This is the final week of high-school boys basketball state rankings.
The top three stays the same in both Class 4A and 3A. Only one new team joins the rankings with Puyallup moving into the No. 10 spot in 4A. Since losing to Curtis on Jan. 29, the Vikings have won five straight, including back-to-back wins over Rogers and Kentridge.
Curtis jumps to No. 4 after its win over Auburn on Friday. Gonzaga Prep and Davis each jump up one spot, while Kentridge drops to No. 8.
In 3A, second-ranked Rainier Beach recovered from its loss to Franklin and beat knocked off Seattle Prep. It sounds like the Vikings will finally have close to a full roster this week, which is a good sign for program moving into the Sea-King District tournament and a matchup with Bellevue Tuesday.
Seattle Prep drops two spots, allowing Lincoln and Lakes to jump up one slot. Chief Sealth, ranked No. 10, plays Mercer Island, the KingCo 3A champions, Tuesday and it should be a very good game.
I will have updates on the all the district tournaments all week long.
1. Garfield (20-3)
2. Ferris (Spokane) (19-1)
3. Jackson (Mill Creek) (20-2)
4. Curtis (University Place) (16-5)
5. Auburn (18-4)
6. Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) (17-3)
7. Davis (Yakima) (18-3)
8. Kentridge (15-7)
9. Olympia (18-2)
10. Puyallup (18-4)
On the bubble: Arlington, Ballard, Chiawana, Evergreen, Kentwood, Monroe, Rogers, Richland, Union.
1. O’Dea (20-2)
2. Rainier Beach (16-5)
3. Kamiakin (Kennewick) (20-1)
4. Lincoln (Tacoma) (18-2)
5. Lakes (Lakewood) (19-2)
6. Seattle Prep (19-4)
7. Wilson (Tacoma) (17-3)
8. Glacier Peak (Snohomish) (20-3)
9. University (Spokane) (16-5)
10. Chief Sealth (18-6)
On the bubble: Bellevue, Camas, Capital, Decatur, Foss, Franklin, Hazen, Kennedy Catholic, Mercer Island.