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Cheyenne Mountain claims top spot in new CHSAANow.com Class 4A ice hockey rankings

By Trevor Squire, SportsEngine, 02/23/21, 8:00PM MST

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The Indians remain unbeaten, while previously top-ranked Battle Mountain suffered an upset last week. See where your favorite team landed in the Colorado high school ice hockey coaches' poll released Feb. 22, 2021.

Cheyenne Mountain has been one of the most consistent teams in Class 4A and remained one of three undefeated teams with three weeks left in the regular season. 

The Indians (4-0-0) were rewarded for their efforts, earning the top rank in the latest CHSAANow.com Class 4A ice hockey coaches' rankings released Feb. 22. 

CHSAA polls the state's high school hockey coaches to create weekly rankings, which are released each Monday. Rankings play a factor in postseason seeding decisions.

See the entire rankings below.

Class 4A

Battle Mountain's reign atop the CHSAANow.com Class 4A ice hockey rankings has come to an end.

The Huskies (6-1-1), who held the No. 1 ranking all season, suffered a 4-2 loss to Steamboat Springs on Friday. The loss knocked the Huskies down to the No. 3 spot in the poll, while the Sailors (3-4-0) cracked the No. 10 spot with the upset.

Cheyenne Mountain took the top spot after holding the second rank last week, garnering five first-place votes. Second-ranked Crested Butte (6-0-0) received three first-place votes, as four points is all that separates the Titans and Indians.

CHSAA Class 4A | FINAL

RANK TEAM RECORD PREV MOVE
1. Crested Butte Titans 10-0-0 1
2. Cheyenne Mountain Indians 6-3-0 2
3. Kent Denver Sun Devils 8-1-0 4
4. Battle Mountain Huskies 8-2-1 3
5. Mullen Mustangs 5-3-0 5
6. Colorado Academy 6-2-0 6
7. Woodland Park Panthers 8-2-0 9
8. Glenwood Springs 6-5-1 7
9. Rampart Rams 6-5-0 8
10. Steamboat Springs Sailors 3-6-0 11

11. Pueblo County Hornets, 12. Palmer Terrors, 13. Aspen Skiers, 14. Liberty Lancers, 15. Summit Tigers

Class 5A

Regis Jesuit (7-0-0) picked up three wins last week to preserve its seat at the apex of the Class 5A rankings, securing seven first-place votes.

Second-ranked Fort Collins (6-0-0) received three first-place votes after winning a pair of games last week. The Lambkins and Raiders are separated in the latest poll by three points.

Third-ranked Ralston Valley (7-0-0) received a single first-place vote but trails the top two spots significantly. The Mustangs have a chance to prove themselves when they square off with the Lambkins on Friday.

Fourth-ranked Valor Christian (6-1-0) won three games last week, including a 5-4 slugfest with Chaparral (7-1-0), which slid to seventh in the coaches' poll. 

Fifth-ranked Denver East (4-2-0) and No. 6 Cherry Creek  (5-2-0) moved up in the poll following the Wolverines' loss.

CHSAA Class 5A | FINAL

RANK TEAM RECORD PREV MOVE
1. Regis Jesuit Raiders 11-1-0 2
2. Fort Collins Lambkins 8-0-0 1
3. Valor Christian Eagles 10-1-0 3
4. Chaparral Wolverines 10-1-1 4
5. Denver East Angels 7-2-0 5
6. Ralston Valley Mustangs 8-1-0 7
7. Mountain Vista Golden Eagles 8-3-2 8
8. Cherry Creek Bruins 7-4-1 6
9. Heritage Eagles 7-4-1 9
10. Monarch Coyotes 4-5-0 10

11. Lewis-Palmer Rangers, 12. Chatfield Chargers, 13. Castle View Sabercats, 14. Columbine Rebels, 15. Standley Lake Gators, 16. Doherty Spartans

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