Girls basketball rankings: Valor Christian returns to 4A poll

Valor Christian Golden girls basketball

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Valor Christian returned to the Class 4A CHSAANow.com girls basketball rankings this week after narrowly beating Golden on Wednesday.

The Eagles, now 11-9, are ranked No. 10 this week.

The top three teams in 4A remained the same with No. 1 Pueblo South leading the pack. No. 2 Evergreen avoided an upset against Green Mountain to stay in the hunt. 

The biggest mover of the rankings goes to Heritage Christian (16-0) in 1A. The school is up three spots in this week's poll at No. 2. The Eagles defeated No. 8 Briggsdale to leap in the rankings behind No. 1 Kit Carson.

In 5A, Ralston Valley continued its 17 game win streak to keep pace at No. 3 in the rankings.

5A's lone shakeup comes with Fossil Ridge and Fairview. Fossil Ridge, ranked No. 10 in last week's poll, switched spots with Fairview at No. 7.

3A added Faith Christian at No. 10, and Eaton moved up two spots to No. 8.

Paonia stayed at No. 1 in 2A with minor shakeup beneath them.

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 Girls 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.

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Grandview (11) 17-1 137 1 2-0
2 Highlands Ranch (3) 18-2 123 2 2-0
3 Ralston Valley 17-1 114 3 2-0
4 Horizon 17-2 102 4 3-0
5 Doherty 18-1 68 5 2-0
6 Fruita Monument 18-1 58 6 2-0
7 Fossil Ridge 15-5 49 10 2-0
8 Cherry Creek 13-5 48 8 2-0
9 Lakewood 13-5 25 9 2-0
10 Fairview 15-5 21 7 0-2
Others receiving votes:
Regis Jesuit 13, Pine Creek 5, Rocky Mountain 5, Loveland 1, Monarch 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Pueblo South (21) 18-1 219 1 3-0
2 Evergreen (1) 18-1 194 2 4-0
3 Pueblo West 16-3 146 3 3-0
4 Air Academy 17-2 142 6 2-0
5 Mesa Ridge 14-3 123 4 1-1
6 Pueblo East 14-4 104 7 1-1
7 Golden 16-3 87 5 1-1
8 Holy Family 13-5 63 8 2-0
9 George Washington 15-2 28 10 1-0
10 Valor Christian 11-8 27 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Windsor 26, Mullen 14, D'Evelyn 13, Palisade 7, The Classical Academy 5, Mead 4, Sierra 4, Rifle 2, Discovery Canyon 1, Thomas Jefferson 1.
Dropped out
D'Evelyn (9).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 St. Mary's (10) 15-0 152 1 2-0
2 Sterling (5) 17-0 148 2 3-0
3 Lamar 15-1 116 4 2-0
4 Liberty Common (1) 13-1 113 3 1-1
5 Centauri 16-1 105 5 2-0
6 Colorado Springs Christian 15-2 73 6 2-0
7 Pagosa Springs 12-2 72 7 1-0
8 Eaton 13-3 28 10 2-0
9 Manitou Springs 9-7 22 9 2-0
10 Faith Christian 11-5 13 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Moffat County 8, Olathe 8, The Academy 7, Cedaredge 6, Grand Valley 4, Jefferson Academy 2, Lutheran 2, St. Mary's Academy 2.
Dropped out
Olathe (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Paonia (15) 16-0 159 1 2-0
2 Del Norte (1) 13-2 129 3 2-0
3 Yuma 13-2 118 2 2-0
4 Wray 10-4 93 4 0-1
5 Swink 14-2 88 5 2-0
6 Soroco 14-2 62 6 2-0
7 Lyons 14-2 53 7 2-0
8 Simla 12-2 46 8 3-0
9 Haxtun 12-3 31 10 2-0
10 Highland 12-4 25 9 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Evangelical Christian 15, Holyoke 11, Limon 8, West Grand 8, Clear Creek 7, Sargent 7, Center 6, Dawson 6, Sanford 6, Fowler 1, Ignacio 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Kit Carson (13) 15-0 144 1 2-0
2 Heritage Christian (1) 16-0 114 5 3-0
3 Antonito (1) 14-0 113 3 2-0
4 Fleming 14-1 107 2 2-1
5 Kim/Branson 14-1 93 4 1-1
6 South Baca 13-2 76 7 2-0
7 Kiowa 13-2 57 6 2-0
8 Briggsdale 12-4 29 9 2-1
9 La Veta 12-3 26 8 1-0
10 Jim Elliot 13-3 15 10 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Holly 11, Sierra Grande 11, Springfield 9, Creede/Lake City 7, Idalia 4, Pikes Peak Christian 4, Arickaree/Woodlin 2, McClave 2, Cheyenne Wells 1.
Dropped out
None.