Lutheran now No. 1 in 3A boys basketball rankings

(Courtesy of Lutheran HS)

Lutheran is now No. 1 in the 3A poll. (Courtesy of Lutheran HS)

For the second straight week, there's a new team atop the Class 3A boys basketball rankings.

Lutheran knocked off Faith Christian, last week's No. 1, with a 65-55 win on Saturday. Monday, the Lions received eight of the 14 first-place votes and totaled 128 points in taking over atop that poll.

Faith Christian dropped to second, just ahead of Colorado Springs Christian, which occupied the top spot prior to Faith. Colorado Academy, the preseason No. 1 team in 3A, is fourth this week and Jefferson Academy rounds out the top five.

With Lutheran, Faith, CA and Jefferson Academy all hailing from the 3A Metro, it means that league currently has four of the top five teams in 3A. No. 8 Kent Denver gives the league five ranked teams.

In 5A, Regis Jesuit remained a unanimous No. 1 pick. ThunderRidge (No. 2) and Eaglecrest (No. 3) continued to follow the raiders.

Overland bumped up one spot to No. 4, and Rock Canyon moved up to No. 5.

Chaparral also moved up, to No. 6, while Dakota Ridge fell to No. 7 following its first loss.

Denver East is up to No. 8, Fossil Ridge is now No. 9 and Monarch joined the poll at No. 10.

The 4A poll continued to be led by Longmont. That ranking added No. 8 D'Evelyn and No. 10 Lewis-Palmer this week.

Resurrection Christian (2A) and Sangre de Cristo (1A) held firm atop their respective polls.

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 (20) 17-0 200 1 2-0
2 ThunderRidge 16-1 171 2 1-0
3 Eaglecrest 14-3 161 3 3-0
4 Overland 12-5 144 5 2-0
5 Rock Canyon 14-4 89 6 1-1
6 Chaparral 13-4 87 8 2-0
7 Dakota Ridge 16-1 68 4 2-1
8 Denver East 8-8 56 9 1-1
9 Fossil Ridge 12-5 38 10 2-0
10 Monarch 15-2 29 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Legend 19, Cherry Creek 10, Rangeview 8, Mountain Vista 7, Cherokee Trail 6, Arvada West 3, Abraham Lincoln 2, Boulder 2.
Dropped out
Mountain Vista (7).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (20) 16-0 209 1 2-0
2 Holy Family 14-2 151 3 2-0
3 Golden (1) 14-3 148 2 2-1
4 Pueblo Central 14-3 133 5 2-0
5 Sierra 14-3 132 8 3-0
6 Valor Christian 11-5 83 7 2-1
7 Sand Creek 11-5 66 4 1-2
8 D'Evelyn 12-5 54 - 3-0
9 Pueblo West 13-4 46 6 1-1
10 Lewis-Palmer 11-5 40 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Pueblo South 37, Air Academy 17, Denver South 14, Vista Peak 9, Widefield 8, Glenwood Springs 3, Northridge 3, Steamboat Springs 2, Thompson Valley 1.
Dropped out
Denver South (9), Pueblo South (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Lutheran (8) 13-1 128 3 2-0
2 Faith Christian (1) 13-2 123 1 1-1
3 Colorado Springs Christian (4) 13-1 121 2 2-0
4 Colorado Academy (1) 9-5 82 5 1-0
5 Jefferson Academy 12-3 72 4 1-1
6 Sterling 13-2 58 6 2-0
7 St. Mary's 9-4 46 8 1-0
8 Kent Denver 10-4 30 7 2-1
9 Moffat County 10-3 28 10 2-0
10 The Pinnacle 10-3 26 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Grand Valley 15, Alamosa 13, Bennett 11, Manitou Springs 7, Liberty Common 5, Eaton 2, DSST-Green Valley Ranch 1, Machebeuf 1, Monte Vista 1.
Dropped out
Grand Valley (9).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (6) 14-0 96 1 2-0
2 Sanford (4) 12-0 94 2 1-0
3 Ignacio 10-2 67 3 1-0
4 Highland 14-1 62 4 2-0
5 Meeker 12-0 53 5 2-0
6 Ellicott 11-1 49 6 2-0
7 Yuma 11-3 41 9 2-0
8 Simla 13-1 37 7 3-0
9 Swink 13-2 19 - 3-0
10 Rye 11-3 15 10 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Akron 7, Paonia 4, Caliche 2, Crowley County 2, Holyoke 2.
Dropped out
Caliche (8).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sangre De Cristo (10) 13-0 100 1 1-0
2 Springfield 13-2 80 2 2-0
3 Jim Elliot 13-1 74 3 2-0
4 Arickaree/Woodlin 12-0 71 4 0-0
5 South Baca 11-2 56 5 0-0
6 Fleming 11-2 51 7 2-0
7 Holly 12-3 38 6 1-1
8 Ouray 11-1 37 8 0-0
9 Sierra Grande 9-3 19 9 1-0
10 Wiley 10-3 12 10 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Kit Carson 5, Primero 4, Miami-Yoder 3.
Dropped out
None.