Boys basketball rankings: Doherty jumps into 5A poll

Legend Doherty boys basketball

Doherty boys basketball jumped into the 5A rankings this week. (Matt Daniels/MattDanPhoto.com)

Going into the final CHSAANow.com boys basketball rankings of 2015, the top teams from last week's polls all remained in place.

And even though the top of the rankings look similar, new teams were added in all classes, giving some squads a momentum boost as the schools head into winter break.

In Class 5A, Overland came in as a unanimous choice at No. 1 fresh off winning the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas, Nev.

The top six teams from last week's 5A poll all held their place as they are playing quality basketball heading into the break. It was Chatfield who made the biggest jump, going from No. 10 to No. 7, thanks in part to an overtime win against Palmer on Thursday.

An impressive looking Doherty team cracks the rankings this week after taking down Legend last week.

In 4A, the top teams are all playing high quality basketball. Longmont posted three impressive wins this week while Valor Christian won a nail-biter against Pueblo Central, surviving Mike Ranson's 44-point performance.

Even with the loss, the Wildcats broke back into the rankings at No. 8.

Denver South and Mead were other two newcomers in 4A, coming in at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.

Colorado Springs Christian remains at the top of the 3A poll. They didn't see any official action last week, although they did compete at the City for Champions tournament at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

There were two new additions to the 3A rankings as The Pinnacle comes in at No. 8 and Denver School of Science and Tech - Green Valley Ranch breaks in at No. 10.

Sanford received every first-place vote this week to hold their position atop the 2A rankings.

A win and a close loss to Ignacio was good enough for the voters to make Center the lone newcomer to the 2A rankings as they grabbed the No. 10 position this week.

Like all other classes, there was not a chance at the top of the 1A rankings this week as Fleming still comes in at No. 1. Longmont Christian did make quite a splash as a newcomer. Unranked last week, the Warriors came in at No. 4, even snagging a first-place vote along the way.

Front Range Baptist also broke into the 1A poll as they jump in at No. 10.

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 (14) 8-0 140 1 5-0
2 ThunderRidge 7-0 124 2 3-0
3 Rangeview 7-0 103 3 2-0
4 Eaglecrest 7-0 96 4 1-0
5 Regis Jesuit 5-0 84 5 1-0
6 Cherokee Trail 6-1 63 6 1-0
7 Chatfield 6-1 43 10 2-0
8 Denver East 5-3 40 9 2-1
9 Rock Canyon 9-2 30 8 3-1
10 Doherty 6-1 26 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Legend 8, Dakota Ridge 4, Boulder 3, George Washington 2, Lakewood 2, Greeley West 1, FNE Warriors 1.
Dropped out
Legend (7).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (10) 6-0 143 1 3-0
2 Valor Christian (3) 7-0 133 2 2-0
3 Pueblo South (2) 8-0 120 3 3-0
4 Lewis-Palmer 5-1 94 4 0-0
5 Pueblo West 7-1 89 5 0-0
6 Golden 3-3 47 7 0-2
7 Sand Creek 5-2 45 6 2-1
8 Pueblo Central 5-5 34 - 1-1
9 Denver South 6-3 29 - 2-0
10 Mead 5-3 21 - 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Conifer 17, Evergreen 16, Thomas Jefferson 12, Vista Ridge 7, Rifle 6, Windsor 6, D'Evelyn 2, Wheat Ridge 2, Ponderosa 1, Vista Peak 1.
Dropped out
Vista Ridge (8), Thomas Jefferson (9), Conifer (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Colorado Springs Christian (8) 3-0 112 1 0-0
2 Colorado Academy (2) 5-4 92 2 2-1
3 Sterling 4-1 83 3 1-0
4 Lutheran 6-2 66 5 0-1
5 DSST-Stapleton (1) 6-0 61 7 1-0
6 Alamosa 5-2 56 6 1-0
7 Faith Christian 3-4 39 4 0-0
8 The Pinnacle 3-1 29 - 0-0
9 Eaton (1) 5-1 23 9 3-0
10 DSST-Green Valley Ranch 4-0 21 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Grand Valley 17, Bennett 13, SkyView Academy 12, Strasburg 9, Manual 7, St. Mary's 6, Arrupe Jesuit 4, Pagosa Springs 4, James Irwin 3, Platte Valley 3.
Dropped out
Bennett (8), Grand Valley (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (10) 6-0 100 1 1-0
2 Resurrection Christian 7-0 87 2 2-0
3 Ignacio 5-0 81 3 1-0
4 Sedgwick County 6-0 71 4 2-0
5 Meeker 4-0 43 5 1-0
6 Rye 4-2 41 8 3-0
7 Holyoke 3-1 29 7 1-1
8 Paonia 6-1 26 6 2-1
9 Simla 4-0 25 10 1-0
10 Center 4-1 13 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Highland 12, Dayspring Christian 10, Burlington 4, Crowley County 4, Haxtun 2, Merino 1, Rocky Ford 1.
Dropped out
Dayspring Christian (9).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Fleming (6) 4-1 77 1 1-0
2 South Baca (1) 6-0 65 3 1-0
3 Holly 5-2 61 7 3-0
4 Longmont Christian (1) 5-0 53 - 2-0
5 Kit Carson 5-1 46 2 2-1
6 Ouray 5-0 45 4 3-0
7 Arickaree/Woodlin 4-1 29 5 2-0
8 Sierra Grande 5-1 24 6 2-0
9 Front Range Baptist 6-0 17 - 0-0
10 Wiley 4-2 12 8 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Shining Mountain 6, Community Christian 3, Dove Creek 1, Springfield 1, Faith Baptist 1.
Dropped out
Shining Mountain (9), Norwood (10).