Ralston Valley up to No. 2 in hockey rankings

Ralston Valley-Mountain Vista hockey

Ralston Valley hockey has moved to No. 2 in the hockey poll. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

One week remains in hockey's regular season. And CHSAANow.com's voters seem pretty set on the top-10 teams in the sport.

For the second week in a row, there were no newcomers to the poll.

Regis Jesuit stayed atop things this week, taking eight of the nine first-place votes and totalling 88 points. The Raiders suffered their first blemish of the season last week in a 2-2 tie with then-No. 3 Ralston Valley.

For its effort, Ralston Valley moved into the No. 2 spot, narrowly ahead of Mountain Vista — a team that handed the Mustangs their lone loss earlier this season.

Monarch moved up to No. 4, jumping Cherry Creek, a team it beat last week.

Dakota Ridge is No. 6, and spots Nos. 7-10 stayed the same: Air Academy, Resurrection Christian, Doherty and Lewis-Palmer.

The rankings, voted upon by coaches and select media members, are the official polls of the Association. These will be the last polls of the regular season with the bracket due out on Sunday.

Complete rankings are below.

CHSAANow.com Hockey Poll

Voted upon by coaches and media members around the state. These rankings have no bearing on postseason seeding.

First-place votes are in parentheses.

Coaches and media members looking to vote should email rcasey@chsaa.org.

1 Regis Jesuit (8) 16-0-1 88 1 0-0-1
2 Ralston Valley (1) 15-1-1 77 3 2-0-1
3 Mountain Vista 15-1-1 74 2 1-0-0
4 Monarch 13-2-1 61 6 2-0-0
5 Cherry Creek 14-3-0 51 4 1-1-0
6 Dakota Ridge 14-3-0 49 5 2-0-0
7 Air Academy 13-3-0 34 7 0-1-0
8 Resurrection Christian 13-5-0 26 8 2-1-0
9 Doherty 13-3-1 15 9 2-0-1
10 Lewis-Palmer 10-8-0 14 10 2-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Denver East 5, Aspen 3.
Dropped out