Bulldogs fall in 3A rankings; GJ stays No. 1 in Class 5A

Battle Mountain stirred things up in The Denver Post Class 3A football media poll while the remaining classes saw little change.

The Huskies’ stunning 49-28 victory over then-No. 2 Palisade caused a lot of movement in the Week 7 poll.

The Bulldogs (5-1) dropped six spots to No. 8. It is the lowest ranking for Palisade since the preseason poll. Palisade hosts Eagle Valley at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stocker Stadium.

Battle Mountain (5-1) is ranked for the first time this season at No. 9. Rifle (6-0) moved up four spots to No. 6.

Vista Ridge (6-0) remains No. 1 in the 3A poll, while Canon City (6-0), Silver Creek (5-1) and John F. Kennedy (6-0) each moved up one spot to No. 2 through 4, respectively. Holy Family (6-0) is fifth.

Grand Junction (6-0) widened the gap over Grandview for the top spot in the Class 5A poll for the first time in several weeks.

The top-ranked Tigers gained two more first-place votes and 14 more points. Grandview (5-1) has three first-place votes.

Grand Junction plays Montrose (6-0), ranked sixth in the Class 4A poll, at 7 p.m. Friday at Stocker Stadium.

The Indians, who were idle, held steady at No. 6.

Valor Christian (6-0) is No. 1 in the 4A poll. The Eagles have held the top spot all season.

Olathe (3-3) dropped out of the Class 2A top 10 for the second time this season after an overtime loss to Roaring Fork. Aspen (5-1) moved up one spot to sixth. Brush (6-0) is No. 1.

Hotchkiss (6-0) remains No. 2 in the Class 1A poll behind Burlington (6-0).


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