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

Each Sunday through the regular season, Colorado Preps will announce top 10 rankings in all classes.  This week we break down the rankings into two stories and below you will see classes 6-man, 8-man, 1A and 2A.  There are just three newcomers across those four classes but the order has changed in every division.

Also note that the first RPI standings of the fall season are expected on Tuesday.  The standings there determine which teams, other than conference champions, qualify for the playoffs.

 

SIX-MAN

#1 Peetz (3-0)

#2 Stratton/Liberty (3-0)

#3 Cheyenne Wells (3-0)

#4 Kit Carson (3-0)

#5 Prairie (3-0)

#6 Otis (3-0)

#7 North Park (2-1)

#8 Cotopaxi (3-0)

#9 Fleming (1-2)

#10 Genoa Hugo (1-2)

 

OTHERS:  La Veta (2-1), Sierra Grande (3-0), Idalia (1-2), Arickaree/Woodlin (1-2), Hanover (2-1)

NOTES:  Not much movement this week as only two ranked clubs ended up on the short end last week.  Fleming lost by two points to an out-of-state opponent and La Veta was upended at #7 North Park by just five points.  Both teams basically lost one spot in our rankings as Fleming fell to 9th and La Veta to 11th.  Cotopaxi moved up one spot to 8th and Genoa Hugo, with a below five hundred record against a strong schedule, moved back into the rankings at #10.

 

EIGHT-MAN

#1 Sedgwick County (2-0)

#2 Dayspring Christian (3-0)

#3 Norwood (2-0)

#4 Haxtun (3-0)

#5 Holly (3-0)

#6 Hoehne (3-0)

#7 West Grand (3-0)

#8 Fowler (3-0)

#9 Merino (3-0)

#10 Soroco (3-1)

 

OTHERS:  McClave (3-0), Hayden (3-0), Gilpin County (2-1), Pikes Peak Christian (2-1), Caliche (2-2), Akron (1-2), Sargent (0-4), Mancos (2-1)

NOTES:  Holly earned the biggest win of the week as the Wildcats went on the road and upended Hoehne 33-14.  Despite the win, Holly bumped just one spot as the four other teams ahead of them all posted impressive wins as well.  Hoehne dropped three spots to sixth.  Fowler and Merino also exchanged positions.  Fowler scored a nice win over Sargent while Merino survived against a Rocky Mountain Lutheran team (26-20) that had lost to Haxtun by 40 points the week before.

 

CLASS 1A

#1 Bennett (3-0)

#2 Meeker (3-0)

#3 Strasburg (2-1)

#4 Centauri (4-0)

#5 Limon (3-0)

#6 Paonia (2-1)

#7 Platte Canyon (3-0)

#8 Wray (2-1)

#9 Monte Vista (2-1)

#10 Highland (2-2)

 

OTHERS:  Peyton (2-1), Crowley County (3-1), Olathe (2-1), Burlington (2-1), Clear Creek (3-0), Manual (3-0), Holyoke (2-1), Colorado Springs Christian (2-1)

NOTES:  The sixth position is where we see our first change for the week where Paonia climbs two spots to get there.  The Eagles scored a nice win over Ridgeview Academy and got help in our rankings by Monte Vista’s loss and Platte Canyon’s narrow home win over Buena Vista (22-20).  Paonia is 2-1 with a six-point loss to #4 Centauri as their only blemish.  Monte Vista lost three spots to ninth while Platte Canyon stayed put at number seven.  Wray is the lone newcomer as they join in at number eight after picking up a road win at Highland.  The Huskies (2-2) remain in our Top 10 despite the loss as they have a win over Peyton head-to-head and a tougher schedule than Crowley County.  The Panthers and Chargers were the other teams that drew consideration from us.

 

CLASS 2A

#1 Kent Denver (3-0)

#2 Bayfield (3-0)

#3 La Junta (3-0)

#4 Classical Academy (3-0)

#5 Platte Valley (3-0)

#6 Sterling (2-1)

#7 Alamosa (3-1)

#8 Faith Christian (2-1)

#9 Basalt (2-1)

#10 D’Evelyn (1-2)

 

OTHERS:  Salida (4-0), Aspen (3-0), Valley (3-0), Machebeuf (3-0), Eaton (2-1), Elizabeth (2-1)

NOTES:  Our rankings in 2A this week is a perfect example of how we use strength of schedule in placing teams in the top 10.  Our poll this week includes four teams with one loss and a fifth sitting at 1-2 but leaves out four teams with unbeaten records.  Teams placed six through ten have a combined six losses but five are against teams ranked in the top five.  The sixth is by Basalt who dropped a zero-week game to 3A unbeaten Rifle, but they also have a win over Delta who was ranked a week ago.  Meanwhile, the four unbeatens do not have a win over a team with a winning record thus far.  Their opponents have combined for just eight wins on the season.  May not be fair because teams play the schedules put in front of them but strength of schedule is second behind head-to-head results in our criteria.

 

 


Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer is the founder and owner of the Colorado Preps Network which debuted in the summer of 2003. Kevin and his wife Lanette reside in Fort Morgan and are the proud parents of Lexi and Tyler.

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