Football rankings: Three new No. 1 teams atop polls

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Pomona is the new No. 1 team in 5A football. (Jeff Tucker/jefferywtucker.zenfolio.com)

Three new schools are staking their claim as the No. 1 teams in their respective classes of this week's CHSAANow.com football rankings.

Pomona (Class 5A), Kent Denver (2A) and Dayspring Christian (8-man) all come in as the top teams in the polls after sitting lower in the preseason rankings.

Pomona moves into the top spot after beating Mullen 28-21 in Zero Week. The Panthers lost at Glynn Academy (Ga.) Friday, but that did not affect their standing to Colorado voters.

Mullen jumps one spot to No. 2 after an impressive win over Valor Christian and Grandview lands at No. 3 after a 30-7 win over Chaparral.

After a 0-2 start, defending 5A champion Valor Christian slipped to No. 6.

Windsor remains atop the 4A rankings after a 33-21 win over Vista Ridge to start the season. The Wizards will have a top-10 match-up this week against No. 7 Pine Creek, who lost to No. 3 Chatfield on Friday.

The Chargers are new to the rankings this week along with Pueblo South (No. 6) and Monarch (No. 8).

After an impressive win over Longmont to start its season, defending 3A champion Pueblo East remains at No. 1 in the 3A rankings.

Fort Morgan jumps one spot to No. 2 and Discovery Canyon lands at No. 3 this week.

A 1-1 start has Durango as the lone newcomer to the 3A poll. The Demons come in at No. 10.

Eagle Valley Kent Denver football

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

Along with win No. 306, Kent Denver coach Scott Yates is also the man behind the Sun Devils team that now resides at the top of the 2A rankings.

Resurrection Christian is sitting right behind them at No. 2, jumping a staggering six spots this week. With four first-place votes, La Junta is sitting firmly at No. 3.

Eaton (No. 9) and Moffat County (No. 10) are the two teams who join the rankings for the first time this season.

In 1A, Buena Vista still holds the No. 1 spot, but Paonia continues to nip on the Demons' heels as they sit at No. 2 and are only two points behind the defending champs.

Strasburg (No. 3) and Meeker (No. 7) are the 1A teams that made the biggest from the preseason rankings, each improving their position by three spots.

At No. 9, Rye is the only newcomer to the 1A poll.

With six of the 10 first-place votes cast this week, Dayspring Christian is the new No. 1 in the 8-man rankings.

Sargent takes over the No. 2 spot and despite starting 2-0, Sedgwick County drops two spots to No. 3.

Fresh behind getting Chris Brown his 307th career win, West Grand breaks into the 8-man polls at No. 8. Haxtun (No. 9) and Holly (No. 10) are also new to the rankings this week.

Kit Carson hangs on to the top spot in the 6-man rankings. The Wildcats improved to 2-0 with a 30-22 win over Pawnee this weekend.

La Veta (No. 3) and Cotopaxi (No. 7) each jumped three spots this week.

Sierra Grande (No. 6) and Cheyenne Wells (No. 10) are the two new teams in the 6-man poll.

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
1 Pomona (9) 1-1 133 2
2 Mullen (3) 1-1 123 3
3 Grandview (2) 1-0 104 5
4 Regis Jesuit 1-0 97 8
5 Columbine 1-1 83 6
6 Valor Christian 0-2 65 1
7 Cherry Creek 0-1 48 4
8 Ralston Valley 1-1 38 7
9 Eaglecrest 1-0 28 9
10 Fairview 1-0 21 10
Others receiving votes:
Chaparral 11, Mountain Vista 9, Arapahoe 5, Highlands Ranch 3, Doherty 2.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Windsor (13) 1-0 137 1
2 Denver South 1-0 109 3
3 Chatfield 1-0 98 -
4 Heritage (1) 1-0 87 5
5 Loveland 1-0 75 4
6 Pueblo South 2-0 66 -
7 Pine Creek 0-1 47 2
8 Monarch 1-0 37 -
9 Vista Ridge 0-1 35 6
10 Broomfield 0-1 22 10
Others receiving votes:
Greeley West 15, Dakota Ridge 12, Wheat Ridge 8, Ponderosa 6, Fort Collins 5, Grand Junction 4, Niwot 3, Montrose 2, Mesa Ridge 1, Sand Creek 1.
Dropped out
Dakota Ridge (7), Ponderosa (8), Wheat Ridge (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Pueblo East (11) 1-0 127 1
2 Fort Morgan (1) 1-0 111 3
3 Discovery Canyon 1-0 85 5
4 Longmont (1) 0-1 77 4
5 Roosevelt 1-1 72 2
6 Holy Family 2-0 56 9
7 Rifle 2-0 49 7
8 Palisade 1-1 34 6
9 Evergreen 1-0 31 8
10 Durango 1-1 15 -
Others receiving votes:
Thompson Valley 13, Silver Creek 12, Frederick 9, Lewis-Palmer 9, Pueblo County 6, Summit 5, Lutheran 2, Canon City 1, Mead 1.
Dropped out
Thompson Valley (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Kent Denver (4) 2-0 112 2
2 Resurrection Christian (1) 2-0 103 8
3 La Junta (4) 1-0 98 7
4 D'Evelyn (1) 1-0 85 6
5 The Classical Academy 1-0 79 5
6 Bayfield (1) 1-1 69 1
7 Delta (2) 0-1 68 4
8 Platte Valley 0-1 43 3
9 Eaton 2-0 36 -
10 Moffat County (1) 1-1 12 -
Others receiving votes:
Alamosa 11, Aspen 8, Faith Christian 8, Valley 6, Weld Central 6, Middle Park 5, Sterling 5, The Academy 5, Manitou Springs 4, Brush 3, Englewood 3, Coal Ridge 1.
Dropped out
Sterling (9), Brush (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Buena Vista (9) 1-0 108 1
2 Paonia (2) 1-0 106 2
3 Strasburg (1) 1-0 84 6
4 Crowley County 2-0 82 4
5 Bennett 1-0 66 7
6 Limon 1-0 52 5
7 Meeker 2-0 40 10
8 Platte Canyon 1-0 31 8
9 Rye 1-0 23 -
10 Burlington 0-1 18 3
Others receiving votes:
Cedaredge 12, Peyton 11, Ellicott 10, Colorado Springs Christian 8, Hotchkiss 4, Holyoke 2, Highland 1, Monte Vista 1, Olathe 1.
Dropped out
Monte Vista (9).

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Dayspring Christian (6) 1-0 88 5
2 Sargent 1-0 86 3
3 Sedgwick County (4) 2-0 78 1
4 Norwood 1-0 66 4
5 Akron 1-1 62 2
6 Hoehne 0-1 58 6
7 Merino 2-0 32 7
8 West Grand 1-0 27 -
9 Haxtun 1-0 14 -
10 Holly 1-0 11 -
Others receiving votes:
Sangre de Cristo 8, Wiley 6, Kiowa 5, McClave 4, Soroco 3, Fowler 2.
Dropped out
Granada (8), Caliche (9), Dove Creek (10).

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Fleming (4) 2-0 62 1
2 Kit Carson (1) 1-0 60 3
3 La Veta (2) 1-0 52 6
4 Arickaree/Woodlin 1-0 43 4
5 Eads 1-0 34 2
6 Sierra Grande 1-0 26 -
7 Cotopaxi 1-0 23 10
8 Stratton/Liberty 1-0 17 9
9 Briggsdale 1-0 14 8
10 Cheyenne Wells 1-0 12 -
Others receiving votes:
Hanover 8, Primero 6, Otis 5, Branson/Kim 2, Longmont Christian 2, Walsh 2, North Park 1.
Dropped out
Pawnee (5), Peetz (7).