By MATT MASSEY
Special to The Seattle Times
There’s a revolving door at the top. There are new No. 1s in both Class 4A and 3A boys soccer after this week.
The Shorecrest Scots finally broke through, and in a big way.
They are the new No. 1 in Class 3A.
Shorecrest, whose only previous loss of the season came to then No. 1 Glacier Peak, put it all together and knocked off the Grizzles 3-0 last Monday.
Glenn Paden delivered with a goal and two assists in the victory that pushed the Scots (16-1-0) to the top of the 3A rankings.
Ferris of Spokane fell 2-1 to Greater Spokane League (GSL) rival Mead in the opening round of district play on Wednesday. That opened the door for Jackson (16-1-0) to claim the vacated No. 1 spot in 4A, vaulting them from No. 5 last week after a 2-0 week.
The Timberwolves stopped Kamiak 3-0 on Monday and Edmonds-Woodway 4-0 on Wednesday to cap off near-perfect WesCo 4A season.
Marysville-Pilchuck (12-4-1), chasing Jackson all season, dropped out of the top 10 from No. 5 with three losses in a row during the final week of the WesCo 4A season.
Gig Harbor, tied for the Narrows League lead with No. 3 Bellarmine Prep, moved into the 4A top 10 with the late fall of Marysville-Pilchuck. Bellarmine Prep dipped to No. 4 from No. 2.
Southridge of Kennewick moved up to No. 4 in 3A from No. 5.
Here are The Seattle Times rankings for Class 4A and 3A for Week 8:
Class 4A and 3A boys soccer state rankings – Week 8 (records through May 7, 2011)
1. Jackson (15-1-0)
2. Mead (Spokane) (10-2-0)
3. Skyline (12-1-2)
4. Bellarmine Prep (12-2-0)
5. Ferris (Spokane) (12-3-0)
6. Beamer (13-0-3)
7. Kentwood (13-0-3)
8. Stadium (11-3-0)
9. Garfield (13-2-1)
10. Gig Harbor (12-2-0)
On the bubble: Marysville-Pilchuck, Richland, Puyallup, Jefferson, Emerald Ridge, Mariner, Newport, Eastlake, Tahoma, Rogers (Puyallup), Skyview (Vancouver), Union (Vancouver), Chiawana, Davis (Yakima), Issaquah, Central Kitsap, Snohomish.
1. Shorecrest (16-1-0)
2. Glacier Peak (14-1-0)
3. Camas (15-1-0)
4. Southridge (Kennewick) (14-2-0)
5. Pasco (14-3-0)
6. Sammamish (13-1-1)
7. Lakeside (10-1-3)
8. Capital (Olympia) (10-0-4)
9. Bonney Lake (13-2-1)
10. Shorewood (12-5-0)
On the bubble: Bainbridge, Bremerton, Kennewick, Kennedy, Mercer Island, O’Dea, Mountain View, Decatur, Eastmont (Wenatchee), Skyview.