The Colorado High School Activities Association released its weekly fall sports polls on Monday. They are posted on the web site.


With its 47-0 win Friday at Raton (N.M.), the La Junta High School football team remained in the No. 2 position in the Class 2A poll.

The Tigers are ranked only behind Bayfield, which also won in New Mexico on Friday.

One other Tri-Peaks League team, The Classical Academy, is also ranked as it dropped from eighth to ninth. Another La Junta opponent, Kent Denver, dropped from third to fourth.

Following Bayfield and La Junta are Platte Valley, Kent Denver, Faith Christian, Resurrection Christian, Rifle, Basalt, TCA and Bennett.

Two more La Junta opponents, Alamosa and Elizabeth, are mentioned as "others receiving votes." Also listed in this category are Eaton, D'Evelyn, Sterling, Salida, Alameda, Riverdale Ridge, Berthoud and Delta.

Crowley County rose a position in the Class 1A poll as the Chargers moved from ninth to eighth.

Another Santa Fe League school, Peyton, remained the sixth-ranked team.

Strasburg is the top-ranked team, followed by Limon, Burlington, Centauri, Wray, Peyton, Paonia, Crowley County, Meeker and Monte Vista.

Listed as "others receiving votes" are Yuma, Florence, Colorado Springs Christian, Buena Vista, Cornerstone Christian, Platte Canyon, Holyoke, Olathe and Highland.

In the eight-man poll, Fowler rose from seventh to sixth. Two other Arkansas Valley teams, Holly and Hoehne, are third and fourth, respectively.

Sedgwick County remained the No. 1 team, followed by West Grand, Holly, Hoehne, Caliche, Fowler, Merino, Akron, Sargent and Sanford.

Springfield, also from the AVL, and Custer County from the Southern League are mentioned as "others receiving votes." Also listed are Rangely, Pikes Peak Christian, Dayspring Christian, Haxtun, Mancos, Norwood and Soroco.

Two teams from the Southeast League, Kit Carson and Cheyenne Wells, are second and sixth, respectively, on the six-man poll. La Veta, from the South-Central League, is ranked ninth.

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

Granada is on the "others receiving votes" list, as are North Park, Cotopaxi, Briggsdale and Idalia.


Despite winning its first three matches, Swink dropped from sixth to seventh on the Class 2A volleyball poll.

Hoehne, which was ranked 10th last week, dropped out of the rankings.

Yuma is the top-ranked team, followed by Meeker, Simla, Wiggins, Lyons, Denver Christian, Swink, Del Norte, Limon and Dolores.

Rye, Fowler and Rocky Ford are listed as "others receiving votes," along with Ignacio, Hotchkiss, Union Colony, Dayspring Christian, Highland and Vail Mountain.

In the Class 1A poll, McClave fell from fifth to sixth. Another High Plains League team, Kit Carson, is ranked first, La Veta, from the Fisher's Peak League, is second and Wiley, from the Arkansas Valley League, is ranked eighth.

Following Kit Carson and La Veta are Otis, Fleming, Genoa-Hugo/Karval, McClave, Briggsdale, Wiley, DeBeque and Dove Creek.

Springfield is listed as "others receiving votes." Also in this category are Flagler/Hi-Plains, Haxtun, Sangre de Cristo, Merino and Weldon Valley.

Only one Tri-Peaks League team is in the Class 3A Top 10 as Lamar remained in the ninth position.

Eaton is ranked first, followed by Lutheran, Faith Christian, University, Valley, Coal Ridge, Platte Valley, Resurrection Christian, Lamar and Centauri.

Buena Vista and Manitou Springs are mention as "others receiving votes," along with Middle Park, The Pinnacle, Alamosa, Aspen, Bayfield, Bennett and Pagosa Springs.


Both the La Junta and Rocky Ford softball teams had a rough time at the Eaton Tournament this past weekend. Despite that, the teams did drop out of the Top 10 in the Class 3A poll.

Rocky Ford rose from ninth to seventh and La Junta dropped from fourth to ninth.

Two other Tri-Peaks League teams are also listed. Lamar, rose from seventh to fourth, while St. Mary's debuted at No. 10.

Strasburg is still ranked first, followed by University, Eaton, Lamar, Faith Christian, Brush, Rocky Ford, Sterling, La Junta and St. Mary's.

Listed as "others receiving votes" are Limon, Meeker, Burlington, Delta, The Academy, Basalt, Peak to Peak, Holyoke and Valley.