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Rankings remix for Oct. 12, Valor Christian is No. 3

Every Monday morning, you will be able to find CoachesAid.com's updated football rankings. Read on to find out what teams moved where from last week's preseason rankings. Here are Colorado latest polls.


By JEFF LETOFSKY
CoachesAid.com


CLASS 5A

Rankings Remix Colorado

Your weekly look at the latest rankings.

1. Mullen (6-0) another shutout this time 40-0 over Arapahoe

2. Pomona (6-0) proves its mettle with 42-21 win over No. 5 Chatfield

3. Fort Collins (6-0) blanks Horizon 28-0 to stay in top 3

4. Fairview (6-0) 28-14 over Legacy to keep pace

5. Chatfield (5-1) runs into buzzsaw losing to No. 2 Pomona 42-21

6. Chaparral (6-0) wins top 10 battle with No. 10 Ponderosa 27-3

7. Columbine (5-1) scores enough to overcome upset bid by Lakewood 41-29

8. Arvada West (5-1) rebounds from loss to knock off Westminster 42-8

9. Grandview (4-2) moves back into poll following 32-6 win over Overland

10. Thomas Jefferson (4-2) breaks into poll after 42-6 romp over  Hinkley.

NOTES: Tyler Pace paced Pomona's big win over Chatfield with 207 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Nathan Grimes threw for 148 and ran for 128 and three scores for the Panthers. … Grandview moves back into poll with impressive win over Overland and Thomas Jefferson represents the Central Metro Conference by getting into the poll at the No. 10 spot. … Ponderosa drops out with second loss after losing to No. 6 Chaparral...ThunderRidge also drops out after losing second consecutive game to Highlands Ranch 21-20


CLASS 4A

1. Wheat Ridge (6-0) has given up only 13 points all season; blanks Kennedy 61-0

2. Greeley West (6-0) blows past Skyline 41-0

3. Pine Creek (6-0) survives test from Pueblo West 18-7

4. Longmont (5-1) back on winning track with 39-7 romp over Greeley Central

5. Heritage (5-1) keeps cruising with 49-0 rout of Green Mountain

6. Durango (6-0) shuts out Fruita 27-0

7. Monarch (6-0) 24-14 over pesky Ralston Valley

9. Fountain-Fort Carson (6-1) still among the best with 48-6 rout of San Creek

9. Liberty (5-1) upends previously undefeated Lewis-Palmer 17-13 to move into top 10

10. Montrose (5-1) finally gets nicked 40-34 by Rock Canyon

 NOTES: Pine Creek survives a Pikes Peak war with No. 10 Pueblo West 18-7 despite five turnovers and being held 150 yards under its 383-yard average per game. … That knocks the twice-beaten Cyclones out of the top 10 for the first time this season. … Montrose, which beat Pueblo West last week 42-21, is upended by unranked Rock Canyon to fall from the unbeaten ranks but stays in the top 10 at No. 10. … Everyone else stands pat, including the remaining five undefeated teams, who are all 6-0. … Liberty moves into top 10 at No. 9 after edging previously undefeated Lewis-Palmer 17-13...Dakota Ridge is a team to watch.


CLASS 3A

1. Mountain View (6-0) 26-7 over Frederick to remain unbeaten

2. Steamboat Springs (6-0) pounds Rifle 34-0 to keep perfect slate

3. Valor Christian (6-0) blanks another opponent with 48-0 whitewash of Skyview 

4. Pueblo Central (6-0) enjoying great start with 41-14 blowout of Alamosa

5. Pueblo County (5-1) beats Canon City on the road 34-21 to move into top 5 

6. D'Evelyn (5-1) blasts Evergreen 45-0 to stay perfect

7. Windsor (5-1) rebounds from loss with 18-12 win over Roosevelt

8. Conifer (5-1) outscores Alameda 58-27

9. Falcon (6-1) survives another Southern League battle 16-13 over Pueblo East

10. Canon City (5-1) falls from unbeaten ranks after losing to No. 6 Pueblo County

 NOTES: A change at the top as No. 3 Canon City is beaten at home by No. 6 Pueblo County. … The Tigers fall in the rankings while the Hornets move up to No. 5. … Four teams remain unbeaten including No. 1 Mountain View, No. 2 Steamboat Springs, now No. 3 Valor Christian and surprising Pueblo Central, which moves up to No. 4. … Mountain View and Steamboat continue to lead the class, probably the most competitive of any class in Colorado.


CLASS 2A

1. Olathe (6-0) isn't tested again this week with 55-0 shutout of Cedaredge 

2. Platte Canyon (6-0) has outscored opponents 230-66 following 55-6 romp of Manual

3. Faith Christian (6-0) another yawner with 46-0 decision over Bishop-Machbeuf

4. Holy Family (5-1) another shutout 42-0 over Middle Park

5. Florence (6-1) sixth win in a row with 38-10 spanking of Colorado Springs Christian

6. Bayfield (6-1) drops first game 17-6 to Salida

7. Erie (5-1) 44-0 over The Academy

8. Classical Academy (5-1) Titans blast Denver Christian 34-0

9. Kent Denver (5-1) scoring bunches of points with 41-0 whitewash of Bennett

10. Aspen (5-1) impressive with 54-13 spanking of Grand Valley

 NOTES: A slight change in the rankings as Bayfield falls from the top 5 after losing its first game of the season. … Everything else remains virtually unchanged at the top where the three unbeaten teams remain in Olathe, Platte Canyon and Faith Christian. … Keep an eye on Platte Valley, which has been in the rankings and made another bid by blanking previously unbeaten Strasburg 15-0. … Weld Central also gets consideration.


CLASS 1A

1. Akron (6-0) extends unbeaten streak with 33-6 whipping of Highland

2. Yuma (6-0) another big score of 49-6 over Holyoke

3. Rye (6-0) pounding teams; 63-7 over John Mall

4. Limon (5-1) takes care of previously ranked Calhan 35-6

5. Burlington (5-1) 45-0 over Cripple Creek-Victor

6. Wray (5-1) has won four in a row since losing, unloading on Wiggins 61-20

7. Hotchkiss (6-0) stays perfect with 47-13 pounding of West Grand

8. Lyons (5-1) cruises again with 40-0 blanking of Front Range Christian

9. Meeker (4-1) 14-7 over perennial playoff team Paonia

10. Rocky Ford (4-2) has best nickname in state in Meloneers; also has won four in a row including 41-18 over Custer County

  NOTES: The mighty continue to roll in the 1A ranks as all the unbeatens stay that way, including No. 1 Akron, No. 2 Yuma, No. 3 Rye and No. 7 Hotchkiss. … None of the teams in the top 10 are beaten this week as the rankings remain untouched. … Team to watch: Byers, which beat Peyton 41-12. Top 10 alert: No. 7 Hotchkiss and No. 9 Meeker are on a collision course when they meet on Oct.. 30 to decide the Western Slope title.




CLASS 1A-8-MAN

1. Dayspring Christian (6-0) hammers No. 5 Caliche 48-14 scoring 41 or better for sixth consecutive time

2. Merino (6-0) is on a real roll after 60-3 pounding of Longmont Christian

3. Walsh (6-0) spanks Wiley 48-0

4. Swink (6-0) 48-22 victory over always tough Hoehne

5. Antonito (6-0) quietly unbeaten with 46-12 romp of La Veta

  NOTES: Some movement in the rankings as Caliche drops its second game to No. 1 Dayspring Christian allowing upstart Antonito to move into rankings with a 6-0 record. … Caliche drops out of top 5. … Another team to keep an eye on is Norwood and Cheyenne Wells, which has lost only once. … Meanwhile, the top four teams all move to 6-0 with relative easy victories over opponents. … Something to look forward to: Dayspring Christian travels to Merino Oct.  24 to decide the North Plains Division as the Nos. 1 and 2 teams are on a collision path.




CLASS 1A-6-MAN

1. Idalia (6-0) moves into the top spot following 35-26 win over previously No. 1 Hi-Plains

2. Otis (6-0) 61-7 over Liberty to keep pace with the big boys and move up one spot 

3. Hi-Plains (5-0) drops from the top spot after losing to Idalia on the road 35-26

4. Prairie (3-1) remains at No. 4 despite having a bye

5. Eads (4-2) becomes the first No. 5 team to win this season, 30-22 over Hilltop Baptist

  NOTES: The top two teams in our poll clashed and there were plenty of fireworks as the No. 1 team Hi-Plains is knocked off its perch by Idalia. … That allows Otis, the only other remaining unbeaten in the class, to move up to No. 2. … Hi-Plains remains No. 3 despite losing. … Good chance Idalia and Hi-Plains will meet again this season, in the playoffs and possibly in the title game.


article updated on 11/3/09 11:50

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