The Colorado High School Activities Association released its weekly fall sports polls on Monday. The rankings were posted on the website.


Following its 10-7 loss to top-ranked Kent Denver, the La Junta High School football team fell one spot in the Class 2A poll. The Tigers dropped from the fourth to the fifth position.

Two other Tri-Peaks League teams are also ranked. The Classical Academy remained in the third position, while Salida stayed at No. 9.

Following Kent Denver are Bayfield, Classical Academy, Platte Valley, La Junta, Sterling, Faith Christian, Alamosa, Salida and Basalt.

Listed as "others receiving votes" are Aspen, Bishop Machbeuf, Valley, Eaton, Coal Ridge, D'Evelyn, Elizabeth and Delta.

Crowley County made its return to the Class 1A poll as the Chargers are ranked ninth.

Bennett is the top-ranked team, followed by Meeker, Strasburg, Centauri, Limon, Paonia, Platte Canyon, Peyton, Crowley County and Clear Creek.

Rocky Ford is mentioned as "others receiving votes," as are Burlington, Cornerstone Christian, Buena Vista, Cedaredge, Grand Valley, Colorado Springs Christian, Monte Vista and Hotckiss.

Hoehne and Fowler represent the Southern League in the eight-man poll as the teams are fifth and eighth, respectively. Holly and McClave are Southeast League representatives as they are second and 10th, respectively.

Sedgwick County is ranked first, followed by Holly, Haxtun, West Grand, Hoehne, Merino, Fowler, Dayspring Christian, Sargent and McClave.

In the "others receiving votes" category are Norwood, Gilpin County, Soroco, Mancos, Akron and Caliche.

In the six-man poll, Cheyenne Wells and Kit Carson represent the Southeast League as they are third and sixth, respectively.

Peetz is the No. 1-ranked team, followed by Stratton/Liberty. Cheyenne Wells, Otis, Prairie, Kit Carson, North Park, Cotopaxi, Fleming and Sierra Grande.

Listed as "others receiving votes" are Genoa-Hugo, La Veta, Arickaree/Woodlin and Weldon Valley.


Two local high school volleyball teams are listed in their respective rankings.

In Class 2A, Swink rose from sixth to fifth. Hoehne also represents the Santa Fe League in the ninth position.

Yuma is ranked first, followed by Lyons, Dayspring Christian, Simla, Swink, Paonia, Denver Christian, Dolores, Hoehne and Wiggins.

Fowler, Rocky Ford and John Mall are mentioned as "others receiving votes," along with Meeker, Dawson School, Ignacio, Union Colony, Wray and Telluride.

McClave is in the Class 1A poll and it rose from fifth to fourth. Kit Carson also represents the High Plains League and it is at the top of the rankings.

Holly and Wiley represent the Arkansas Valley League in the third and ninth positions, respectively, and La Veta represents the Fisher's Peak League at No. 5.

Following Kit Carson are Fleming, Holly, McClave, La Veta, Otis, Flagler/Hi-Plains, Briggsdale, Wiley and Belleview Christian.

Kim/Branson, Eads and Cheyenne Wells are mentioned as "others receiving votes," as are Pike's Peak Christian, Weldon Valley and Dove Creek.

Lamar is the only team from the Tri-Peaks League in the Class 3A poll as the Lady Savages rose from eighth to sixth.

Eaton is the top-ranked team, followed by University, Resurrection Christian, Lutheran, Faith Christian, Lamar, Bayfield, Valley, Bishop Machebeuf and Bennett.

Tri-Peaks teams mentioned as "others receiving votes" are Colorado Springs Christian, Vanguard and Manitou Springs. Others in this category are Middle Park, Coal Ridge, Centauri, Platte Valley, The Academy, Sterling, Frontier Academy, Aspen, Colorado Academy, Pagosa Springs, Weld Central and Jefferson Academy.


Two teams from the Tri-Peaks League are in the Class 3A softball poll as Rocky Ford remained at No. 4, while Lamar dropped from sixth to seventh.

Strasburg is ranked first, followed by Eaton, Brush, Rocky Ford, University, Meeker, Lamar, Weld Central, Faith Christian and Limon.

Despite its 14-13 win over Rocky Ford, La Junta fell out of the Top 10. It and St. Mary's are mentioned as "others receiving votes," as are Delta, Basalt, Valley, Cedaredge and Sterling.