Boys soccer rankings: All three defending champs lead preseason polls

Broomfield Boulder boys soccer

Broomfield is the preseason No. 1 team in 5A boys soccer. (Kai Casey/CHSAANow.com)

All three defending boys soccer champions have been declared favorites according the CHSAANow.com boys soccer polls.

Broomfield, Evergreen and Kent Denver all took the No. 1 spots in their respective classes as each team will look to repeat their title runs from a year ago.

In the Class 5A rankings, the Eagles edged out Mountain Vista, the team that they needed overtime to beat in the state championship game last fall.

The Golden Eagles took three first place votes and hold the No. 2 spot heading into the regular season.

Fairview, Arapahoe and Boulder round out the top five teams in the initial set of rankings. All three of those teams advanced to at least the state quarterfinals in 2015.

Heritage, which was a semifinal team last year, comes in at No. 7.

In the 4A rankings, state runner-up TCA lands at the No. 2 spot behind the Cougars.

Cheyenne Mountain takes the No. 3 spot while Standley Lake takes No. 5. Both teams advanced to the semifinals last year and are looking at staying just as competitive in 2016.

Air Academy, which won the 4A title in 2014, lands at No. 4.

All totaled, each team that advanced to last year's quarterfinals will be ranked to start the season.

Kent Denver boys soccer

Kent Denver heads the 3A poll. (Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

With Kent Denver taking the top spot in the 3A poll, it's Vail Mountain that comes in at No. 2.

The Gore Rangers lost to Kent Denver in the semifinals before the Sun Devils went on to beat Fountain Valley in the 3A title game.

The Danes will start the season at No. 3.

KIPP and Faith Christian will make up the rest of 3A's top five teams. KIPP advanced to the state quarterfinals and the Eagles lost to Peak to Peak in the second round of the tournament.

After advancing to the semifinals last year, Coal Ridge will start the season ranked at No. 6.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. Polls are released each Monday during the regular season.

Complete rankings for each class are below.

CHSAANow.com Boys Soccer Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Broomfield (7) 0-0-0 93
2 Mountain Vista (3) 0-0-0 87
3 Fairview 0-0-0 76
4 Arapahoe 0-0-0 68
5 Boulder 0-0-0 54
6 Cherry Creek 0-0-0 40
7 Heritage 0-0-0 38
8 Arvada West 0-0-0 33
9 ThunderRidge 0-0-0 22
10 Grandview 0-0-0 10
Others receiving votes:
Pine Creek 8, Lincoln 5, Rocky Mountain 5, Adams City 4, Fort Collins 3, Legacy 2, Aurora Central 1, Chatfield 1.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Evergreen (6) 0-0-0 95
2 The Classical Academy (4) 0-0-0 94
3 Cheyenne Mountain 0-0-0 70
4 Air Academy 0-0-0 62
5 Standley Lake 0-0-0 48
6 Battle Mountain 0-0-0 42
7 Ponderosa 0-0-0 35
8 Valor Christian 0-0-0 27
9 D'Evelyn 0-0-0 17
10 Longmont 0-0-0 15
Others receiving votes:
Littleton 8, Niwot 8, Montrose 5, Lewis-Palmer 4, Mullen 4, Wheat Ridge 4, Silver Creek 3, Windsor 3, Centaurus 2, Palmer Ridge 2, Denver North 1, Durango 1.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Kent Denver (8) 0-0-0 80
2 Vail Mountain 0-0-0 59
3 Fountain Valley 0-0-0 57
4 KIPP 0-0-0 47
5 Faith Christian 0-0-0 32
6 Coal Ridge 0-0-0 29
7 Colorado Academy 0-0-0 28
8 Peak to Peak 0-0-0 26
9 Pagosa Springs 0-0-0 20
10 Salida 0-0-0 19
Others receiving votes:
Liberty Common 17, Jefferson Academy 7, Colorado Springs Christian 5, Vanguard 5, Telluride 4, Aurora West 2, The Academy 2, DSST-Stapleton 1, Sheridan 1.