Grand Junction joins 5A girls basketball rankings

Grand Junction has joined the Class 5A girls basketball rankings this week. The Tigers are No. 7.

GJ is off to a 8-1 start this season, and narrowly lost to No. 2 Grandview in the championship game of the Wolves' tournament on Saturday.

ThunderRidge continued to lead the 5A poll, while Grandview, No. 3 Highlands Ranch, Broomfield and Monarch also stayed put in the top five. Horizon also held firm at No. 6.

The biggest news of the new rankings may just be in 1A, where Kit Carson edged Idalia for the No. 1 spot in the classification. Idalia dropped to No. 2.

The three other No. 1 teams all stayed the same: Valor Christian (4A), Sterling (3A) and Yuma (2A).

Other newcomers this week include No. 9 Pueblo South in 4A, No. 9 Platte Valley in 3A, No. 8 Cedaredge in 2A, and No. 8 McClave in 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 Girls 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.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 ThunderRidge (13) 7-1 162 1 1-1
2 Grandview (2) 6-0 146 2 3-0
3 Highlands Ranch (2) 8-2 132 3 2-1
4 Broomfield 5-2 114 4 1-0
5 Monarch 9-1 98 5 3-0
6 Horizon 7-1 95 6 3-0
7 Grand Junction 8-1 59 - 2-1
8 Fairview 6-1 46 8 1-0
9 Lakewood 4-4 26 7 3-1
10 Regis Jesuit 3-4 15 9 0-0
Others receiving votes:
Rampart 14, Ralston Valley 11, Arapahoe 7, Fossil Ridge 5, Rocky Mountain 3, Denver East 2.
Dropped out
Ralston Valley (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (12) 5-1 128 1 2-1
2 Canon City (1) 8-0 102 4 2-0
3 Holy Family (1) 5-2 101 2 1-0
4 Pueblo East 7-2 70 7 2-0
5 Pueblo West 6-2 69 6 0-0
6 Sand Creek 4-2 46 3 0-1
7 Montrose 5-1 37 10 3-0
8 D'Evelyn 4-3 33 8 0-0
9 Pueblo South 5-3 27 - 3-0
10 Mesa Ridge 4-4 24 5 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Durango 23, Littleton 22, Thomas Jefferson 19, Evergreen 10, Glenwood Springs 8, Mullen 8, Wheat Ridge 8, Green Mountain 6, Conifer 5, Windsor 5, Air Academy 4, Eagle Valley 4, Longmont 4, Erie 3, Falcon 2, Mead 2, Sierra 1.
Dropped out
Durango (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sterling (8) 6-0 130 1 2-0
2 Lutheran (4) 6-0 116 3 3-0
3 Pagosa Springs (2) 5-0 113 2 0-0
4 St. Mary's 7-0 94 5 1-0
5 Manitou Springs 5-1 72 4 2-1
6 Eaton 5-1 68 6 3-0
7 Faith Christian 5-3 33 7 1-0
8 La Junta 7-1 29 10 1-0
9 Platte Valley 4-1 21 - 2-0
10 Olathe 4-1 19 8 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Machebeuf 15, Centauri 14, Brush 10, Lamar 9, Trinidad 9, Liberty Common 8, Kent Denver 4, Grand Valley 3, Peak to Peak 2, Valley 1.
Dropped out
Machebeuf (9).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Yuma (7) 5-0 96 1 2-0
2 Hoehne (1) 7-0 87 2 2-0
3 Akron 6-0 78 3 2-0
4 Caliche (1) 6-0 70 5 2-0
5 Peyton (1) 4-0 58 4 2-0
6 Paonia 5-2 39 7 1-0
7 Meeker 3-1 30 6 0-1
8 Cedaredge 7-0 25 - 2-0
9 Del Norte 6-0 18 9 1-0
10 Highland 5-2 14 8 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Wray 9, Sanford 6, Sedgwick County 6, Ellicott 5, Kiowa 4, Dayspring Christian 3, Ignacio 2.
Dropped out
Sanford (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Kit Carson (6) 5-0 91 2 3-0
2 Idalia (3) 4-1 79 1 1-1
3 Sangre De Cristo 5-0 63 4 0-0
4 Fleming 3-1 62 7 1-0
5 Norwood 4-0 46 6 2-0
6 South Baca 4-1 41 5 1-0
7 Briggsdale 4-2 32 3 1-1
8 McClave 5-1 31 - 2-1
9 Cheraw 5-2 29 10 0-1
10 Eads 4-2 16 9 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Heritage Christian (1) 15, Genona-Hugo/Karval 10, Shining Mountain 10, Plateau Valley 9, Cheyenne Wells 5, Kim 4, Springfield 3, Ouray 2, Deer Trail 1, Prairie 1.
Dropped out
Springfield (8).