Area football teams ranked, despite ups and downs

Piedra Vista fifth in 5A poll to lead local squads

The Daily Times staff
Farmington's Kale Lucas tackles Durango's Dawson Marcum during Friday's game in Colorado. The Scorpions are ranked ninth in this week's 5A football poll.

FARMINGTON — Despite the recent ups and down in San Juan County’s football scene, many area teams again found themselves among the top 10 in the latest New Mexico Overtime Sports Center rankings.

Piedra Vista moved up to No. 5 in the latest 5A rankings after hammering 5A power Belen on Friday. Despite Friday’s 45-0 loss at Durango, Colorado, Farmington (2-3) dropped just one spot to No. 9 in the 5A poll.

Bloomfield (No. 6), Kirtland Central (No. 8) and Aztec (No. 9) all stayed put among 4A’s top 10. Kirtland and Aztec are both coming off mercy-rule shutout victories, while Bloomfield couldn’t withstand 3A contender Hope Christian during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 36-21 loss.

Newcomb, still undefeated after taking down Lordsburg in Saturday’s 40-38 slugfest, is No. 8 the latest 2A poll.

5A rankings

1. Roswell

2. Los Lunas

3. Goddard

4. Artesia

5. Piedra Vista

6. Belen

7. Santa Teresa

8. Valley

9. Farmington

10. Valencia

4A rankings

1. Taos

2. Lovington

3. St. Pius

4. Ruidoso

5. Silver

6. Bloomfield

7. Portales

8. Kirtland Central

9. Aztec

10. Grants

2A rankings

1. Eunice

2. Fort Sumner

3. Santa Rosa

4. Estancia

5. Loving

6. Texico

7. Escalante

8. Newcomb

9. Hagerman

10. Jal

Farmington volleyball finally climbs into 5A poll

The Lady Scorpions made the top 10 for the first time this season, as they are ranked ninth in 5A. They’re one spot behind crosstown rival Piedra Vista, which stayed put at No. 8 in 5A.

Elsewhere, Kirtland Central is ranked 10th in the 4A poll, while Navajo Prep moved up to No. 6 in the 3A poll.