Regis Jesuit on top of 5A girls basketball's preseason ranking

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Regis Jesuit begins 2013-14 atop the 5A girls basketball poll. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Regis Jesuit is the unanimous No. 1 selection in CHSAANow.com's preseason girls basketball ranking in 5A.

The poll, released on Monday, featured 18 first-place votes. The Raiders received each one. And it makes sense: Regis Jesuit did not graduate any players from last year's team which won the title. The squad also has six seniors committed to Division I schools, including Diani Akigbogun (Texas) and Justine Hall (Purdue).

Highlands Ranch, last season's 5A runner-up, is No. 2 in the preseason ranking. Arapahoe is third, Grandview is fourth and Rock Canyon rounds out the top-5.

Monarch, with coach Gail Hook returning from a one-year hiatus, is sixth. Castle View is seventh, ThunderRidge is eighth, Cherry Creek is ninth and Poudre is tenth.

(Pam Wagner)

Holy Family is ranked No. 1 in 3A girls basketball. Broomfield is No. 1 in 4A. (Pam Wagner)

In 4A, Broomfield heads the preseason poll. The Eagles reached last year's semifinals, where they lost to eventual champion Pueblo South by three points. Pueblo South begins the season ranked No. 2.

Holy Family is on top of the 3A ranking. The Tigers won last year's championship.

The 2A poll is headed by Yuma, even though the Indians received three first-place votes to Akron's four. Akron beat Yuma in last season's title game, and is ranked second.

Caliche is the preseason No. 1 team in 1A. The Buffaloes lost in last season's quarterfinals. Defending champion Wiley is unranked to begin the season.

Complete rankings for all classes 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.

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 (18) 0-0 180
2 Highlands Ranch 0-0 145
3 Arapahoe 0-0 115
4 Grandview 0-0 85
5 Rock Canyon 0-0 75
6 Monarch 0-0 69
7 Castle View 0-0 53
8 ThunderRidge 0-0 51
9 Cherry Creek 0-0 41
10 Poudre 0-0 34
Others receiving votes:
Horizon 30, Chaparral 22, Denver East 21, Lakewood 18, Ralston Valley 16, Palmer 14, Fossil Ridge 10, Rampart 8, Legacy 2, Heritage 1.

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Broomfield (8) 0-0 137
2 Pueblo South (5) 0-0 123
3 D'Evelyn (2) 0-0 119
4 Mesa Ridge 0-0 109
5 Sand Creek 0-0 74
6 Pueblo West 0-0 44
7 Montrose 0-0 42
8 Palmer Ridge 0-0 28
9 Canon City 0-0 19
10 Air Academy 0-0 17
Others receiving votes:
Silver Creek 16, Windsor 15, Mullen 14, Valor Christian 14, Elizabeth 12, Pueblo County 9, Centaurus 8, Golden 5, Rifle 5, Evergreen 4, Greeley Central 4, Glenwood Springs 3, Thompson Valley 2, Berthoud 1, Conifer 1.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Holy Family (14) 0-0 140
2 Pagosa Springs 0-0 107
3 Denver Science & Tech 0-0 101
4 Lamar 0-0 70
5 Centauri 0-0 68
6 St. Mary's 0-0 63
7 Eaton 0-0 42
8 Valley 0-0 35
9 Peak to Peak 0-0 30
10 Sterling 0-0 26
Others receiving votes:
Bishop Machebeuf 21, Kent Denver 15, Manitou Springs 11, Olathe 8, Coal Ridge 7, Grand Valley 7, Clear Creek 6, Platte Valley 4, Salida 3, Trinidad 3, Moffat County 2, Buena Vista 1.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Yuma (3) 0-0 82
2 Akron (4) 0-0 74
3 Lutheran (2) 0-0 67
4 Peyton 0-0 66
5 Sangre de Cristo 0-0 33
6 Holyoke 0-0 27
7 Paonia 0-0 26
8 Rye 0-0 18
9 The Vanguard 0-0 17
10 Meeker 0-0 16
Others receiving votes:
Ignacio 11, Del Norte 9, Hoehne 9, Simla 8, Las Animas 5, Liberty Common 5, Swink 5, Limon 4, Sanford 4, Burlington 3, Calhan 3, Heritage Christian 2, Springfield 2, Center 1, Highland 1.

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS
1 Caliche (4) 0-0 57
2 Eads 0-0 56
3 Stratton 0-0 40
4 Idalia 0-0 39
5 Norwood (2) 0-0 35
6 Kit Carson 0-0 31
7 Hi-Plains 0-0 30
8 Kim 0-0 23
9 Pawnee 0-0 19
10 Walsh (1) 0-0 18
Others receiving votes:
Dove Creek 13, Wiley 9, Belleview Christian 4, Prairie 4, Cheraw 3, Otis 3, McClave 2, Jim Elliot Christian 1.