This week's rankings definitely felt the impact of two big invitationals and a few major dual meets. No changes at the top with 5A led by Fossil Ridge and 4A by Cheyenne Mountain, but several schools were moving up... Top Movers in 4A (New Rank): Mullen +7 (10th) Valor Christian +5 (3rd) Montrose / Estes Park +3 (11th / 15th) Top Movers in 5A (New Rank): Ponderosa +11 (8th) Boulder +5 (10th) Fairview +3 (4th)
The top teams have solidified their positions atop the rankings, while schools like Thompson Valley and Golden made big advances into the top 5 in 4A, and Fairview was the big mover in 5A. Several bigger invitationals are set for the weekend and may cause another significant shake-up in the top 20! Stay tuned! ** UPDATE 4/20 ** State qual times for 5A on previous reports have been incorrect. This has now been fixed and should be right on this report and going forward.
Welcome back Cheyenne Mountain... CM has vaulted back onto the top of the 4A rankings, though not by a massive amount of points (40) ahead of Ponderosa. Fossil Ridge is still firmly clutching the top spot in 5A with an 82 point lead on now 2nd ranked Cherry Creek, who is still glowing after topping 3rd ranked Regis in a dual meet yesterday (Apr 11) by a score of 166-149.
This year's first rankings brings us a new 4A leader in Ponderosa - 69 points ahead of Cheyenne Mountain, and a very strong returning champ in Fossil Ridge, with a 141 point lead over Regis. Admittedly, some of the returning athletes from club sectional meets have yet to put their stamp on their signature events, but there are definitely some newcomers making bold early statements.