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October 25, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Class 4A and 3A state volleyball rankings — Week 8

Some leagues have already concluded regular-season play in volleyball and others have their final matches this week. Then comes the good stuff — the playoffs! That’s And in just a few weeks, we’ll really know who the No. 1 teams are.

There isn’t a lot of movement in either poll this week. In 4A, Newport falls out after losing to Roosevelt last week, with Snohomish and Gig Harbor each inching up a notch. I debated long and hard about who to put at No. 10, and even checked with a couple of reliable sources.

The winner: Tahoma. The Bears have won their first-ever SPSL 4A North Division title and appear to be playing pretty well, even thought they went five sets with Kentridge last week. The other top contenders were Monroe, Bellarmine Prep and Woodinville, all previously ranked (and could be again in the next couple of weeks).

In 3A, I wrestled with keeping everything the same as Timberline and Prairie both lost last week to ranked teams (Timberline to Capital and Prairie to Camas). But, I decided that was taking the easy way out. I’ve been wanting to get Auburn Mountainview back in the top-10, and here they are at No. 9. I had a hard time with the other spot, but finally decided on Meadowdale, which is leading WesCo 3A and riding a five-match win streak.

Among the big matches tonight in 4A: No. 7 Olympia vs. No. 9 Gig Harbor, No. 3 Issaquah vs. Newport; and No. 8 Snohomish vs. Monroe.

Class 4A

1. Richland

2. Mead (Spokane)

3. Issaquah

4. Jackson (Mill Creek)

5. Skyview (Vancouver)

6. Graham-Kapowsin

7. Olympia

8. Snohomish

9. Gig Harbor

10. Tahoma (Maple Valley)

On the bubble — Auburn Riverside, Bellarmine Prep, Bothell, Central Kitsap, Curtis (University Place), Emerald Ridge (Puyallup), Kamiak (Mukilteo), Kentwood, Monroe, Newport (Bellevue), Puyallup, Rogers (Puyallup), Roosevelt, Wenatchee, Woodinville.

Class 3A

1. Mount Spokane

2. Kennedy Catholic

3. West Valley (Yakima)

4. Camas

5. Mount Si

6. Eastside Catholic

7. Seattle Prep

8. Capital (Olympia)

9. Auburn Mountainview

10. Meadowdale (Lynnwood)

On the bubble — Bishop Blanchet, Bonney Lake, Columbia River, Enumclaw, Everett, Juanita, Kamiakin (Kennewick), Kennewick, Mercer Island, Prairie (Brush Prairie), Shorewood (Shoreline) Southridge (Kennewick), Timberline (Lacey).

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