5A boys basketball ranking adds three new teams

Regis Jesuit Fort Collins boys basketball

Regis Jesuit moved up one place to No. 4 this week. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Grandview, Monarch and Cherry Creek all joined this week's CHSAANow.com boys basketball rankings in 5A.

Combined, the three teams went 9-0 last week. Grandview, which went 4-0 at the Mission Prep Christmas Classic in California last week, joined at No. 8. Monarch is No. 9 and Cherry Creek is No. 10.

There was nearly a massive shakeup of the 5A poll this week. Fossil Ridge -- which already owns impressive wins over Eaglecrest, Grandview, ThunderRidge, Highlands Ranch and Thompson Valley -- received eight first-place votes, and was close to overtaking No. 1 Denver East for the top spot. But the Angels got 11 first-place votes in staying atop the ranking.

So Fossil Ridge remained at No. 2 spot. Overland stayed at No. 3, while No. 4 Regis Jesuit and No. 5 Mountain Vista switched places.

Eaglecrest is sixth and Arapahoe moved up to ninth this week.

The biggest mover in the 4A ranking was Air Academy, which went from No. 10 last week to No. 6 this week. Valor Christian stayed atop that poll, and continued to be followed by No. 2 Thompson Valley and No. 3 Thomas Jefferson. No. 4 Pueblo East and No. 5 Sand Creek each moved up one spot.

3A's Holy Family, 2A's Sanford and 1A's Caliche all remained atop their respective rankings this week. That means the No. 1 teams in each classification have not changed since the preseason.

These polls will serve as the rankings over the winter break, and through the first part of January. The next poll will not come out until Jan. 13.

Complete polls for all classes 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.

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

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Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Denver East (11) 7-2 181 1 2-2
2 Fossil Ridge (8) 8-0 176 2 2-0
3 Overland 6-2 141 3 4-0
4 Regis Jesuit 6-1 117 5 2-0
5 Mountain Vista 8-0 109 4 4-0
6 Eaglecrest 6-2 108 6 0-1
7 Arapahoe 6-0 48 9 3-0
8 Grandview 7-1 37 - 4-0
9 Monarch 6-1 30 - 3-0
10 Cherry Creek 4-2 27 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Fairview 26, Legend 18, Smoky Hill 5, Chatfield 4, Dakota Ridge 4, Fort Collins 3, Grand Junction 3, ThunderRidge 3, Chaparral 2, Rangeview 2, Highlands Ranch 1, Mullen 1.
Dropped out
Legend (7), Rangeview (8), Grand Junction (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (11) 8-1 133 1 2-1
2 Thompson Valley (2) 7-1 110 2 1-1
3 Thomas Jefferson 7-1 95 3 4-1
4 Pueblo East (1) 9-2 89 5 4-0
5 Sand Creek 5-1 68 6 2-1
6 Air Academy 7-1 55 10 1-0
7 Golden 7-1 54 7 1-0
8 D'Evelyn 5-2 48 8 1-0
9 Longmont 5-1 40 4 0-1
10 Cheyenne Mountain 5-1 38 9 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Pueblo South 20, Denver South 13, Mountain View 4, Glenwood Springs 2, Greeley Central 2, Pueblo Central 2.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holy Family (8) 7-0 89 1 2-0
2 Colorado Academy (1) 6-0 76 2 2-0
3 Jefferson Academy 5-0 71 4 1-0
4 Bishop Machebeuf 5-0 62 5 1-0
5 Faith Christian 5-3 46 6 1-0
6 Brush 3-1 44 3 1-1
7 Moffat County 4-1 26 7 1-0
8 Kent Denver 4-1 22 9 1-0
9 Colorado Springs Christian 1-3 21 10 0-1
10 The Pinnacle 3-2 19 8 0-1
Others receiving votes:
Centauri 4, Monte Vista 4, Aspen 3, Fort Lupton 3, Denver Science & Tech 2, St. Mary's 2, Strasburg 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Sanford (10) 6-0 118 1 2-0
2 Ignacio (1) 7-0 93 5 2-0
3 Yuma 4-1 88 2 1-1
4 Lutheran 2-3 69 4 0-2
5 Akron 4-1 66 3 2-1
6 Resurrection Christian 6-2 65 6 2-0
7 Rye 6-1 50 9 2-0
8 Simla 4-1 29 8 1-0
9 Peyton (1) 4-1 25 - 1-0
10 Haxtun 4-1 13 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Denver Christian 9, Swink 9, Alexander Dawson 6, Rangely 6, Limon 4, Custer County 3, Front Range Christian 3, Sedgwick County 3, Union Colony 1.
Dropped out
Limon (7), Denver Christian (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Caliche (6) 5-0 60 1 1-0
2 McClave 7-0 52 3 3-0
3 Hi-Plains 5-1 47 2 2-0
4 Vail Christian 4-1 36 5 1-0
5 Holly 4-2 32 8 2-1
6 Cheyenne Wells 4-1 29 9 1-1
7 Shining Mountain 5-1 24 4 1-1
8 Norwood 3-2 13 6 1-0
9 Peetz 3-3 10 - 1-1
10 Cheraw 3-1 7 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
South Baca 5, Jim Elliot Christian 4, Primero 4, Prairie 3, Walsh 3, Ouray 1.
Dropped out
Prairie (7), Jim Elliot Christian (10).