Softball rankings: Five newcomers join the polls

Fossil Ridge Grand Junction Central softball

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Five new teams hopped into the softball rankings this week: Grand Junction Central, Cherokee Trail, Ponderosa, Mesa Ridge, and La Junta.

The polls, voted upon by head coaches around the state, will serve as part of the seeding criteria in softball this season. Polls are released each Monday during the regular season.

Complete rankings for each class are below.

CHSAANow.com Softball Polls

Voted upon by coaches around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. These rankings will factor into postseason seeding. More information is available here.

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Rock Canyon (12) 7-0-0 145 1
2 Broomfield (1) 8-0-0 110 5
3 Fossil Ridge 7-1-0 108 2
4 Legacy (1) 5-1-0 94 3
5 Smoky Hill 6-0-0 77 6
6 Chatfield (1) 7-2-0 69 4
7 Lakewood (1) 3-0-0 66 7
8 Grand Junction Central 4-2-0 38 -
9 Legend 3-2-0 37 10
10 Cherokee Trail 3-1-0 27 -
Others receiving votes:
Castle View 23, Columbine 23, Rocky Mountain 21, Cherry Creek 18, Brighton 13, Douglas County 10, Hinkley 10, Arvada West 7, Highlands Ranch 7, Horizon 6, Fountain-Fort Carson 5, Mountain Range 5, Chaparral 4, Eaglecrest 3, Fort Collins 3, Rampart 2, Arapahoe 1, Ralston Valley 1, ThunderRidge 1, Valor Christian 1.
Dropped out
Columbine (8), Cherry Creek (9).
Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Mead (12) 7-0-0 164 1
2 Wheat Ridge (5) 5-0-0 150 2
3 Holy Family (1) 3-2-0 112 3
4 Erie 4-2-0 79 4
5 Riverdale Ridge 5-1-0 56 10
6 Frederick 5-1-0 52 5
7 Silver Creek 2-4-0 35 6
8 Air Academy 4-1-0 33 7
9 Ponderosa 2-0-0 29 -
10 Mesa Ridge 5-0-0 23 -
Others receiving votes:
Pueblo South 21, Pueblo West 21, Windsor 20, Conifer 17, Pueblo Central 16, Northfield 16, Pueblo Centennial 12, Discovery Canyon 11, Roosevelt 11, Mountain View 9, Mullen 8, Berthoud 7, Coronado 5, Bear Creek 4, Pueblo County 4, Golden 3, Severance 3, Durango 1, Elizabeth 1, Evergreen 1, Niwot 1, Palisade 1, Standley Lake 1.
Dropped out
Pueblo South (8), Windsor (9).
Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 University (8) 5-1-0 106 1
2 Eaton (1) 5-1-0 90 2
3 Rocky Ford (1) 5-0-0 80 3
4 Limon 5-1-0 54 4
5 Lyons 3-2-0 46 7
6 Sterling 4-2-0 45 10
7 Brush 3-3-0 42 6
8 Strasburg 4-3-0 40 5
9 Lutheran (1) 5-1-0 35 9
10 La Junta 2-1-0 20 -
Others receiving votes:
Lamar 16, Peak to Peak 11, Basalt 8, Cedaredge 5, Fort Lupton 3, Montezuma-Cortez 3, Weld Central 1.
Dropped out
Lamar (8).