Ralston Valley returns to 5A girls basketball ranking at No. 10

Chatfield senior Jaelyn Gonzales, left, and Ralston Valley junior Morgan Nishida battle for a loose ball Tuesday during a Class 5A Jeffco League opener at Chatfield High School. Nishida scored a game-high 16 points in the Mustangs' 60-51 victory. (Dennis Pleuss)

Ralston Valley is back in the 5A girls basketball ranking this week. (Dennis Pleuss)

Following a one-week absence, Ralston Valley has returned to the CHSAANow.com girls basketball poll. The Mustangs are No. 10 in 5A.

Regis Jesuit extended its firm hold on the top spot in that ranking, and continued to be followed by No. 2 Highlands Ranch, No. 3 Fossil Ridge and No. 4 Grandview. Castle View moved up two places this week to round out the top 5.

Rock Canyon is sixth this week, and is followed by Cherry Creek and Lakewood. ThunderRidge is No. 9.

The other No. 1s also stayed put. Those are Bloomfield (4A), Holy Family (3A), Yuma (2A) and Caliche (1A).

The 3A ranking added Olathe at No. 10, while 2A added Sangre de Cristo, also at No. 10. 1A, too, has a new team at No. 10 this week: Gilpin County.

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.

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

Class 5A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Regis Jesuit (18) 10-2 189 1 3-0
2 Highlands Ranch (1) 12-1 172 2 2-0
3 Fossil Ridge 12-0 137 3 2-0
4 Grandview 11-2 127 4 2-0
5 Castle View 10-3 82 7 1-1
6 Rock Canyon 8-3 75 8 2-0
7 Cherry Creek 12-1 69 9 2-0
8 Lakewood 13-1 62 6 2-1
9 ThunderRidge 8-4 47 5 1-1
10 Ralston Valley 10-3 23 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Mountain Vista 19, Horizon 18, Denver East 12, Pine Creek 7, Grand Junction 4, Arapahoe 1, Rampart 1.
Dropped out
Pine Creek (10).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Broomfield (13) 12-0 139 1 2-0
2 Mesa Ridge (1) 12-0 123 2 2-0
3 Pueblo South 13-1 116 3 3-0
4 Elizabeth 11-1 82 4 2-0
5 Pueblo West 10-2 63 5 2-0
6 Valor Christian 12-3 59 7 3-0
7 Glenwood Springs 11-0 51 8 2-0
8 Sand Creek 9-3 49 6 2-0
9 D'Evelyn 9-3 40 9 2-0
10 Palmer Ridge 9-2 17 10 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Green Mountain 12, Pueblo East 9, Longmont 6, Silver Creek 3, Mullen 1.
Dropped out
None.

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holy Family (11) 11-1 136 1 2-0
2 Pagosa Springs (3) 10-0 128 2 2-0
3 Lamar 11-0 110 3 2-0
4 Sterling 8-2 81 5 1-1
5 Peak to Peak 9-2 71 8 3-0
6 Centauri 8-3 43 4 0-2
7 Strasburg 9-2 39 7 2-1
8 The Classical Academy 8-1 29 10 2-1
9 Eaton 7-4 19 6 0-2
10 Olathe 8-2 17 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Manitou Springs 14, Trinidad 13, Valley 12, St. Mary's 10, Bishop Machebeuf 9, Brush 9, Jefferson Academy 9, Cedaredge 8, Platte Valley 6, Alamosa 5, Coal Ridge 2.
Dropped out
Coal Ridge (9).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Yuma (8) 9-0 123 1 3-0
2 Lutheran (4) 8-1 120 2 1-1
3 Peyton 10-1 99 3 2-0
4 Akron 7-1 85 4 2-0
5 Liberty Common (1) 11-0 58 5 2-0
6 Meeker 9-1 50 8 3-0
7 Simla 10-0 49 9 3-0
8 Hoehne 8-1 45 7 2-0
9 Paonia 8-3 32 6 2-0
10 Sangre de Cristo 7-3 30 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Hayden 7, The Vanguard 7, Heritage Christian 6, Rye 4, Del Norte 1.
Dropped out
Heritage Christian (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Caliche (8) 9-0 89 1 2-0
2 Norwood (1) 8-0 81 2 1-0
3 Eads 9-1 65 4 2-0
4 Idalia 9-0 62 3 2-0
5 Kit Carson 7-2 46 5 1-0
6 Prairie 8-2 37 6 1-1
7 Dove Creek 9-1 33 7 2-0
8 Cheraw 6-2 24 8 1-1
9 McClave 6-3 12 9 1-0
10 Gilpin County 7-3 10 - 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Hi-Plains 7, Holly 6, South Baca 6, Walsh 5, Briggsdale 4, Centennial 2, Genoa-Hugo 2, Belleview Christian 1, La Veta 1, Liberty 1, Liberty/Stratton 1.
Dropped out
Hi-Plains (10).