Broomfield, Air Academy, Kent Denver head preseason boys soccer rankings

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Air Academy and The Classical Academy battled for the 4A title last season. The teams open at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the 4A preseason poll. (Ray Chen/ArrayPhoto.com)

Broomfield, Air Academy and Kent Denver lead the way in boys soccer's preseason rankings, which were released on Monday.

All three teams won championships last fall. On Monday, when the CHSAANow.com Boys Soccer Polls were released, each sat atop their respective classifications.

Broomfield heads the Class 5A poll with eight of the 10 first-place votes, and 98 total points. Boulder is No. 2, and is followed by No. 3 Fairview, No. 4 Rock Canyon and No. 5 Smoky Hill.

In 4A, Air Academy got eight of the 11 first-place votes, and edged out The Classical Academy for the top spot. Cheyenne Mountain is No. 3, while D'Evelyn (No. 4) and Ponderosa (No. 5) round out the top five.

The 3A ranking is headed by Kent Denver, a unanimous pick with all seven first-place votes. Colorado Academy is No. 2.

Denver Christian is third in 3A, Salida is fourth and Coal Ridge is No. 5.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. Polls are released each Monday during the regular season.

Complete rankings for each class are below.

CHSAANow.com Boys Soccer Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Broomfield (8) 0-0-0 98
2 Boulder (2) 0-0-0 83
3 Fairview 0-0-0 73
4 Rock Canyon 0-0-0 51
5 Smoky Hill 0-0-0 45
6 Cherry Creek 0-0-0 36
7 Grandview 0-0-0 32
8 Pine Creek 0-0-0 29
9 Arvada West 0-0-0 22
10 Mountain Vista 0-0-0 20
Others receiving votes:
Doherty 15, Heritage 14, Legend 8, Denver East 6, Fort Collins 5, Ralston Valley 5, Arapahoe 4, Monarch 2, Westminster 2.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Air Academy (8) 0-0-0 107
2 The Classical Academy (3) 0-0-0 98
3 Cheyenne Mountain 0-0-0 73
4 D'Evelyn 0-0-0 60
5 Ponderosa 0-0-0 55
6 Niwot 0-0-0 42
7 Littleton 0-0-0 41
8 Evergreen 0-0-0 30
9 Summit 0-0-0 26
10 Battle Mountain 0-0-0 15
Others receiving votes:
Montrose 14, Green Mountain 7, Valor Christian 7, Centaurus 6, Golden 6, Durango 4, Mullen 3, Palmer Ridge 3, Silver Creek 3, Greeley West 2, Lewis-Palmer 2, Vista Ridge 1.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Kent Denver (7) 0-0-0 70
2 Colorado Academy 0-0-0 47
3 Denver Christian 0-0-0 46
4 Salida 0-0-0 45
5 Coal Ridge 0-0-0 31
6 Frontier Academy 0-0-0 30
7 Peak to Peak 0-0-0 26
8 Vail Mountain 0-0-0 24
9 Sheridan 0-0-0 13
10 Faith Christian 0-0-0 11
Others receiving votes:
Crested Butte 9, KIPP 8, DSST-Stapleton 7, Roaring Fork 5, St. Mary's 4, Jefferson Academy 3, Telluride 3, Bruce Randolph 2, Arrupe Jesuit 1.