The Colorado High School Activities Association released its weekly fall sports polls on Monday. The polls were posted on the website.


Despite a 21-13 win over Elizabeth last Friday, the La Junta high School football team dropped from third to fourth in the Class 2A poll.

Kent Denver, the Tigers' opponent this week, is ranked first and Bayfield is second. The Classical Academy jumped from fourth to third.

Another Tri-Peaks League school, Salida, entered the top 10 in the ninth position. Rounding out the Top 10 are Platte Valley in fifth, followed by Sterling, Faith Christian, Alamosa, Salida and Basalt.

Listed as "others receiving votes" are Valley, Aspen, Eaton, D'Evelyn, Delta and Elizabeth.

In Class 1A, Bennett remained the top-ranked team, followed by Meeker, Strasburg, Limon, Centauri, Paonia, Platte Canyon, Monte Vista, Wray and Peyton.

Crowley County and Rocky Ford are in the "others receiving votes" category along with Burlington, Grand Valley, Olathe, Clear Creek, Highland and Mullen.

Two local schools are in the eight-man poll as Fowler moved from the eighth to the seventh position and McClave debuted at No. 10.

Another Southeast League team, Holly, is in the third position and another Southern League team, Hoehne, is ranked eighth.

Sedgwick County is still ranked No. 1, followed by Dayspring Christian, Holly, Norwood, West Grand, Haxtun, Fowler, Hoehne, Merino and McClave.

Mentioned as "others receiving votes" are Soroco, Hayden, Akron, Caliche, Gilpin County and Mancos.

Two Southeast League teams are in the six-man poll as Cheyenne Wells is third and Kit Carson is fifth.

Stratton/Liberty is ranked first, followed by Peetz, Cheyenne Wells, Otis, Kit Carson, Prairie, North Park, Fleming, Cotopaxi and La Veta.

Listed in the "others receiving votes" category are Genoa-Hugo, Arickaree/Woodlin, Sierra Grande and Idalia.


Two local high school volleyball teams are in the Class 2A poll as Swink is sixth and Fowler is 10th. Another Santa Fe League school, Hoehne, is ranked eighth.

Yuma is the new No. 1-ranked team, followed by Lyons, Dayspring Christian, Paonia, Simla, Swink, Denver Christian, Hoehne, Meeker and Fowler.

Rocky Ford and John Mall are listed as "others receiving votes" as are Dolores, Union Colony, Ignacio, Dawson School, Wiggins, Custer County, Telluride, Vail Mountain and Wray.

McClave is still ranked in the Class 1A poll in the fifth position. Another High Plains League program, Kit Carson is the top-ranked team and there are two Arkansas Valley League teams in the Top 10 as Holly is fourth and Wiley is seventh. La Veta represents the Fisher's Peak League as it is ranked third.

Following Kit Carson are Fleming, La Veta, Holly, McClave, Otis, Wiley, Briggsdale, Flagler/Hi-Plains and Belleview Christian.

Kim/Branson, Eads, Cheyenne Wells and South Baca are mentioned as "others receiving votes" along with Stratton/Liberty and Weldon Valley.

Lamar is the only Tri-Peaks League team in the Class 3A poll as the Lady Savages are ranked eighth.

Eaton is the top-ranked team, followed by University, Resurrection Christian, Faith Christian, Valley, Bayfield, Lutheran, Lamar, Middle Park and Bishop Machebeuf.

Colorado Springs Christian, Vanguard and Manitou Springs all received votes as did Bennett, Coal Ridge, Frontier Academy, Centauri, Prospect Ridge Academy, Platte Valley, The Academy, Sterling, Jefferson Academy, Pagosa Springs, Weld Central, Alamosa and Colorado Academy.


Three Tri-Peaks League high school softball teams continue to be ranked in the Class 3A poll as Rocky Ford is fourth, Lamar is sixth and La Junta is eighth.

Strasburg is ranked first, followed by Brush, Eaton, Rocky Ford, University, Lamar, Weld Central, La Junta, Basalt and Limon.

St. Mary's and Florence are mentioned as "others receiving votes" as are Faith Christian, Meeker, Valley, Cedaredge, Sterling, Delta, The Academy and Burlington.