Holy Family’s big win over Eaton has shaken up the Class 3A state baseball polls.
The Tigers have replaced Eaton at the top of this week’s coaches poll, released Monday by the Denver Post. Holy Family previously was ranked sixth, but vaulted to the top of the heap after defeating Eaton 5-4 on March 31. Holy Family (7-0) visits No. 5-ranked Faith Christian for a doubleheader on Saturday.
The weekly polls took a one-week hiatus due to spring break considerations, but new polls will be released by the Post every week for the remainder of the spring.
Longmont (9-1) remained at No. 2 in the Class 4A baseball poll after recording a sweep of cross-town rival Silver Creek. Fellow Northern League power Broomfield (6-3) dropped from No. 6 to No. 8 in the 4A baseball poll. Erie dropped out of the 4A poll after going 2-3 in its past five games.
In girls soccer, Broomfield dropped two spots in the Class 4A poll, slipping from third to fifth despite suffering its only two losses by one-goal margins against two other top 10 clubs, No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain and No. 9 Lewis-Palmer.
Niwot (3-0-1) moved from No. 9 to No. 7 in the Class 4A girls soccer poll after knocking Silver Creek from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 1-0 victory last week. Centaurus is hovering at the fringe of the top 10 in 4A girls soccer, sharing the lead in the “others receiving votes” category after defeating then-No. 10 Evergreen last week.
Holy Family remained atop the Class 3A girls soccer poll, while Peak to Peak dropped from fourth to seventh. Legacy, which outscored its first four opponents 18-0, dropped out of the 5A top 10 after going 0-2-1 in its past three matches.
In girls lacrosse, undefeated Centaurus (6-0) moved up one spot to No. 4.
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