Baseball rankings: Longmont, Lamar new No. 1 teams

A couple of wins over Mountain View has put the spotlight on Longmont baseball. The undefeated Trojans head into spring break as the new No. 1 team in the Class 4A CHSAANow.com baseball rankings.

And they earned it. 

On consecutive days last week, Longmont posted 6-3 and 3-1 wins over then No. 2 Mountain View, who fell to No. 7 this week.

Valor Christian slipped one spot to come in at No. 2.

Evergreen bettered their position by three spots to land at No. 5 while Silver Creek jump two spots to take over at No. 8.

No new teams broke into the 4A poll this week.

Manitou Springs Bayfield Lamar baseball

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The 3A poll also saw a fresh face in the top spot. After coming away with a couple of wins at their own tournament, Lamar lands at the No. 1 spot formerly held by Faith Christian. 

The defending 3A champs only dropped one spot to No. 2.

Lutheran stormed its way into the 3A rankings, coming in at No. 4 despite not ranked in last week's poll. The Lions are the only newcomers in 3A.

Colorado Academy is right behind at No. 5, two spots better than a week ago.

In 5A, Rocky Mountain hangs onto its top spot, but the always dangerous Cherry Creek Bruins jumped two spots to take over at No 2.

Legend breaks into the top five by making a three-spot jump from last week's poll.

At No. 10, Broomfield is the only new team in the 5A poll.

Haxtun has shown it should be a team to keep an eye on, landing at No. 3 in this week's 2A poll. That's a staggering six spots better than a week ago.

Paonia is still securely in the No. 1 spot in those rankings.

Calhan and Holyoke are the two new teams to break into the 2A rankings, coming in at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.

Only one new face made an appearance in this week's 1A poll as Cotopaxi takes the No. 8 spot this week.

Holly remains the top team in the 1A rankings and it was Dove Creek who made the big jump of the week to land three spots better at No. 7.

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 (8) 0-0 98 1 0-0
2 Cherry Creek 4-1 70 4 2-0
3 Rock Canyon (1) 8-1 65 3 3-1
4 Cherokee Trail (1) 2-4 55 2 0-1
5 Legend 3-0 45 8 2-0
6 Mountain Vista 3-0 42 6 0-0
7 Ralston Valley 2-1 39 7 1-0
8 Regis Jesuit 1-2 32 5 1-2
9 ThunderRidge 3-2 29 9 1-0
10 Broomfield 3-1 17 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Heritage 16, Grandview 11, Highlands Ranch 8, Mullen 8, Legacy 3, Pine Creek 3, Boulder 2, Douglas County 2, Eaglecrest 2, Fort Collins 1, Grand Junction Central 1, Pomona 1.
Dropped out:
Heritage (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (6) 4-0 90 4 2-0
2 Valor Christian (2) 3-2 82 1 1-2
3 Pueblo West 6-3 67 3 2-2
4 Air Academy (1) 3-0 60 5 1-0
5 Evergreen 4-0 53 8 0-0
6 Canon City 3-0 43 6 0-0
7 Mountain View 3-3 37 2 0-3
8 Silver Creek (1) 5-2 35 10 2-0
9 Windsor 2-0 32 7 2-0
10 Denver North 6-0 20 9 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Northridge 17, Wheat Ridge 12, Palmer Ridge 10, Ponderosa 10, Fort Morgan 8, Green Mountain 8, Thompson Valley 8, Pueblo South 7, Erie 3, Cheyenne Mountain 2, Golden 1.
Dropped out:
.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Lamar (3) 6-1 86 2 2-0
2 Faith Christian (3) 1-0 83 1 1-0
3 La Junta (2) 4-0 76 4 3-0
4 Lutheran (1) 8-0 43 - 4-0
5 Colorado Academy 3-0 42 7 0-0
6 University (1) 1-3 38 3 1-2
7 Peak to Peak 3-1 32 9 0-0
8 Manitou Springs 3-1 31 5 2-1
9 Delta (1) 4-3 30 10 2-1
10 Valley 4-2 28 6 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Sterling 26, Eaton 23, Resurrection Christian 17, Manual 11, Weld Central 8, Bishop Machebeuf 7, Gunnison 7, Rye 6, Buena Vista 4, Cedaredge 2, St. Mary's 2, Aspen 1, Bayfield 1, Kent Denver 1.
Dropped out:
Eaton (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Paonia (6) 3-0 79 1 1-0
2 Front Range Christian (2) 5-1 57 2 1-1
3 Haxtun 5-0 50 9 3-0
4 Dawson (1) 2-2 47 3 0-0
5 Peyton 6-0 45 8 3-0
6 Sedgwick County 3-2 35 5 3-1
7 Rocky Ford 2-1 31 4 0-0
8 Hotchkiss 2-1 28 7 1-0
9 Calhan 6-0 20 - 3-0
10 Holyoke 4-0 16 - 4-0
Others receiving votes:
Dayspring Christian 14, Dolores Huerta 12, County Line 10, Limon 9, Sargent 9, Yuma 9, Sanford 8, Crowley County 4, Denver Academy 3, Lyons 3, Clear Creek 2, Custer County 2, Akron 1, Gilpin County 1.
Dropped out:
Dayspring Christian (6), Limon (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (7) 2-1 82 1 0-0
2 Eads 1-0 51 2 1-0
3 Nucla 2-3 50 3 1-0
4 Fleming 0-1 49 4 0-1
5 Granada 0-0 48 6 0-0
6 Cheyenne Wells 1-0 39 5 1-0
7 Dove Creek (1) 1-5 32 10 1-0
8 Cotopaxi 3-1 25 - 0-0
9 Stratton/Liberty 1-2 24 8 0-1
10 Manzanola 0-0 21 7 0-0
Others receiving votes:
Sierra Grande 19, Otis 13, Antonito 9, Kiowa 7, Primero 7, Cornerstone Christian 4, Elbert 4, Longmont Christian 3, Peetz 3, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 3, Pikes Peak Christian 2.
Dropped out:
Sierra Grande (9).