Colorado Academy leads preseason field hockey ranking

Colorado Academy players hoist the championship trophy. (Jordan Morey)

Colorado Academy opens the season as the No. 1 team in field hockey. (CHSAA file photo)

Colorado Academy, which has won the past two field hockey championships, is atop the sport's preseason ranking.

The Mustangs have also appeared in three-consecutive title games. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that they headed CHSAANow.com's preseason ranking Monday. They received three of the five first-place votes.

Kent Denver, which owns nine of the sport's 17 championships through history, received the other two first-place votes and is second.

Cherry Creek is No. 3, Palmer Ridge is No. 4 and Regis Jesuit rounds out preseason poll at No. 5.

The ranking, voted upon by coaches, is the official poll of the Association. During the regular season, polls will be released each Monday.

A complete ranking is below.

CHSAANow.com Field Hockey Poll

Voted upon by coaches around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. This rankings has no bearing on postseason seeding.

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Field hockey
RK TEAM PTS
1 Colorado Academy (3) 23
2 Kent Denver (2) 21
3 Cherry Creek 16
4 Palmer Ridge 9
5 Regis Jesuit 3
Others receiving votes:
Denver East 2, St. Mary's Academy 1.