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The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

March 19, 2017 Updated: March 19, 2017 at 12:09 pm
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Switchbacks Conor Doyle fights for the ball with the Whitecaps Matthew Balcisimo during the first half of a game at Switchbacks Stadium on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette

Here's a look at what's happening in sports around Colorado Springs and the the rest of Colorado this week:

No. 10 Colorado Rockies and MLB continue spring training

No. 9 The U.S. has a World Cup soccer qualifier vs. Honduras on Friday

No. 8 NASCAR crews head out to Fontana, Calif., for the Auto Club 400 Sunday

No. 7 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks open the season at Tulsa on Saturday

No. 6 The Avalanche host St. Louis Tuesday and Edmonton Thursday before visiting the Oilers on Saturday

No. 5 The NCAA women's Division I basketball tourney is down to eight teams after play Friday-Sunday

No. 4 Prep highlights include the Terror Invitational track and field meet Saturday, and Falcon at Lewis-Palmer baseball in a full week of spring sports before some spring breaks begin to creep in

No. 3 Local college home highlights include Air Force men's lacrosse Saturday, UCCS women's lacrosse Wednesday and Saturday, baseball Friday to Sunday and softball Saturday and Sunday, and Colorado College women's lacrosse Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and track and field Saturday with UCCS scheduled to compete

No. 2 The Nuggets host Cleveland Wednesday and New Orleans Sunday and visit Houston Monday and Indiana Friday

No. 1 The NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament gets down to four teams after play Thursday-Sunday

Also receiving votes:

NFL meetings begin Sunday with a Las Vegas franchise up for discussion

The Colorado Rapids don't have a match scheduled until April 9

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