Hockey rankings: Monarch jumps up to No. 3

Monarch hockey team

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Don't look now, but here come the Monarch Coyotes.

With a 6-0 win over No. 6 Valor Christian on Friday and a 5-1 win over No. 2 Cherry Creek on Saturday, last year's state runner-up has jumped to No. 3 in the CHSAANow.com hockey rankings this week.

The Coyotes are 2-1 since returning from winter break with their only loss coming to Regis Jesuit, who remains at No. 1.

Fort Collins jumps one spot to No. 4 and Mountain Vista, despite a 3-0 loss to Cherry Creek on Friday, jumps two spots to No. 5. The Golden Eagles beat No. 7 Ralston Valley on Saturday, giving the Mustangs a third-straight loss.

Resurrection Christian jumps one spot to No. 8, trading places with No. 9 Dakota Ridge.

Steamboat Springs stayed put at No. 10 meaning that no new teams broke into 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 Regis Jesuit (11) 9-0-0 110 1 1-0-0
2 Cherry Creek 8-2-0 85 2 1-1-0
3 Monarch 7-3-0 80 6 2-0-0
4 Fort Collins 11-1-0 67 5 0-0-0
5 Mountain Vista 6-4-1 56 7 1-1-0
6 Valor Christian 9-2-0 54 4 1-1-0
7 Ralston Valley 6-5-0 50 3 0-3-0
8 Resurrection Christian 7-3-0 46 9 3-0-0
9 Dakota Ridge 7-2-1 33 8 2-1-0
10 Steamboat Springs 9-2-1 15 10 3-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Battle Mountain 5, Castle View 4.
Dropped out
None.