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


Fresh off its 33-0 win over Kent Denver, combined with Bayfield's 32-16 loss to Durango, the La Junta High School football team is the new No. 1 team in's Class 2A poll.

The Tigers garnered seven of 13 first-place votes.

Following La Junta in Class 2A are Platte Valley, Bayfield, Rifle, Basalt, Resurrection Christian, Salida, Berthoud, Eaton and Kent Denver.

On the "others receiving votes" list are Alameda, Alamosa, Delta, Aspen, Bennett, Pagosa Springs, Faith Christian and Middle Park.

Crowley County remained in the seventh position on the Class 1A poll. Peyton, also from the Santa Fe League, stayed at No. 4.

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

Listed as "others receiving votes" are Paonia, Jefferson, St. Mary's, Colorado Springs Christian, Yuma, Clear Creek, Olathe and Estes Park.

Despite its win over Swink, Fowler dropped from fourth to eighth on the eight-man poll. Hoehne and Holly, also from the Arkansas Valley League, stayed at fifth and sixth, respectively.

Sedgwick County is still ranked first, followed by West Grand, Mancos, Caliche, Hoehne, Holly, Rangely, Fowler, Sargent and Sanford.

Mentioned as "others receiving votes" are Simla, Akron, Merino, Norwood, Pikes Peak Christian, Soroco, Haxtun and Springfield.

In six-man football, Kit Carson stayed at No. 3, while Cheyenne Wells moved from seventh to fifth.

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

Manzanola is listed as "others receiving votes," along with Fleming, Briggsdale and Hanover.


Two local high school volleyball teams are still on their respective polls as Swink is third in Class 2A and McClave is eighth in Class 1A.

Swink rose from fourth to third. Another Santa Fe League team, Rye, remained at No. 8.

Yuma is still ranked first, followed by Meeker, Swink, Wiggins, Denver Christian, Del Norte, Union Colony, Rye, Simla and Byers.

Akron, Vail Mountain and Sanford are mentioned as "others receiving votes."

On the Class 1A poll, McClave dropped from fifth to eighth. Another High Plains League team, Kit Carson, is still the No. 1-ranked team. La Veta from the Fisher's Peak League is still ranked second. Walsh, from the Arkansas Valley League, enters the poll at No. 7.

Following Kit Carson and La Veta are Otis, Briggsdale, Weldon Valley, DeBeque, Walsh, McClave, Stratton/Liberty and Fleming.

On the "others receiving votes" category are Springfield, Dove Creek, Merino, Eads, Flagler/Hi-Plains, Belleview Christian, Sangre de Cristo and South Baca.

In Class 3A, Colorado Springs Christian rose from eighth to sixth and Manitou Springs enters at No. 7.

Lutheran is the new No. 1 team , followed by University, Eaton, Alamosa, Platte Valley, Colorado Springs Christian, Manitou Springs, Faith Christian, Eagle Ridge Academy and Aspen.

La Junta and St. Mary's are on the "others receiving votes" list as are Cedaredge, Valley, Coal Creek, Middle Park, Bishop Machebeuf, Centauri, Resurrection Christian, Sterling, Delta, Englewood and Frontier Academy.


After being absent for a week, Rocky Ford returned to the Class 3A Top 10 as the Lady Meloneers are ranked 10th.

Other Tri-Peaks League teams saw Lamar drop from fourth to fifth and St. Mary's drop from sixth to seventh.

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

La Junta is mentioned as "others receiving votes" along with Limon, Sterling, Meeker, Fort Lupton, Brush and Holyoke.