Girls soccer rankings: Grandview, Valor, Kent, Dawson preseason No. 1 teams

Grandview girls soccer champions

(Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

It appears that Grandview and Kent Denver will be carrying defending champion hype into the 2017 girls soccer season.

The Wolves and Sun Devils both sit atop their respective classes of the initial CHSAANow.com girls soccer rankings.

Grandview claimed the Class 5A title in a thriller over Mountain Vista and Kent Denver came away with the 3A title after beating Colorado Academy 3-1. 

Grandview was a nearly a unanimous choice as No. 1, but one first-place vote did go to Cherokee Trail, which comes in at No. 10 to start the year.

Mountain Vista will start the season ranked second, hoping this time around they can not just compete for a state title, but to claim it come May.

Columbine will start the year at No. 3 after reaching the 2016 semifinals before falling to Mountain Vista.

Broomfield, the fourth semifinal team from last year, snags a No. 5 ranking.

It was Lewis-Palmer who claimed the 4A championship last spring, but it's Valor Christian who enters this season as the top-ranked team. 

The Eagles edged the Rangers by one point to claim the top spot in the poll.

Cheyenne Mountain lands at No. 3 and is always a threat to compete for championship gold.

Windsor and Mullen come in at No. 4 and No. 5 respectively to start the year. Both teams advanced to last year's 4A semifinals.

Kent Denver girls soccer champions

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Kent Denver and Colorado Academy will start the year at No. 1 and No. 2 just where they ended after last spring.

Jefferson Academy starts the year ranked third after reaching the semis last year with Liberty Common taking the No.4 spot and The Academy, also a 2016 semifinalist, coming in at No. 5.

Dawson starts the year atop the 2A rankings. The Mustangs fell to Vail Mountain 7-0 in the 2A championship game last year, but are looking to make another run at a title.

Vail Mountain has moved up to 3A this season.

Evangelical Christian takes the No. 2 spot, Front Range Christian is third, Fountain Valley (a 3A team in 2016) is fourth and Denver Christian rounds out the 2A at No. 5.

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

New polls are released each Monday during the regular season.

Complete rankings for all classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Girls Soccer 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 Grandview (9) 0-0-0 99
2 Mountain Vista 0-0-0 83
3 Columbine 0-0-0 77
4 Arapahoe 0-0-0 57
5 Broomfield 0-0-0 50
6 Rocky Mountain 0-0-0 36
7 ThunderRidge 0-0-0 33
8 Regis Jesuit 0-0-0 25
9 Rock Canyon 0-0-0 22
10 Cherokee Trail (1) 0-0-0 19
Others receiving votes:
Fairview 17, Cherry Creek 13, Pine Creek 8, Ralston Valley 5, Legacy 4, Monarch 2.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Valor Christian (5) 0-0-0 95
2 Lewis-Palmer (5) 0-0-0 94
3 Cheyenne Mountain 0-0-0 76
4 Windsor (1) 0-0-0 67
5 Mullen 0-0-0 58
6 Air Academy 0-0-0 45
7 Wheat Ridge 0-0-0 40
8 D'Evelyn 0-0-0 39
9 Evergreen 0-0-0 31
10 The Classical Academy 0-0-0 30
Others receiving votes:
Silver Creek 7, Battle Mountain 5, Durango 5, Holy Family 4, Steamboat Springs 4, Centaurus 2, Ponderosa 1, Pueblo Centennial 1, Pueblo West 1.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Kent Denver (9) 0-0-0 99
2 Colorado Academy (1) 0-0-0 91
3 Jefferson Academy 0-0-0 77
4 Liberty Common 0-0-0 51
5 The Academy 0-0-0 51
6 Peak to Peak 0-0-0 48
7 Coal Ridge 0-0-0 30
8 Vail Mountain 0-0-0 14
9 Sterling 0-0-0 12
10 Faith Christian 0-0-0 11
Others receiving votes:
Manitou Springs 11, Lutheran 7, Frontier Academy 4, SkyView Academy 4, St. Mary's Academy 4, Aspen 2, Bayfield 1, DSST-Stapleton 1, St. Mary's 1.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Dawson School (6) 0-0-0 30
2 Evangelical Christian 0-0-0 22
3 Front Range Christian 0-0-0 17
4 Fountain Valley 0-0-0 11
5 Denver Christian 0-0-0 4
Others receiving votes:
Cornerstone Christian Academy 2.