Legend, Denver East join first boys basketball rankings after the break

Legend Dakota Ridge boys basketball

Monroe Porter, left, and Legend joined the 5A poll at No. 9 this week. Dakota Ridge, meanwhile, is up to No. 3. (Dennis Pleuss)

Legend and Denver East have joined CHSAANow.com's boys basketball rankings in Class 5A this week. The Titans are No. 9, and the Angels are No. 10.

Legend, 9-3 this season, has won seven consecutive games. It plays at No. 8 Mountain Vista on Friday.

Denver East, meanwhile, returned to the poll after a short hiatus. At 5-6, the record is somewhat deceiving. Three of the losses came at an out-of-state tournament, and a fourth, to Chaparral, came in a wild double-overtime matchup. They own wins over Legend and No. 2 ThunderRidge.

Regis Jesuit continued its stay atop the 5A poll, and are a unanimous pick with 16 first-place votes. The Raiders are 10-0. ThunderRidge also kept its No. 2 spot.

Behind those two, however, the movement began.

Dakota Ridge (11-0) shot up to No. 3, and Eaglecrest bumped up one place to No. 4. Chaparral rounds out the top five.

As was the case before the break, a total of five teams from the Continental League are ranked. With that league now in the thick of its schedule, it should be a battle every night.

Each of the other No. 1 teams also stayed put. Those are Longmont (4A), 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 (16) 10-0 160 1 4-0
2 ThunderRidge 11-1 127 2 3-1
3 Dakota Ridge 11-0 121 6 3-0
4 Eaglecrest 7-3 108 5 2-0
5 Chaparral 8-3 88 3 2-2
6 Overland 6-5 85 4 2-1
7 Montbello 9-1 46 7 1-0
8 Mountain Vista 10-1 37 9 3-0
9 Legend 9-3 26 - 2-0
10 Denver East 5-6 25 - 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Monarch 19, Cherry Creek 14, Rock Canyon 10, Mountain Range 8, Northglenn 3, Boulder 2, Cherokee Trail 1.
Dropped out
Cherry Creek (8), Rock Canyon (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (16) 9-0 178 1 3-0
2 Golden (2) 8-2 161 2 2-1
3 Pueblo South 8-3 111 4 1-1
4 Sand Creek 7-3 102 6 2-1
5 Holy Family 7-2 66 - 3-0
6 Valor Christian 5-4 55 8 1-1
7 Pueblo Central 10-3 54 7 2-1
8 Air Academy 7-3 52 3 1-2
9 Palmer Ridge 7-1 43 5 1-1
10 Mead 8-2 33 9 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Pueblo West 28, Falcon 20, Conifer 17, Widefield 17, Sierra 14, Evergreen 10, D'Evelyn 9, Niwot 6, Vista Peak 5, Pueblo East 3, Wheat Ridge 3, Thomas Jefferson 2, Windsor 1.
Dropped out
Conifer (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Colorado Springs Christian (10) 10-0 126 1 2-0
2 Faith Christian (1) 8-0 114 2 0-0
3 Jefferson Academy (1) 10-1 94 5 3-0
4 Lutheran 10-1 89 3 1-0
5 Colorado Academy (1) 7-4 72 4 1-1
6 Kent Denver 7-1 62 6 1-1
7 Grand Valley 6-1 37 9 2-0
8 Bayfield 7-1 35 - 3-0
9 Sterling 7-2 24 8 2-1
10 Alamosa 5-4 22 7 1-2
Others receiving votes:
Moffat County 10, The Pinnacle 10, Manitou Springs 7, St. Mary's 5, Bennett 4, Roaring Fork 4.
Dropped out
The Pinnacle (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (8) 8-0 100 1 2-0
2 Resurrection Christian (3) 8-0 98 2 2-0
3 Akron 7-0 90 3 1-0
4 Simla 6-0 63 5 2-0
5 Ignacio 6-2 53 6 2-0
6 Meeker 6-0 50 7 2-0
7 Highland 9-0 40 - 2-0
8 Rye 5-2 26 - 2-0
9 Ellicott 6-0 25 10 1-0
10 Sedgwick County 6-2 15 4 0-2
Others receiving votes:
Merino 11, Yuma 11, Caliche 9, Paonia 6, Swink 5, Crowley County 3, Holyoke 2, Vail Christian 1.
Dropped out
Merino (8), Paonia (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sangre De Cristo (9) 8-0 98 1 3-0
2 Jim Elliot (1) 7-0 78 2 3-0
3 Ouray 9-0 74 3 2-0
4 Springfield 7-2 66 4 1-0
5 Holly 7-1 60 7 2-0
6 Arickaree/Woodlin 7-0 51 8 2-0
7 Fleming 4-2 42 5 2-0
8 Wiley 6-1 37 6 0-1
9 South Baca 5-2 16 - 1-1
10 Kit Carson 5-3 9 10 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Peetz 6, Primero 5, McClave 3, Eads 2, Community Christian 1, Gilpin County 1, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 1.
Dropped out
McClave (9).