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October 19, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Week eight football rankings

Some thoughts:

-If there was some way to rank Skyline any higher, it would be higher. Think about this: the Spartans just beat Eastlake and Issaquah, two of the state’s better programs, by a combined score of 80-0. So who lies ahead on the schedule? They see 1-6 Redmond this weekend, and then next weekend they face Bothell, which you’ll notice snuck into 10th. The Cougars beat Woodinville and Inglemoor by a combined score of 48-7, and with five straight wins, Bothell got the 10 spot. But there at least five other teams that we could have picked there and felt completely comfortable with it.

-Issaquah probably shouldn’t beat itself up too much over its 38-0 loss to Skyline. The Spartans have made everyone feel that way this season. But the Eagles made several mistakes on their own; they had not looked so discombulated all season. My guess is they get that shored up. They’re still a top 10 team.

-Same goes for Central Valley, which made Ferris work for a win on Friday night. But the Bears likely need to win out to ensure they get one of the Greater Spokane League’s two playoff spots.

-This week’s game of the week: Bellevue vs. Liberty. The Wolverines can clinch the KingCo 2A/3A’s top seed with a win.

Class 4A

1. Skyline (Sammamish) 7-0

2. Olympia 7-0

3. Ferris (Spokane) 7-0

4. Auburn 7-0

5. Southridge (Kennewick) 7-0

6. Marysville-Pilchuck 7-0

7. Gig Harbor 6-1

8. Issaquah 6-1

9. Central Valley (Spokane) 6-1

10. Bothell 5-2

On the radar: Richland, Jackson, Rogers, Curtis, Woodinville, Lake Stevens, Edmonds-Woodway, Lewis & Clark.

Class 3A

1. Bellevue 7-0

2. Ferndale 7-0

3. Lakes (Lakewood) 7-0

4. Union (Vancouver) 7-0

5. West Seattle 7-0

6. Kennedy (Burien) 6-1

7. Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) 6-1

8. Liberty (Issaquah) 6-1

9. O’Dea 5-2

10. North Kitsap (Poulsbo) 6-1

On the radar: Hanford, Peninsula, Rainier Beach, Lindbergh.

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