Douglas County joins 5A football poll following big upset

(Kay Livingstone)

Douglas County is ranked sixth in this week's 5A poll. (Kay Livingstone)

Douglas County took down then-No. 3 Cherry Creek on Monday night. Tuesday afternoon, the Huskies find themselves ranked.

Douglas County jumped into this week's CHSAANow.com football poll in 5A at No. 6. It is the first time this season the Huskies have been ranked.

Cherry Creek, meanwhile, dropped all the way out in something of a surprise.

Cherokee Trail returned to the 5A ranking following a week on the outside looking in. The Cougars are eighth.

ThunderRidge held on to 5A's top spot — but only narrowly. The Grizzles edged No. 2 Valor Christian by two overall points, despite beating then-No. 4 Grandview last week.

Columbine bumped up to third from fifth, and Ralston Valley went from sixth to fourth. Regis Jesuit rounds out the top five.

Chatfield is No. 7, Fairview is No. 9, and Grandview dropped from No. 4 to No. 10 following its loss to ThunderRidge.

Monarch continued to lead the 4A poll, which added Montbello for the first time this season, at ninth. Along with Denver South (No. 2 in 4A) and Denver West (No. 9 in 2A), it means Denver Public Schools has three ranked schools.

Complete rankings for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Football Polls

Voted upon by coaches and media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 ThunderRidge (13) 3-0 229 1 W
2 Valor Christian (11) 2-1 227 2 W
3 Columbine 3-0 137 5 W
4 Ralston Valley 3-1 111 6 W
5 Regis Jesuit 3-0 108 7 W
6 Douglas County 3-0 89 - W
7 Chatfield 3-0 74 9 W
8 Cherokee Trail 2-1 71 - W
9 Fairview 2-0 64 8 Bye
10 Grandview 2-1 63 4 L
Others receiving votes:
Cherry Creek 55, Pomona 31, Doherty 15, Grand Junction 15, Arapahoe 11, Mountain Vista 8, Legend 7, Fountain-Ft. Carson 4, Mullen 2.
Dropped out
Cherry Creek (3), Grand Junction (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Monarch (20) 2-0 214 1 Bye
2 Denver South (2) 3-0 186 2 W
3 Montrose (1) 4-0 170 4 W
4 Loveland 2-0 122 7 Bye
5 Falcon 3-0 112 6 W
6 Wheat Ridge 2-1 95 5 W
7 Pueblo West 2-1 69 3 L
8 Standley Lake 3-0 60 9 W
9 Montbello 3-0 43 - W
10 Windsor 2-1 42 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Durango 34, Pine Creek 34, Mesa Ridge 22, Pueblo Centennial 21, Sand Creek 11, Thompson Valley 7, Widefield 6, Vista Ridge 5, Dakota Ridge 4, Mountain View 3, Broomfield 2, Longmont 2, Pueblo South 2.
Dropped out
Pine Creek (8).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Silver Creek (12) 2-0 159 1 Bye
2 Rifle (3) 3-0 140 3 W
3 Holy Family 2-0 122 4 Bye
4 Palisade 3-0 90 6 W
5 Elizabeth 2-1 88 10 W
6 Coronado (1) 4-0 81 8 W
7 Lutheran (2) 3-0 71 7 Bye
8 Roosevelt 1-1 59 9 Bye
9 Discovery Canyon 3-1 58 2 L
10 Conifer 2-1 26 5 L
Others receiving votes:
Delta 23, Erie 21, D'Evelyn 19, The Classical Academy 11, Evergreen 11, Eagle Valley 6, Pueblo East 3, Mead 2.
Dropped out
None.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Platte Valley (8) 2-0 96 1 Bye
2 Brush (1) 2-0 85 2 Bye
3 Kent Denver (1) 2-1 76 3 W
4 Florence 2-1 57 4 W
5 Manitou Springs 3-0 51 8 W
6 Lamar 3-0 45 9 W
7 Strasburg 3-0 43 6 W
8 Eaton 1-1 34 7 Bye
9 Denver West 3-0 15 - W
10 Bayfield 2-1 11 10 W
Others receiving votes:
La Junta 9, Faith Christian 8, Fort Lupton 7, University 5, Aspen 3, KIPP 3, Sterling 2.
Dropped out
La Junta (5).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Buena Vista (9) 3-0 140 1 W
2 Limon (4) 3-0 112 2 W
3 Cedaredge (2) 3-1 109 3 W
4 Hotchkiss 2-1 74 4 W
5 Holyoke 3-0 71 5 W
6 Monte Vista 3-0 68 6 W
7 Crowley County 3-0 53 8 W
8 Wray 2-1 40 7 W
9 Centauri 2-1 39 - W
10 Wiggins 2-0 36 9 Bye
Others receiving votes:
Meeker 20, Rye 12, Resurrection Christian 10, Clear Creek 8, Front Range Christian 7, Jefferson 7, Roaring Fork 7, Burlington 6, Paonia 3, Center 2, Cornerstone Christian 1.
Dropped out
Paonia (10).

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Hoehne (6) 3-0 77 1 W
2 Dayspring Christian (2) 3-0 74 2 W
3 Akron 3-0 58 3 W
4 Norwood 2-1 43 7 L
5 Caliche 3-0 36 4 W
6 Simla 3-0 33 5 Bye
7 McClave 3-0 29 6 W
8 Granada 2-1 24 8 W
9 Kiowa 3-1 22 9 W
10 Dove Creek 3-1 21 10 W
Others receiving votes:
Sangre de Cristo 10, Fowler 4, Haxtun 3, Hayden 3, Soroco 2, Walsh 1.
Dropped out
None.

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Liberty/Stratton (6) 3-0 38 1 W
2 Hi-Plains (2) 3-0 30 2 W
3 Arickaree 3-0 19 4 W
4 Eads 2-1 18 3 L
5 Fleming 2-1 8 5 W
Others receiving votes:
Prairie 4, Briggsdale 1, Hanover 1, Peetz 1.
Dropped out
None.