FOOTBALL RANKINGS (2A-1A-8MAN-6MAN)

Since most of the ranked teams from last week’s Colorado Preps rankings were winners in week five, there are very few changes in our new set of polls.  Key results that caused movement were La Junta’s win over Classical Academy in 2A, Haxtun’s win at Dayspring Christian in 8man and La Veta’s big victory over Cotopaxi in the six man division.
These rankings are from Colorado Preps and are not included in the weekly CHSAA polls.  Those official rankings are released each Monday.
 

CLASS 2A

  1. Kent Denver (5-0)
  2. Bayfield (5-0)
  3. Platte Valley (5-0)
  4. La Junta (4-1)
  5. Classical Academy (4-1)
  6. Sterling (4-1)
  7. Alamosa (4-1)
  8. Faith Christian (4-1)
  9. Basalt (4-1)
  10. Salida (5-0)

OTHERS:  Aspen (5-0), Machebeuf (5-0), Eaton (3-2), Valley (4-1), D’Evelyn (2-3), Pagosa Springs (3-2)
NOTES:  The only change is the rankings this week involve spots four and five as La Junta used their win over Classical Academy to climb past the Titans and into the fourth spot.  The Titans fell just one spot with the loss because they have a win over Sterling earlier in the season.  The rest of the polls remain unchanged as all other teams posted wins.  Those results also prevent Aspen and Machebeuf from moving into the rankings despite perfect 5-0 records.
 

CLASS 1A

  1. Bennett (5-0)
  2. Meeker (5-0)
  3. Strasburg (4-1)
  4. Centauri (5-0)
  5. Paonia (4-1)
  6. Limon (4-1)
  7. Platte Canyon (4-0)
  8. Crowley County (5-1)
  9. Burlington (3-2)
  10. Cornerstone Christian (4-1)

OTHERS:  Peyton (4-1), Colorado Springs Christian (4-1), Monte Vista (3-2), Olathe (3-2), Clear Creek (4-1), Manual (4-1)
NOTES:  Nine teams from our Colorado Preps top ten posted double digit wins last week and the 10th, Centauri, worked through a bye week.  As a result, the teams stay in the exact same order as a week ago.  Peyton, Colorado Springs Christian, Monte Vista, Olathe and Manual are other teams that picked up wins last week and that group continues to push for a spot in the rankings.  Clear Creek fell back in the pack a bit following a lopsided loss at top ranked Bennett.
 

EIGHT-MAN

  1. Sedgwick County (4-0)
  2. Haxtun (5-0)
  3. Holly (4-0)
  4. Hoehne (4-1)
  5. West Grand (5-0)
  6. Fowler (5-0)
  7. Dayspring Christian (3-2)
  8. Merino (5-0)
  9. Gilpin County (4-1)
  10. Sargent (2-3)

OTHERS:  McClave (4-1), Mancos (4-1), Norwood (3-1), Soroco (4-1),
NOTES:  Haxtun secured their hold on the number two spot in our rankings with an impressive road win at Dayspring Christian last Friday.  The Bulldogs now challenge top ranked Sedgwick County in another huge Plains league matchup.  With Dayspring’s loss, they dropped to seventh allowing West Grand and Fowler to both bump up one position.  Fowler takes on Hoehne in what should be the Southern conference title game.  The rest of the poll is unchanged except for the addition of Sargent.  They replace Caliche in the rankings this week following a loss to Merino.  Caliche does have a win over Sargent and that’s why we kept the Farmers out of the polls last week even with their impressive win over Norwood.  But the Farmers are now playing their best football of the season so we moved them back in despite the early loss to Caliche.  Injuries also played a role in their 0-3 start.
 

SIX-MAN

  1. Peetz (4-0)
  2. Stratton/Liberty (5-0)
  3. Cheyenne Wells (5-0)
  4. Prairie (5-0)
  5. Otis (5-0)
  6. Kit Carson (4-1)
  7. North Park (3-1)
  8. Genoa Hugo (3-2)
  9. Fleming (2-3)
  10. La Veta (4-1)

OTHERS:  Sierra Grande (5-0), Cotopaxi (4-1), Eads (3-2)
NOTES:  For the most part, it was business as usual for top 10 teams last week.  Nine of ten picked up easy wins with Cotopaxi as the exception.  The Pirates were ranked 8th last week but were taken out by La Veta 71-38 inside conference play.  The loss dropped Cotopaxi from the rankings and they were replaced by the Redskins at #10.  Genoa Hugo and Fleming also bumped one position.  Unbeaten Sierra Grande also received consideration for the vacancy but we went with La Veta based on strength of schedule.  They have the win over Cotopaxi and also played #7 North Park very well earlier in the season.  The two rivals though get to settle on the field as they lineup this coming week.

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