Denver East narrowly holds onto top spot in 5A boys basketball ranking

With one week to go in the regular season, Fossil Ridge nearly overtook Denver East atop the Class 5A basketball rankings.

Nearly.

The SaberCats remained in the No. 2 spot despite the fact that both schools received 10 first-place votes. Denver East, though, held on to its top ranking by one overall point.

The Angels have been No. 1 all season, save for one week in mid-January when Fossil Ridge led the poll.

Mountain Vista stayed put at No. 3 this week, and continued to be followed by No. 4 Regis Jesuit and No. 5 Eaglecrest.

Overland bumped up on place to No. 6, while Highlands Ranch went from No. 10 to No. 7 after going 2-0 last week.

Arapahoe dropped two spots to No. 8, Rangeview is the poll's lone newcomer at No. 9, and Grand Junction rounds out the ranking at No. 10.

The Centennial and Continental leagues both have three teams in the top-10 this week. The Denver Prep, Front Range and East Metro and Southwestern all have one ranked team.

Elsewhere, the 1A poll has a new No. 1 team. Hi-Plains took over for Caliche after receiving eight of the 11 first-place votes in that class. Hi-Plains went 3-0 last week, while Caliche went 1-2, though both losses were to ranked 2A teams.

That ranking added No. 9 Cheraw and No. 10 Briggsdale.

Holy Family Jefferson Academy boys basketball

Jefferson Academy moved up to No. 3 in 3A this week. (Pam Wagner)

The No. 1 teams in 4A (Valor Christian), 3A (Holy Family) and 2A (Ignacio) stayed the same this week.

The 4A poll added No. 9 Cheyenne Mountain and No. 10 Denver West. 3A added No. 7 Denver Science & Tech and No. 10 Platte Valley.

Holyoke (No. 9) and Meeker (No. 10) were the new teams in the 2A ranking this week.

As the regular season ends for all classes this week, these will be the final rankings of the season.

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 (10) 16-4 190 1 1-1
2 Fossil Ridge (10) 21-0 189 2 2-0
3 Mountain Vista 20-1 152 3 2-0
4 Regis Jesuit 18-3 135 4 2-0
5 Eaglecrest 16-5 106 5 2-1
6 Overland 15-6 94 7 2-0
7 Highlands Ranch 15-6 63 10 2-0
8 Arapahoe 16-5 61 6 2-1
9 Rangeview 18-3 39 - 2-0
10 Grand Junction 17-2 21 9 1-0
Others receiving votes:
Grandview 16, Monarch 10, Chatfield 7, Chaparral 5, Cherry Creek 5, Dakota Ridge 2, Fort Collins 2, Legend 2, Montbello 1.
Dropped out
Chatfield (8).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Valor Christian (16) 18-3 160 1 2-0
2 Thompson Valley 20-1 139 2 2-0
3 Pueblo South 19-2 124 3 1-0
4 Longmont 18-3 85 7 2-0
5 Pueblo East 17-4 79 6 1-0
6 D'Evelyn 17-4 77 4 2-1
7 Denver South 15-7 52 8 1-0
8 Sand Creek 16-5 45 5 1-2
9 Cheyenne Mountain 15-5 32 - 2-0
10 Denver West 13-7 26 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Air Academy 20, Thomas Jefferson 20, Golden 14, Wheat Ridge 6, Rifle 1.
Dropped out
Air Academy (9), Golden (10).

Class 3A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Holy Family (9) 17-1 126 1 1-1
2 Colorado Academy (2) 16-1 117 2 2-0
3 Jefferson Academy (1) 15-3 97 5 1-0
4 Faith Christian 12-5 91 3 1-0
5 Colorado Springs Christian (1) 14-3 88 4 3-0
6 Moffat County 14-2 60 9 3-0
7 Denver Science & Tech 14-4 33 - 3-0
8 The Pinnacle 14-4 31 10 2-1
9 Aspen 15-3 24 7 2-1
10 Platte Valley 13-5 18 - 3-0
Others receiving votes:
Brush 16, St. Mary's 9, Bishop Machebeuf 5.
Dropped out
Brush (6), Centauri (8).

Class 2A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Ignacio (9) 16-0 141 1 3-0
2 Sanford (1) 16-1 127 2 2-0
3 Lutheran (4) 11-6 120 4 2-0
4 Akron 15-1 113 3 2-0
5 Resurrection Christian (1) 15-2 86 5 1-0
6 Yuma 15-3 76 6 3-0
7 Peyton 14-2 54 7 1-0
8 Simla 15-2 44 8 2-0
9 Holyoke 11-6 14 - 2-1
10 Meeker 14-4 13 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Rye 12, Crowley County 7, Center 6, Denver Christian 5, Telluride 3, Haxtun 1, Paonia 1, Sedgwick County 1, Swink 1.
Dropped out
Rye (9), Denver Christian (10).

Class 1A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Hi-Plains (8) 16-1 107 2 3-0
2 Caliche (3) 15-2 101 1 1-2
3 Holly 14-3 87 3 2-0
4 Cheyenne Wells 12-5 67 4 1-2
5 South Baca 12-4 61 7 1-0
6 Vail Christian 13-5 56 6 2-1
7 McClave 13-4 48 5 1-1
8 Shining Mountain 14-4 33 8 2-0
9 Cheraw 11-4 15 - 4-0
10 Briggsdale 11-5 13 - 2-0
Others receiving votes:
Jim Elliot Christian 10, Primero 2, Walsh 2, Norwood 1, Peetz 1, Liberty/Stratton 1.
Dropped out
Primero (9), Norwood (10).