Volleyball rankings: New faces lead three polls

Chatfield opens it season Tuesday, Aug. 30, at home against Valor Christian. (Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

Chatfield volleyball is No. 1 in 5A. (Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

A trio of new teams are taking over No. 1 spots in the CHSAANow.com volleyball rankings this week.

With plenty of changeover in the Class 2A poll, Paonia comes in as the new top team. The Eagles have not dropped a set yet and cruised to a 2-0 start.

Dayspring Christian jumped three spots to No. 5, but it was the bottom of the poll that showed the most change.

Highland (No. 7), John Mall (No. 8), Simla (No. 9) and Telluride (No. 10) are all new to the 2A rankings, showing that a title run in that class could be wide open come November.

The same theory could hold true for 5A. Chatfield comes in as the new No. 1 team, jumping two spots in the process.

Despite a five-set loss to Cheyenne Mountain, Caparral jumps from No. 2 to No. 6.

Three new teams broke into the 5A rankings with Highlands Ranch landing at No. 5, Mountain Vista coming in at No. 8 and Lakewood breaking in at No. 9.

Cheyenne Mountain and Lewis-Palmer hang on to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the 4A poll.

Holy Family notched the biggest jump of the week, leaping three spots to land at No. 5.

At No. 10, Eagle Valley is the only new team to the 4A poll.

Only one team broke into the 3A rankings as well as Middle Park comes in at No. 10. Resurrection Christian made a big jump to land at No. 4 this week. The Cougars were sitting at No. 9 in the preseason rankings.

Eaton holds on to the top spot in 3A.

Kit Carson takes over the No. 1 spot in 1A thanks to a 2-0 start. Previous No. 1 Fleming is also undefeated on the year, but dropped one spot to No. 2.

Weldon Valley (No. 4) and McClave (No. 10) are the two newcomers to the 1A 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 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
1 Chatfield (8) 2-0 91 3
2 Chaparral 3-2 67 6
3 Denver East 1-0 65 4
4 Rock Canyon (1) 5-1 61 1
5 Highlands Ranch (1) 4-2 55 -
6 Grandview 2-1 33 7
7 Arapahoe 4-2 31 9
8 Mountain Vista 2-0 26 -
9 Lakewood 1-1 20 -
10 Cherry Creek 1-1 15 8
Others receiving votes:
Cherokee Trail 10, Fossil Ridge 9, Grand Junction 9, Fairview 8, Legend 8, Far Northeast Warriors 7, Coronado 6, Pine Creek 5, Prairie View 5, Rampart 4, Fort Collins 3, Liberty 3, Loveland 3, Smoky Hill 3, Eaglecrest 2, Doherty 1.
Dropped out
Fairview (2), Cherokee Trail (5), Fossil Ridge (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Cheyenne Mountain (10) 1-0 109 1
2 Lewis-Palmer (1) 2-0 91 2
3 Ponderosa 3-3 81 4
4 Longmont 1-0 64 6
5 Holy Family 5-1 60 8
6 Windsor 0-0 46 7
7 Evergreen 1-1 31 3
8 Pueblo West 0-0 21 10
9 Berthoud 3-2 18 9
10 Eagle Valley 4-2 14 -
Others receiving votes:
Montrose 13, Roosevelt 9, Thomas Jefferson 9, Woodland Park 8, Glenwood Springs 6, Niwot 6, Mead 5, Palmer Ridge 5, Valor Christian 4, D'Evelyn 3, Sierra 2.
Dropped out
Montrose (5).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Eaton (10) 2-1 104 1
2 Colorado Springs Christian 1-2 75 4
3 Valley 1-1 70 2
4 Resurrection Christian (1) 1-0 53 9
5 University 0-1 51 3
6 Platte Valley 1-0 44 6
7 St. Mary's 1-0 40 10
8 Lutheran 0-2 28 5
9 Coal Ridge 1-0 26 7
10 Middle Park 1-0 17 -
Others receiving votes:
Manitou Springs 13, Pagosa Springs 11, Alamosa 10, Delta 10, Bennett 9, Sheridan 8, Peak to Peak Charter 6, Rye 6, Faith Christian 4, Sterling 4, The Vanguard 4, Aurora West College Prep 3, La Junta 3, Centauri 2, Englewood 2, Liberty Common 2, Salida 2, Grand Valley 1, Lamar 1.
Dropped out
Manitou Springs (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Paonia (6) 2-0 80 2
2 Lyons (1) 5-0 71 3
3 Yuma (1) 0-0 61 1
4 Union Colony 3-0 54 5
5 Dayspring Christian (1) 4-0 47 8
6 Colorado Springs School 1-0 41 7
7 Highland 4-0 26 -
8 John Mall 5-0 24 -
9 Simla 2-0 17 -
10 Telluride (1) 4-1 16 -
Others receiving votes:
Byers 14, Ridgway 12, Sargent 10, West Grand 10, Ignacio 9, Wray 9, Burlington 8, Hotchkiss 8, Rangely 7, Custer County 6, Soroco 6, Dolores 4, Mancos 3, Denver Christian 2, Hoehne 2, Meeker 2, Evangelical Christian 1.
Dropped out
Limon (4), Fowler (6), Ridgway (9), Byers (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Kit Carson (3) 2-0 66 3
2 Fleming (4) 2-0 63 1
3 La Veta 5-0 52 4
4 Weldon Valley 4-1 36 -
5 Briggsdale 1-1 32 5
6 Otis 1-1 30 7
7 Springfield 1-0 28 6
8 Idalia 1-1 25 8
9 Prairie 1-2 18 2
10 McClave 3-0 11 -
Others receiving votes:
Caliche 6, Flagler 6, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 6, Holly 3, Antonito 2, Belleview Christian 1.
Dropped out
Caliche (9), Flagler (10).