Football: Fairview making moves in state poll, wild card points

Fairview’s Cameron Frazier (left) and Johnny Feato celebrate a touchdown during the Knights’ win Friday against Arvada West. Fairview moved up to the No. 2 ranking in Class 5A.


With every high-octane win, the buzz around the Fairview football team grows a little louder. The Knights’ success clearly is making an impression with voters as well as computer nerds.

The latest weekly football polls were released on Tuesday, and Fairview continued its gradual ascension by moving up to the No. 2 slot in Class 5A. Fairview was ranked third before putting together a 41-21 win against Arvada West, and after previous No. 2 Chatfield lost to Columbine, Fairview moved up a spot this week and even collected one first-place vote. Fairview finished the latest vote 32 points behind No. 1 Valor Christian.

Regis Jesuit moved into the No. 3 spot, followed by ThunderRidge, Cherry Creek, Columbine, Chatfield and Pomona.

In Class 4A, Monarch also moved up one spot to No. 2 behind Montrose, which defeated the Coyotes two weeks ago. Longmont continued to impress voters, moving up three spots to No. 7 following the Trojans’ decisive 38-14 win against Thompson Valley.

In Class 3A, Silver Creek (No. 3) and Holy Family (No. 6) each held steady at their respective spots, while undefeated Mead dropped one slot to No. 8 despite a 49-20 win at Northridge.

Undefeated Lyons made its debut in the Class 1A poll at No. 10 going into a tough challenge against Platte Canyon on Saturday night at Everly-Montgomery Field.

Earlier this week the first edition of the state’s weekly wild card points also was released, and Fairview took top honors in Class 5A with a total of 100.2 points, compared to 97.17 for No. 2 Valor Christian. Longmont, in a nod to the Trojans’ tough schedule so far, currently ranks seventh in Class 4A wild card points with 84.6, followed by Monarch at No. 8 with 81.6. The Coyotes will have an opportunity to pad their strength-of-schedule points at 4A No. 9 Montbello on Saturday. Broomfield currently ranks 17th in the 4A wild card points.

In 3A, Holy Family’s tough early schedule has made an impact on the wild card points race, as the Tigers rank fifth with 74.2 points to narrowly edge No. 6 Mead (74.0). Silver Creek ranks seventh (72.6) while improving Frederick, which earned its third straight win Friday against Erie, checks in at No. 19 with 63.8 points.

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