Boys basketball rankings: Pueblo South takes over top spot in 4A

Pueblo South Pueblo Central boys basketball

Pueblo South is the new No. 1 team in 4A boys basketball. (Dan Mohrmann/CHSAANow.com)

The Pueblo South Colts are putting together a nice season. They carry their momentum into this week as they take over the No. 1 spot in the Class 4A CHSAANow.com boys basketball rankings.

Their week was highlighted with a 79-51 win over Pueblo Central on Tuesday. The Colts looked absolutely dominant and are legitimate 4A title contenders.

Former No. 1 Longmont fell to No. 3 after losing to the FNE Warriors on Saturday.

The 4A poll saw two newcomers this week as Holy Family and Rifle come in at No. 8 and No. 10 respectively.

There were very few changes in the 5A poll. Rangeview proved to be the real deal after taking a hold of the No.1 ranking last week. They topped Regis Jesuit 60-52 to prove that they are indeed worthy of the state's top spot.

The Raiders fell one spot to No. 4 as a result of the loss.

Rock Canyon climbed one spot to No. 7, trading spaces with Chatfield, who gave Denver East all the Angels could handle Monday.

There were no new teams added to the 5A rankings.

Colorado Springs Christian School hangs on to the top overall spot in the 3A rankings as they prepare for a big Tri-Peaks League showdown with St. Mary's on Friday. The Pirates handed the Lions their only loss last season and the Lions will be out to even the score.

Faith Christian jumped three spots to No. 6 this week and the 3A poll saw one newcomer as the Manitou Springs Mustangs come in at No. 10.

Sanford is still the No. 1 team in 2A this week after cruising to a 63-35 win over Centauri. The top five seeds from last week all maintained their position.

The bottom five spots saw some shuffling, but overall the 10 ranked teams from last week remained in this week's poll.

Fleming takes over the top spot in the 1A after defending champion Holly and Wiley handed South Baca its first two losses of the year.

Kit Carson jumps from No. 4 to No. 2 and Holly jumped from No. 6 to No. 3.

No new teams played their way into the 1A rankings 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 (14) 12-0 149 1 3-0
2 Eaglecrest (1) 12-0 132 2 2-0
3 Overland 10-2 113 4 2-0
4 Regis Jesuit 10-2 104 3 2-1
5 ThunderRidge 12-2 85 5 2-0
6 Denver East 9-4 74 6 2-0
7 Rock Canyon 12-2 48 8 1-0
8 Chatfield 11-2 40 7 2-1
9 Doherty 12-2 38 9 3-0
10 Cherokee Trail 9-3 26 10 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Legend 8, FNE Warriors 4, Greeley West 3, Boulder 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pueblo South (14) 11-0 158 2 2-0
2 Lewis-Palmer (1) 11-1 128 3 3-0
3 Longmont (1) 11-1 127 1 2-1
4 Valor Christian 10-1 109 4 2-0
5 Golden 8-3 97 5 2-0
6 Pueblo West 12-2 87 6 1-0
7 Denver South 9-4 50 7 2-1
8 Holy Family 8-3 23 - 2-0
9 Vista Ridge 9-4 16 10 1-1
10 Rifle 10-1 15 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Windsor 13, Conifer 10, Evergreen 9, Mead 9, Sand Creek 8, Wheat Ridge 8, Thomas Jefferson 5, Skyview 3, Thompson Valley 3, Pueblo Central 1, Vista Peak 1.
Dropped out
Mead (8), Evergreen (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Colorado Springs Christian (7) 6-3 99 1 2-1
2 DSST-Stapleton (2) 11-1 93 3 2-1
3 Lutheran (1) 8-2 81 4 1-0
4 Eaton (2) 10-1 80 5 3-0
5 DSST-Green Valley Ranch (1) 8-0 71 6 2-0
6 Faith Christian 7-4 59 9 3-0
7 Sterling 8-2 55 7 3-0
8 Colorado Academy 7-5 54 2 0-1
9 Alamosa 7-4 48 8 2-0
10 Manitou Springs 8-1 19 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Pagosa Springs 15, Grand Valley 8, Buena Vista 5, Bayfield 4, Basalt 3, Bennett 3, Manual 3, Peak to Peak 3, Strasburg 3, Arrupe Jesuit 2, James Irwin 2, Liberty Common 2, Coal Ridge 1, Kent Denver 1, SkyView Academy 1.
Dropped out
Liberty Common (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (8) 9-0 95 1 1-0
2 Resurrection Christian (1) 11-0 89 2 3-0
3 Sedgwick County (1) 9-0 77 3 1-0
4 Ignacio 8-0 68 4 2-0
5 Paonia 9-1 53 5 2-0
6 Center 7-1 38 8 1-0
7 Holyoke 7-2 37 7 2-0
8 Rye 8-2 35 6 3-0
9 Dayspring Christian 7-1 20 10 0-0
10 Simla 7-2 11 9 1-2
Others receiving votes:
Haxtun 9, Crowley County 7, Meeker 5, Akron 4, Highland 2.
Dropped out
None.

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Fleming (3) 7-2 77 2 2-0
2 Kit Carson (2) 9-1 67 4 2-0
3 Holly 9-2 64 6 3-0
4 Ouray (1) 9-0 58 5 2-0
5 Wiley 8-2 48 8 2-0
6 South Baca (1) 7-2 46 1 0-2
7 Longmont Christian (1) 6-2 45 3 0-2
8 Sierra Grande (1) 7-2 32 7 1-1
9 Rocky Mountain Lutheran 7-2 18 10 1-0
10 Arickaree/Woodlin 7-3 12 9 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Shining Mountain 9, Peetz 8, Front Range Baptist 6, Cheyenne Wells 2, Community Christian 1, Mile High Academy 1, Otis 1.
Dropped out
None.