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Coaches poll: No. 1 schools increase stranglehold on top spots

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Sep. 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm with No Comments »
September 26, 2012 9:05 am
Running back Hunter Austin, center, and the Cascade Cougars are slowly climbing in 1A after their slow start in 2012.

For the first time, The News Tribune has organized a statewide football coaches poll for the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A classifications.

With the cooperation of more three dozen coaches from around the state, The News Tribune is releasing its third poll, and will update the rankings after each week in the regular season.

CLASS 4A

1. Skyline (10) 100
2. Mead 88
3. Federal Way 74
4. Skyview 67
5. Camas 53
6. Bellarmine Prep 50
7. Kentwood 48
8. Gonzaga Prep 24
9. Issaquah 13
T10. Ferris 7
T10. Lake Stevens 7

Others receiving votes: Woodinville 5, Graham-Kapowsin 3, Union 2, Moses Lake 1.

Voters (All 10 voted this week): Mat Taylor, Skyline; Wayne Maxwell, Woodinville; Tony Davis, Tahoma; Gavin Kralik, Bethel; Cale Piland, Union; Steve Graff, Chiwana; Dan Eyman, Eisenhower; Jim Sharkey, Ferris; Tom Tri, Lake Stevens; and Bill Beattie, Olympia.

CLASS 3A

1. Bellevue (8) 80
2. Mount Si 72
3. Meadowdale 60
4. Eastside Catholic 45
5. O’Dea 42
6. Glacier Peak 41
7. Kamiakin 38
8. Lakes 29
9. Timberline 8
10. Oak Harbor 7

Others receiving votes: Lincoln 6, Southridge 5, Mercer Island 2, Mountain View 2, Peninsula 2, Hanford 1, North Thurston 1, University 1.

Voters (All 8 voted this week: Jay Turner, Oak Harbor; Brett Ogata, Mercer Island; Jamie Plenkovich, Ferndale; Garrett Cook, Seattle Prep; Dave Miller, Lakes; Adam Mathieson, Mountain View; Jason Silbaugh, Bonney Lake; Aaron Maul, Bishop Blanchet.

CLASS 2A

1. Capital (10) 100
2. Othello 83
3. Lynden 72
4. Lakewood 66
5. Burlington-Edison 49
6. Archbishop Murphy 47
7. Prosser 28
8. Tumwater 27
9. Ellensburg 26
10. W.F. West 17

Others receiving votes: East Valley of Spokane 15, Mark Morris 11, Orting 9, North Kitsap 1.

Voters (All 10 voted this week): Curt Kramme, Lynden; Reed Richardson, Squalicum; Dan Teeter, Lakewood; Mike VonRueden, Washington; Keith Ross, Sumner; Jeff Weible, North Kitsap; Shawn Perkins, Mark Morris; Benji Sonnichsen, Prosser; Adam Fisher, Spokane East Valley; and Jim Sutrick, Foster.

CLASS 1A

1. King’s (8) 80
T2. Cashmere 66
T2. Royal 66
4. Hoquiam 55
5. Cle Elum/Roslyn 48
6. Cascade Christian 29
7. Woodland 24
8. Cedar Park Christian 21
9. Blaine 19
10. La Center 11

Others receiving votes: Montesano 6, Charles Wright 5, Mount Baker 5, Tenino 2, Zillah 2, Friday Harbor 1.

Voters (8 of the 10 voted this week): Jay Dodd, Blaine; Jim Shapiro, King’s; Randy Davis, Cascade Christian; George Fairhart, Eatonville; Terry Jensen, Montesano; Mark Greenleaf, Woodland; Tim Strother, Zillah; Phil Zukowski, Cashmere; Todd Parmenter, Cedar Park Christian; Jerry King, retired (Northeast League).

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