Girls basketball rankings: Pine Creek, Regis Jesuit join 5A poll

Although Highlands Ranch, Sand Creek, Pagosa Springs, Yuma and Sangre de Cristo all held on to their respective No. 1 rankings, there was an influx of new teams added to this week's CHSAANow.com girls basketball polls.

The Falcons continue to have their talons firmly grasped on the No. 1 ranking in Class 5A and with only one more ranked opponent on their schedule, appear to be in control of the top spot for the remainder of the regular season.

Regis sophomore Korynne Chaney (21) brings the ball up the court while being pursed by D'Evelyn's Aubrey Sotolongo (12), Morgan Ducklow (24) and Payton Sampson (21) during Monday's season opener. (Dennis Pleuss)

Regis Jesuit joined the 5A girls basketball rankings this week. (Dennis Pleuss)

Pine Creek and Regis Jesuit are shaking up the 5A poll by joining its ranks this week.

The Eagles come in at No. 9 while the Raiders take over the No. 10 spot this week.

Sand Creek continues to hold off fellow Colorado Springs-area powerhouse Mesa Ridge for the top 4A spot.

The 4A rankings from top to bottom went unchanged from a week ago.

Pagosa Springs took nine of 13 first-place votes to keep the top 3A spot this week. Manitou Springs sits right behind them at No. 2, with both teams still undefeated on the year.

La Junta is the lone newcomer to the 3A poll as the Tigers come in at No. 10.

The top of the 2A poll also looks familiar with Yuma keeping a firm grasp on the top spot. Haxtun made a significant jump this week, landing at No. 5, three spots better than last week.

Kiowa joins the 2A ranks at No. 9 this week.

Sangre de Cristo still sits atop the 1A poll, claiming 80 percent of the first-place votes. The 1A poll also welcomes two new teams as Briggsdale lands at No. 8 and Norwood comes in at No. 9.

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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Highlands Ranch (14) 17-1 149 1 2-0
2 Grandview (1) 16-0 135 2 3-0
3 ThunderRidge 14-3 113 3 1-1
4 Lakewood 14-3 102 4 3-0
5 Broomfield 14-2 86 5 2-0
6 Ralston Valley 14-2 70 6 2-0
7 Horizon 13-5 41 9 2-0
8 Cherry Creek 12-5 34 7 2-0
9 Pine Creek 14-3 22 - 2-0
10 Regis Jesuit 11-5 19 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Rocky Mountain 18, Poudre 15, Fairview 6, Fossil Ridge 6, Fruita Monument 5, George Washington 4.
Dropped out
Poudre (8), Rocky Mountain (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sand Creek (9) 12-1 115 1 2-0
2 Mesa Ridge (2) 16-1 102 2 3-0
3 Valor Christian 15-1 91 3 3-0
4 Longmont (1) 15-1 89 4 2-0
5 Holy Family 12-4 59 5 2-0
6 Pueblo West 14-3 52 6 2-0
7 Pueblo East 12-4 47 7 3-0
8 Evergreen 15-2 37 8 3-0
9 Windsor 14-2 22 9 1-1
10 Centaurus 14-2 15 10 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Golden 7, Montrose 7, D'Evelyn 5, Pueblo South 3, Berthoud 2, Durango 2, Palisade 2, Thomas Jefferson 2, Vista Peak 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pagosa Springs (9) 13-0 123 1 2-0
2 Manitou Springs (4) 15-0 115 2 2-0
3 Sterling 13-1 101 3 2-0
4 Eaton 13-1 86 5 1-0
5 St. Mary's 14-1 82 4 1-0
6 Centauri 12-2 54 6 1-0
7 Lutheran 11-4 47 8 2-0
8 Moffat County 11-2 42 7 2-0
9 Lamar 11-3 23 10 1-0
10 La Junta 12-3 16 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Liberty Common 7, Grand Valley 5, Brush 4, Trinidad 3, Middle Park 2, Monte Vista 2, Bennett 1, Faith Christian 1, Olathe 1.
Dropped out
Monte Vista (9).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Yuma (13) 13-1 147 1 2-0
2 Paonia (2) 12-1 136 2 1-0
3 Cedaredge 13-1 107 3 2-0
4 Wray 9-3 99 5 2-0
5 Haxtun 11-2 82 8 3-0
6 Akron 11-3 57 4 1-1
7 Soroco 13-2 52 6 2-1
8 Ignacio 9-3 41 10 2-0
9 Kiowa 11-2 28 - 2-0
10 West Grand 12-2 22 9 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Swink 12, Ellicott 10, Highland 8, Simla 7, Burlington 3, Del Norte 3, Evangelical Christian 3, Lyons 3, Sargent 2, Clear Creek 1, Sanford 1, Vail Christian 1.
Dropped out
Highland (7).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sangre De Cristo (8) 10-0 97 1 2-0
2 Kit Carson (2) 14-0 90 2 2-0
3 Idalia 12-1 80 4 2-0
4 South Baca 12-1 64 5 1-0
5 Heritage Christian 13-0 54 7 2-0
6 Jim Elliot 12-0 46 6 1-0
7 Fleming 12-1 33 3 1-1
8 Briggsdale 12-2 31 - 1-0
9 Norwood 12-1 22 - 1-0
10 Kim 11-2 20 8 1-0
Others receiving votes:
McClave 8, Prairie 4, Otis 1.
Dropped out
Otis (9), McClave (10).