Regis Jesuit High School won the Class 5A state championship in girls basketball, along with five other sports (boys and girls swimming, boys and girls golf and boys lacrosse) in the 2013-14 season. That success, along with the baseball team’s second-place finish, helped Regis Jesuit finish No. 12 in the country in CBS MaxPreps Cup rankings. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)
The final numbers prove Regis Jesuit High School’s fantastic 2013-14 athletic season ranked right up among the best in country.
According to the CBS MaxPreps Cup national rankings released on July 22 (and listed below), the Aurora high school — which has a separate Boys Division and Girls Division — had the 12th-most successful athletic program in the country according to a formula that awards points based on championship or runner-up finishes in state and association level. The size of playoff classification, size of state and type of sport (major vs. minor) also was factored into the formula.
Regis Jesuit captured a total of six Class 5A team championships in 2013-14 including 5A titles in boys and girls swimming, boys and girls golf, girls basketball and boys lacrosse. The school’s baseball team finished as the runner-up to Rocky Mountain. The results netted the school 739 points, putting Regis Jesuit just ahead of Westminster (Atlanta) with a 13th-place total of 732 and just behind Rock Bridge (Columbia, Missouri), which came in 11th with 743.
No other Colorado high school appeared in this season’s MaxPreps top 25. Cherry Creek won top honors for Colorado in 2012-13 and finished 23rd in the national rankings.
Bentonville, Ark., was the clear No. 1 program in 2013-14 with a total of eight state championships.
2014 CBS MAXPREPS CUP NATIONAL RANKINGS
1. Bentonville (Ark.), 1,120
2. St. Pius X Catholic (Atlanta), 985
3. Punahou (Honolulu), 980
4. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 967
5. Marist (Atlanta), 918
6. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 834
7. Carmel (Ind.), 832
8. Deer Creek (Edmond, Okla.), 804
9. The Pingry School (Martinsville, N.J.), 799
10. Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.), 766
11. Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.), 743
12. REGIS JESUIT (AURORA), 739
13. Westminster (Atlanta), 732
14. Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.), 730
15. Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.), 715
16. Tottenville (Staten Island, N.Y.), 710
17. Summit (Bend, Ore.), 702
18. Bozeman (Mont.), 686
19. Madison Central (Miss.), 676
20. Bedford (N.H.), 674
21. Darien (Conn.), 664
22. Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.), 662
23. Mountain Brook (Birmingham, Ala.), 650
24. Montgomery Academy (Ala.), 648
25. La Salle Academy (Providence, R.I.), 642
— Sports Editor Courtney Oakes