Girls basketball rankings: Top teams stay put after the break

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Highlands Ranch maintained its grip on the No. 1 spot in the 5A girls basketball poll. (Kevin Keyser/KeyserImages.com)

Consistency would be the best word to describe the CHSAANow.com girls basketball rankings this week. While some new teams played their way into some of the polls, the overall tops teams continued to do what top teams tend to do: win.

Highlands Ranch fought off a good effort from defending Class 5A champion Broomfield to maintain their spot atop the 5A rankings.

The close game did get the attention of quite a few voters as it helped Broomfield jump two spots to land at No. 4.

No new teams were able to crack their way into this week's 5A rankings.

For the most part, the 4A poll looks about the same as it did going into the winter break. Sand Creek remains the No. 1 team in the class and Mesa Ridge, Valor Christian, Longmont and Pueblo West all kept their spots at 2-5 respectively.

Holy Family made the biggest jump in 4A, gaining two spots to come in at No. 6.

Pueblo East broke into the 4A rankings at No. 10.

All 10 teams from the previous 3A rankings remained in this week's poll. Pages Springs holds on to their spot at No. 1 with Sterling keeping a firm grasp on the No. 2 position.

Manitou Springs regained some first-place votes after beating a couple of top-10 teams in Lutheran and Lamar last week.

Moffat County jumped two spots to land at No. 7, the biggest jump for any team in 3A.

The 2A poll saw more changes than any other class this week. Yuma is still firmly in the No. 1 position, but Haxtun jumped two spots to land at No. 5.

There were three new teams to the rankings as Soroco (No. 7), Ignacio (No. 9) and Evangelical Christian (No. 10) all played their way into the top 10.

Despite not playing a game since Dec. 17, Sangre De Cristo maintains the top position in the 1A rankings. Kit Carson, who received a couple of first-place votes remains at No. 2.

Heritage Christian jumped into the 1A poll at No. 8 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 Girls 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 Highlands Ranch (12) 12-1 163 1 4-0
2 ThunderRidge (2) 10-1 147 3 3-0
3 Grandview (3) 9-0 144 2 3-0
4 Broomfield 7-2 105 6 1-1
5 Ralston Valley 9-1 104 4 3-0
6 Lakewood 7-3 84 5 2-0
7 Regis Jesuit 6-2 46 9 1-0
8 Rocky Mountain 11-1 41 10 3-0
9 Poudre 9-2 36 8 2-1
10 Cherry Creek 6-5 25 7 2-2
Others receiving votes:
Rampart 20, Fairview 5, Loveland 5, Dakota Ridge 3, George Washington 2, Pine Creek 2, Fossil Ridge 1, Horizon 1, Mountain Vista 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sand Creek (12) 7-1 179 1 2-0
2 Mesa Ridge (4) 9-1 157 2 2-0
3 Valor Christian (2) 8-1 149 3 2-0
4 Longmont (1) 9-1 118 4 3-0
5 Pueblo West 10-2 91 5 3-1
6 Holy Family 6-3 63 8 2-0
7 Evergreen 9-1 44 7 3-1
8 Golden 8-2 34 6 1-1
9 Berthoud 10-1 33 10 2-0
10 Pueblo East 7-4 29 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Centaurus 27, D'Evelyn 26, Mullen 23, Windsor 22, Durango 17, Green Mountain 16, Pueblo South 8, Thomas Jefferson 4, Montrose 3, Greeley Central 1, Palmer Ridge 1.
Dropped out
Centaurus (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pagosa Springs (6) 7-0 111 1 1-0
2 Sterling (3) 7-0 97 2 2-0
3 Manitou Springs (3) 9-0 94 3 3-0
4 Centauri 8-0 62 4 1-0
5 St. Mary's 8-1 56 5 2-0
6 Eaton 7-1 49 7 2-0
7 Moffat County 6-1 47 9 2-0
8 Lamar 8-2 42 8 1-1
9 Trinidad 8-2 31 10 2-0
10 Lutheran 6-4 25 6 2-3
Others receiving votes:
Grand Valley 10, Faith Christian 8, Liberty Common 7, Monte Vista 7, Alamosa 5, La Junta 5, Olathe 4.
Dropped out
None.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Yuma (13) 7-1 173 1 1-0
2 Akron (3) 8-0 157 2 3-0
3 Cedaredge (1) 8-0 136 3 2-0
4 Paonia (1) 7-1 128 4 1-0
5 Haxtun 7-0 78 7 2-0
6 Wray 4-3 61 6 0-1
7 Soroco 7-1 38 - 2-0
8 Simla 3-3 33 5 0-3
9 Ignacio 4-2 27 - 0-0
10 Evangelical Christian 7-1 26 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Peyton 21, Highland 19, West Grand 15, Kiowa 13, Union Colony 13, Calhan 11, Sanford 10, Del Norte 8, Ellicott 6, Hoehne 6, Rye 4, Clear Creek 2, Fowler 2, Lyons 1, Sargent 1.
Dropped out
Highland (8), Peyton (9), Sanford (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sangre De Cristo (8) 5-0 88 1 0-0
2 Kit Carson (2) 8-0 82 2 2-0
3 Idalia 6-1 61 5 2-0
4 Kim 8-0 52 4 2-0
5 Fleming 7-0 50 3 2-0
6 South Baca 6-1 50 6 1-0
7 Jim Elliot 7-0 35 9 1-0
8 Heritage Christian 6-0 34 - 1-0
9 Otis 6-2 31 10 2-0
10 Prairie 7-1 16 7 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Briggsdale 10, Norwood 10, Eads 9, Flagler 9, Antonito 7, McClave 4, Cotopaxi 2.
Dropped out
Flagler (8).