Here are this week’s girls basketball rankings. There isn’t a lot of movement. Auburn Riverside moves up a notch to No. 2 after last week’s victory over Snohomish, which slips from second to fifth.
Moses Lake and Kentwood — coming off that impressive victory in the Nike Northwest Invitational — each inch up a spot. I’m reallly looking forward to Thursday’s showdown between Auburn Riverside and Kentwood.
Mercer Island’s win over Bainbridge last week kind of threw me into a quandry. I had MI on the “others” list and thought it might take the team a little longer to get into full swing, due to some injuries. The Islanders did lose to Mount Tahoma, a 4A team that lost quite a bit from last year’s state team. And I still think Bainbridge is going to be very good.
It’s always hard to rank one team over the one that beat them, but in this case I dropped Bainbridge from fourth to eighth and put Mercer Island in at No. 10, bumping Bellevue (which is 2-1 with a loss to 4A inglemoor).
Prairie and Meadowdale are now 4-5 (Prairie posted two impressive wins over the weekend against a pair of ranked Oregon teams, Thurston and Sheldon). West Valley of Yakima stays in despite the 18-point loss to Moses Lake), but slips to No. 6. Holy Names isn’t punished by a an out-of-state loss to Post Falls.
So, have a look and let’s hear what you think.
1. Lewis and Clark (Spokane) (2-0)
2. Auburn Riverside (2-0)
3. Moses Lake (2-0)
4. Kentwood (Covington) (3-0)
5. Snohomish (0-1)
6. Pasco (2-0)
7. Mead (Spokane) (2-0)
8. Bellarmine Prep (1-0)
9. Redmond (1-0)
10. Issaquah (0-0)
Others (alphabetically) — Edmonds-Woodway, Federal Way, Garfield, Graham-Kapowsin, Heritage, Inglemoor, Kelso, Kentlake, Marysville-Pilchuck, Roosevelt, Newport, Skyline, Walla Walla.
1. Kennedy (Burien) (2-0)
2. Shadle Park (Spokane) (2-0)
3. Lakeside (2-0)
4. Prairie (Brush Prairie) (2-0)
5. Meadowdale (1-0)
6. West Valley (Yakima) (0-1)
7. White River (Buckley) (1-0)
8. Bainbridge (1-1)
9. Holy Names (2-1)
10. Mercer Island (1-1)
Others (alphabetically) — Auburn Mountainview, Bellevue, Bonney Lake, Capital, Franklin, Mount Rainier, Mount Si, Yelm.