Softball rankings: Preseason polls led by Broomfield, Valor Christian, Strasburg

Strasburg Rocky Ford 3A state softball

Strasburg is ranked No. 1 in 3A. (Matt Daniels/MattDanPhoto.com)

The preseason softball rankings from CHSAANow.com are out, and Broomfield (Class 5A), Valor Christian (4A) and Strasburg (3A) are the top-ranked teams.

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.

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Broomfield (4) 0-0-0 78
2 Eaglecrest (4) 0-0-0 75
3 Cherokee Trail (2) 0-0-0 60
4 Fossil Ridge 0-0-0 53
5 Legacy 0-0-0 41
6 Douglas County 0-0-0 34
7 Legend 0-0-0 31
8 Grand Junction Central 0-0-0 24
9 Ralston Valley 0-0-0 22
10 Rock Canyon 0-0-0 18
Others receiving votes:
Loveland 15, Brighton 14, Arvada West 13, Cherry Creek 12, Dakota Ridge 11, Grandview 10, Mountain Vista 9, Fort Collins 7, ThunderRidge 7, Hinkley 3, Liberty 3, Vista Ridge 3, Fruita Monument 2, Rampart 2, Castle View 1, Pine Creek 1, Smoky Hill 1.
Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Valor Christian (9) 0-0-0 92
2 Air Academy 0-0-0 76
3 Wheat Ridge (1) 0-0-0 68
4 Mullen 0-0-0 64
5 Erie 0-0-0 62
6 Silver Creek 0-0-0 50
7 Pueblo West 0-0-0 45
8 Mountain View 0-0-0 35
9 Frederick 0-0-0 22
10 Pueblo Central 0-0-0 12
Others receiving votes:
Discovery Canyon 7, Thomas Jefferson 7, Evergreen 3, D'Evelyn 2, Falcon 2, Pueblo South 2, Berthoud 1.
Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Strasburg (6) 0-0-0 78
2 Rocky Ford (2) 0-0-0 62
3 Brush 0-0-0 55
4 Eaton 0-0-0 54
5 Lamar 0-0-0 41
6 La Junta 0-0-0 28
7 Valley 0-0-0 27
8 The Academy 0-0-0 26
9 Sterling 0-0-0 24
10 Faith Christian 0-0-0 16
Others receiving votes:
University 7, Delta 6, Meeker 5, Burlington 4, Basalt 3, Limon 2, Cedaredge 1, Weld Central 1.