Continental League has top three teams in 5A boys basketball rankings

(Dennis Pleuss)

ThunderRidge is among five teams from the Continental League ranked in 5A this week. (Dennis Pleuss)

The Continental League has an early grip on the Class 5A boys basketball rankings.

With changes this week, league members now own the top three spots in CHSAANow.com's poll. A total of five Continental teams are ranked this week.

The group is led by Regis Jesuit, which continued to lead the 5A poll. ThunderRidge remained at No. 2, and Chaparral moved up one place to No. 3.

Also ranked from the Continental League are No. 9 Mountain Vista and No. 10 Rock Canyon. Additionally, Legend received votes this week.

The Centennial League has three teams ranked — No. 4 Overland, No. 5 Eaglecrest and No. 8 Cherry Creek. No other league has multiple members ranked this week.

In 4A, Valor Christian and Conifer had both joined.

The Eagles joined at No. 8 following a 77-59 win over then-No. 3 Pueblo Central on Friday. The Lobos, meanwhile, are No. 10 after starting the season 8-0.

Elsewhere in 4A, Air Academy moved up two spots from No. 5 to No. 3, and Pueblo South jumped from ninth to fourth. Palmer Ridge, 6-0 this season, rounds out the top five after moving up from No. 8.

Longmont retained its perch on top of the 4A poll.

The three other No. 1 teams also stayed the same this week: Colorado Springs Christian (3A), Sanford (2A) and Sangre de Cristo (1A).

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 (15) 6-0 159 1 0-0
2 ThunderRidge (1) 8-0 145 2 4-0
3 Chaparral 6-1 113 4 2-0
4 Overland 4-4 104 3 2-2
5 Eaglecrest 5-3 89 5 2-2
6 Dakota Ridge 8-0 85 7 2-0
7 Montbello 8-1 41 8 3-0
8 Cherry Creek 6-1 39 6 2-1
9 Mountain Vista 7-1 31 9 2-0
10 Rock Canyon 8-3 25 10 3-1
Others receiving votes:
Rangeview 18, Monarch 15, Legend 11, Boulder 3, Abraham Lincoln 1, Mountain Range 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (16) 6-0 196 1 3-0
2 Golden (4) 6-1 178 2 2-1
3 Air Academy 6-1 115 5 2-0
4 Pueblo South 7-2 104 9 4-0
5 Palmer Ridge 6-0 97 8 1-0
6 Sand Creek 5-2 92 4 2-1
7 Pueblo Central 8-2 82 3 1-1
8 Valor Christian 4-3 44 - 1-1
9 Mead 6-2 41 6 3-1
10 Conifer 8-0 28 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Holy Family 25, Pueblo West 21, Wheat Ridge 21, Widefield 16, Northridge 14, Silver Creek 13, Thomas Jefferson 7, Niwot 3, D'Evelyn 2, Evergreen 1.
Dropped out
Thomas Jefferson (7), Evergreen (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Colorado Springs Christian (11) 8-0 136 1 2-0
2 Faith Christian (1) 8-0 125 2 2-0
3 Lutheran 9-1 103 5 2-1
4 Colorado Academy (2) 6-3 100 3 1-2
5 Jefferson Academy 7-1 76 4 1-1
6 Kent Denver 6-0 62 6 1-0
7 Alamosa 4-2 48 8 0-0
8 Sterling 5-1 45 10 2-0
9 Grand Valley 4-1 25 - 1-0
10 The Pinnacle 2-3 14 7 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Moffat County 9, Manitou Springs 7, Bayfield 6, Platte Canyon 4, Jefferson 3, Liberty Common 3, Aspen 2, Monte Vista 2.
Dropped out
Moffat County (9).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (8) 6-0 96 1 1-0
2 Resurrection Christian (2) 6-0 89 2 2-0
3 Akron 6-0 77 3 2-0
4 Sedgwick County 6-0 56 6 2-0
5 Simla 4-0 53 4 0-0
6 Ignacio 4-2 49 5 1-0
7 Meeker 4-0 28 7 1-0
8 Merino 5-1 23 - 2-0
9 Paonia 6-1 20 10 0-1
10 Ellicott 5-0 15 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Highland 13, Crowley County 12, Rye 9, Yuma 4, Haxtun 2, Holyoke 2, Caliche 1, Lyons 1.
Dropped out
Crowley County (8), Rye (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sangre De Cristo (8) 5-0 98 1 0-0
2 Jim Elliot 4-0 68 5 1-0
3 Ouray (1) 7-0 65 4 2-0
4 Springfield 6-2 57 2 2-2
5 Fleming 2-2 51 7 1-0
6 Wiley 6-0 48 10 3-0
7 Holly 5-1 45 9 3-0
8 Arickaree/Woodlin 5-0 38 8 1-0
9 McClave (1) 4-3 20 6 2-2
10 Kit Carson 4-2 16 3 1-2
Others receiving votes:
Peetz 11, South Baca 9, Primero 7, Norwood 6, Cheyenne Wells 3, Community Christian 3, Sierra Grande 3, Eads 1, Gilpin County 1.
Dropped out
None.