Things narrow atop 5A boys lacrosse ranking

Wheat Ridge senior Max Marcum (3) fires a shot past Air Academy senior Spencer Dodder during the first quarter Friday at Pennington Field in Wheat Ridge. The Farmers won the Class 4A championship rematch from last year with a dominating 11-0 victory. (Dennis Pleuss)

Wheat Ridge continued to lead the 4A boys lacrosse ranking. (Dennis Pleuss)

Things are tight atop the Class 5A boys lacrosse ranking this week.

Arapahoe held on to the top spot in the CHSAANow.com poll, though only leads No. 2 Regis Jesuit by one overall point. The Warriors got six first-place votes; Regis got five.

Cherry Creek stayed at No. 3 this week, while Colorado Academy and Kent Denver flipped spots in the top five.

Rock Canyon was the lone newcomer in 5A, joining at No. 9.

Wheat Ridge extended its run in 4A's No. 1 spot. The Famers got all six first-place votes in that poll.

Valor Christian made a big jump in going from No. 5 to No. 2 following a close win over former No. 2 Aspen. Aspen dropped to No. 3 this week.

Thompson Valley also had a big leap, moving from eighth to fourth after beating then-No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain. Cheyenne Mountain is now fifth.

Conifer joined the 4A poll at No. 8.

The next new ranking will be out on April 7, due to the large number of out-of-state games this week, and thus, a lack of in-state competition.

Complete rankings for both classes are below.

CHSAANow.com Boys Lacrosse 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 Arapahoe (6) 5-0 101 1 2-0
2 Regis Jesuit (5) 4-0 100 2 2-0
3 Cherry Creek 5-0 91 3 3-0
4 Colorado Academy 4-0 74 5 2-0
5 Kent Denver 1-0 70 4 1-0
6 Mountain Vista 4-1 55 6 2-0
7 Mullen 3-2 44 8 2-1
8 Monarch 3-1 34 7 0-1
9 Rock Canyon 3-2 13 - 2-1
10 Highlands Ranch 5-1 9 10 1-1
Others receiving votes:
Denver East 5, Columbine 4, Heritage 3, Chaparral 1, Chatfield 1.
Dropped out
Fort Collins (9).

Class 4A
RK TEAM W-L PTS PVS LW
1 Wheat Ridge (6) 3-1 60 1 1-1
2 Valor Christian 2-1 46 5 2-1
3 Aspen 6-1 45 2 2-1
4 Thompson Valley 3-1 42 8 2-0
5 Cheyenne Mountain 3-1 34 3 1-1
6 Ponderosa 3-1 32 7 1-0
7 Steamboat Springs 3-0 27 4 1-0
8 Conifer 4-0 17 - 2-0
9 Battle Mountain 2-0 15 10 1-0
10 Alexander Dawson 1-1 7 9 0-0
Others receiving votes:
Air Academy 4, St. Mary's 1.
Dropped out
Air Academy (6).