Ralston Valley joins 5A girls basketball poll at No. 8

Arvada West Ralston Valley girls basketball

Ralston Valley is ranked No. 8 in Class 5A this week. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

Three days after upsetting then-No. 7 Lakewood, Ralston Valley girls basketball finds itself ranked in CHSAANow.com's Class 5A poll.

The Mustangs beat Lakewood 69-41 on Friday. Monday, they are ranked No. 8.

Also joining — or in their case, returning to — the poll was Grand Junction (No. 9).

ThunderRidge stayed in 5A's top spot, and is now a unanimous pick with all 17 first-place votes.

Broomfield (No. 2), Highlands Ranch (No. 3), Grandview (No. 4), Monarch (No. 5) and Horizon (No. 6) also remained in their respective rankings.

Denver East bumped up one spot to No. 7, while Lakewood fell three places to No. 10.

Elsewhere, there's a new No. 1 team in the 2A ranking. Peyton shot up from No. 5 to the top spot this week after taking down former No. 1 Yuma 65-45 on Saturday. The Panthers are 8-0.

Each of the three other No. 1 teams remained the same: Valor Christian (4A), Sterling (3A) and Kit Carson (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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 ThunderRidge (17) 11-2 170 1 1-0
2 Broomfield 9-2 145 2 2-0
3 Highlands Ranch 11-3 124 3 1-0
4 Grandview 10-1 114 4 2-0
5 Monarch 12-1 112 5 2-0
6 Horizon 11-2 89 6 2-0
7 Denver East 10-3 51 8 1-0
8 Ralston Valley 8-4 48 - 2-0
9 Grand Junction 10-4 19 - 2-0
10 Lakewood 8-5 15 7 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Arapahoe 11, Fossil Ridge 10, Rampart 8, Regis Jesuit 8, Pine Creek 5, Cherry Creek 2, Mountain Range 2, Loveland 1, Poudre 1.
Dropped out
Mountain Range (9), Regis Jesuit (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (14) 11-1 167 1 2-0
2 Canon City (3) 13-0 151 2 2-0
3 Holy Family 9-2 132 3 2-0
4 Pueblo West 10-4 98 5 2-0
5 Montrose 8-2 62 7 1-0
6 Evergreen 10-2 54 6 1-1
7 Pueblo South 8-3 53 8 1-0
8 Pueblo East 9-4 41 4 0-1
9 D'Evelyn 8-4 39 9 2-0
10 Glenwood Springs 9-2 31 10 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Greeley Central 27, Durango 19, Sand Creek 15, Mesa Ridge 11, Air Academy 6, Longmont 6, Falcon 5, Eagle Valley 4, Mullen 4, Standley Lake 4, Thomas Jefferson 3, Littleton 2, Palisade 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sterling (7) 11-0 118 1 2-0
2 Pagosa Springs (4) 8-0 107 2 2-0
3 Manitou Springs (1) 9-1 105 3 1-0
4 Lutheran 10-1 92 4 1-0
5 St. Mary's (1) 11-0 88 5 2-0
6 Eaton 10-1 65 6 3-0
7 La Junta 9-2 37 7 0-1
8 Olathe 8-1 26 9 2-0
9 Faith Christian 8-3 24 8 3-0
10 Centauri 7-3 14 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Lamar 11, Platte Valley 11, Liberty Common 7, Colorado Academy 4, Salida 3, Kent Denver 2, Trinidad 2, Machebeuf 1.
Dropped out
Platte Valley (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Peyton (5) 8-0 85 5 2-0
2 Hoehne (2) 10-0 78 2 2-0
3 Caliche (2) 10-0 68 3 2-0
4 Akron 9-1 63 4 2-0
5 Cedaredge 11-0 54 6 2-0
6 Yuma 8-2 51 1 2-1
7 Meeker 6-2 25 7 2-0
8 Paonia 8-3 22 8 3-0
9 Sedgwick County 7-2 13 - 1-0
10 Highland 7-3 10 9 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Del Norte 7, Sanford 5, Byers 3, Sargent 3, Ellicott 2, Kiowa 2, Clear Creek 1, Colorado Springs School 1, Ignacio 1, Soroco 1.
Dropped out
Sanford (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Kit Carson (6) 9-0 78 1 2-0
2 Sangre De Cristo (2) 8-0 72 3 0-0
3 Idalia 8-1 64 2 2-0
4 Norwood 9-0 58 4 3-0
5 Briggsdale 7-2 44 6 1-0
6 Genoa-Hugo 9-1 40 7 2-0
7 South Baca 8-2 30 5 2-0
8 Fleming 6-2 22 8 2-0
9 Heritage Christian 8-2 12 - 2-1
10 Plateau Valley 5-3 8 10 0-2
Others receiving votes:
Springfield 4, Cheraw 2, Prairie 2, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 2, Eads 1, Shining Mountain 1.
Dropped out
Eads (9).