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Jan 24, 2014 11:13 PM by Greg Smith

Local teams show in recent boys basketball rankings

Denver East is back on top of's 5A boys basketball ranking. The Angels overtook Fossil Ridge by one overall point to reclaim their spot.

Fossil Ridge, which remained unbeaten by going 2-0 last week, had a one-week stay atop the poll. Denver East got 11 first-place votes to Fossil Ridge's nine.

Denver East beat Denver North 94-31 in its lone game last week.
Dakota Ridge senior Cambrian Antrillo glides toward the basket for an uncontested layup Monday in the Eagles' 62-55 victory over Highlands Ranch. (Dennis Pleuss)

Dakota Ridge joined this week's 5A boys basketball ranking. (Dennis Pleuss)

Regis Jesuit remained in the No. 3 spot and Cherry Creek in No. 4. Eaglecrest bumped up one place to round up the top 5.

Mountain Vista moved up two places to sit in sixth this week. Arapahoe is No. 7 and Overland fell three spots to No. 8.

Dakota Ridge is the lone newcomer to this week's 5A ranking. The Eagles (9-2) have won eight of nine games, and are No. 9 this week.

Monarch fell one place to No. 10.

The poll's other No. 1 teams - Valor Christian (4A), Holy Family (3A), Ignacio (2A) and Caliche (1A) - all stayed the same, as they have since the preseason.

The 3A ranking added Centauri (No. 9) and Bishop Machebeuf (No. 10), while 1A added Briggsdale (No. 10).

There were no newcomers in either the 4A or 2A polls. However, Pueblo South made a big jump in 4A, going from seventh to fourth.

You can see the full polls here:


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