Volleyball rankings: Preseason polls released

State volleyball Kit Carson team

Kit Carson is No. 1 in 1A. (Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

No surprise: Four of the five defending champions are ranked No. 1 in CHSAANow.com's preseason volleyball rankings.

The lone exception is Kit Carson, which is top-ranked in Class 1A after finishing runner-up to Fleming last season.

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 all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Volleyball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and 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 Fossil Ridge (9) 0-0 104
2 Chatfield 0-0 67
3 Rock Canyon (2) 0-0 66
4 Chaparral 0-0 62
5 Mountain Vista 0-0 58
6 Cherry Creek 0-0 47
7 Denver East 0-0 27
8 Arapahoe 0-0 20
9 Grandview 0-0 18
10 Fairview 0-0 17
Others receiving votes:
Highlands Ranch 17, Castle View 16, Cherokee Trail 14, Coronado 13, Fort Collins 13, Rocky Mountain 12, Fruita Monument 11, Legend 6, Pine Creek 6, Rampart 6, Eaglecrest 3, Regis Jesuit 2, Ralston Valley 1.
Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Lewis-Palmer (8) 0-0 103
2 Holy Family 0-0 73
3 Cheyenne Mountain 0-0 72
4 Pueblo West (2) 0-0 59
5 Valor Christian 0-0 56
6 Niwot (1) 0-0 41
7 Berthoud 0-0 33
8 Silver Creek 0-0 27
9 Thomas Jefferson 0-0 22
10 Eagle Valley 0-0 21
Others receiving votes:
Windsor 18, Air Academy 17, D'Evelyn 12, Montrose 9, Evergreen 8, Ponderosa 7, The Classical Academy 7, Battle Mountain 5, Mountain View 4, Mullen 4, Fort Morgan 3, Palmer Ridge 3, Thompson Valley 1.
Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Eaton (8) 0-0 98
2 Valley 0-0 74
3 University (1) 0-0 53
4 Sterling 0-0 51
5 Resurrection Christian 0-0 50
6 Middle Park 0-0 45
7 Colorado Springs Christian 0-0 43
8 Faith Christian (1) 0-0 37
9 Bayfield 0-0 28
10 Pagosa Springs 0-0 25
Others receiving votes:
Bishop Machebeuf 20, Coal Ridge 18, Platte Valley 13, Kent Denver 11, Delta 8, Lutheran 8, Jefferson Academy 4, La Junta 4, The Academy 4, Centauri 3, St. Mary's Academy 3, Aspen 2, The Vanguard 2, Bennett 1, Prospect Ridge Academy 1, Weld Central 1.
Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Dayspring Christian (8) 0-0 98
2 Yuma 0-0 86
3 Lyons (1) 0-0 63
4 Paonia (1) 0-0 62
5 Hoehne 0-0 61
6 West Grand 0-0 36
7 Union Colony 0-0 33
8 Colorado Springs School 0-0 31
9 Simla 0-0 26
10 Denver Christian 0-0 18
Others receiving votes:
Fowler 16, Ignacio 6, Wray 5, Del Norte 3, Ridgway 2, Byers 1, Limon 1, Merino 1, Swink 1.
Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Kit Carson (4) 0-0 67
2 Fleming (3) 0-0 66
3 Prairie 0-0 53
4 McClave 0-0 34
5 Weldon Valley 0-0 32
6 Flagler 0-0 28
7 Otis 0-0 24
8 La Veta 0-0 22
9 Springfield 0-0 17
10 Kiowa 0-0 14
Others receiving votes:
Nucla 13, Aguilar 9, Holly 2, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 2, Dove Creek 1, Genoa Hugo/Karval 1.