Softball rankings: 5A sees a lot of movement, including three new teams

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Arvada West is up to No. 2 in 5A softball. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Arvada West is making a run at the top spot in the Class 5A CHSAANow.com softball rankings.

The Wildcats went 3-0 last week and jumped three spots to come in at No. 2 in this week's poll. They now sit behind Broomfield who held on to the No. 1 this week.

Fossil Ridge is also making its way back up the rankings with a three-spot jump to come in at No. 5.

Eaglecrest (No. 7), ThunderRidge (No. 9) and Brighton (No. 10) are all new to the 5A poll this week.

Valor Christian remains the No. 1 team in the 4A rankings with Erie and Mullen also holding firm at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.

Pueblo West (No. 4) and Silver Creek (No. 7) each jumped two spots from last week's rankings.

There were no new teams in the 4A rankings.

Strasburg hangs on to the No. 1 spot in the 3A poll. In fact, the 3A rankings went unchanged as a whole from last week.

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 (10) 16-2-0 110 1 3-0-0
2 Arvada West 12-4-1 70 5 3-0-0
3 Legend (1) 11-4-1 69 4 2-0-0
4 Cherokee Trail 14-3-0 65 2 2-1-0
5 Fossil Ridge 14-3-0 56 8 3-0-0
6 Douglas County 13-4-0 45 3 2-1-0
7 Eaglecrest 14-3-0 42 - 3-0-0
8 Grand Junction Central 12-2-1 34 7 1-0-0
9 ThunderRidge 11-6-0 23 - 1-2-0
10 Brighton (1) 14-3-0 22 - 2-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Legacy 21, Loveland 20, Fort Collins 18, Rocky Mountain 18, Castle View 7, Hinkley 7, Mountain Range 7, Rock Canyon 7, Bear Creek 5, Grandview 5, Ralston Valley 5, Denver East 3, Mountain Vista 1.
Dropped out
Legacy (6), Rocky Mountain (9), Fort Collins (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (5) 17-0-0 104 1 3-0-0
2 Erie (6) 17-0-0 103 2 2-0-0
3 Mullen 11-3-1 75 3 3-1-0
4 Pueblo West 14-2-0 66 6 4-0-0
5 Wheat Ridge 13-5-0 62 4 2-0-0
6 Mountain View 15-2-0 55 5 2-0-0
7 Silver Creek 14-3-0 28 9 2-0-0
8 Air Academy 13-4-0 23 7 2-0-0
9 Elizabeth 14-3-0 18 8 3-1-0
10 Golden 13-5-0 14 10 2-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Frederick 13, Discovery Canyon 10, Pueblo County 9, Thomas Jefferson 9, Rifle 7, Conifer 4, Windsor 3, D'Evelyn 1, Evergreen 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (8) 15-2-0 80 1 3-0-0
2 Rocky Ford 16-1-0 72 2 2-0-0
3 Eaton 14-3-0 61 3 2-1-0
4 Brush 12-5-0 59 4 2-1-0
5 Lamar 13-5-0 45 5 2-0-0
6 The Academy 14-4-0 36 6 3-0-0
7 Valley 10-7-0 32 7 2-1-0
8 Basalt 13-2-0 19 8 1-1-0
9 Sterling 9-8-0 17 9 2-1-0
10 Cedaredge 11-5-0 15 10 2-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Faith Christian 2, La Junta 1, Weld Central 1.
Dropped out
None.