The Associated Press has released this week’s Colorado high school football poll (for week of September 16), and one Western Slope high school has bounced back from last week while one Mesa County school dropped in the polls.

With Friday’s 51-0 win over Fruita Monument, Montrose has climbed back up the Class 4A polls. After dropping to No. 5 last week, Montrose rose to No. 3 this week. Just ahead of Montrose in Class 4A is Pine Creek (No. 1) and Pueblo South (No. 2).

In Class 3A, Lutheran, Delta and Rifle remain the top 3 teams. Palisade did not fare so well this week, dropping to No. 9 after their 53-21 loss to Holy Family last Friday.

In Class 2A, Olathe finally broke into the top ten teams, ranking at No. 10. Brush remained No. 1 in 2A, while Kent Denver and Florence tied at No. 2.

In Class 1A, Paonia remained at No. 1, followed by Limon and Buena Vista. Cedaredge climbed to No. 5, and Meeker also rose a spot to No. 8.

In Class 8-man, Norwood rose a spot to the No. 2 position. Dayspring Christian remains at No. 1 this week.

In Class 6-man, last week’s No. 1 team, Stratton Liberty, dropped to No. 5, making Eads the new No. 1 team this week.

And in Class 5A, Valor Christian remained the No. 1 team this week. Pomona and Grandview tied for the No. 2 slot.

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