Due to the weather, there weren’t a whole lot of softball games played last week — especialy on this side of the state.
And that means there aren’t a whole lot of changes in this week’s state rankings.
The most movement comes in 4A, where Battle Ground drops from No. 5 to No. 10 after losing to two-run games to Heritage (the 4A state runnerup last season) and Woodland (the defending 2A champion).
Unbeaten Wenatchee slides ahead of Tahoma, and Jackson of Mill Creek joins the top-10 at No. 9 after winning five straight following that opening loss to Arlington. Snohomish, meanwhile, falls back to the watch list after losing to Monroe.
In 3A, the only change is flip-flopping Juanita and Everett. Everett lost a wild one to Jackson, 14-11. Southridge hangs in at No. 2 despite losing to Richland (ranked No. 5 in 4A). The Suns owe all three of their losses to larger schools, including a pair to No. 2 Walla Walla).
University stays put despite a one-run loss to Mead, which is ranked No. 8 in 4A.
Hopefully the weather cooperates a little better this week!
1. Woodinville (3-0)
2. Walla Walla (4-0)
3. Marysville-Pilchuck (5-0)
4. Kentlake (4-0)
5. Richland (8-1)
6. Wentachee (9-0)
7. Tahoma (Maple Valley) (4-1)
8. Mead (Spokane) (5-2)
9. Jackson (Mill Creek) (5-1)
10. Battle Ground (5-2)
Others to watch – Arlington, Auburn, Auburn Riverside, Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma), Central Kitsap (Silverdale), Central Valley (Spokane), Emerald Ridge (Puyallup), Heritage (Vancouver), Inglemoor (Kenmore), Jefferson (Federal Way), Monroe, Olympia, Puyallup, Redmond, Rogers (Puyallup), Skyview (Vancouver), Snohomish, South Kitsap (Port Orchard), Spanaway Lake, Stadium (Tacoma), Union (Vancouver).
1. Sedro-Woolley (2-1)
2. Southridge (Kennewick) (4-3)
3. Kelso (3-1)
4. Bainbridge (3-0)
5. University (Spokane) (5-2)
6. Meadowdale (Lynnwood) (7-0)
7. Juanita (Kirkland) (6-0)
8. Everett (6-2)
9. Holy Names (Seattle) (5-0)
10. Bonney Lake (5-0)
Others to watch – Bellevue, Camas, Highline (Burien), Hudson’s Bay, Kamiakin (Kennewick), Kennedy Catholic (Burien), Mount Si (Snoqualmie), Mount Spokane, Mountain View (Vancouver), Mountlake Terrace, Peninsula, Prairie (Vancouver), West Seattle, Wilson (Tacoma).