With Colorado Springs Christian moving past St Mary’s over the weekend, Sterling was the easy choice as the new number one but after that, the Class 3A rankings have plenty of questions but we try to provide answers.


#1 Sterling (18-0)
#2 Colorado Springs Christian (16-2)
#3 St Mary’s (17-1)
#4 Lamar (17-1)
#5 Centauri (18-1)
#6 Liberty Common (16-1)
#7 Pagosa Springs (14-3)
#8 Manitou Springs (11-7)
#9 Faith Christian (13-5)
#10 Colorado Academy (14-4)
TEAMS TO WATCH:  Eaton (13-4), St Mary’s Academy (14-4), Lutheran (10-7), Resurrection Christian (13-5), Trinidad (12-6), Grand Valley (11-6), Moffat County (13-4)
NOTES:  The three state powers inside the Tri Peaks are the most difficult to rank this week as Colorado Springs Christian, in handing St Mary’s their first loss, created a three-way tie with Lamar for the conference lead.  And since they’ve basically beaten one another through the season, we used the margin of victory in their head-to-head games to place them in the poll.  CSCS finished with a plus 12 so we moved them to second with St Mary’s (-5) slightly ahead of Lamar (-7).  Liberty Common is the hard luck team this week as they fall two spots despite moving to 16-1 overall.  We simply had to make room for Colorado Springs Christian and we could not let Centauri fall out of the top five as they posted a very impressive win at Pagosa Springs on Saturday to clinch the Intermountain crown.  Liberty Common can make up ground this week as they finish regular season play against St Mary’s in Colorado Springs on Friday.   League championships will be decided this week as Academy goes to Clear Creek in the Frontier and Venture Prep meets Eagle Ridge Academy in the Confluence.  Spots two through five in the Metro will clear up with two meetings on Wednesday night and the Western Slope will sort out their top three with games on Friday and Saturday.


Academy at Clear Creek
Jefferson Academy at Colorado Academy
St Mary’s Academy at Lutheran
Venture Prep at Eagle Ridge Academy
Liberty Common at St Mary’s
Lutheran at Sterling
Delta at Moffat County
Moffat County at Cedaredge
Grand Valley at Delta