Volleyball rankings are out of the week and they include just one new number one team as Fleming takes over the top in Class 1A,  They exchange positions with defending state champion Merino who slipped to number two despite winning the Northeastern Junior College on Saturday.

A bit surprising to see Eaton still atop the 3A rankings as the Reds went 1-2 during the week.  Both losses came at their own Northern Colorado tournament against teams from larger classifications (Discovery Canyon & Brighton) so that played a role in keeping the Reds at number one.

The biggest jump from outside the rankings occurs in Class 1A as Dove Creek shot up to fifth despite being unranked last week.  They are 2-0 on the season and were helped by one first place vote.  The Bulldogs are joined by Genoa Hugo as newcomers in 1A.  Other teams new to the rankings this week are DSST-Montview, Bayfield, Faith Christian, Holy Family, Highlands Ranch and Castle View.

Below are the top 10 teams in each class as voted upon by coaches throughout the state and released by CHSAA earlier in the day.


  1. Fleming
  2. Merino
  3. Briggsdale
  4. Wiley
  5. Dove Creek
  6. Haxtun
  7. Kit Carson
  8. Simla
  9. Genoa Hugo
  10. Sangre De Cristo

Next 5:  Stratton, McClave, Cheraw, Belleview Christian, Cotopaxi



  1. Wiggins
  2. Sedgwick County
  3. Meeker
  4. Hoehne
  5. Dayspring Christian
  6. Denver Christian
  7. Yuma
  8. Fowler
  9. Holyoke
  10. Limon

Next 5:  Vail Christian, Sargent, Lyons, Addenbrooke Academy, Olathe



  1. Eaton
  2. University
  3. Sterling
  4. Lamar
  5. Lutheran
  6. Resurrection Christian
  7. DSST-Montview
  8. Bayfield
  9. Platte Valley
  10. Faith Christian

Next 5:  Montezuma Cortez, Liberty Common, Colorado Academy, Centauri, tie between James Irwin & Valley



  1. Palmer Ridge
  2. Cheyenne Mountain
  3. Windsor
  4. Thompson Valley
  5. Thomas Jefferson
  6. Niwot
  7. Coronado
  8. Discovery Canyon
  9. Mead
  10. Holy Family

Next 5:  Lewis Palmer, Classical Academy, tie between Mullen & Niwot, Montrose



  1. Grandview
  2. Chaparral
  3. Cherry Creek
  4. Rampart
  5. Mountain Vista
  6. Valor Christian
  7. Ralston Valley
  8. Legend
  9. HIghlands Ranch
  10. Castle View

Next 5:  Lakewood, Cherokee Trail, Pueblo West, Douglas County, LIberty