5A softball ranking narrows at the top

Eaglecrest held onto its spot atop the CHSAANow.com softball poll, but things are getting close at the top of the Class 5A ranking.

Four different teams received first-place votes this week: Brighton (No. 2), Douglas County (No. 3) and Fossil Ridge (No. 5). Loveland was the lone newcomer to the poll, at tenth.

Complete rankings for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Softball 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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Eaglecrest (4) 6-1-0 103 1 1-1-0
2 Brighton (2) 8-0-0 99 5 6-0-0
3 Douglas County (3) 7-0-0 81 3 0-0-0
4 Dakota Ridge 7-2-0 66 4 3-1-0
5 Fossil Ridge (3) 8-0-0 65 9 3-0-0
6 Ralston Valley 7-2-0 58 8 2-0-0
7 Grandview 6-2-0 36 7 0-0-0
8 Legacy 4-4-0 35 2 0-3-0
9 Legend 6-3-0 24 6 0-0-0
10 Loveland 5-1-0 22 - 5-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Rock Canyon 17, Grand Junction 16, Standley Lake 12, Arvada West 10, Pine Creek 9, ThunderRidge 7, Chatfield 4, Rampart 4, Columbine 3, Rocky Mountain 3, Cherokee Trail 2, Mountain Vista 2.
Dropped out
Rock Canyon (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Wheat Ridge (12) 9-1-0 120 1 1-1-0
2 Erie 7-2-1 96 3 2-0-0
3 Pueblo East 7-2-1 90 2 2-0-0
4 Ponderosa 8-1-0 77 4 2-0-0
5 Frederick 6-3-0 61 5 2-1-0
6 Silver Creek 7-3-0 51 6 1-1-0
7 Berthoud 7-2-0 50 8 3-1-0
8 Broomfield 5-4-0 24 7 1-0-0
9 D'Evelyn 6-2-0 20 9 3-2-0
10 Pueblo South 7-2-0 17 - 1-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Valor Christian 14, Discovery Canyon 13, Pueblo West 12, Mullen 4, Roosevelt 4, Niwot 3, Thomas Jefferson 2, Thompson Valley 2, Falcon 1.
Dropped out
Niwot (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Strasburg (5) 9-0-0 56 1 4-0-0
2 Valley 6-2-0 50 3 4-1-0
3 Sterling 10-1-0 49 4 4-0-0
4 Holy Family (1) 8-0-0 48 2 2-0-0
5 Lamar 8-2-1 31 5 0-2-0
6 La Junta 5-3-0 28 6 2-0-0
7 Eaton 3-4-1 21 7 0-2-1
8 Rocky Ford 10-2-0 20 8 5-0-0
9 Cedaredge 6-1-0 13 10 3-0-0
10 Brush 5-5-0 10 - 3-3-0
Others receiving votes:
Akron 2, Florence 1, Platte Valley 1.
Dropped out
Niwot (10).