I’ll be spending most of this morning working on The Times’ new Class 4A and 3A volleyball rankings.
Now’s the time to get your votes in. I welcome the input. It’s no easy task trying to keep up with how everyone is doing state-wide. Unlike football, the Associated Press doesn’t exactly send out updated lists of volleyball scores.
You can count on this: There will be some changes. Class 3A will have a new No. 1 after Auburn Mountainview lost rather decisively to East Valley of Spokane in the championship match of the Puget Sound Adidias tournament last Saturday at Mountainview. At times, the Lions showed they have the talent to indeed win it all this season. But they also showed they have lots of work to do in order to achieve that goal. And they’ve got lots of time to get that done.
Who will be the new No. 1? You’ll have to check back this afternoon for that. I’m not sure I’m ready to promote East Valley from the “bubble” list all of the way to the top, although the Knights clearly deserved to be in the top-10 from the get-go. They were on my original list of about 12 teams, and I made the mistake of leaving them off in the end. My bad.
Kamiak turned some heads at Saturday’s tournament and will get in the 4A top-10 somewhere. But I don’t anticipate much change at the top. No. 1 Mead of Spokane beat No. 3 Lewis and Clark in a non-counter last week, but I havent’ found the scores yet. Kentwood is holding at No. 2. The Kent Classic will give us some more insight this Saturday.
OK, your turn. Get your top-10 nominations in and I’ll consider them before I post the updated rankings this afternoon.
— Sandy Ringer