The Colorado High School Activities Association announced its weekly fall sports polls on Monday. The polls were posted on the web site on Monday.


After a tough game with Pagosa Springs, the La Junta High School football team remained in the second position in the Class 2A poll.

The Tigers trail only Bayfield in the rankings.

Following Bayfield and La Junta are Platte Valley, Resurrection Christian, Rifle, Kent Denver, Basalt, Bennett, Eaton and D'Evelyn.

The Classical Academy, which was ranked ninth last week, fell out of the Top 10, but is listed as "others receiving votes." The Tigers' opponent this week, Alamosa, is also mentioned in this category.

Also receiving votes were Faith Christian, Salida, Delta, Englewood, Berthoud, Aspen, Bishop Machebeuf, Pagosa Springs and University.

In the Class 1A poll, Crowley County rose from eighth to seventh. Peyton is the only other Santa Fe League team in the rankings as it is fifth.

Strasburg is still ranked first, followed by Limon, Centauri, Burlington, Peyton, Wray, Crowley County, Meeker, Holyoke and Cornerstone Christian.

Listed as "others receiving votes" are Monte Vista, Colorado Springs Christian, Buena Vista, Yuma, Paonia, Hotchkiss and Cedaredge.

After losing its season opener, Fowler has dropped out the eight-man Top 10. Hoehne, which also lost, remained in the rankings, but fell from fourth to eighth, and Holly dropped from third to sixth.

Sedgwick County remains the top-ranked team, followed by West Grand, Merino, Akron, Sargent, Holly, Caliche, Hoehne, Rangely and Soroco.

Fowler is listed as "others receiving votes," along with Sanford, Haxtun, Norwood, Simla, Byers, Hayden, Mancos, Pikes Peak Christian, Custer County, Dayspring Christian and Vail Christian.

Two Southeast League teams, Kit Carson and Cheyenne Wells, are in the six-man Top 10. Kit Carson remained in the third position and Cheyenne Wells is still seventh.

Stratton/Liberty is still ranked first, followed by Otis, Kit Carson, Prairie, Arickaree/Woodlin, Peetz, Cheyenne Wells, Flagler/Hi-Plains, Fleming and Briggsdale.

In the "others receiving votes" category are Cotopaxi, La Veta, Idalia, Weldon Valley and Genoa-Hugo.


Two local high school volleyball teams, Swink and Fowler, are in this week's Class 2A poll. Swink rose from seventh to fifth and Fowler debuted in the No. 8 position.

Another Santa Fe League team, Rye, enters the poll at No. 10.

Yuma is still first followed by Meeker, Wiggins, Simla, Swink, Denver Christian, Del Norte, Fowler, Limon and Rye.

Rocky Ford and Hoehne are mentioned as "others receiving votes," along with Byers, Custer County, Ignacio, Lyons, Paonia, Sanford, Vail Mountain, Dolores, Highland and Union Colony.

After winning four matches this past weekend, McClave rose from sixth to third on the Class 1A poll.

Kit Carson, which also represents the High Plains League, is still ranked first. La Veta, from the Fisher's Peak League, fell from second to fourth.

Following Kit Carson are Otis, McClave, La Veta, Briggsdale, Fleming, Dove Creek, Genoa-Hugo/Karval, DeBeque and Weldon Valley.

Cheraw is on the "others receiving votes" list, as are Cheyenne Wells and Springfield. Also on the list are Flagler/Hi-Plains, Merino and Sangre de Cristo.

In the Class 3A poll, Lamar dropped out of the Top 10, but Colorado Springs Christian debuted at No. 10.

Eaton is ranked first, followed by Lutheran, University, Faith Christian, Platte Valley, Valley, Resurrection Christian, Alamosa, Middle Park and Colorado Springs Christian.

Lamar and Manitou Springs are mentioned as "others receiving votes," as are Coal Ridge, Roaring Fork and Sterling.


In the Class 3A softball poll, Lamar rose from fourth to third, Rocky Ford dropped from seventh to eighth, St. Mary's rose from 10th to seventh and La Junta fell out of the Top 10.

Strasburg is still first, followed by University, Lamar, Eaton, Faith Christian, Delta, St. Mary's, Rocky Ford, Brush and Basalt.

La Junta is listed as "others receiving votes," as are The Academy, Meeker, Limon, Peak to Peak, Sterling, Aspen and Burlington.