Returning powers top boys cross country's preseason rankings

Three defending champions head the preseason boys cross country polls released on Tuesday.

Mountain Vista (5A), Coronado (4A) and Lyons (2A) won championships in their respective classifications last season and opened 2013 at the top spot in the Colorado Track XC/CHSAANow.com boys cross country rankings.

Frontier Academy is the top-ranked team in 3A.

Colorado Track XC/CHSAANow.com Boys Polls

Voted upon by coaches and media members around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing rcasey@chsaa.org.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A

Class 5A
RK TEAM PTS PVS
1 Mountain Vista (6) 75 -
2 Boulder (1) 65 -
3 Fort Collins 61 -
4 Cherry Creek (1) 50 -
5 Thornton 48 -
6 Monarch 46 -
7 Arapahoe 35 -
8 Rock Canyon 29 -
9 Dakota Ridge 13 -
10 Heritage 7 -
Others receiving votes:
ThunderRidge 5, Pomona 3, Fossil Ridge 2, Rampart 1.

Class 4A
RK TEAM PTS PVS
1 Coronado (5) 77 -
2 Pueblo West (2) 65 -
3 The Classical Academy (1) 61 -
4 Thompson Valley 44 -
5 Durango 42 -
6 Air Academy 36 -
7 Cheyenne Mountain 32 -
8 Broomfield 31 -
9 Palmer Ridge 30 -
10 Centaurus 10 -
Others receiving votes:
Eagle Valley 6, Battle Mountain 5, Evergreen 1.

Class 3A
RK TEAM PTS PVS
1 Frontier Academy (4) 56 -
2 Salida 52 -
3 Lamar (2) 38 -
4 Estes Park 37 -
5 Holy Family 33 -
6 Faith Christian 32 -
7 Peak to Peak 23 -
8 Pagosa Springs 17 -
9 Bayfield 13 -
10 Alamosa 12 -
Others receiving votes:
Sterling 6, Buena Vista 4, Aspen 2, Brush 2, Platte Canyon 2, Gunnison 1.

Class 2A
RK TEAM PTS PVS
1 Lyons (7) 70 -
2 Crested Butte 63 -
3 Vanguard 52 -
4 Telluride 43 -
5 Hotchkiss 39 -
6 Rocky Ford 33 -
7 Mancos 23 -
8 Wiggins 15 -
9 Alexander Dawson 14 -
10 Custer County 13 -
Others receiving votes:
Skyview Academy 7, Resurrection Christian 6, Del Norte 3, Antonito 2, Rye 2.