Field hockey rankings: Top 5 teams hold strong

Colorado Academy Smoky Hill field hockey

(Lance Wendt/

It was a week of little change in the field hockey rankings. More accurately, it was a week of no change as the top five teams from last week held their positions.

From spots one through five, the ranked teams went a combined 6-0-3 last week.

Colorado Academy holds the No. 1 spot with wins over Arapahoe and Smoky Hill. The Mustangs outscored their opponents 13-0.

Kent Denver maintains its spot at No. 2. The Sun Devils topped Golden last Wednesday before playing to a tie against Regis Jesuit on Friday.

Palmer Ridge stands at No. 3 and was the only team other than Colorado Academy to receive a first-place vote. The Bears tied with Denver East and beat Grandview since the last set of rankings were released.

The aforementioned Angels come in at No. 4. Their only game last week was the tie against Palmer Ridge.

Rounding things out at No. 5 is Cherry Creek. The Bruins beat St. Mary's Academy and Liberty last week.

The ranking, voted upon by coaches, is the official poll of the Association. Rankings are released each Monday during the season.

A complete ranking is below. Field Hockey Poll

Voted upon by coaches around the state. New voters can sign up by emailing This ranking has no bearing on postseason seeding.

Field hockey
1 Colorado Academy (6) 5-0-1 34 1 2-0-0
2 Kent Denver 5-0-2 23 2 1-0-1
3 Palmer Ridge (1) 5-0-1 20 3 1-0-1
4 Denver East 5-0-1 18 4 0-0-1
5 Cherry Creek 4-1-0 6 5 2-0-0
Others receiving votes:
Regis Jesuit 4.
Dropped out