POWERADE Colorado Rankings: Week 9

After games ending Sunday, Oct. 30

NOTE: With the playoffs beginning, this will be the last Colorado weekly ranking until the end of the season.

Not to toot our own horn, but we've got to take a little credit for this one. In Thursday's Colorado Preps Pick'em, we picked Columbine to edge Mullen in a close matchup. And that's exactly what happened - the Rebels vaulted to No. 2 in our state rankings by beating Mullen, 24-21. But the rankings remain largely unchanged, as all other teams won to hold firm in the last rankings of the regular season.

1. Valor Christian — defeated Ponderosa, 50-0 (last week: No. 1)

2. Columbine — defeated Mullen, 24-21 (last week: No. 6)

3. Grand Junction — defeated Durango, 41-6 (last week: No. 3)

Click here for the full POWERADE Colorado Weekly Rankings.