Boys basketball rankings: George Washington joins 5A poll at No. 9

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George Washington is No. 9 in the 5A boys basketball rankings this week. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

The President's Day edition of the CHSAANow.com Class 5A boys basketball poll is looking, well, more presidential.

George Washington, who started the season as a top-five team, has rejoined the 5A rankings at No. 9 thanks to a 104-97 shootout win over Denver East on Saturday.

Losing five of their first six games of the year saw the Patriots slip out of the polls as they appeared destined for a more mediocre season than most thought.

Then league play began and things got much better much faster.

George Washington is undefeated in a tough Denver Prep League which has gotten the attention of the voters.

Rangeview remains the top team in the 5A poll and ThunderRidge made an impressive jump this week, landing at No. 4. That's three spots better than last week and a win over No. 3 Regis Jesuit probably had a lot to do with it.

Lewis-Palmer hangs on to the top spot in the 4A poll this week. The Rangers have rattled off 19 straight wins and with two games remaining have already wrapped up a share of the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference regular season title.

No new teams broke into the 4A rankings this week.

DSST-Stapleton remains the No. 1 team in 3A with Faith Christian right on its heels. The Eagles are the only blemish on the Knights' 18-1 record.

At No. 10, Grand Valley cracks its way back into the 3A top 10 this week.

Sanford is still the No. 1 team in the 2A poll, holding off Resurrection Christian and Sedgwick County, the other two undefeated teams in the class.

Crowley County is the lone newcomer in 2A, coming in at No. 10.

Defending 1A champion Holly maintains their spot as the No. 1 team this week. Cheyenne Wells is a new face to the 1A poll as they land 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 (16) 20-0 160 1 2-0
2 Overland 18-3 143 2 3-0
3 Regis Jesuit 18-3 110 3 2-1
4 ThunderRidge 18-3 105 7 2-0
5 Eaglecrest 19-2 99 4 1-1
6 Chatfield 19-2 82 6 2-0
7 Rock Canyon 18-3 69 5 1-1
8 Cherokee Trail 16-5 49 9 2-0
9 George Washington 13-8 22 - 2-0
10 Doherty 18-3 17 8 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Boulder 12, Greeley West 5, Legend 5, Broomfield 1, Fossil Ridge 1.
Dropped out
Denver East (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Lewis-Palmer (7) 20-1 137 1 2-0
2 Valor Christian (3) 20-1 134 2 3-0
3 Longmont (5) 20-1 132 4 3-0
4 Pueblo West 18-3 90 5 2-0
5 Pueblo South 19-2 87 3 2-1
6 Windsor 17-4 58 7 2-0
7 Golden 16-5 57 6 2-0
8 Denver South 16-5 47 8 3-0
9 Sierra 17-4 31 9 3-0
10 Vista Ridge 16-5 26 10 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Rifle 11, Mead 7, Durango 5, Evergreen 2, Vista Peak 1.
Dropped out
.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 DSST-Stapleton (8) 18-1 124 1 2-0
2 Faith Christian (3) 14-4 100 2 2-0
3 Colorado Springs Christian (1) 14-4 86 3 3-0
4 DSST-Green Valley Ranch (1) 14-0 85 4 2-0
5 Eaton 16-2 77 5 2-0
6 Sterling 15-3 70 7 3-0
7 Manitou Springs 16-1 61 8 2-0
8 Lutheran 14-4 39 6 2-1
9 Alamosa 14-4 35 9 2-0
10 Grand Valley 14-3 23 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Bayfield 4, The Pinnacle 4, Bennett 3, Pagosa Springs 2, Frontier Academy 1, Ridgeview Academy 1.
Dropped out
Colorado Academy (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (7) 17-0 87 1 4-0
2 Resurrection Christian (2) 17-0 83 2 2-0
3 Sedgwick County 17-0 72 3 2-0
4 Paonia 17-1 58 4 2-0
5 Holyoke 14-3 47 5 3-0
6 Ignacio 14-2 43 7 1-0
7 Rye 15-3 31 6 2-1
8 Ellicott 13-3 21 8 3-0
9 Highland 14-3 17 9 1-0
10 Crowley County 15-3 13 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Haxtun 12, Center 9, Caliche 2, Dayspring Christian 1.
Dropped out
Haxtun (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (5) 16-2 77 1 1-0
2 Fleming (3) 15-2 72 2 2-0
3 Wiley 14-3 65 3 2-0
4 Kit Carson 15-3 49 5 2-0
5 South Baca 15-2 48 4 2-0
6 Ouray 14-2 37 7 3-0
7 Sierra Grande 14-3 32 6 1-1
8 Longmont Christian 10-6 29 8 1-1
9 Shining Mountain 16-2 17 9 2-0
10 Cheyenne Wells 12-5 5 - 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Faith Baptist 3, Walsh 2, Heritage Christian 1, Peetz 1, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 1, Front Range Baptist 1.
Dropped out
Rocky Mountain Lutheran (10).