Boys basketball rankings: Valor Christian new No. 1 in 4A

Valor Christian boys basketball team

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Valor Christian boys basketball is the new No. 1 in Class 4A. The Eagles escaped Evergreen in a 54-53 win last week.

The previous top team in the CHSAANow.com 4A rankings, Pueblo West, wasn't so lucky. The Cyclones lost to Pueblo South 67-64 after being down 34-19 at halftime. Pueblo West didn't fall too far however, sliding to the No. 2 spot.

That Pueblo South team got some recognition for the upset as they joined the 4A poll at No. 8.

3A also added a new team to the rankings. Manual came in at No. 10 in this week's CHSAANow.com rankings.

In 5A, Doherty and Grandview swapped places, with the Spartans rising from No. 7 to No. 5. Doherty won its second-straight league title after beating Rampart. Grandview dropped after its loss to No. 4 Eaglecrest.

Chatfield continued the longest win streak in 5A to hold at No. 3. The Chargers' streak is at 18 after clinching the 5A Jeffco title against Ralston Valley.

Dawson received one first place vote as they rose from No. 9 to No. 6 in the 2A poll. The top three teams remained the same in 2A.

Crowley County entered the 2A rankings at No. 8.

In 1A, Longmont Christian moved from No. 6 to No. 4, swapping with Flagler. 

Weldon Valley dropped out, making room for Primero to jump into the rankings at No. 10.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. These are the final rankings of the regular season.

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.

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 ThunderRidge (16) 20-1 178 1 2-0
2 George Washington 19-2 156 2 2-0
3 Chatfield 20-1 136 3 2-0
4 Eaglecrest (2) 18-3 134 4 2-0
5 Doherty 18-3 96 7 3-0
6 Rock Canyon 18-3 77 6 1-1
7 Grandview 18-3 76 5 0-2
8 Denver East 15-6 49 8 1-1
9 Fort Collins 18-3 34 10 2-0
10 Cherry Creek 14-7 15 9 0-2
Others receiving votes:
Mountain Vista 9, Lakewood 8, Smoky Hill 7, Overland 6, Vista Ridge 5, Chaparral 3, Grand Junction 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (11) 17-4 160 2 1-0
2 Pueblo West (5) 19-2 148 1 1-1
3 D'Evelyn 17-4 98 3 2-0
4 Lewis-Palmer 17-4 93 4 2-0
5 Holy Family 17-4 89 5 2-0
6 Sierra (1) 19-3 69 6 3-0
7 Mead 18-3 68 8 2-0
8 Pueblo South 15-6 51 - 2-0
9 Sand Creek 16-5 50 7 2-0
10 Northridge 17-3 41 9 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Golden 24, Evergreen 18, Silver Creek 13, Vista PEAK 7, Durango 6.
Dropped out
Golden (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Resurrection Christian (9) 18-0 141 1 2-0
2 Colorado Springs Christian (1) 16-2 140 2 1-0
3 Manitou Springs (5) 17-1 130 3 3-0
4 Sterling 15-3 104 5 1-0
5 Alamosa 17-2 87 4 2-1
6 Kent Denver 15-3 84 6 1-1
7 DSST-Stapleton (1) 14-3 51 8 2-0
8 Basalt 15-2 48 7 1-1
9 Strasburg 15-3 29 9 2-1
10 Manual 12-5 16 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Machebeuf 13, Bayfield 10, Faith Christian 10, Jefferson Academy 6, The Vanguard 5, DSST-Green Valley Ranch 3, Coal Ridge 2.
Dropped out
Machebeuf (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Highland (9) 17-0 124 1 2-0
2 Sedgwick County (2) 17-1 108 2 2-0
3 Del Norte (1) 14-3 98 3 2-0
4 Holyoke 14-3 86 5 3-0
5 Paonia 16-2 82 4 1-0
6 Dawson (1) 15-2 49 9 3-0
7 Peyton 14-2 31 6 0-1
8 Crowley County 15-3 30 - 2-0
9 Akron 14-4 24 10 2-1
10 Haxtun 12-5 23 8 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Ignacio 18, Sanford 14, Fowler 11, Byers 7, Merino 7, Dayspring Christian 6, Denver Christian 1, Hotchkiss 1, Sargent 1.
Dropped out
Fowler (7).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holly (8) 18-0 97 1 1-0
2 Cheyenne Wells 16-1 77 2 2-1
3 Sierra Grande (2) 15-1 73 3 2-0
4 Longmont Christian 15-2 64 6 3-0
5 Rocky Mountain Lutheran 17-1 57 5 2-0
6 Flagler 13-4 41 4 0-1
7 Peetz 14-4 40 7 2-0
8 Front Range Baptist 16-2 36 8 2-0
9 Kit Carson 13-4 25 9 2-0
10 Primero 13-2 9 - 4-0
Others receiving votes:
Creede/Lake City 8, Sangre de Cristo 6, Wiley 6, Weldon Valley 5, Denver Jewish Day 3, La Veta 3.
Dropped out
Weldon Valley (10).