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December 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM

State boys basketball rankings — Week 2

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for the release of our weekly rankings. There was not too much change in the 4A or 3A rankings, but there was some shakeup in the realm of 2A.

In a weird scheduling quirk, Jackson didn’t play its first game until last week, but the No. 1 team in 4A took care of business against Edmonds-Woodway.

In fact, the top five remained intact. Arlington, No. 6 last week, dropped to No. 8 after losing to then-No. 10 Stanwood out of the 3A ranks. The loss to Stanwood is not a bad one, as far as losses go, as the Spartans have moved up to No. 7 and could climb even higher in the coming weeks.

Arlington’s movement allowed Ferris and Richland to slide up the rankings, while Beamer stayed put at No. 9. Bothell staved off a loss on Friday with a thrilling 70-69 win over Inglemoor, but then got demolished by Bellevue and dropped off the rankings. Defending state champions Curtis replaced Bothell at No. 10.

In the 3A rankings, the top five also remained intact. No. 8 Franklin beat No. 6 Mountlake Terrace on Saturday and those teams ended up trading places.

Stanwood made the move from No. 10 to No. 7 with its win over Arlington, the spot previously occupied by Seattle Prep. The Panthers slid down to No. 9, but didn’t fall out of the rankings completely because their loss was to No. 1 Rainier Beach.

The spot opened up by Timberline, which lost to Foss for its second defeat of the season, has been occupied by Columbia River (3-0) out of the GSHL, which has beaten three 4A opponents. You might be wondering why Columbia River didn’t play this week, and that was due to harsh weather in the Vancouver area.

The 2A rankings are where the most movement was made. The top four stayed the same, but that’s about it. Colville, Clover Park and Renton, the No. 5-7 teams, all dropped out of the rankings. Mark Morris, Sequim and West Valley (Spokane) all slid up three spots.

4A

1. Jackson (1-0)

Beat Edmonds-Woodway 79-60

2. Garfield (4-0)

Beat Newport 73-48; beat Ballard 65-54

3. Central Valley (3-0)

Beat Gonzaga Prep 51-43; beat Shadle Park 64-44

4. Kentridge (5-0)

Beat Kentwood 65-40; beat Auburn Riverside 90-55; beat Auburn Mountainview 62-37

5. Issaquah (2-1)

Beat Roosevelt 53-49; beat Skyline 58-49

6. Ferris (3-0)

Beat University 57-45; beat Mead 67-63

7. Richland (1-0)

Beat Post Falls 83-57; beat Hermiston 90-69

8. Arlington (5-1)

Lost to No.10 Stanwood 76-61; beat Monroe 66-32; beat Union 55-47

9. Beamer (3-1)

Beat Emerald Ridge 82-56; beat Spanaway Lake 87-53

10. Curtis (4-0)

Beat Puyallup 58-48; beat Federal Way 72-71

Previously ranked: Bothell

3A

1. Rainier Beach (3-0)

Beat Ingraham 113-45; beat West Seattle 109-58; beat No. 7 Seattle Prep 78-49

2. Bellevue (4-0)

Beat Sammamish 71-45; beat Interlake 84-37; beat No. 10 Bothell 92-44

3. O’Dea (3-0)

Beat Nathan Hale 63-45; beat Eastside Catholic 64-63

4. Mercer Island (4-0)

Beat Juanita 66-46

5. Wilson (2-0)

Beat Mount Tahoma 86-46

6. Franklin (3-0)

Beat Bishop Blanchet 68-57; beat Nathan Hale 73-61; beat No. 6 Mountlake Terrace 58-53

7. Stanwood (5-0)

Beat No. 6 Arlington 76-61; beat Oak Harbor 72-47; beat Union 65-59

8. Mountlake Terrace (4-1)

Beat Eastlake 78-51; beat Meadowdale 57-44; lost to No. 8 Franklin 58-53

9. Seattle Prep (3-1)

Beat Cleveland 59-44; lost to No. 1 Rainier Beach 78-49

10. Columbia River (3-0)

No games

Previously ranked: Timberline

2A

1. Pullman (3-0)

Beat Lewiston 64-33; beat Lakeland 63-58

2. Sumner (2-1)

Beat Orting 74-27

3. Anacortes (4-0)

Beat Burlington-Edison 73-65; beat Tumwater 66-52

4. Clarkston (4-0)

Beat Lewiston 68-35; beat Moscow 75-43

5. Mark Morris (3-0)

Beat Skyview 63-53

6. West Valley (Spokane) (5-0)

Beat Lakeland 71-25; beat Sandpoint 65-48

7. Sequim (3-0)

Beat Olympic 57-50; beat Neah Bay 72-66

8. Lake Washington (5-0)

Beat Juanita 76-44; beat Cedarcrest 78-48; beat Mount Si 90-67

9. Steilacoom (4-0)

Beat Life Christian 66-45; beat Franklin Pierce 61-44

10. East Valley (Yakima) (4-0)

Beat Ephrata 78-63; beat Prosser 62-35

Previously ranked: Colville, Clover Park, Renton

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