Boys basketball rankings: Chatfield jumps into 5A poll

Chatfield Chaparral boys basketball

Chatfield boys basketball is ranked No. 10 this week. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

Once again, there were minimal changes to the top of the CHSAANow.com boys basketball rankings.

Overland, Longmont, Colorado Springs Christian School, Sanford and Fleming all maintain their positions as the No. 1 teams in their respective classes. And while new teams made their way into this week's set of polls, it appears that taking down the top teams in every class is going to be a formidable challenge.

The Class 5A poll might've had the most interesting turnaround since last week. Cherokee Trail certainly got the attention of a lot of teams with their 85-81 win over Denver East. The win helped the Cougars jump from No. 10 to No. 6.

Eaglecrest and Regis Jesuit each climbed two spots and remain undefeated on the young season.

On the strength of a 4-1 start, Chatfield joins the 5A rankings, coming in at No. 10 this week.

In 4A, the top seven teams remain the same from last week, with only Pueblo West and Sand Creek changing positions. The two teams swapped spots, putting the Cyclones at No. 5 and the Scorpions at No. 6.

The largest set of newcomers to any poll took place with the 4A rankings as Vista Ridge, Thomas Jefferson and Conifer come in this week and occupy the last three spots of the top 10.

Very few changes took place in the 3A poll as there were no newcomers. Lutheran and DSST-Stapleton each jumped two spots with Lutheran landing at No. 5 and DSST-Stapleton coming in at No. 7.

Dayspring Christian jumps into the 2A poll this week at No. 10. They are the lone newcomer.

After going 3-0 last week, Meeker made a significant jump in the poll, going from No. 8 to No. 5 as they look to set themselves up as a contender. Paonia also jumped three spots from No. 9 to land at No. 6 this week.

The top nine teams of the 1A poll went unchanged, although Arickaree/Woodlin did move from No. 7 to No. 5. Norwood cracked the top 10 this week, taking the No. 10 spot.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. During the regular season, they 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.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Overland (15) 3-0 159 1 2-0
2 ThunderRidge (1) 4-0 141 2 1-0
3 Rangeview 5-0 106 4 3-0
4 Eaglecrest 6-0 103 6 3-0
5 Regis Jesuit 4-0 81 7 3-0
6 Cherokee Trail 5-1 64 10 3-0
7 Legend 5-1 59 3 3-1
8 Rock Canyon 6-1 54 9 3-0
9 Denver East 3-2 32 5 1-1
10 Chatfield 4-1 24 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Boulder 21, Aurora Central 13, Grand Junction Central 6, Doherty 6, Mountain Vista 4, Cherry Creek 3, George Washington 2, Greeley West 2, Rampart 2, Dakota Ridge 1.
Dropped out
Arvada West (8).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (14) 3-0 183 1 2-0
2 Valor Christian (3) 5-0 161 2 3-0
3 Pueblo South (2) 5-0 152 3 1-0
4 Lewis-Palmer 5-1 121 4 2-0
5 Pueblo West 7-1 102 6 4-1
6 Sand Creek 3-1 75 5 1-1
7 Golden 3-1 68 7 1-0
8 Vista Ridge 5-0 46 - 4-0
9 Thomas Jefferson 4-2 28 - 3-0
10 Conifer 6-0 16 - 3-0
Others receiving votes:
Pueblo Central 15, Denver South 14, Windsor 12, Evergreen 10, Ponderosa 10, Mead 9, D'Evelyn 8, Mountain View 3, Air Academy 2, Centaurus 2, Holy Family 2, Rifle 2, Wheat Ridge 2, Green Mountain 1, Vista Peak 1.
Dropped out
Pueblo Central (8), Mead (9), Green Mountain (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Colorado Springs Christian (10) 3-0 125 1 1-0
2 Colorado Academy (2) 3-3 94 2 2-1
3 Sterling 3-1 86 4 1-1
4 Faith Christian 3-4 77 3 2-2
5 Lutheran 6-1 67 7 3-0
6 Alamosa 4-2 56 6 2-1
7 DSST-Stapleton (1) 5-0 55 9 2-0
8 Bennett 4-1 34 5 1-1
9 Eaton 2-1 21 10 1-1
10 Grand Valley 3-1 21 8 1-1
Others receiving votes:
The Pinnacle 17, St. Mary's 16, DSST-Green Valley Ranch 13, Manual 6, Platte Valley 6, SkyView Academy 5, Buena Vista 3, Peak to Peak 3, James Irwin 2, Kent Denver 2, Pagosa Springs 2, Strasburg 2, Jefferson Academy 1, Manitou Springs 1.
Dropped out
.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (10) 5-0 100 1 3-0
2 Resurrection Christian 5-0 87 3 2-0
3 Ignacio 4-0 71 2 1-0
4 Sedgwick County 4-0 62 5 2-0
5 Meeker 3-0 48 8 3-0
6 Paonia 4-0 39 9 2-0
7 Holyoke 2-0 34 4 1-0
8 Rye 1-2 26 6 0-1
9 Dayspring Christian 4-0 24 - 1-0
10 Simla 3-0 20 10 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Center 14, Highland 9, Crowley County 5, Burlington 4, Akron 3, Rocky Ford 2, Soroco 2.
Dropped out
Burlington (7).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Fleming (8) 3-1 80 1 2-0
2 Kit Carson 3-0 70 2 2-0
3 South Baca 5-0 64 4 3-0
4 Ouray 2-0 50 5 1-0
5 Arickaree/Woodlin 2-1 36 7 1-0
6 Sierra Grande 3-1 35 6 1-0
7 Holly 2-2 30 3 1-2
8 Wiley 2-1 26 8 1-1
9 Shining Mountain 2-1 25 9 1-0
10 Norwood 3-1 8 - 3-1
Others receiving votes:
Longmont Christian 5, Otis 4, Springfield 2, Creede/Lake City 1, Dove Creek 1, Eads 1, Heritage Christian 1, Walsh 1.
Dropped out
Heritage Christian (10).