Boys basketball rankings: Three teams take over as new No. 1s

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(Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

It's still early in the 2016-17 boys basketball season, but George Washington has already made some impressive moves. 

The Patriots come in as the new No. 1 team in the Class 5A CHSAANow.com boys basketball rankings. In the two weeks since the release of the preseason rankings, they have gone 5-0 which included a three-point win over No. 2 Rock Canyon and a 13-point win over defending state champion Overland.

With a five-point loss to Rock Canyon, preseason No. 1 Eaglecrest falls to No. 5.

Grandview jumped two spots to land at No. 7 while Smoky Hill (No. 8) and Chatfield (No. 10) are the two new teams in the 5A poll.

A 3-0 record over the first week and a half of the season has kept Pueblo West as the No. 1 team in 4A.

Valor Christian also holds tight at N0. 2, despite a season-opening loss to 5A No. 9 Doherty.

Vista PEAK has looked good early in the year, starting with a 6-0 run to start the season. The Bison made a five-spot jump to come in at No. 4 this week.

Lewis-Palmer is the only new team to the 4A rankings, coming in at No. 10.

Colorado Springs Christian holds its spot as the No. 1 team in 3A. Resurrection Christian jumped five spots to come in at No. 2. Manitou Springs (No. 3) and Alamosa (No. 4) each moved up two spots from the preseason rankings.

At No. 7 and No. 10 respectively, Frontier Academy and Kent Denver are the two new teams to the 3A rankings.

Sedgwick County takes over as the No. 1 team in the 2A poll after Sanford's 74-game winning streak came to an end last week.

The Indians now sit at No. 6.

There was a high turnover rate in the 2A rankings as four new teams broke into the poll this week.

Akron comes in at No. 4, Del Norte lands at No. 5, Dayspring Christian sits at No. 7 and Peyton breaks in at No. 9.

Starting 5-0 has meant good things for Holly, the No. 1 team in 1A this week.

The Wildcats snagged six firs-place votes in the process.

Like the 2A poll, there was significant turnover in 1A this week.

Weldon Valley (No. 3), Eads (No. 7), Peetz (No. 9) and Sangre de Cristo (No. 10) are all newcomers to the rankings.

Fleming, who came in as the preseason No. 1 comes in at No. 6 this week.

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.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 George Washington (11) 5-0 161 6 5-0
2 Rock Canyon (2) 7-1 160 2 7-1
3 Denver East (4) 7-0 149 3 7-0
4 ThunderRidge (3) 4-0 134 4 4-0
5 Eaglecrest 2-1 120 1 2-1
6 Cherokee Trail 4-0 94 7 4-0
7 Grandview 4-0 61 9 4-0
8 Smoky Hill 4-1 50 - 4-1
9 Doherty 3-1 49 8 3-1
10 Chatfield 3-1 41 - 3-1
Others receiving votes:
Lakewood 34, Regis Jesuit 22, Overland 10, Mountain Vista 8, Far Northeast 1, Fort Collins 1, Legend 1, Rampart 1, Rangeview 1.
Dropped out
Regis Jesuit (5), Mountain Vista (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pueblo West (13) 3-0 157 1 3-0
2 Valor Christian (2) 2-1 114 2 2-1
3 Golden 5-1 102 4 5-1
4 Vista PEAK (1) 6-0 88 9 6-0
5 Holy Family 3-1 82 5 3-1
6 Sand Creek 5-1 81 3 5-1
7 Mead 3-1 71 7 3-1
8 D'Evelyn 5-1 50 8 5-1
9 Sierra 3-1 45 6 3-1
10 Lewis-Palmer 3-1 31 - 3-1
Others receiving votes:
Silver Creek 18, Green Mountain 10, Northridge 6, Widefield 6, Ponderosa 5, Evergreen 4, Thompson Valley 3, Mountain View 2, Palmer Ridge 2, Erie 1, Longmont 1, Pueblo South 1.
Dropped out
Evergreen (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Colorado Springs Christian (9) 3-0 140 1 3-0
2 Resurrection Christian (1) 5-0 107 7 5-0
3 Manitou Springs (2) 5-0 93 5 5-0
4 Alamosa (2) 5-1 81 6 5-1
5 Faith Christian 3-1 65 2 3-1
6 Sterling (1) 5-1 48 9 5-1
7 Frontier Academy 5-0 42 - 5-0
8 DSST-Stapleton 4-1 41 8 4-1
9 Kent Denver 5-0 41 - 5-0
10 Manual 2-2 33 4 2-2
Others receiving votes:
Lutheran 26, The Pinnacle 23, Colorado Academy 20, Machebeuf 18, DSST-Green Valley Ranch 13, Weld Central 8, Bayfield 5, Jefferson Academy 4, Monte Vista 4, Basalt 3, Ridge View Academy 3, The Vanguard 3, Roaring Fork 2, Coal Ridge 1, Strasburg 1.
Dropped out
Lutheran (3), Colorado Academy (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sedgwick County (4) 3-0 79 4 3-0
2 Highland (2) 4-0 74 5 4-0
3 Paonia (3) 3-1 72 2 3-1
4 Akron 3-0 53 - 3-0
5 Del Norte 5-1 44 - 5-1
6 Sanford 2-2 40 1 2-2
7 Dayspring Christian (1) 3-0 38 - 3-0
8 Holyoke 1-1 37 3 1-1
9 Peyton 4-0 30 - 4-0
10 Ignacio 1-0 23 7 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Colorado Springs School 11, Sargent 11, Burlington 7, Dawson 5, Hotchkiss 5, Byers 4, Fowler 4, Yuma 4, Haxtun 3, Center 2, Crowley County 2, Dolores Huerta 1, Meeker 1.
Dropped out
Ellicott (6), Byers (8), Crowley County (9), Burlington (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (6) 5-0 81 2 5-0
2 Sierra Grande (1) 5-0 67 6 5-0
3 Weldon Valley (1) 4-0 64 - 4-0
4 Cheyenne Wells 3-0 60 5 3-0
5 Kit Carson (1) 2-0 50 3 2-0
6 Fleming 1-1 38 1 1-1
7 Eads 3-0 28 - 3-0
8 Flagler 3-1 22 8 3-1
9 Peetz 4-0 18 - 4-0
10 Sangre de Cristo 3-1 14 - 3-1
Others receiving votes:
Wiley 12, Front Range Baptist 9, Shining Mountain 8, Creede/Lake City 7, Rocky Mountain Lutheran 7, ThornCreek Christian 6, Heritage Christian 3, Primero 1.
Dropped out
Shining Mountain (4), Ouray (7), Rocky Mountain Lutheran (9), Wiley (10).