Boys basketball rankings: DSST-Stapleton new No. 1 in 3A

The Denver School of Science and Tech (Stapleton) is the new top team of the Class 3A CHSAANow.com boys basketball rankings.

The Knights, who sit at 13-1 overall on the season, have rising in the ranks all year and have been knocking at the door of the top spot. A St. Mary's win over previous No. 1, Colorado Springs Christian, is all they need to finally begin their reign at the top of the 3A poll.

As a result of the loss to St. Mary's, the Lions dropped one spot to No. 2. A similar situation happened last year when CSCS was toppled by St. Mary's and fell out of the top spot, but then went undefeated en route to winning the 3A state title.

Grand Valley is the lone newcomer to the poll this week. The Cardinals come in at No. 10 after falling out of the rankings a few weeks ago.

Regis Jesuit Legend boys basketball

Legend is No. 10 in this week's boys basketball rankings. (Matt Minton/JacksActionShots.com)

The 5A poll looks very similar to what it did last week. Rangeview escaped a scare from Aurora Central and was able to hang on to the top spot. The only change from a week ago is that the Legend Titans rejoin the rankings, landing at No. 10.

The same consistency applies to this week's 4A rankings. Since grasping the No. 1 spot, Pueblo South held on to the position, going 2-0 last week.

Windsor was the only team to play their way into the 4A poll as they debut at No. 9.

Undefeated Sanford still sits atop the 2A poll, taking eight of the 10 first-place votes this week. Crowley County joins the 2A top 10 at No. 7.

Fleming remains the team to beat in 1A after winning both of their games last week. Shining Mountain joins the 1A rankings, landing 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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Rangeview (15) 14-0 159 1 2-0
2 Eaglecrest (1) 14-0 141 2 2-0
3 Overland 12-2 123 3 2-0
4 Regis Jesuit 12-2 112 4 2-0
5 ThunderRidge 14-2 92 5 2-0
6 Denver East 10-4 75 6 1-0
7 Rock Canyon 14-2 56 7 2-0
8 Chatfield 13-2 50 8 2-0
9 Doherty 13-2 45 9 1-0
10 Legend 11-4 15 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Greeley West 7, Cherokee Trail 4, Aurora Central 1.
Dropped out
Cherokee Trail (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pueblo South (17) 13-0 194 1 2-0
2 Lewis-Palmer (1) 14-1 165 2 3-0
3 Longmont (2) 13-1 161 3 2-0
4 Valor Christian 12-1 146 4 2-0
5 Pueblo West 13-2 110 6 1-0
6 Golden 10-4 95 5 2-1
7 Denver South 11-4 64 7 2-0
8 Rifle 12-1 36 10 2-0
9 Windsor 11-4 33 - 4-0
10 Vista Ridge 11-4 25 9 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Holy Family 24, Conifer 14, Evergreen 7, Mead 6, Sierra 6, Skyview 4, Air Academy 3, Pueblo Central 2, Sand Creek 2, Thompson Valley 2, Thomas Jefferson 1.
Dropped out
Holy Family (8).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 DSST-Stapleton (6) 13-1 113 2 2-0
2 Colorado Springs Christian (1) 8-4 107 1 2-1
3 Lutheran (2) 9-2 101 3 1-0
4 Faith Christian (3) 9-4 95 6 2-0
5 DSST-Green Valley Ranch (3) 11-0 83 5 3-0
6 Eaton 11-2 71 4 1-1
7 Sterling 9-3 59 7 1-1
8 Alamosa 9-4 52 9 2-0
9 Manitou Springs 11-1 34 10 3-0
10 Grand Valley 9-2 28 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Colorado Academy 23, Pagosa Springs 13, Bennett 11, St. Mary's 8, Liberty Common 5, The Pinnacle 5, Bayfield 4, Manual 3, The Vanguard 3, Peak to Peak 2, Strasburg 2, Basalt 1, Kent Denver 1, SkyView Academy 1.
Dropped out
Colorado Academy (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (8) 12-0 96 1 3-0
2 Resurrection Christian (1) 13-0 85 2 2-0
3 Sedgwick County (1) 11-0 79 3 2-0
4 Ignacio 9-1 64 4 1-1
5 Paonia 11-1 51 5 2-0
6 Rye 10-2 39 8 2-0
7 Crowley County 11-1 27 - 2-0
8 Center 9-2 25 6 2-1
9 Holyoke 8-3 19 7 1-1
10 Dayspring Christian 9-2 17 9 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Ellicott 13, Highland 11, Haxtun 6, Meeker 6, Simla 6, Akron 4, Evangelical Christian 1, Ridgway 1.
Dropped out
Simla (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Fleming (4) 9-2 81 1 2-0
2 Holly (3) 11-2 76 3 2-0
3 Wiley 10-2 65 5 2-0
4 Ouray 9-1 57 4 0-1
5 Kit Carson (1) 9-3 49 2 0-2
6 South Baca 10-2 48 6 3-0
7 Sierra Grande (1) 9-2 39 8 2-0
8 Longmont Christian 6-4 25 7 0-2
9 Rocky Mountain Lutheran 9-2 18 9 2-0
10 Shining Mountain 8-2 10 - 3-0
Others receiving votes:
Front Range Baptist 7, Arickaree/Woodlin 6, Otis 5, Cheyenne Wells 3, Manzanola 3, Norwood 2, Faith Baptist 1.
Dropped out
Arickaree/Woodlin (10).