HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RANKINGS
Sport:    
Baseball
5A
RankSchoolComment
1Cottonwood ColtsQuality win against Lone Peak catapulted the Colts to the No. 1 spot.
2Pleasant Grove VikingsThe Vikings stumbled in a 1-0 decision against Pine View in the Red Rock Classic, but recovered nicely with a decisive win against American Fork.
3Lone Peak KnightsChallenged top-ranked Cottonwood, but fell one run short of the upset.
4Jordan BeetdiggersThe Beetdiggers have started the season with a torrid pace, as evident by the 10-0 shellacking they provided to American Fork.
5Bingham MinersSurprising setback on Opening Night, but the Miners quickly redeemed themselves with an impressive win against Spanish Fork.
4A
RankSchoolComment
1Salem Hills SkyhawksEasily the best team in the classification right now. The Hawks are nothing short of a machine.
2Timpanogos TimberwolvesTimberwolves are loaded in the bullpen, and will be an absolute force this season.
3Maple Mountain Golden EaglesSeparation between No. 2 and No. 3 is at least five runs, as the Golden Eagles were no match for Timpanogos.
4Springville Red DevilsThe hot start for the Devils shouldn't be overlooked. Springville was tied with Timpanogos before the 'Wolves posted six runs in the top of the seventh.
5Bountiful BravesThe Braves don't have a huge sample size yet, but this team is constantly in contention.
3A
RankSchoolComment
1Pine View PanthersAfter two consecutive losses, Pine View knocked off Pleasant Grove, which was ranked No. 18 nationally. That's enough to keep the defending champs atop the classification.
2Grantsville CowboysOutlasted Maple Mountain, and already has four wins against programs in higher classifications.
3Stansbury StallionsKnocked off Dixie in St. George. The Stallions can put up runs in a hurry.
4Dixie FlyersAfter their shutout loss against Timpanogos, the Flyers have reeled off three straight wins.
5Cedar City The slow start is not indicative of the talent Cedar has holstered.
2A
RankSchoolComment
1North Sevier WolvesThree wins against higher classification opponents, went neck-and-neck with Grantsville, and routed every foe from Class 2A thus far.
2South Sevier RamsThe Rams are averaging more than 10 runs per game.
3Grand County Red DevilsUpcoming series against Richfield and Gunnison will prove if the Devils' strong start is legitimate or phony.
4Gunnison Valley BulldogsThe Bulldogs have won four straight and five of the last six outings.
5Enterprise WolvesAll five losses were against quality programs, including North Sevier, South Sevier and Gunnison.
Published for the week of Thursday, March 24, 2016