Hockey rankings: Ralston Valley moves back up to No. 3

Ralston Valley hockey team

(Josh Watt/CHSAANow.com)

A week after dropping three-straight games, Ralston Valley hockey rebounded by winning three tough games. As a result, the Mustangs shot back up the CHSAANow.com rankings, and now sit at No. 3.

Ralston Valley was No. 7 last week following close losses to Dakota Ridge, Regis Jesuit and Mountain Vista. But the Mustangs got wins over Denver East, then-No. 9 Dakota Ridge and then-No. 2 Cherry Creek last week. They are now 9-5-0.

Elsewhere, Regis Jesuit maintained its stranglehold atop the poll. The Raiders, 12-0-0, received all 11 first-place votes following a 3-0-0 week that included a furious rally to beat Cherry Creek.

Monarch moved up one spot to No. 2, Cherry Creek dropped to No. 4, and Fort Collins rounds out the top-5.

There were no newcomers to this week's ranking.

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) 12-0-0 110 1 3-0-0
2 Monarch 9-3-0 85 3 2-0-0
3 Ralston Valley 9-5-0 78 7 3-0-0
4 Cherry Creek 8-4-0 76 2 0-2-0
5 Fort Collins 13-1-0 60 4 2-0-0
6 Valor Christian 10-2-1 52 6 1-0-1
7 Mountain Vista 7-5-1 45 5 1-1-0
8 Resurrection Christian 8-3-0 38 8 1-0-0
9 Dakota Ridge 7-4-1 37 9 0-2-0
10 Steamboat Springs 10-2-2 13 10 1-0-1
Others receiving votes:
Battle Mountain 5, Castle View 5, Lewis-Palmer 1.
Dropped out
None.