Regis Jesuit closing in, but Ralston Valley remains No. 1 in hockey poll

Ralston Valley Lewis-Palmer hockey

Ralston Valley is still No. 1 in this week's hockey ranking. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

Ralston Valley remains atop this week's CHSAANow.com hockey poll, though the Mustangs' grip is tenuous.

Ralston got four of the nine first-place votes and totalled 79 points — one ahead of No. 2 Regis Jesuit, which also got three first-place votes. Last week, the two teams were separated by two total points.

Elsewhere, No. 3 Cherry Creek and No. 4 Monarch stayed put. Both teams received one first-place vote.

Resurrection Christian moved into the top five for the first time this season, while Dakota Ridge (No. 6) also moved up one spot. Mountain Vista fell to No. 7 following its loss to Doherty.

Air Academy, Columbine and Lewis-Palmer round out the top ten. There are no new teams this week.

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 Hockey Poll

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.

Hockey
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Ralston Valley (5) 8-0-0 79 1 1-0-0
2 Regis Jesuit (2) 10-0-0 78 2 3-0-0
3 Cherry Creek (1) 8-0-0 73 3 1-0-0
4 Monarch (1) 6-0-1 65 4 2-0-0
5 Resurrection Christian 8-1-0 46 6 1-0-0
6 Dakota Ridge 7-1-0 40 7 1-0-0
7 Mountain Vista 7-1-1 39 5 2-1-0
8 Air Academy 8-1-0 33 8 1-0-0
9 Columbine 7-4-0 17 10 2-0-0
10 Lewis-Palmer 6-5-0 7 9 0-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Denver East 6, Doherty 5, Battle Mountain 3, Cheyenne Mountain 3, Pine Creek 1.
Dropped out
None.