron and Dayspring Christian are the new additions in 2A, coming in at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.

A 10-6 win over then No. 1 Holly on Friday was good enough to boost Granada to the top spot in the 1A poll.

Manzanola was able to break into the rankings at No. 6 while Stratton/Liberty is the other new addition, coming in at No. 10.

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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pine Creek (5) 8-1 111 3 1-0
2 ThunderRidge (4) 9-1 102 2 3-0
3 Grandview (2) 6-2 81 5 2-0
4 Heritage 10-2 61 6 3-0
5 Douglas County 8-3 48 7 2-1
6 Chatfield (1) 8-4 43 1 0-2
7 Lakewood 9-3 41 - 2-0
8 Cherokee Trail 4-3 35 - 2-1
9 Fort Collins 7-2 30 9 1-1
10 Regis Jesuit 8-4 28 4 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Legacy 20, Rangeview 13, Cherry Creek 11, Mullen 11, Ralston Valley 9, Rocky Mountain 6, Dakota Ridge 4, Rock Canyon 3, Fountain-Fort Carson 2, Bear Creek 1.
Dropped out:
Cherry Creek (8), Ralston Valley (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Silver Creek (4) 9-2 85 2 2-0
2 Mountain View (5) 8-1 74 5 2-1
3 Pueblo West 9-3 68 4 1-0
4 Canon City (1) 12-1 63 3 2-0
5 Pueblo Centennial 10-1 51 10 2-0
6 Wheat Ridge 6-3 37 6 1-1
7 Northridge 8-3 32 - 1-1
8 Pueblo South 8-3 30 - 1-1
9 Valor Christian 7-3 24 8 1-0
10 Palmer Ridge 10-1 22 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Denver North 17, Windsor 17, D'Evelyn 12, Lewis-Palmer 8, Pueblo County 8, Pueblo East 7, Longmont 4, Air Academy 1.
Dropped out:
D'Evelyn (1), Pueblo East (7), Lewis-Palmer (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaton (10) 11-0 100 1 3-0
2 Bayfield 7-3 81 2 1-0
3 Lamar 12-1 67 3 4-0
4 Brush 7-2 57 6 1-1
5 University 6-4 49 4 1-1
6 Faith Christian 6-4 43 5 1-1
7 Gunnison 10-1 41 7 3-0
8 St. Mary's 9-2 27 - 3-0
9 The Academy 8-1 26 10 1-1
10 La Junta 9-4 16 8 0-2
Others receiving votes:
Sheridan 14, Valley 13, Peak to Peak 6, Sterling 6, Kent Denver 3, Trinidad 1.
Dropped out:
Valley (9).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Paonia (6) 11-0 99 1 1-0
2 Sedgwick County (2) 8-1 96 2 0-0
3 County Line (McClave/Wiley) (2) 8-0 78 3 1-0
4 Hotchkiss (1) 12-0 63 4 2-0
5 Rocky Ford 5-2 46 7 0-0
6 Resurrection Christian 4-4 41 5 1-0
7 Swink 7-3 40 8 0-0
8 Haxtun 9-4 31 10 3-0
9 Akron 7-3 27 - 1-0
10 Dayspring Christian 5-1 18 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Rye 16, Limon 13, Front Range Christian 11, Yuma 7, Crowley County 6, Peyton 6, Ignacio 4, Sargent 3.
Dropped out:
Rye (6), Front Range Christian (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Granada (7) 4-2 85 3 1-0
2 Holly (1) 5-3 78 1 0-2
3 Fleming 6-4 70 2 0-1
4 Eads 6-2 68 4 1-0
5 Cotopaxi (1) 10-1 47 5 3-0
6 Manzanola 4-2 33 - 2-0
7 Rocky Mountain Lutheran 4-2 32 6 1-1
8 Nucla 5-8 25 10 2-1
9 Dove Creek 4-10 14 7 0-3
10 Stratton/Liberty 2-3 9 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Community Christian 7, Gilpin County 7, Briggsdale 6, Otis 6, Denver Jewish Day 4, Primero 3, Springfield 1.
Dropped out:
Gilpin County (8), Briggsdale (9).