Football rankings: Sedgwick County now No. 1 in 8-man

Sedgwick County Merino football

Sedgwick County is now No. 1 in 8-man football. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Heading into the final week of regular season play at the 8-man level, there is a new No. 1 team in the CHSAANow.com football rankings.

Sedgwick County has taken over the top spot in the 8-man poll ahead of its showdown with No. 7 Dayspring Christian on Saturday.

Sargent, which stood tall in last week's rankings, dropped only one spot to No. 2 and remains undefeated on the year.

Fresh off a win over Justice, Pikes Peak Christian jumped two spots to land at No. 8 this week.

There were no new teams in the 8-man rankings.

Pomona continues to hold a strong grip on the No. 1 spot in the 5A rankings and is continuing to beat every team that the state of Colorado can throw its way.

Chaparral football team

Chaparral has joined the 5A football rankings. (Kevin Keyser/KeyserImages.com)

The majority of the 5A poll did remain consistent from last week's rankings except that Chaparral joins the poll at No. 10.

In 4A, Denver South is still the top team while Chatfield (No. 2), Pine Creek (No. 3) and Ponderosa (No. 4) all held their spots from last week's rankings.

Greeley West jumped two spots to No. 7 while two Pueblo-area teams climbed back into the poll as Pueblo South comes in at No. 9 and Pueblo West lands at No. 10.

Thanks to a thrilling win over Canon City on Friday, Discovery Canyon is still the top team in the 3A poll with Pueblo East jumping one spot to land at No. 2.

At No. 10, Conifer is the only new team in the 3A poll.

As La Junta continues to win, it continues to hold its spot as the unanimous No. 1 team in 2A.

Defending 2A champ, Bayfield, jumps two spots to No. 5 and Sterling makes a three-spot jump to come in at No. 6.

There were no new teams in the 2A rankings.

With a win over Cornerstone Christian, Strasburg still sits atop the 1A poll, but has a new team on its heels as Meeker jumps one spot to No. 2.

Bennett (No. 3) and Cedaredge (No. 7) each jumped two spots this week.

No new teams broke into the 1A rankings.

There were no 6-man rankings this week as regular season play concluded over the weekend and the state playoff bracket was released on Sunday.

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.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A | 8-man

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pomona (19) 7-1 216 1 W
2 Mullen (1) 6-2 193 2 W
3 Eaglecrest (2) 8-0 157 3 W
4 Grandview 7-1 137 4 W
5 Regis Jesuit 7-1 129 6 W
6 Columbine 6-2 123 5 W
7 Valor Christian 5-3 104 7 W
8 Cherry Creek 5-3 61 9 W
9 Fairview 6-2 30 8 L
10 Chaparral 6-2 28 - W
Others receiving votes:
Legacy 12, Doherty 9, Highlands Ranch 7, Ralston Valley 4.
Dropped out
Doherty (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Denver South (18) 8-0 189 1 W
2 Chatfield (1) 7-1 159 2 W
3 Pine Creek 6-2 150 3 W
4 Ponderosa 7-1 133 4 W
5 Broomfield 6-2 94 6 W
6 Loveland 7-1 74 7 W
7 Greeley West 6-2 48 9 W
8 Monarch 5-3 42 10 W
9 Pueblo South 6-2 31 - W
10 Pueblo West 5-3 30 - W
Others receiving votes:
Rampart 25, Dakota Ridge 18, Windsor 18, Heritage 15, Skyline 7, Mesa Ridge 5, Fruita Monument 1.
Dropped out
Heritage (5), Mesa Ridge (8).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Discovery Canyon (13) 8-0 130 1 W
2 Pueblo East 7-1 111 3 W
3 Silver Creek 8-0 104 2 W
4 Lewis-Palmer 7-1 91 4 W
5 Palisade 7-1 72 6 W
6 Fort Morgan 7-1 67 5 W
7 Longmont 6-2 50 7 W
8 Holy Family 6-2 41 9 W
9 Rifle 7-1 26 10 W
10 Conifer 7-1 13 - W
Others receiving votes:
Mead 8, Palmer Ridge 4, Erie 2, Harrison 1.
Dropped out
Mead (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 La Junta (14) 8-0 140 1 W
2 Resurrection Christian 8-0 118 2 W
3 The Classical Academy 7-1 106 3 W
4 Kent Denver 7-1 89 4 W
5 Bayfield 6-2 79 7 W
6 Sterling 5-3 54 9 W
7 Delta 5-3 44 5 L
8 D'Evelyn 6-2 39 10 W
9 Weld Central 7-1 25 6 L
10 Manitou Springs 6-2 18 8 L
Others receiving votes:
Platte Valley 17, Faith Christian 11, Basalt 9, Florence 7, Eaton 5, University 4, Bishop Machbeuf 3, Alamosa 2.
Dropped out
None.

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (7) 8-0 124 1 W
2 Meeker (5) 8-0 120 3 W
3 Bennett 7-1 94 5 W
4 Paonia 7-1 89 2 L
5 Platte Canyon (1) 8-0 81 4 W
6 Peyton 8-0 68 6 W
7 Cedaredge 6-2 42 9 W
8 Burlington 6-2 35 7 W
9 Crowley County 6-1 29 8 W
10 Limon 6-2 19 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Highland 5, Center 3, Grand Valley 2, Rocky Ford 2, Clear Creek 1, Monte Vista 1.
Dropped out
None.

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sedgwick County (6) 7-1 110 2 W
2 Sargent (5) 8-0 102 1 W
3 Akron (1) 6-2 92 3 W
4 Norwood 6-1 64 5 Bye
5 Merino 6-2 62 7 W
6 Hoehne 6-2 60 6 W
7 Dayspring Christian 6-2 59 4 L
8 Pikes Peak Christian 7-1 32 10 W
9 West Grand 7-1 31 9 W
10 Haxtun 5-3 30 8 L
Others receiving votes:
Soroco 22, Granada 12, Holly 3, Mancos 1, Plateau Valley 1.
Dropped out
None.