Boys basketball rankings: Lewis-Palmer jumps up in 4A poll

Lewis-Palmer Vista Ridge boys basketball

(Dan Mohrmann/CHSAANow.com)

Lewis-Palmer is making the right moves at the right time when it comes to the Class 4A CHSAANow.com boys basketball rankings.

After beating Sand Creek just over a week ago, the Rangers put on another impressive showing with a 65-56 win over PPAC front-runner Vista Ridge. With everyone now paying attention, Lewis-Palmer jumps four spots to land at No. 4 this week.

Pueblo West, Valor Christian and D'Evelyn all stood their ground at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.

Sierra also made a significant move as the Stallions are at No. 6, three spots better than last week's poll. Mead broke into the poll this week at No. 8.

ThunderRidge remains the top team in the 5A poll and rightfully so considering the Grizzlies haven't lost since Dec. 20 and are undefeated against Colorado teams. 

Eaglecrest received two first-place votes and jumped one spot to No. 4 as a result.

Fort Collins is the lone newcomer to the poll, rounding it out at No. 4.

Resurrection Christian remains No. 1 in 3A after edging No. 4 Sterling on Friday. Colorado Springs Christian remains at No. 2 while Manitou Springs jumps one spot to No. 3.

There were no new teams in the 3A rankings.

Undefeated Highland still has a firm hold on the top spot in the 2A poll. Fowler jumped three spots from a week ago, coming in at No. 7. Haxtun joins the 2A rankings at No. 8.

Holly is still the top team in 1A. The top four teams from last week's ranking went unchanged this week.

There were some big moves however as Rocky Mountain Lutheran made a three-spot jump to No. 5 and at No. 6, Longmont Christian is four spots better than they were last week.

Kit Carson joins the 1A poll at No. 9.

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.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 ThunderRidge (14) 18-1 155 1 3-0
2 George Washington 17-2 137 2 1-0
3 Chatfield 18-1 114 3 2-0
4 Eaglecrest (2) 16-3 106 5 2-0
5 Grandview 18-1 103 4 2-0
6 Rock Canyon 17-2 92 6 2-0
7 Doherty 15-3 61 7 2-0
8 Denver East 14-5 41 9 2-0
9 Cherry Creek 14-5 25 8 1-1
10 Fort Collins 16-3 15 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Smoky Hill 13, Mountain Vista 7, Lakewood 5, Rampart 2, Vista Ridge 2, Far Northeast 1, Overland 1.
Dropped out
Smoky Hill (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pueblo West (13) 18-1 156 1 3-0
2 Valor Christian (3) 16-4 144 2 3-0
3 D'Evelyn 15-4 99 3 1-1
4 Lewis-Palmer 15-4 88 8 2-0
5 Holy Family 15-4 81 5 2-0
6 Sierra 16-3 63 9 3-0
7 Sand Creek 14-5 61 4 0-2
8 Mead 16-3 55 - 2-0
9 Northridge 15-3 47 6 2-0
10 Golden 14-6 26 7 1-2
Others receiving votes:
Evergreen 19, Silver Creek 18, Pueblo South 17, Vista PEAK 4, Durango 2.
Dropped out
Silver Creek (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (9) 16-0 122 1 2-0
2 Colorado Springs Christian (2) 15-2 121 2 2-0
3 Manitou Springs (1) 14-1 99 4 1-0
4 Alamosa (1) 15-1 94 5 3-0
5 Sterling 14-3 83 3 2-1
6 Kent Denver 14-2 74 6 2-0
7 Basalt 14-1 52 8 3-0
8 DSST-Stapleton (1) 12-3 50 7 1-1
9 Strasburg 13-2 41 9 3-0
10 Machebeuf 13-3 8 10 1-1
Others receiving votes:
The Vanguard 7, Bayfield 5, Jefferson Academy 5, Manual 3, DSST-Green Valley Ranch 2, Faith Christian 2, Roaring Fork 2.
Dropped out
None.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Highland (10) 15-0 115 1 2-0
2 Sedgwick County 15-1 97 2 2-0
3 Del Norte (1) 12-3 81 3 2-0
4 Paonia 15-2 76 5 3-0
5 Holyoke (1) 11-3 65 6 1-0
6 Peyton 14-1 47 7 2-0
7 Fowler 14-2 30 10 3-0
8 Haxtun 11-4 29 - 2-0
9 Dawson 12-2 27 9 3-0
10 Akron 12-3 22 4 1-2
Others receiving votes:
Crowley County 20, Ignacio 16, Sanford 14, Merino 11, Dayspring Christian 6, Byers 3, Sargent 1.
Dropped out
Crowley County (8).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (6) 17-0 102 1 3-0
2 Cheyenne Wells (4) 14-0 99 2 3-0
3 Sierra Grande (1) 13-1 73 3 2-0
4 Flagler 13-3 68 4 2-0
5 Rocky Mountain Lutheran 15-1 56 8 3-0
6 Longmont Christian 12-2 53 10 3-0
7 Peetz 12-4 46 7 2-1
8 Front Range Baptist 14-2 41 5 2-2
9 Kit Carson 11-4 20 - 2-0
10 Weldon Valley 12-3 14 6 1-2
Others receiving votes:
Sangre de Cristo 10, Wiley 9, Creede/Lake City 5, Primero 3, South Baca 3, Fleming 2, Otis 1.
Dropped out
Fleming (9).