Boys lacrosse rankings: Regis Jesuit, Valor Christian lead the preseason polls

Regis Jesuit boys lacrosse team

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Familiar faces are sitting at the top of the preseason Class 5A CHSAANow.com boys lacrosse rankings.

Defending champion Regis Jesuit enters the season as the top team in the poll with Cherry Creek sitting right behind the Raiders at No.2.

Mountain Vista will start the year ranked third and state runner-up Arapahoe comes in at No. 4.

Regis Jesuit took eight of 13 first-place votes to earn the top spot. Cherry Creek claim three top votes, Mountain Vista got one and No. 8 Colorado Academy also snagged one.

Columbine, Rock Canyon, Monarch, Mullen and Kent Denver will also start the season ranked in the poll.

Valor Christian boys lacrosse team

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Defending 4A champion, Valor Christian start the year at No. 1 as well. The Eagles sit ahead of Dawson, who they beat last spring to claim the 4A title.

Cheyenne Mountain takes the No. 4 spot and Air Academy comes in at No. 6 to start the year. Both Colorado Springs-area teams played in last year's semifinals.

Conifer (No. 3), Windsor (No. 5) and Golden (No. 8) are the other three quarterfinal teams that cracked the 4A preseason rankings.

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

During the regular season, new polls are released each Monday.

Complete rankings for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Boys Lacrosse Polls

Voted upon by coaches and select media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

Coaches and media members looking to vote should email rcasey@chsaa.org.

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Regis Jesuit (8) 0-0 123
2 Cherry Creek (3) 0-0 117
3 Mountain Vista (1) 0-0 101
4 Arapahoe 0-0 91
5 Columbine 0-0 56
6 Rock Canyon 0-0 48
7 Monarch 0-0 28
8 Colorado Academy (1) 0-0 27
9 Mullen 0-0 26
10 Kent Denver 0-0 24
Others receiving votes:
Highlands Ranch 19, Wheat Ridge 18, Grandview 16, Chaparral 14, Palmer 5, Rocky Mountain 4.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Valor Christian (10) 0-0 100
2 Dawson 0-0 85
3 Conifer 0-0 68
4 Cheyenne Mountain 0-0 64
5 Windsor 0-0 44
6 Air Academy 0-0 42
7 Battle Mountain 0-0 28
8 Golden 0-0 26
9 Steamboat Springs 0-0 22
10 Ponderosa 0-0 16
Others receiving votes:
Vail Mountain 11, Durango 8, Machebeuf 8, Aspen 7, Thompson Valley 7, St. Mary's 6, Green Mountain 3, Englewood 2, Thomas Jefferson 2, Littleton 1.