Baseball rankings: Big shakeup in 5A poll; Rocky Mountain new No. 1

(Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

Rocky Mountain baseball sits atop the Class 5A baseball rankings, but the Lobos have yet to play a game.

Rocky Mountain came into the season ranked third in the CHSAANow.com 5A baseball preseason rankings.

Rock Canyon received four first-place votes after a 5-0 start that launched the Jaguars into the No. 3 slot  — up from No. 7.

Mountain Vista, Legend and Heritage are new additions to the 5A poll. The teams come in at Nos. 6, 8 and 10, respectively.

Regis Jesuit was the only other team to move up as the Raiders moved from No. 6 to No. 5.

Cherokee Trail dropped to No. 2, Cherry Creek dropped to No. 4 and Ralston Valley fell to No. 7.

ThunderRidge held at No. 9.

Faith Christian baseball team

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In 3A, defending champion Faith Christian claimed the top spot. Close behind are Lamar, University and La Junta.

Manitou Springs jumped from No. 7 to No. 5.

Colorado Academy and Peak to Peak joined the rankings at No. 7 and No. 9, respectively.

Valor Christian held firm at No. 1 in 4A. The top three teams stayed the same.

Air Academy benefited from a 2-0 start to move into the No. 5 spot, while No. 8 Evergreen joined the mix.

Silver Creek slid down to No. 10.

Three teams joined the 2A poll this week, the biggest jump coming from Front Range Christian. The Falcons went from unranked to No. 2.

Along with Front Range Christian, Haxtun and Peyton joined the 2A rankings.

Paonia stayed at the top spot.

There was little change in the 1A poll as Holly and Eads stayed in the top two spots

Sierra Grande joined the poll while Cornerstone Christian dropped out.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association.

During the regular season, new polls are released each Monday.

Complete rankings for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Baseball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

Coaches and media members looking to vote should email rcasey@chsaa.org.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Rocky Mountain (4) 0-0 93 3 0-0
2 Cherokee Trail (3) 2-3 82 1 2-3
3 Rock Canyon (4) 5-0 75 7 5-0
4 Cherry Creek 2-1 65 2 2-1
5 Regis Jesuit 0-0 60 6 0-0
6 Mountain Vista 3-0 51 - 3-0
7 Ralston Valley 1-1 32 5 1-1
8 Legend 1-0 30 - 1-0
9 ThunderRidge 2-2 23 9 2-2
10 Heritage 2-0 18 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Broomfield 15, Grandview 15, Boulder 9, Mullen 8, Highlands Ranch 7, Columbine 5, Eaglecrest 5, Legacy 3, Pine Creek 3, Bear Creek 2, Coronado 2, Chaparral 1, Denver East 1.
Dropped out:
Mullen (4), Grandview (8), Pine Creek (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (10) 2-0 100 1 2-0
2 Mountain View 3-0 70 2 3-0
3 Pueblo West 4-1 51 3 4-1
4 Longmont 2-0 43 5 2-0
5 Air Academy 2-0 41 9 2-0
6 Canon City 3-0 35 7 3-0
7 Windsor 0-0 32 4 0-0
8 Evergreen 4-0 30 - 4-0
9 Denver North 4-0 25 10 4-0
10 Silver Creek 3-2 20 6 3-2
Others receiving votes:
Northridge 18, Fort Morgan 16, Palmer Ridge 11, Pueblo South 11, Mead 10, Wheat Ridge 9, Green Mountain 8, Thompson Valley 6, Cheyenne Mountain 4, Erie 3, Pueblo Central 3, D'Evelyn 2, Golden 1, Ponderosa 1.
Dropped out:
Erie (8).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Faith Christian (6) 0-0 82 2 0-0
2 Lamar (1) 4-1 73 3 4-1
3 University (2) 0-1 72 1 0-1
4 La Junta (1) 1-0 64 4 1-0
5 Manitou Springs 1-0 58 7 1-0
6 Valley 3-1 49 5 3-1
7 Colorado Academy (1) 3-0 44 - 3-0
8 Eaton 1-1 36 6 1-1
9 Peak to Peak 3-1 29 - 3-1
10 Delta 2-2 23 8 2-2
Others receiving votes:
Weld Central 14, Resurrection Christian 13, Sterling 12, Alamosa 11, Kent Denver 10, Bayfield 9, Gunnison 9, Manual 9, Lutheran 8, Cedaredge 7, Aspen 5, Centauri 5, Brush 4, Buena Vista 4, Montezuma-Cortez 3, Olathe 2, Pagosa Springs 2, St. Mary's 2, Monte Vista 1.
Dropped out:
St. Mary's (9), Bayfield (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Paonia (7) 2-0 88 1 2-0
2 Front Range Christian 4-0 59 - 4-0
3 Dawson (1) 2-2 56 2 2-2
4 Rocky Ford 2-1 49 7 2-1
5 Sedgwick County (1) 0-1 46 4 0-1
6 Dayspring Christian 0-2 39 3 0-2
7 Hotchkiss 1-1 36 5 1-1
8 Peyton 3-0 29 - 3-0
9 Haxtun 2-0 27 - 2-0
10 Limon 2-2 26 6 2-2
Others receiving votes:
County Line 10, Dolores Huerta 10, Calhan 9, Sargent 9, Yuma 9, Del Norte 8, Sanford 8, Holyoke 7, Akron 4, Burlington 4, Center 4, Crowley County 4, Denver Christian 3, Lyons 3, Custer County 2, Clear Creek 1.
Dropped out:
Akron (8), County Line (9), Sargent (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (7) 2-1 74 1 2-1
2 Eads 0-0 60 2 0-0
3 Nucla (1) 1-3 55 4 1-3
4 Fleming 0-0 53 3 0-0
5 Cheyenne Wells 0-0 43 6 0-0
6 Granada 0-0 41 5 0-0
7 Manzanola 0-0 26 9 0-0
8 Stratton/Liberty 1-1 20 10 1-1
9 Sierra Grande 0-0 14 - 0-0
10 Dove Creek 0-5 10 7 0-5
Others receiving votes:
Antonito 8, Cotopaxi 8, Primero 7, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 6, Kiowa 4, Longmont Christian 3, Peetz 3, Cornerstone Christian 2, Pikes Peak Christian 2, Community Christian 1.
Dropped out:
Cornerstone Christian (8).