Palmer Ridge on top of preseason field hockey ranking

Colorado Academy Palmer Ridge field hockey

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Palmer Ridge will begin the 2015 season as the No. 1-ranked team in the CHSAANow.com Field Hockey Poll.

The Bears, runner-up a season ago, received four of the six first-place votes and amassed 30 total points to lead the ranking.

Colorado Academy, a three-time defending champion which is riding a winning streak of 41 games — and an unbeaten streak of 52 — begins the year at No. 2.

Annual contender Kent Denver is No. 3, and is followed by Denver East (No. 4) and Cherry Creek (No. 5).

The ranking, voted upon by coaches, is the official poll of the Association. Rankings are released each Monday during the season.

A complete ranking is below.

CHSAANow.com Field Hockey Poll

Voted upon by coaches around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. This ranking has no bearing on postseason seeding.

Field hockey
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Palmer Ridge (4) 0-0-0 30
2 Colorado Academy (2) 0-0-0 20
3 Kent Denver 0-0-0 17
4 Denver East 0-0-0 14
5 Cherry Creek 0-0-0 9
Others receiving votes:
Regis Jesuit 7, Golden 6, St. Mary's Academy 2.