Air Academy takes over 4A as boys soccer rankings get new look

Pomona Wheat Ridge boys soccer

Wheat Ridge and senior Ryan Browne (3) joined the 4A boys soccer poll this week. (Dennis Pleuss)

The Classical Academy picked up a huge win over preseason No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain last week. Monday, the Titans entered CHSAANow.com's Class 4A boys soccer ranking — all the way up at No. 2.

TCA, in its first 4A season, was runner-up in 3A last year. It beat Cheyenne Mountain, the reigning 4A champ and preseason favorite, 1-0 last Thursday.

But they were just one of four news teams to enter the 4A poll this week. Other newcomers included No. 5 D'Evelyn, No. 7 Pueblo Centennial and No. 10 Wheat Ridge.

The ranking also got a new No. 1 team in Air Academy.

The 5A poll added three new teams: No. 7 Fort Collins, No. 8 Broomfield and No. 10 Rocky Mountain. Pine Creek held firm at No. 1 in that ranking.

In 3A, Faith Christian (No. 9) and Manitou Springs (No. 10) joined the poll, which continued to be led by Salida.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. Polls are released each Monday.

Complete rankings for 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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Pine Creek (7) 2-0-1 97 1
2 Rock Canyon (2) 1-0-1 88 2
3 Heritage 2-0-1 74 8
4 Denver East 1-1-0 58 4
5 Fairview (1) 0-0-0 47 7
6 Boulder 0-1-1 35 3
7 Fort Collins 2-0-1 27 -
8 Broomfield 1-0-1 24 -
9 Smoky Hill 1-1-0 23 5
10 Rocky Mountain 0-0-0 21 -
Others receiving votes:
Cherry Creek 12, Fossil Ridge 12, Adams City 11, Arvada West 11, Mountain Vista 4, Loveland 3, Regis Jesuit 2, Fountain-Fort Carson 1, Grandview 1.
Dropped out
Grandview (6), Cherry Creek (9), Rangeview (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Air Academy (8) 1-0-0 89 2
2 The Classical Academy (2) 2-0-0 74 -
3 Battle Mountain 2-0-0 72 5
4 Cheyenne Mountain 0-1-0 49 1
5 D'Evelyn 2-0-0 45 -
6 Ponderosa 2-1-0 35 4
7 Pueblo Centennial 3-0-0 30 -
8 Denver North 2-0-0 28 7
9 Evergreen 0-1-0 25 3
10 Wheat Ridge 2-0-0 24 -
Others receiving votes:
Niwot 22, Montrose 10, Summit 9, Golden 8, Littleton 8, Windsor 6, Denver West 5, Valor Christian 4, Green Mountain 3, Greeley West 2, Pueblo South 1, Vista Ridge 1.
Dropped out
Niwot (6), Standley Lake (8), Centaurus (9), Pueblo West (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS
1 Salida (5) 1-0-0 67 1
2 Colorado Academy (2) 1-0-0 65 2
3 Coal Ridge 1-0-0 50 3
4 Fountain Valley 0-0-0 49 4
5 Denver Christian 1-0-1 36 5
6 Frontier Academy 1-0-1 31 10
7 Sheridan 0-0-0 24 7
8 Kent Denver 1-1-0 22 6
9 Faith Christian 1-0-0 19 -
10 Manitou Springs 1-1-0 10 -
Others receiving votes:
Bruce Randolph 7, DSST-Stapleton 3, Arrupe Jesuit 2.
Dropped out
Vail Mountain (8), Bruce Randolph (9).