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Rooney: A glance at local movement in non-football state polls

While the state’s weekly AP media football poll was released Tuesday, a number of other local teams made headway in the other weekly polls released by CHSAANow.com.

Among the entire BoCoPreps.com coverage area, few squads have made a bigger early splash than the Frederick softball program. In this week’s CHSAA softball poll, the Warriors made the jump from No. 5 in 4A to No. 1, based largely on a torrid start that has included impressive shutout wins against Erie, Holy Family, and Silver Creek.

Erie, the preseason No. 1 in 4A, dropped to No. 9. A similar move befell the defending state champion Legacy Lightning in 5A, which dropped from No. 1 to No. 4.

In the latest boys soccer poll, a loss and a tie to ranked teams from Smoky Hill and Rock Canyon sent Boulder slipping down the 5A poll to No. 6 from No. 3. Despite not having made its 2014 debut yet, Fairview garnered a first-place vote and jumped from No. 7 to No. 5. Broomfield checks in at No. 8.

Of course, we’ll receive a much better gauge of where Fairview and Boulder stand when the cross-town rivals square off Thursday night at Fairview.

And finally in the new volleyball rankings, Longmont dropped from No. 6 to No. 8 heading into the Trojans’ season-opening tilt Tuesday night at home against Thompson Valley, which also marks the first game for head coach Tom Hunter with the Trojans. Lyons volleyball held steady at No. 2 in 2A.

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