Salida among preseason No. 1 teams in boys soccer

Pine Creek Rock Canyon boys soccer 5A state

Pine Creek is the No. 1 team in this year's preseason Class 5A boys soccer ranking. (Pam Wagner)

Pine Creek, Cheyenne Mountain and Salida are on top of CHSAANow.com's preseason boys soccer rankings.

Both Pine Creek (5A) and Cheyenne Mountain (4A) are defending champions, while Salida was a semifinalist in 3A last season.

Following Pine Creek in the 5A ranking is No. 2 Rock Canyon, No. 3 Boulder, No. 4 Denver East and No. 5 Smoky Hill. Grandview is sixth, Fairview is seventh, Heritage is eighth, Cherry Creek is ninth and Rangeview is tenth.

Air Academy is No. 2 in 4A after Cheyenne Mountain.

Defending 3A champion Colorado Academy is second in that ranking, just two points behind Salida.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. During the regular season, polls will be released each Monday.

Complete rankings for each class are below.

CHSAANow.com Boys Soccer Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A

Class 5A
RK TEAM PTS
1 Pine Creek (8) 91
2 Rock Canyon (1) 89
3 Boulder (1) 69
4 Denver East 66
5 Smoky Hill 60
6 Grandview 47
7 Fairview 31
8 Heritage 27
9 Cherry Creek 18
10 Rangeview 14
Others receiving votes:
Liberty 10, Arvada West 6, Montbello 6, Fort Collins 5, Arapahoe 3, George Washington 3, Ralston Valley 3, Broomfield 2.

Class 4A
RK TEAM PTS
1 Cheyenne Mountain (9) 97
2 Air Academy (1) 76
3 Evergreen 72
4 Ponderosa 54
5 Battle Mountain 50
6 Niwot 36
7 Denver North 31
8 Standley Lake 27
9 Centaurus 26
10 Pueblo West 13
Others receiving votes:
Valor Christian 10, Wheat Ridge 10, Palmer Ridge 8, Lewis-Palmer 6, Summit 6, Longmont 5, D'Evelyn 4, Silver Creek 4, Greeley West 3, Green Mountain 3, The Classical Academy 3, Montrose 2, Pueblo Central 2, Pueblo Centennial 1, Windsor 1.

Class 3A
RK TEAM PTS
1 Salida (5) 67
2 Colorado Academy (2) 65
3 Coal Ridge 49
4 Fountain Valley 48
5 Denver Christian 39
6 Kent Denver 35
7 Sheridan 29
8 Vail Mountain 18
9 Bruce Randolph 12
10 Frontier Academy 8
Others receiving votes:
Aurora West 5, Manitou Springs 5, Roaring Fork 3, Faith Christian 2.