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


The La Junta High School football is still the second-ranked team on the Class 2A poll. The Tigers trail only Bayfield.

La Junta is the only Tri-Peaks League in the rankings.

Kent Denver, the Tigers' opponent this week, rose from sixth to fifth on this week's poll.

Following Bayfield and La Junta are Platte Valley, Resurrection Christian, Kent Denver, Rifle, Eaton, Basalt, Salida and Berthoud.

Listed as "others receiving votes" are Bennett, Bishop Machebeuf, Alamosa, The Academy, Moffat County, Pagosa Springs, Faith Christian, Delta, D'Evelyn and University.

Despite a loss to Limon last week, Crowley County stayed in the No. 7 position in the Class 1A poll.

One other Santa Fe League team, Peyton, rose from fifth to fourth.

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

After defeating Akron last week, Fowler reentered the eight-man poll in the No. 4 position.

Two other Arkansas Valley League teams in the Top 10 include Hoehne at No. 5 and Holly at No. 6.

Sedgwick County stayed in the top spot, followed by West Grand, Sargent, Fowler, Hoehne, Holly, Caliche, Rangely, Akron and Mancos.

The "others receiving votes" teams include Merino, Soroco, Haxtun, Sanford, Byers, Simla, Norwood, Pikes Peak Christian, Custer County, Vail Christian and Dove Creek.

Two Southeast League teams are in the six-man poll. Kit Carson is third and Cheyenne Wells is seventh.

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

Manzanola is mentioned as "others receiving votes" as are Granada, Fleming, Idalia, Weldon Valley and North Park.


Two local high school volleyball teams are in their respective Top 10s.

In Class 2A, Swink rose from fifth to fourth. Another Santa Fe League team, Rye, rose from 10th to eighth.

Yuma remained in the top spot, followed by Meeker, Wiggins, Swink, Denver Christian, Del Norte, Simla, Rye, University and Akron.

Rocky Ford and Hoehne are listed as "others receiving votes" along with Sanford, Front Range Christian, Highland, Vail Mountain, Dawson, Byers and Ignacio.

In Class 1A, McClave fell from third to fifth. Another High Plains League team, Kit Carson, is ranked first.

In the Fisher's Peak League, La Veta rose from second to fourth.

There are no Arkansas Valley League teams in the Top 10.

Following Kit Carson are La Veta, Briggsdale, Otis, McClave, Fleming, Weldon Valley, De Beque, Flagler/Hi-Plains and Dove Creek.

In the "others receiving votes" category are Stratton/Liberty, Walsh, Springfield, Cheyenne Wells, Sangre de Cristo, Belleview Christian, Haxtun, Merino, Cotopaxi.

Colorado Springs Christian is the only Tri-Peaks League team in the Class 3A Top 10 as it rose from 10th to eighth.

Eaton is still first, followed by Lutheran, University, Faith Christian, Platte Valley, Alamosa, Valley, Colorado Springs Christian, Coal Ridge and Middle Park.

Manitou Springs, St. Mary's, Lamar and Buena Vista are all mentioned as "others receiving votes." Also in this category are Aspen, Eagle Ridge Academy, Resurrection Christian, Denver Science and Tech-College View, Bayfield, Delta, Roaring Fork, Bennett, Bishop Machebeuf, KIPP Denver and Sterling.


Both La Junta and Rocky Ford have fallen out of the Class 3A Top 10. Lamar and St. Mary's are the only Tri-Peaks League team in the rankings as the Lady Savages dropped from third to fourth and the Lady Pirates rose from seventh to sixth.

University is the new top-ranked team, followed by Eaton, Strasburg, Lamar, Faith Christian, St. Mary's, Delta, Basalt, The Academy and Meeker.

Both La Junta and Rocky Ford are in the "others receiving votes" list, as are Brush, Limon, Fort Lupton, Sterling, Holyoke and Peak to Peak.