Softball rankings: Erie moves to top of 4A poll

Erie softball team

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After outscoring opponents 37-1 last week, Erie was voted as the new top team in the Class 4A CHSAANow.com softball rankings.

The Tigers sit two points ahead of previous No. 1 and defending state champion, Valor Christian.

A 10-0 start has finally gotten Thomas Jefferson noticed as it breaks into the top 10 at No. 7 this week.

Pueblo West (No. 9) and Windsor (No. 10) are the other new teams to this week's 4A poll.

Fossil Ridge hangs on to the top spot in the 5A rankings as the Sabercats went 2-0 last week.

ThunderRidge jumps from No. 3 to No. 2 and receives four first-place votes in the process.

Cherokee Trail, Castle View and Brighton are the three new teams in the 5A poll, coming in at No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9 respectively.

Strasburg kept its grasp on the No. 1 spot in the 3A rankings despite suffering its first loss of the season.

Eaton jumps two spots to come in at No. 2 and Rocky Ford lands at No. 4 which is also two spots better than a week ago.

Basalt (No. 6) and Lamar (No. 9) are the two new teams to break into the 3A top 10.

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

Complete rankings for each class are below.

CHSAANow.com Softball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Fossil Ridge (4) 8-0-0 88 1 2-0-0
2 ThunderRidge (4) 8-1-0 80 3 0-1-0
3 Broomfield 8-2-0 77 4 3-0-0
4 Arvada West (2) 6-3-1 72 5 1-1-0
5 Legend (1) 6-2-1 69 2 1-0-0
6 Legacy 6-2-0 44 6 1-2-0
7 Cherokee Trail 7-2-0 38 - 1-0-0
8 Castle View 6-1-1 34 - 2-0-0
9 Brighton 8-3-0 28 - 6-0-0
10 Grand Junction Central 8-2-1 24 9 4-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Loveland 23, Rocky Mountain 22, Eaglecrest 21, Mountain Range 20, Prairie View 20, Douglas County 12, Grandview 9, Pomona 9, Chaparral 5, Regis Jesuit 4, Cherry Creek 3, Columbine 3, Highlands Ranch 3, Rock Canyon 3, Smoky Hill 2, Denver East 1, Poudre 1.
Dropped out
Mountain Range (5), Eaglecrest (8), Rocky Mountain (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Erie (6) 10-0-0 95 2 2-0-0
2 Valor Christian (4) 8-0-0 93 1 2-0-0
3 Mountain View 8-1-0 56 3 3-1-0
4 Wheat Ridge 8-3-0 51 5 2-0-0
5 Mullen 4-2-1 42 4 0-0-0
6 Silver Creek 9-1-0 41 6 2-0-0
7 Air Academy 7-3-0 25 7 1-1-0
8 Thomas Jefferson 10-0-0 23 - 6-0-0
9 Pueblo West 5-2-0 18 - 1-0-0
10 Windsor 6-2-0 16 - 2-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Falcon 15, Rifle 15, Cheyenne Mountain 10, Pueblo County 9, D'Evelyn 7, Elizabeth 7, Frederick 6, Golden 6, Holy Family 6, Thompson Valley 6, Evergreen 4.
Dropped out
Falcon (8), D'Evelyn (9), Rifle (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (7) 7-1-0 79 1 3-1-0
2 Eaton 7-1-0 63 4 1-0-0
3 Brush 7-2-0 60 2 4-1-0
4 Rocky Ford (1) 10-1-0 58 6 5-0-0
5 The Academy 6-3-0 52 3 2-2-0
6 Basalt 7-1-0 23 - 4-1-0
7 Sterling 5-4-0 19 7 0-0-0
8 Fort Lupton 7-2-0 17 8 0-2-0
9 Lamar 6-4-0 16 - 3-0-0
10 Cedaredge 6-3-0 14 10 4-3-0
Others receiving votes:
La Junta 13, Valley 10, Faith Christian 6, Dolores Huerta 4, Weld Central 3, University 2, Delta 1.
Dropped out
La Junta (5), Valley (9).