Not too many changes this edition. Multiple leagues are still playing their first games of the year and some teams in the Seamount League are still waiting to take the field. League play will start to pick up this week and that always helps sort things out.
Each week around 20-30 teams in each classification are in consideration for the rankings. If ever you have information to share that will help with the rankings, I welcome it.
Let’s get to it. Bellarmine Prep jumps up one spot to No. 2 in the Class 4A rankings after dispatching two ranked 3A teams (Lakeside 3-1 and Bonney Lake 5-0). It was probably the most difficult week any team faced and the Lions posted two class performances.
Beamer was replaced by Emerald Ridge after a Jaguars win last week and there are also a couple new teams on the bubble.
Over in 3A, Lakeside and Bonney Lake take a drop after losses to Bellarmine Prep — Union and Mount Spokane were the main beneficiaries. Glacier Peak supplants Meadowdale in the top 10 and perennial power West Valley of Yakima enters the rankings after a strong start.
The bubble in the 3A ranks holds six teams, but it could well hold 20. That’s the pitfall of early-season rankings, I guess.
Let me know if any records are off. Results are gathered via coach reports, media reports and the WIAA.com.
Check out this week’s rankings after the jump:
1. Skyline (Sammamish) 3-0-0
2. Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) 3-0-0
3. Mead (Spokane) 2-0-0
4. Eastlake (Sammamish) 2-0-1
5. Kentwood 1-0-0
6. Jackson (Mill Creek) 2-0-0
7. Issaquah 1-0-0
8. Pasco 4-0-0
9. Woodinville 1-0-0
10. Emerald Ridge (Puyallup) 2-0-0
On the bubble: Auburn Riverside 2-0-0, Curtis (University Place) 2-0-0, Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) 4-0-0, Marysville-Pilchuck 2-0-0, Richland 4-0-0, Stadium (Tacoma) 1-0-0.
1. Everett 2-0-0
2. Kennedy Catholic (Burien) 1-0-0
3. Camas 2-0-0
4. Union (Camas) 2-0-0
5. Mount Spokane 2-0-0
6. Lakeside 0-1-0
7. Bonney Lake 1-1-0
8. Seattle Prep 2-0-0
9. Glacier Peak (Snohomish) 2-0-0
10. West Valley (Yakima) 3-0-0
On the bubble: Auburn Mountainview 3-0-0, Mercer Island 2-1-0, Mount Rainier (Des Moines) 2-0-0, Mount Vernon 2-0-0, Olympic (Silverdale) 2-0-0, Sumner 1-0-0.