FOOTBALL RANKINGS – COLORADO PREPS (3A-4A-5A)

Football Rankings
Few changes in either the 5A or 4A football rankings by Colorado Preps this week but two newcomers can be found in Class 3A.

While Classes 4A and 5A remain virtually consistent from last week there are quite a few changes to our 3A poll this week; including two newcomers.

These rankings are from Colorado Preps and are not included in the weekly polls released by CHSAA.  CHSAA releases a new set of polls each Monday through statewide voting of coaches and media representatives.  Our rankings are also not part of the RPI standings which will determine playoff wildcards in all three classifications.

 

CLASS 5A

  1. Valor Christian (6-0)
  2. Eaglecrest (6-0)
  3. Pomona (4-2)
  4. Mullen (3-3)
  5. Regis (5-1)
  6. Columbine (5-1)
  7. Cherry Creek (4-2)
  8. Grandview (4-2)
  9. Highlands Ranch (5-1)
  10. Fairview (5-1)

 

TEAMS TO WATCH:  Northglenn (5-1), Horizon (4-2), Chaparral (4-2), Lakewood (5-1), Fountain Fort Carson (4-2), Doherty (4-2), Arvada West (5-1)

NOTES:  With Fairview the only ranked team to suffer a loss last week, the changes in the 5A poll are minimal.  The Knights lost one spot in the rankings to number ten and Highlands Ranch bumped up one position to ninth.  The Falcons scored a big win over Lakewood on Saturday knocking the Tigers from the unbeaten ranks.

 

CLASS 4A

  1. Ponderosa (6-0)
  2. Pine Creek (5-1)
  3. Windsor (5-1)
  4. Chatfield (5-1)
  5. Fruita Monument (5-1)
  6. Pueblo West (6-0)
  7. Pueblo South (5-1)
  8. Loveland (6-0)
  9. Monarch (6-0)
  10. Rampart (4-2)

 

TEAMS TO WATCH:  Skyline (5-1), Montrose (4-2), Rampart (4-2), Greeley West (4-2), Brighton (4-2), Cheyenne Mountain (5-1), Broomfield (2-4), Standley Lake (5-1), Mesa Ridge (4-2)

NOTES:  The top nine teams from our poll last week were all winners in week six so they remain in the same position as a week ago.  A few of the teams were pushed last week as Windsor held off Mountain View 21-14 and Loveland got by Broomfield 28-21.  Monarch also remained in the top ten with a crazy 52-42 win over Skyline.  Both teams were unbeaten going in and the Coyotes rallied from a 13-0 deficit early in the game.  Skyline barely lost their spot to Rampart this week.  We moved the Rams into the rankings as their loss to Monarch was by seven points to compared to 10 for Falcons.  Plus, Rampart has played a slightly more difficult schedule.  Montrose was also given strong consideration but one of the Indians losses is against a 3A program (Palisade).

 

CLASS 3A

  1. Mead (6-0)
  2. Palmer Ridge (6-0)
  3. Erie (6-0)
  4. Roosevelt (4-2)
  5. Silver Creek (4-2)
  6. Longmont (3-3)
  7. Berthoud (5-1)
  8. Harrison (6-0)
  9. Evergreen (5-1)
  10. Palisade (4-2)

 

TEAMS TO WATCH:  Skyview (5-1), Rifle (5-1), Holy Family (4-2), Denver North (6-0), Thomas Jefferson (5-1), Canon City (5-1), Frederick (5-1), Fort Morgan (3-3), Discovery Canyon (3-3), Pueblo East (1-5)

NOTES:  With conference play finally underway, there is some movement among the top teams in Class 3A.  Mead and Palmer Ridge both picked up convincing wins to stay 1-2 in the poll.  Erie earned a second straight impressive win by downing Berthoud last week and the Tigers bump to third this week.  Roosevelt, coming off the loss to Mead, drops one spot to fourth as we keep them ahead of Silver Creek since they beat the Raptors head-to-head earlier.  Berthoud slipped two spots with the loss to Erie.  Harrison stayed perfect and improved by two spots thanks to their win and losses by Skyview and Holy Family.  Evergreen moved into the rankings by beating Skyview last week.  The Cougars lone loss is against Harrison by just three points.  And Palisade rejoins the rankings this week at number ten.  They edged league rival Rifle for the vacancy as they have a win over Montrose and Rifle lost to the Indians in their first game.  Palisade’s other loss is to Holy Family in lopsided fashion but we still moved the Bulldogs ahead since the Tigers are a much different team because of injuries at the quarterback position.

 

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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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