The Bayfield High School volleyball team will put its No. 3 state ranking on the line today when the Wolverines host Farmington in an interstate matchup.
The Wolverines (7-1), No. 3 in coloradopreps.com, also are ranked No. 5 by The Denver Post in Class 3A volleyball.
Bayfield rebounded from its only loss of the season (to Piedra Vista) with a 3-0 victory over Mancos last week.
The Wolverines will host the Scorpions (4-4) at 6:30 p.m. today at the BHS gym. The varsity match will follow freshmen and junior varsity matches.
Valley (11-0) is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A in both statewide polls. Valley and Bayfield tied for third place at the 2011 CHSAA State Volleyball Championships.
St. Mary’s of Colorado Springs (9-1) is No. 2 in the coloradopreps.com poll, just above Bayfield.
Colorado Springs Christian School (6-3) is ranked No. 4. CSCS won six consecutive state championships before Eaton won the 3A state title last year.
Eaton (9-3) is ranked No. 5 this week.
In Class 2A, Ignacio will return to the court today when the Bobcats host Mancos in a San Juan Basin League match.
Ignacio (4-2 overall, 2-2 in league) won two out of three conference matches – all on the road – last week.
The Bobcats lost 3-1 at Telluride (17-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-11) to start the long road trip.
But Ignacio rebounded Saturday to beat Nucla 3-0 and Ridgway 3-0. The Bobcats won the opener 25-23, 25-15, 25-13. They beat Ridgway 25-17, 27-25, 25-12.
The Bobcats will face a Mancos team that is 2-3 overall, 1-1 in the San Juan Basin League.
Mancos beat Telluride 3-2 last weekend.
The Bluejays are ranked just outside the top 10 in Class 2A this week by coloradopreps.com.
Akron is the No. 1-ranked Class 2A team by both The Denver Post and coloradopreps.com.
Dove Creek, a Class 1A school in the combined 1A/2A San Juan Basin League, is ranked No. 7 this week by coloradopreps.com.