Posted On: 11/19/15 3:15 AM

There won’t be many easy nights in the JeffCo League this season. A year ago, Arvada West and Dakota Ridge both finished 12-2 in the league, with Ridge winning both head-to-head meetings. Look for those two teams to be near the top of the league again, but challengers will be hot on their heels in what will be gritty 14-game schedule. Today: Predicted order of finish. Tomorrow: All-League Teams.

1. Arvada West. Last season: 19-6 overall, 12-2 in league.
It’s hard to pick against a team that has a Division I point guard, one of the best in the state at the position, and a versatile 7-footer. The Wildcats have both in Luke Neff, the hard-nosed guard bound for the University of Denver, and Dallas Walton, the big man who is looking to have a big impact after missing much of the last two seasons with major knee injuries. Walton is working his way back into shape and growing his confidence. Throw in a do-it-all forward in Will Wittman, and Jeff Parriott’s Arvada West team could be a tough out not only in the JeffCo, but in the state tournament.

2. Dakota Ridge. Last season: 22-3 overall, 12-2 in

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