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Denver East back in No. 1 spot in 5A boys basketball ranking

Denver East Cherokee Trail boys basketball

Denver East is back in 5A's No. 1 spot this week. (Kevin Keyser/KeyserImages.com)

Denver East is back on top of CHSAANow.com's 5A boys basketball ranking. The Angels overtook Fossil Ridge by one overall point to reclaim their spot.

Fossil Ridge, which remained unbeaten by going 2-0 last week, had a one-week stay atop the poll. Denver East got 11 first-place votes to Fossil Ridge's nine.

Denver East beat Denver North 94-31 in its lone game last week.

Dakota Ridge senior Cambrian Antrillo glides toward the basket for an uncontested layup Monday in the Eagles' 62-55 victory over Highlands Ranch. (Dennis Pleuss)

Dakota Ridge joined this week's 5A boys basketball ranking. (Dennis Pleuss)

Regis Jesuit remained in the No. 3 spot and Cherry Creek in No. 4. Eaglecrest bumped up one place to round up the top 5.

Mountain Vista moved up two places to sit in sixth this week. Arapahoe is No. 7 and Overland fell three spots to No. 8.

Dakota Ridge is the lone newcomer to this week's 5A ranking. The Eagles (9-2) have won eight of nine games, and are No. 9 this week.

Monarch fell one place to No. 10.

The poll's other No. 1 teams -- Valor Christian (4A), Holy Family (3A), Ignacio (2A) and Caliche (1A) -- all stayed the same, as they have since the preseason.

The 3A ranking added Centauri (No. 9) and Bishop Machebeuf (No. 10), while 1A added Briggsdale (No. 10).

There were no newcomers in either the 4A or 2A polls. However, Pueblo South made a big jump in 4A, going from seventh to fourth.

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.

Go to: 5A | 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Denver East (11) 11-3 188 2 1-0
2 Fossil Ridge (9) 12-0 187 1 2-0
3 Regis Jesuit 12-1 163 3 2-0
4 Cherry Creek 11-2 131 4 2-0
5 Eaglecrest 10-3 104 6 2-0
6 Mountain Vista 12-1 95 8 2-0
7 Arapahoe 9-2 77 7 1-1
8 Overland 9-4 57 5 1-1
9 Dakota Ridge 9-2 34 - 2-0
10 Monarch 10-2 29 9 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Grandview 11, Highlands Ranch 7, Grand Junction 5, Rangeview 4, Legend 3, Chatfield 2, ThunderRidge 2, Smoky Hill 1.
Dropped out
Grandview (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (14) 13-3 149 1 3-0
2 Thompson Valley 11-1 121 2 2-0
3 Sand Creek (1) 10-1 102 3 2-0
4 Pueblo South 11-2 93 7 3-0
5 D'Evelyn 9-2 86 4 2-0
6 Thomas Jefferson 9-4 79 6 2-1
7 Pueblo East 11-3 66 9 2-0
8 Denver South 9-6 38 10 1-1
9 Air Academy 10-3 37 5 1-1
10 Longmont 10-2 32 8 2-1
Others receiving votes:
Golden 11, Cheyenne Mountain 7, Glenwood Springs 2, Montrose 1, Pueblo Central 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holy Family (13) 12-0 130 1 2-0
2 Colorado Academy 10-0 107 2 2-0
3 Jefferson Academy 10-1 102 3 0-1
4 Faith Christian 7-4 79 4 0-1
5 Colorado Springs Christian 5-3 56 5 2-0
6 Brush 6-4 47 9 2-0
7 Aspen 7-2 42 8 2-0
8 The Pinnacle 6-2 41 7 1-0
9 Centauri 9-3 38 - 2-0
10 Bishop Machebeuf 6-3 30 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Moffat County 16, Classical Academy 9, Kent Denver 8, Denver Science & Tech 6, Alamosa 2, Monte Vista 1, St. Mary's 1.
Dropped out
Kent Denver (6), Moffat County (10).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Ignacio (8) 9-0 138 1 1-0
2 Sanford (1) 9-1 128 2 2-0
3 Yuma (2) 8-1 113 3 2-0
4 Lutheran (4) 5-4 100 4 1-1
5 Akron 7-1 82 5 2-0
6 Resurrection Christian 9-2 74 6 1-0
7 Haxtun 8-1 40 9 2-0
8 Simla 8-1 37 8 2-0
9 Peyton 8-2 36 10 2-0
10 Rye 9-2 29 7 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Denver Christian 13, Front Range Christian 8, Holyoke 8, Sedgwick County 6, Crowley County 5, Swink 4, Custer County 2, Hotchkiss 1, Telluride 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Caliche (9) 9-0 90 1 2-0
2 McClave 8-1 74 3 1-0
3 Hi-Plains 8-1 73 2 2-0
4 Vail Christian 6-1 59 4 1-0
5 Holly 7-3 48 5 2-1
6 Shining Mountain 9-2 38 7 2-1
7 Norwood 6-2 35 8 1-0
8 Cheyenne Wells 7-2 29 6 1-1
9 Cheraw 5-2 18 9 1-1
10 Briggsdale 4-2 11 - 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Primero 7, South Baca 7, Arickaree 6.
Dropped out
Primero (10).