Boys basketball rankings: Rangeview takes over as No. 1 in 5A poll

Rangeview Cherry Creek boys basketball

Rangeview is the new No. 1 team in the 5A boys basketball rankings. (Matt Minton/JacksActionShots.com)

There is a new king of the Class 5A CHSAANow.com boys basketball rankings. The undefeated Rangeview Raiders assumed the top spot after beating No. 5 ThunderRidge and No. 10 Cherokee Trail in the first full week of competition since the winter break.

To get to the top spot, they also got some help from Regis Jesuit, who got coach Ken Shaw's 700th win by upsetting Overland. The Trailblazers would drop their second game of the season later in the week as they fell to Eaglecrest, who climbs to No. 2.

Regis Jesuit climbed to No. 3 thanks to the win over the Trailblazers, but an upset loss to Fossil Ridge Saturday night likely kept them from a higher ranking this week.

Though many teams changed spots from the previous set of rankings that was released Dec. 21, there were no new teams added to the 5A poll this week.

In 4A, Longmont remains the top team, getting 15 of 21 first-place votes. The other six went to a streaking Pueblo South team that has proven to be a legitimate contender in the class.

The Colts take over the No. 2 spot after Golden dispatched Valor Christian on Friday night.

The loss also saw Lewis-Palmer rise to No. 3. The Rangers looked impressive in their route of Sand Creek on Wednesday. They then had to battle for a tight road win against Vista Ridge on Friday. Despite losing the game, the Wolves jumped into this week's poll at No. 10.

Evergreen also broke into the 4A rankings, coming in at No. 9.

Defending 3A champion CSCS remains at No. 1 in class, despite two losses at the City of Champions Tournament at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

The Denver School of Science and Tech is becoming a major presence in the 3A poll as both the Stapleton and Green Valley Ranch campuses made significant jumps this week.

Stapleton lands at No. 3 this week while Green Valley Ranch comes in at No. 6.

The Eaton Reds also made an impressive leap, landing at No. 5, up four spots from the previous rankings.

Liberty Common is the lone newcomer in 3A, landing at No. 10.

With 8 of 10 first-place votes, Sanford remains the top team in the 2A rankings.

Paonia made the biggest jump in the 2A poll, going from No. 8 to No. 5. The only new team for 2A this week is Dayspring Christian who rounds out the poll at No. 10.

The 1A poll was the only other set of rankings to see a new team emerge at the top. Thanks to a buzzer-beater loss to Sedgwick County on Saturday, Fleming fell out of the top spot and South Baca is the new top team in the class.

Rocky Mountain Lutheran is the lone team to break into the 1A poll as the Eagles come in at No. 10 this week.

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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Rangeview (12) 9-0 170 3 2-0
2 Eaglecrest (4) 10-0 161 4 3-0
3 Regis Jesuit (3) 8-1 148 5 3-1
4 Overland 8-2 144 1 0-2
5 ThunderRidge 10-2 85 2 3-2
6 Denver East 7-4 77 8 2-1
7 Chatfield 9-1 70 7 3-0
8 Rock Canyon 11-2 60 9 2-0
9 Doherty 9-2 49 10 3-1
10 Cherokee Trail 7-3 23 6 1-2
Others receiving votes:
Fossil Ridge 13, Greeley West 11, Legend 10, Rampart 8, Boulder 5, George Washington 4, Grandview 4, Aurora Central 3, FNE Warriors 3, Broomfield 1, Cherry Creek 1, Mountain Vista 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Longmont (15) 9-0 195 1 3-0
2 Pueblo South (6) 9-0 185 3 1-0
3 Lewis-Palmer 8-1 156 4 3-0
4 Valor Christian 8-1 144 2 1-1
5 Golden 6-3 112 6 3-0
6 Pueblo West 11-2 103 5 4-1
7 Denver South 7-3 77 9 1-0
8 Mead 7-3 31 10 2-0
9 Evergreen 8-2 28 - 2-1
10 Vista Ridge 8-3 27 - 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Conifer 20, Pueblo Central 17, Sand Creek 15, Windsor 8, Holy Family 7, Rifle 7, Wheat Ridge 6, Durango 4, Sierra 4, D'Evelyn 3, Ponderosa 3, Vista Peak 3.
Dropped out
Sand Creek (7), Pueblo Central (8).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Colorado Springs Christian (7) 4-2 123 1 1-2
2 Colorado Academy (3) 7-4 104 2 2-0
3 DSST-Stapleton (3) 9-0 103 5 3-0
4 Lutheran 7-2 91 4 1-0
5 Eaton (1) 7-1 62 9 2-0
6 DSST-Green Valley Ranch 6-0 54 10 2-0
7 Sterling 5-2 51 3 1-1
8 Alamosa 5-4 47 6 0-2
9 Faith Christian 4-4 42 7 1-0
10 Liberty Common 5-0 16 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Grand Valley 13, The Pinnacle 13, Manitou Springs 12, Pagosa Springs 12, Bennett 10, Bayfield 4, Manual 4, Strasburg 4, Peak to Peak 2, James Irwin 1, SkyView Academy 1, St. Mary's 1.
Dropped out
The Pinnacle (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (8) 8-0 93 1 2-0
2 Resurrection Christian (1) 8-0 88 2 1-0
3 Sedgwick County (1) 8-0 75 4 2-0
4 Ignacio 6-0 69 3 1-0
5 Paonia 7-1 50 8 1-0
6 Rye 5-2 42 6 1-0
7 Holyoke 5-2 39 7 2-1
8 Center 6-1 37 10 2-0
9 Simla 6-0 24 9 2-0
10 Dayspring Christian 7-1 11 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Meeker 10, Crowley County 7, Caliche 3, Evangelical Christian 1, Rocky Ford 1.
Dropped out
Meeker (5).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 South Baca (3) 7-0 70 2 1-0
2 Fleming (2) 5-2 66 1 1-1
3 Longmont Christian (2) 6-0 52 4 1-0
4 Kit Carson 7-1 51 5 2-0
5 Ouray 7-0 49 6 2-0
6 Holly 6-2 47 3 1-0
7 Sierra Grande (1) 6-1 28 8 1-0
8 Wiley 6-2 18 10 2-0
9 Arickaree/Woodlin 5-2 15 7 1-1
10 Rocky Mountain Lutheran 6-2 12 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Peetz 8, Shining Mountain 7, Cotopaxi 5, Front Range Baptist 5, Community Christian 3, Norwood 2, Mile High Academy 1, Faith Baptist 1.
Dropped out
Front Range Baptist (9).