The fall sports season is near the midway point and several Chagrin Valley Conference teams have been recognized as some of the best in the state.
Kirtland has three state-ranked teams thanks to its defending state champion football and girls’ soccer programs and a boys’ soccer team that continues to climb the rankings.
The Hornets are 4-0 in football and have locked down the No. 1 spot in Division V as they chase a fourth straight state title. The girls’ soccer team, which last fall became the first public school to win the Division III state title, dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in Division III.
Independence also has a pair of teams in the state rankings.
The Blue Devils’ volleyball squad, the defending Division III state runner-up, is ranked No. 5 in Division III.
Chagrin Falls and Cuyahoga Heights both landed their girls’ soccer teams in the rankings.
Below is a look at the CVC teams who have earned a spot in their respective coaches’ polls:
- No. 1 Kirtland (Division V)
- No. 5 Kirtland (Division III)
- No. 13 Independence (Division III)
- No. 8 Chagrin Falls (Division II)
- No. 2 Kirtland (Division III)
- No. 14 Cuyahoga Heights (Division III)
- No. 5 Independence (Division III)