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September 14, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Week 3 football rankings

Some thoughts:

-After both cruised in blowouts, Skyline and Bellevue are the choices for the top spots. Bellevue was especially impressive, rushing for 392 yards, in its 38-19 win against Bothell.

-But Ferndale’s looking awfully good in 3A. The Golden Eagles have outscored their first two opponents 108-8.

-This was a big weekend for two ranked teams out of Spokane. Ferris ran away from Gonzaga Prep 37-13, and defending champion Lewis & Clark beat Mead 28-7. And next weeek, it doesn’t get easier. Ferris plays Mead and Lewis & Clark plays 2-0 Central Valley.

-Kamiakin, out of the Columbia Basin Big Nine, has been playing great, even after a move up to Class 4A. The Braves, who were in the top three in 3A for most of last season, beat Kennewick in overtime in week one and then beat West Valley 30-3 last week. Also look out for Southridge and Pasco in that league.

-In Class 3A, you might be surprised how few 2-0 teams there are around the state, and those still undefeated, not all of them have been playing the toughest nonleague competition. But there are many good 1-1 teams, which has a lot to do with how often 3A teams play up in nonleague games.

-Outside of those two big games in Spokane, these are notable games in 4A this week:

No. 4 Olympia at Wilson, Friday: The Bears held of a tough Capital team this weekend, and now they go visit 2-0 Wilson.

No. 5 Issaquah at Inglemoor, Friday at Pop Keeney. It’s never an easy game going to Pop Keeney, but Issaquah already shown this season it can go there and win.

No. 7 Woodinville vs. Eastlake, Saturday at Qwest: What had become a great KingCo 4A rivalry turns into a nonleague contest at Bellevue’s Best of the West event.

-And these are the notable 3A games:

No. 1 Bellevue vs. California (Calif.), Saturday at Qwest. Yes, the high school’s name really is California. And it’s been one of Northern California’s rising programs the past three seasons.

No. 4 O’Dea vs. No. 7 West Seattle, Friday at West Seattle Stadium. These two could play again this season — in the Metro championship game.

Class 4A

1. Skyline (Sammamish) 2-0

2. Lewis & Clark (Spokane) 2-0

3. Ferris (Spokane) 2-0

4. Olympia 2-0

5. Issaquah 2-0

6. Auburn 2-0

7. Woodinville 2-0

8. Rogers (Puyallup) 2-0

9. Kamiakin (Kennewick) 2-0

10. Lake Stevens 2-0

On the radar: Marysville-Pilchuck, Graham-Kapowsin, Southridge, Central Valley, Inglemoor, Eastlake, Cascade, Pasco, Mount Tahoma, Jackson, Edmonds-Woodway.

Class 3A

1. Bellevue 2-0

2. Ferndale 2-0

3. Meadowdale (Lynnwood) 1-0

4. O’Dea 2-0

5. Lakes (Lakewood) 2-0

6. Union (Vancouver) 2-0

7. West Seattle 2-0

8. Kennedy (Burien) 1-1

9. East Valley (Spokane) 1-1

10. North Kitsap (Poulsbo) 2-0

On the radar: Eastside Catholic, Juanita, Enumclaw, Camas, Liberty, Hanford, Lindbergh, Franklin Pierce.

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