Colorado Academy, which has won the past two field hockey championships, is atop the sport's preseason ranking.
The Mustangs have also appeared in three-consecutive title games. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that they headed CHSAANow.com's preseason ranking Monday. They received three of the five first-place votes.
Kent Denver, which owns nine of the sport's 17 championships through history, received the other two first-place votes and is second.
Cherry Creek is No. 3, Palmer Ridge is No. 4 and Regis Jesuit rounds out preseason poll at No. 5.
The ranking, voted upon by coaches, is the official poll of the Association. During the regular season, polls will be released each Monday.
A complete ranking is below.
CHSAANow.com Field Hockey Poll
Voted upon by coaches around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This rankings has no bearing on postseason seeding.
|1||Colorado Academy (3)||23|
|2||Kent Denver (2)||21|
|Others receiving votes:|
|Denver East 2, St. Mary's Academy 1.|