Hockey rankings: Cherry Creek climbs to No. 6

Cherry Creek hockey team

Cherry Creek has moved up to No. 6 in this week's hockey rankings. (Cindy Betancourt/eStudioWest.com)

The defending state hockey champion is fighting for position ahead of the playoffs.

Cherry Creek has climbed to No. 6 in the CHSAANow.com hockey poll, up an impressive four spots from a week ago.

Undefeated Monarch keeps its No. 1 ranking and is still very much the team to bet as the state tournament is just on the horizon.

Like the Bruins, Mountain Vista also made a significant jump as they come in at No. 5. The Golden Eagles sat at No. 8 a week ago.

No new teams are added to the rankings this week.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. During the regular season, the poll will release each Monday.

Complete rankings are below.

CHSAANow.com Hockey Poll

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.

Hockey
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Monarch (9) 15-0-0 90 1 3-0-0
2 Regis Jesuit 15-1-0 74 2 1-0-0
3 Ralston Valley 14-2-0 65 3 1-1-0
4 Dakota Ridge 13-3-0 60 4 1-0-0
5 Mountain Vista 12-2-0 40 8 2-1-0
6 Cherry Creek 14-4-0 38 10 2-0-0
7 Lewis-Palmer 11-4-1 34 6 1-1-1
8 Denver East 10-5-1 32 7 1-0-0
9 Resurrection Christian 11-6-0 26 5 0-1-0
10 Steamboat Springs 12-5-0 23 9 2-1-0
Others receiving votes:
Battle Mountain 10, Aspen 3.
Dropped out
None.