Palisade takes over atop 3A football ranking

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Palisade is now the No. 1 team in Class 3A. (Betsy McLaughlin/Palisade Tribune)

Palisade edged then-No. 1 Rifle last Friday after rallying from a 27-14 halftime deficit. Tuesday, Palisade is on top of CHSAANow.com's Class 3A football poll.

The Bulldogs received all 13 first-place votes in moving up from No. 2 taking over at No. 1. Rifle dropped to third. Unbeaten Coronado, which has the most wins in the state at 7-0, is second.

The 3A ranking added Roosevelt (No. 10) this week.

In the 5A poll, Fairview has moved up to No. 2 from No. 3.

The Knights (5-0) are 5A's lone remaining unbeaten team, and got one first-place vote. Valor Christian got the other 23 and remained atop the ranking.

Regis Jesuit is third this week, and is followed by No. 4 ThunderRidge and No. 5 Cherry Creek.

Columbine rejoined the 5A ranking at sixth after its wild win over then-No. 2 Chatfield. Chatfield dropped to seventh this week.

Arapahoe is eighth, Pomona is ninth and Cherokee Trail fell to tenth after its loss to Cherry Creek last week.

Montrose, idle last week, remained in 4A's No. 1 spot. Monarch moved up to No. 2, and Standley Lake is No. 3 this week. That ranking added Pueblo South at No. 8 and Durango at No. 10.

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 Valor Christian (23) 5-1 239 1 W
2 Fairview (1) 5-0 207 3 W
3 Regis Jesuit 5-1 176 5 W
4 ThunderRidge 5-1 151 6 W
5 Cherry Creek 5-1 150 8 W
6 Columbine 5-1 94 - W
7 Chatfield 5-1 90 2 L
8 Pomona 5-1 66 9 W
9 Arapahoe 5-1 60 10 W
10 Cherokee Trail 4-2 53 4 L
Others receiving votes:
Ralston Valley 13, Doherty 10, Grandview 5, Overland 3, Mountain Range 2, Grand Junction 1.
Dropped out
Grandview (7).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Montrose (23) 6-0 230 1 Bye
2 Monarch 4-1 179 3 W
3 Standley Lake 6-0 164 6 W
4 Loveland 5-0 161 4 W
5 Pine Creek 4-2 145 8 W
6 Falcon 5-1 82 2 L
7 Longmont 4-1 80 10 W
8 Pueblo South 5-1 60 - W
9 Montbello 5-1 53 5 L
10 Durango 5-1 50 - W
Others receiving votes:
Broomfield 43, Wheat Ridge 7, Pueblo West 4, Denver South 2, Pueblo Centennial 2, Windsor 2, Sand Creek 1.
Dropped out
Pueblo West (7), Pueblo Centennial (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Palisade (15) 6-0 150 2 W
2 Coronado 7-0 116 3 W
3 Rifle 5-1 113 1 L
4 Silver Creek 4-1 105 4 W
5 Discovery Canyon 6-1 87 5 W
6 Holy Family 4-1 64 6 W
7 Evergreen 5-1 54 8 W
8 Mead 5-0 50 7 W
9 Elizabeth 4-2 39 9 W
10 Roosevelt 3-2 20 - W
Others receiving votes:
Frederick 13, Conifer 10, The Classical Academy 1, Delta 1, Glenwood Springs 1, Pueblo East 1.
Dropped out
D'Evelyn (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Brush (12) 5-0 120 1 W
2 Kent Denver 5-1 102 2 W
3 Manitou Springs 6-0 93 3 W
4 Platte Valley 4-1 89 4 W
5 Florence 4-2 62 8 W
6 Faith Christian 5-2 58 6 W
7 Lamar 5-1 50 5 L
8 Bennett 4-2 28 10 W
9 Strasburg 4-2 24 7 L
10 Eaton 3-2 10 - W
Others receiving votes:
Gunnison 7, Denver West 6, Olathe 6, Bayfield 2, Jefferson 2, La Junta 1.
Dropped out
Denver West (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Buena Vista (8) 6-0 141 1 W
2 Limon (7) 6-0 138 2 W
3 Hotchkiss 5-1 121 3 W
4 Centauri 5-1 102 4 W
5 Monte Vista 5-1 77 6 W
6 Paonia 5-1 65 8 W
7 Cedaredge 4-2 61 7 W
8 Wray 3-3 33 - W
9 Wiggins 4-1 22 5 L
10 Lyons 5-0 16 - W
Others receiving votes:
Cornerstone Christian 12, Center 7, Meeker 7, Nederland 6, Burlington 5, Rye 5, Platte Canyon 4, Resurrection Christian 3.
Dropped out
Jefferson (9), Meeker (10).

8-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Hoehne (6) 6-0 78 1 W
2 Dayspring Christian (2) 6-0 72 2 W
3 Caliche 6-0 61 3 W
4 Simla 5-0 56 5 Bye
5 Norwood 5-1 44 6 W
6 Kiowa 6-1 38 7 W
7 McClave 5-1 27 9 W
8 Akron 4-2 25 4 L
9 Dove Creek 5-1 24 10 W
10 Sanford (1) 5-1 10 - W
Others receiving votes:
Sargent 7, Springfield 5, Soroco 2.
Dropped out
Granada (8).

6-man
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Liberty/Stratton (7) 6-0 43 1 W
2 Arickaree (3) 6-0 42 3 W
3 Briggsdale 5-0 28 4 W
4 Eads 5-1 20 5 W
5 Hi-Plains 5-1 13 2 L
Others receiving votes:
Hanover 2, Otis 2.
Dropped out
None.