Baseball rankings: All kinds of changes in post-spring break polls

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(Lance Wendt/LanceWendt.com)

What a difference two weeks can make.

To say that there was some shakeup in the CHSAANow.com baseball rankings would be a gross understatement of what happened since the last set of rankings were released two weeks ago.

And if there is a prime example, one should look no further than the Class 4A rankings. 

Windsor jumped a staggering eight spots to take over the No. 1 spot in that poll.

The four teams sitting right behind the Wizards? Well, they were all previously unranked. Northridge, Ponderosa, Cheyenne Mountain and Green Mountain all join the rankings this week.

Wheat Ridge (No. 9) and Fort Morgan (No. 10) are also newcomers. Denver North, Valor Christian and Mountain View remain in the rankings at No. 6, No. 7 and No. 8 respectively.

The 5A rankings also saw a significant shakeup, though not as extreme as 4A. Rock Canyon takes over the No. 1 spot, replacing Rocky Mountain who falls to No. 3. Legend jumps to No. 2 while Mountain Vista climbs to No. 4.

Mountain Range (No. 6), Eaglecrest (No. 7), Grand Junction Central (No. 8) and Heritage (No. 10) all broke into the top 10.

While 3A saw the most consistency in terms of who was ranked, the overall placement of the ranked teams certainly saw changes.

La Junta jumped to the No. 1 spot, taking over for Lamar.

Manitou Springs jumps a couple of spots to No. 6 while Valley leapt up to No. 7. At  No. 9, Gunnison is the only new team in the 3A rankings.

Paonia hangs on to the No. 1 spot in 2A, but Peyton climbs to No. 2 and Holyoke jumps seven spots to No. 3.

County Line, Yuma and Sanford all join the 2A poll this week.

Holly remains the No. 1 team in 1A and Eads holds on to its spot at No. 2.

Caliche, Petz and Antonito are the three newcomers to the 1A poll.

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.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Rock Canyon (8) 8-1 90 3 0-0
2 Legend 6-2 68 5 3-2
3 Rocky Mountain (2) 3-4 63 1 3-4
4 Mountain Vista 6-1 54 6 3-1
5 Cherry Creek 5-3 51 2 1-2
6 Mountain Range 9-0 46 - 6-0
7 Eaglecrest 8-0 39 - 2-0
8 Grand Junction Central 10-2 31 - 4-1
9 Broomfield 6-3 20 10 3-2
10 Heritage 6-3 17 - 3-2
Others receiving votes:
Ralston Valley 15, Cherokee Trail 9, Regis Jesuit 9, Highlands Ranch 7, Loveland 6, Douglas County 5, ThunderRidge 4, Fairview 3, Fort Collins 3, Legacy 3, Bear Creek 2, Brighton 2, Grandview 2, Pomona 1.
Dropped out:
Cherokee Trail (4), Ralston Valley (7), Regis Jesuit (8), ThunderRidge (9).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Windsor (8) 7-0 105 9 5-0
2 Northridge (2) 10-1 79 - 6-0
3 Ponderosa 7-1 70 - 2-0
4 Cheyenne Mountain 8-0 69 - 3-0
5 Green Mountain (1) 8-0 60 - 6-0
6 Denver North 9-0 46 10 3-0
7 Valor Christian 6-3 27 2 3-1
8 Mountain View 8-3 26 7 5-0
9 Wheat Ridge 6-2 23 - 4-2
10 Fort Morgan 7-2 18 - 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Air Academy 13, Evergreen 12, Longmont 12, Pueblo West 12, Silver Creek 12, Holy Family 7, Pueblo East 5, Summit 5, Falcon 3, Golden 1.
Dropped out:
Longmont (1), Pueblo West (3), Air Academy (4), Evergreen (5), Canon City (6), Silver Creek (8).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 La Junta (4) 9-1 89 3 5-1
2 Lamar (2) 8-1 84 1 2-0
3 Lutheran (3) 10-0 64 4 2-0
4 University (1) 5-3 62 6 4-0
5 Peak to Peak 5-1 42 7 2-0
6 Manitou Springs 6-1 38 8 3-0
7 Valley 6-2 37 10 2-0
8 Colorado Academy 5-3 25 5 2-3
9 Gunnison 7-2 23 - 3-1
10 Delta 7-4 15 9 3-1
Others receiving votes:
Bayfield 13, Faith Christian 11, Sterling 11, Rye 10, Salida 10, Florence 7, Eaton 3, Bishop Machebeuf 2, Resurrection Christian 2, Alamosa 1, Brush 1.
Dropped out:
Faith Christian (2).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Paonia (6) 9-0 78 1 6-0
2 Peyton (2) 9-0 70 5 3-0
3 Holyoke (1) 8-1 60 10 4-1
4 County Line 8-0 53 - 6-0
5 Yuma 9-1 46 - 4-0
6 Sedgwick County 6-3 37 6 3-1
7 Hotchkiss 8-2 30 8 6-1
8 Haxtun 7-2 27 3 2-2
9 Rocky Ford 6-2 15 7 4-1
10 Sanford 5-0 13 - 5-0
Others receiving votes:
Dawson 8, Front Range Christian 8, Lyons 8, Dayspring Christian 7, Burlington 6, Denver Christian 6, Dolores Huerta 6, Limon 6, Evangelical Christian 4, Calhan 3, Dolores 3, Meeker 1.
Dropped out:
Front Range Christian (2), Dawson (4), Calhan (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (7) 5-1 88 1 3-0
2 Eads (2) 5-0 71 2 4-0
3 Fleming 5-1 66 4 5-0
4 Cheyenne Wells 2-1 53 6 1-1
5 Nucla 5-5 46 3 3-2
6 Caliche 4-5 35 - 2-3
7 Cotopaxi 5-2 25 8 2-1
8 Stratton/Liberty 1-3 22 9 0-1
9 Peetz 4-2 17 - 2-0
10 Antonito 2-0 15 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Denver Jewish Day 12, Granada 12, Kiowa 10, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 6, Otis 5, Community Christian 4, Manzanola 3, Idalia 2, Mile High Academy 2, Elbert 1.
Dropped out:
Granada (5), Dove Creek (7), Manzanola (10).