ThunderRidge takes over as No. 1 in 5A boys basketball rankings

ThunderRidge took down No. 1 Regis Jesuit last week, and took over the top spot in the Class 5A boys basketball poll this week.

The Grizzlies received 21 of the 22 first-place votes and amassed 219 total points in rising to the top of CHSAANow.com's ranking. They beat Regis Jesuit 59-36 on Tuesday.

Regis dropped to No. 2. Behind them, Overand (No. 3) and Eaglecrest (No. 4) held steady while Rock Canyon moved up to No. 5.

Rangeview jumped up four places to No. 6, Dakota Ridge fell to No. 7 and two newcomers were next — eighth-ranked Mountain Vista and No. 9 Cherokee Trail. Chaparral rounds out the 5A ranking.

There was little change to 4A, where Longmont continued to be a unanimous No. 1 selection.

In 3A, Grand Valley joined at No. 9. Faith Christian remained atop that poll.

Likewise, the No. 1 teams in 2A (Resurrection Christian) and 1A (Sangre de Cristo) also stayed the same.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. These will be the final polls of the regular season.

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 ThunderRidge (21) 20-1 219 2 2-0
2 Regis Jesuit (1) 20-1 194 1 1-1
3 Overland 16-5 181 3 2-0
4 Eaglecrest 16-5 141 4 1-1
5 Rock Canyon 16-5 130 7 1-0
6 Rangeview 16-5 70 10 2-0
7 Dakota Ridge 19-2 61 6 1-1
8 Mountain Vista 16-5 40 - 2-0
9 Cherokee Trail 14-7 36 - 2-0
10 Chaparral 15-6 30 5 0-2
Others receiving votes:
Denver East 26, Monarch 18, Legend 13, Fort Collins 11, Cherry Creek 10, George Washington 10, Fossil Ridge 9, Arvada West 6, Rampart 4, Boulder 1.
Dropped out
Denver East (8), Fossil Ridge (9).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (20) 21-0 200 1 2-0
2 Golden 18-3 159 2 2-0
3 Holy Family 18-3 134 3 2-0
4 Sierra 18-3 133 4 2-0
5 Valor Christian 16-5 104 5 3-0
6 Pueblo West 17-4 88 7 2-0
7 Pueblo Central 17-4 80 6 2-0
8 D'Evelyn 15-6 49 8 1-1
9 Pueblo South 15-6 49 10 3-0
10 Air Academy 17-4 46 9 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Denver South 17, Lewis-Palmer 9, Glenwood Springs 7, Niwot 5, Widefield 5, Thompson Valley 4, Northridge 3, Steamboat Springs 2, Thomas Jefferson 2, Wheat Ridge 2, Silver Creek 1, Vista Peak 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Faith Christian (13) 16-2 147 1 2-0
2 Colorado Springs Christian (2) 18-1 132 2 2-0
3 Jefferson Academy 15-3 102 4 2-0
4 Colorado Academy 13-5 94 5 2-0
5 Lutheran 15-3 90 3 1-1
6 Sterling 17-2 75 6 2-0
7 The Pinnacle 15-3 47 9 3-0
8 St. Mary's 12-5 37 7 1-1
9 Grand Valley 15-2 32 - 2-0
10 Alamosa 14-4 31 10 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Moffat County 12, Ridgeview Academy 11, Bennett 7, Buena Vista 4, DSST-Green Valley Ranch 4.
Dropped out
Moffat County (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (8) 17-0 107 1 2-0
2 Sanford (3) 17-0 101 2 4-0
3 Ignacio 14-2 85 3 2-0
4 Ellicott 14-2 54 4 1-1
5 Highland 16-2 50 6 1-0
6 Simla 16-2 47 8 2-0
7 Meeker 16-1 39 7 3-0
8 Rye 15-3 30 9 2-0
9 Yuma 13-4 25 5 0-1
10 Paonia 16-2 21 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Akron 11, Swink 8, Burlington 5, Peyton 5, Sedgwick County 4, Soroco 4, Crowley County 3, Dawson 3, Center 2, Rocky Ford 1.
Dropped out
Sedgwick County (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sangre De Cristo (10) 16-0 100 1 1-0
2 Springfield 16-2 80 2 1-0
3 South Baca 15-2 68 6 2-0
4 Arickaree/Woodlin 16-0 65 3 2-0
5 Fleming 13-3 55 5 1-1
6 Holly 15-3 54 7 0-0
7 Jim Elliot 16-2 51 4 1-1
8 Kit Carson 14-4 21 10 2-0
9 Ouray 14-2 18 9 2-0
10 Denver Waldorf 12-4 12 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Shining Mountain 9, Sierra Grande 7, Wiley 7, Peetz 2, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 1.
Dropped out
Sierra Grande (8).