Montbello, Mountain Vista join new-look 5A boys basketball rankings

Montbello senior Troy Green (24) dribbles past Ralston Valley senior Jake Jelinek (42) during the second half Thursday night. (Dennis Pleuss)

Troy Green (24) and Montbello are ranked No. 8 in Class 5A this week. (Dennis Pleuss)

Montbello and Mountain Vista have joined this week's boys basketball rankings in Class 5A.

The Warriors are No. 8 in CHSAANow.com's rankings this week, while the Golden Eagles are No. 9. Both teams are 5-1.

That wasn't the only change. Top-ranked Regis Jesuit and No. 2 ThunderRidge stayed put, but Overland moved up to No. 3 after a solid showing at an out-of-state tournament.

Chaparral moved into the top-5 following a big win over then-No. 3 Eaglecrest on Friday. Chaparral is No. 4 this week, Eaglecrest is No. 5.

Cherry Creek bumped up three places to No. 6, Dakota Ridge also moved up to No. 8 and Rock Canyon remained ranked at No. 10.

In 4A, the changes continued. Pueblo Central spear-headed the movement with its jump to No. 3 this week, while Mead (No. 6), Palmer Ridge (No. 8) and Evergreen (No. 10) are all newcomers.

Colorado Springs Christian (3A) and Sanford (2A) both stayed put atop their respective rankings this week.

In 1A, top-ranked McClave lost to unranked Wiley last week. As a result, McClave dropped to No. 6 and Wiley is No. 10 in this week's poll.

It also left a gap at the top, where Sangre de Cristo is now the No. 1 team. But voters were split, as a total of six teams received first-place votes this week.

Arickaree/Woodlin (No. 8) also joined the 1A poll.

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

Complete rankings are below.

CHSAANow.com Boys Basketball Polls

Voted upon by coaches and media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

First-place votes are in parentheses.

Coaches and media members looking to vote should email rcasey@chsaa.org.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Regis Jesuit (16) 6-0 160 1 3-0
2 ThunderRidge 4-0 136 2 1-0
3 Overland 2-2 95 4 2-1
4 Chaparral 4-1 87 6 2-0
5 Eaglecrest 3-1 83 3 0-1
6 Cherry Creek 4-0 72 9 1-0
7 Dakota Ridge 6-0 65 8 3-0
8 Montbello 5-1 40 - 3-0
9 Mountain Vista 5-1 31 - 3-0
10 Rock Canyon 5-2 25 10 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Rangeview 20, Aurora Central 14, Monarch 14, Northglenn 8, Fossil Ridge 7, Cherokee Trail 6, Denver East 1, Mountain Range 1.
Dropped out
Denver East (5), Aurora Central (7).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (15) 3-0 184 1 1-0
2 Golden (3) 4-0 169 2 1-0
3 Pueblo Central (1) 7-1 138 6 4-0
4 Sand Creek 3-1 100 4 1-1
5 Air Academy 4-1 99 8 2-1
6 Mead 3-1 61 - 3-0
7 Thomas Jefferson 4-2 60 3 2-1
8 Palmer Ridge 5-0 59 - 3-0
9 Pueblo South 3-2 28 9 1-0
10 Evergreen 4-1 20 - 2-1
Others receiving votes:
D'Evelyn 19, Lewis-Palmer 19, Conifer 16, Holy Family 16, Wheat Ridge 12, Pueblo West 9, Ponderosa 7, Pueblo East 7, Vista Peak 7, Widefield 5, Valor Christian 4, Fort Morgan 3, Silver Creek 3, Denver South 2.
Dropped out
D'Evelyn (5), Pueblo East (7), Lewis-Palmer (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Colorado Springs Christian (12) 6-0 146 1 3-0
2 Faith Christian (1) 6-1 131 2 4-1
3 Colorado Academy (2) 5-1 113 3 3-0
4 Jefferson Academy 6-0 95 5 3-0
5 Lutheran 7-0 90 4 3-0
6 Kent Denver 5-0 68 6 2-0
7 The Pinnacle 2-2 49 7 0-2
8 Alamosa 4-2 36 8 1-2
9 Moffat County 2-3 21 10 2-1
10 Sterling 3-1 15 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Monte Vista 10, Grand Valley 9, Manitou Springs 9, Bennett 5, Liberty Common 5, Platte Canyon 5, Machebeuf 3, St. Mary's 3, Strasburg 3, Bayfield 2, Buena Vista 2, Eaton 2, Valley 2, The Academy 1.
Dropped out
Manitou Springs (9).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (10) 5-0 100 1 3-0
2 Resurrection Christian 4-0 85 3 2-0
3 Akron 4-0 80 2 2-0
4 Simla 4-0 61 5 2-0
5 Ignacio 3-2 59 4 1-0
6 Sedgwick County 4-0 40 7 2-0
7 Meeker 3-0 33 8 3-0
8 Crowley County 4-0 25 9 3-0
9 Rye 2-2 19 6 1-0
10 Paonia 6-0 18 - 3-0
Others receiving votes:
Ellicott 7, Highland 7, Peyton 6, Caliche 3, Mancos 2, Merino 2, Swink 2, Yuma 1.
Dropped out
Peyton (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sangre De Cristo (5) 5-0 93 2 2-0
2 Springfield (1) 4-0 86 3 2-0
3 Kit Carson (1) 3-0 68 7 2-0
4 Ouray (1) 5-0 56 9 3-0
5 Jim Elliot 3-0 51 6 1-0
6 McClave (1) 2-1 47 1 1-1
7 Fleming (1) 1-2 42 4 0-1
8 Arickaree/Woodlin 4-0 30 - 2-0
9 Holly 2-1 25 8 1-0
10 Wiley 3-0 13 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Norwood 12, Peetz 12, Cheraw 4, Primero 4, Community Christian 3, Prairie 2, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 2, Granada 1.
Dropped out
Norwood (5), Granada (10).