Softball rankings: Valor Christian returns to No. 1 in 4A

Valor Christian softball team

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Valor Christian has regained the top spot in the Class 4A CHSAANow.com softball rankings.

Erie had been able to snag the top spot, but with both teams undefeated, it was the Eagles who came away with the votes this week.

Mullen jumped one spot to come in at No. 3 in the 4A poll this week while Air Academy was the only new addition at No. 7.

In 5A, Broomfield held the top spot after beating Fossil Ridge last week. The Sabercats take the No. 8 spot in the latest rankings.

Douglas County jumped from No. 10 to No. 3 thanks to getting three first-place votes.

At No. 9 and No. 10 respectively, Rocky Mountain and Fort Collins are the two newcomers to this week's rankings.

Strasburg held firm in the top spot of the 3A poll this week as Rocky Ford hangs on to the No. 2 spot.

Valley jumped two spots to come in at No. 7 this week.

There were no new teams in the 3A rankings.

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.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Broomfield (7) 13-2-0 114 1 3-0-0
2 Cherokee Trail 12-2-0 79 5 2-0-0
3 Douglas County (4) 11-3-0 70 10 3-0-0
4 Legend (1) 9-4-1 51 3 1-2-0
5 Arvada West 9-4-1 50 4 1-1-0
6 Legacy 11-3-0 44 7 2-1-0
7 Grand Junction Central 11-2-1 42 9 1-0-0
8 Fossil Ridge 11-3-0 39 2 1-2-0
9 Rocky Mountain 11-3-0 32 - 2-0-0
10 Fort Collins 9-5-0 24 - 3-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Castle View 23, Eaglecrest 23, Brighton 17, ThunderRidge 15, Loveland 11, Ralston Valley 7, Rock Canyon 7, Adams City 6, Mountain Range 5, Columbine 1.
Dropped out
ThunderRidge (6), Brighton (8).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (5) 14-0-0 95 2 3-0-0
2 Erie (5) 15-0-0 93 1 2-0-0
3 Mullen 8-2-1 72 4 3-0-0
4 Wheat Ridge 11-5-0 66 3 2-1-0
5 Mountain View 13-2-0 53 5 2-0-0
6 Pueblo West 10-2-0 50 7 3-0-0
7 Air Academy 11-4-0 25 - 3-0-0
8 Elizabeth 11-2-0 25 8 2-0-0
9 Silver Creek 12-3-0 19 6 1-1-0
10 Golden 11-5-0 14 9 1-2-0
Others receiving votes:
Frederick 10, Thomas Jefferson 10, Rifle 7, Pueblo County 6, Conifer 3, Evergreen 1, Windsor 1.
Dropped out
Frederick (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (6) 12-2-0 78 1 3-0-0
2 Rocky Ford (2) 14-1-0 73 2 2-0-0
3 Eaton 12-2-0 57 3 3-0-0
4 Brush 10-4-0 56 4 3-0-0
5 Lamar 11-5-0 37 6 2-1-0
6 The Academy 11-4-0 34 7 2-0-0
7 Valley 8-6-0 30 9 2-2-0
8 Basalt 12-1-0 27 5 3-0-0
9 Sterling 7-7-0 20 8 1-2-0
10 Cedaredge 9-4-0 13 10 1-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Delta 6, Fort Lupton 5, St. Mary's 2, Faith Christian 1, La Junta 1.
Dropped out
None.