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September 28, 2009 at 5:49 PM

State girls soccer rankings: week four

It certainly wasn’t moving week in the prep soccer scene this week.

Despite looking hard at all the Class 4A and 3A results, I came up with the same top 10 teams in each classification, though with some minor changes in their placements.

Starting off at the 4A level, a couple ranked KingCo teams lost this week (Eastlake and Woodinville), but each time the loss came to a higher ranked team (Skyline and Issaquah, respectively). The results move the Wolves and Eagles in opposite directions.

Other movers include Richland, the only unbeaten Big Nine team, to No. 6 and Emerald Ridge, the only perfect SPSL team, to No. 8. Welcome Kamiakin, Lake Stevens, South Kitsap and Tahoma to the bubble.

In the 3A ranks, not only did the ranked teams all stay ranked (some in different positions), but the six bubble teams also remained the same from last week. That might be a first in my three-season history with the rankings.

West Valley of Yakima dropped a spot to No. 5 after a loss to Eisenhower, and Union (who I credit with a “better” loss to Bellarmine Prep) jumps up to No. 4.

Like the SPSL in the 4A, the Metro League in the 3A remains the hardest to judge. Each of the six Metro Mountain Division teams went 1-1 last week by tying with their division foes and beating Sound Division opponents.

If anyone has any thoughts — on those two leagues in particular — I’m open ears. Also, if you notice any inaccurate win-loss records, please let me know. Records are compiled by coach reports, media reports and the WIAA website.

Rankings after the jump:

Class 4A

1. Skyline (Sammamish) 6-1-0

2. Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) 7-0-1

3. Mead (Spokane) 5-0-0

4. Jackson (Mill Creek) 5-0-1

5. Issaquah 5-1-0

6. Richland 6-0-0

7. Eastlake (Sammamish) 3-3-1

8. Emerald Ridge (Puyallup) 5-0-0

9. Woodinville 4-1-1

10. Kentwood 3-0-2

On the bubble (listed alphabetically): Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) 5-2-0, Kamiakin 6-2-0, Lake Stevens (5-1-0), Marysville-Pilchuck 4-1-1, South Kitsap (Port Orchard) 5-0-0, Tahoma (Maple Valley) 4-0-1.

Class 3A

1. Everett 6-0-0

2. Kennedy Catholic (Burien) 5-0-0

3. Mount Spokane 6-0-0

4. Union (Vancouver) 5-1-0

5. West Valley (Yakima) 6-1-0

6. Lakeside 4-1-1

7. Camas 5-1-0

8. Mercer Island 6-1-0

9. Glacier Peak (Snohomish) 5-1-0

10. Mount Vernon 7-0-0

On the bubble (listed alphabetically): Auburn Mountainview 6-1-0, Bishop Blanchet 5-0-2, Bonney Lake 4-1-1, Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) 5-0-1, Prairie (Brush Prairie) 4-1-1, Sumner 4-1-1.

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