The Colorado High School Activities Association released this week's rankings on Monday. The polls are on the website.


After its 21-11 win over The Classical Academy last Friday, the La Junta High School football team moved from fifth to fourth in the Class 2A poll.

TCA remained in the Top 10 but it dropped from fourth to fifth. Salida is also in the rankings at No. 8 — up one spot from last week.

Kent Denver is still the top-ranked team, followed by Bayfield, Platte Valley, La Junta, The Classical Academy, Sterling, Faith Christian, Salida, Alamosa and Aspen.

Also receiving votes were Basalt, Bishop Machebeuf, Valley, Eaton and Coal Ridge.

In Class 1A, Crowley County also advanced a spot as it rose from ninth to eighth.

Bennett is ranked first, followed by Meeker, Strasburg, Centauri, Limon, Paonia, Platte Canyon, Crowley County, Burlington and Peyton.

Rocky Ford is listed as "others receiving votes" as are Cornerstone Christian, Buena Vista, Colorado Springs Christian, Monte Vista, Clear Creek and Olathe.

Fowler remained at No. 7 in the eight-man poll. Hoehne also represents the Southern League as it is fifth, and Holly represents the Southeast League at No. 2.

Sedgwick County is first, followed by Holly, Haxtun, West Grand, Hoehne, Merino, Fowler, Dayspring Christian, Sargent and Gilpin County.

McClave dropped out of the Top 10, but is mentioned as "others receiving votes," along with Custer County, Norwood, Akron, Soroco and Caliche.

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

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

Eads is on the "others receiving votes" list along with Sierra Grande and Cotopaxi.


Two local high school volleyball teams are in the rankings as Swink is fifth in Class 2A and McClave is seventh in Class 1A.

Hoehne also represents the Santa Fe League at No. 5.

Yuma is the top-ranked team in Class 2A, followed by Lyons, Dayspring Christian, Hoehne, Swink, Simla, Paonia, Denver Christian, Dolores and Haxtun.

Fowler is listed as "others receiving votes" as are Wiggins, Ignacio, Union Colony, John Mall, Meeker, Wray and Telluride.

Topping the Class 1A poll is Kit Carson from the High Plains League. Another HPL team in the Top 10 is Eads at No. 10. Holly and Wiley represent the Arkansas Valley League at No. 4 and 6, respectively, and La Veta represents the Fisher's Peak League at No. 3.

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

Kim/Branson and Cheyenne Wells are mentioned as "others receiving votes," along with Elbert, Cotopaxi, Sangre de Cristo, Arickaree, Front Range Baptist and Weldon Valley.

Lamar is the only Tri-Peaks League team in the Class 3A poll as the Lady Savages rose from sixth to fourth.

Eaton is No. 1, followed by University, Resurrection Christian, Lamar, Faith Christian, Lutheran, Centauri, Coal Ridge, Bennett and Bayfield.

Colorado Springs Christian and Vanguard are mentioned as "others receiving votes," as are Valley, Bishop Machebeuf, Middle Park, Paltte Valley, Sterling and Aspen.


After a week out of the rankings, La Junta returned to the Class 3A Top 10 in the 10th position. Rocky Ford remained at No. 4 and Lamar rose from seventh to fifth.

Strasburg is ranked first, followed by Eaton, Brush, Rocky Ford, Lamar, Meeker, University, Faith Christian, Weld Central and La Junta.

St. Mary's is listed as "others receiving votes," along with Limon, Sterling, Valley, Basalt, Delta and Fort Lupton.