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Tag: Rankings

June
12th

Football: 2012 Class 4A way-too-early preseason rankings

Can any team in Class 4A stop QB Max Browne and Skyline for a fifth state title in six seasons?

How to fill the slow days of June? Why not roll out some way-too-early high football rankings?

We’ll start with Class 4A today. Over the next few days, I’ll post my pre-preseason rankings for 3A, 2A and 1A, too.

I did this last year and the results were favorable. I correctly pegged the eventual state champions in 4A (Skyline), 3A (Bellevue) and 2A (Lynden). I had the right teams (Cascade Christian and Connell) at Nos. 1-2 in 1A, just in the wrong order.

So, there is some legitimacy to these rankings. But don’t get too fired up about them because they’re sure to change when the official preseason rankings are released in August.

Here’s the top five in Class 4A:

CLASS 4A
1. Skyline (11-3 in 2011)
Spartans lost three games last season and still won their fourth state title in five years. Oh, USC-bound QB Max Browne is back, too.

2. Bellarmine Prep (11-1)
Lots to like about the Lions with Colorado-bound QB Sefo Liufau, RB Isaiah Flynn and WR/DB Calvin Chandler returning.
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April
2nd

Baseball: Computer state rankings for 4A, 3A, 2A

ScoreCzar’s computer is up and running again and he’s crunching the numbers on baseball teams around the state.

According to the computer, here are the top three teams in 4A, 3A and 2A:

Class 4A
1. Puyallup 0.098
2. Olympia 0.295
3. Beamer 0.613

Class 3A
1. Mount Vernon 0.124
2. Hanford 0.231
3. Kennewick 0.416

Class 2A
1. W.F. West 0.368
2. Ellensburg 0.427
3. Mark Morris 0.449

Click here for complete rankings.

Feb.
21st

Boys Basketball: Final state rankings for 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A classifications

The News Tribune’s final boys basketball rankings of the 2011-12 season.

CLASS 4A
1. Yakima Davis (19-2)
2. Spokane Central Valley (19-3)
3. Garfield (18-5)
4. Jackson (18-5)
5. Curtis (20-6)
6. Olympia (20-5)
7. Bellarmine Prep (22-3)
8. Mount Rainier (17-10)
9. Snohomish (17-6)
10. Kentwood (18-7)
Next: Bothell, Evergreen, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kentwood, Richland, Union
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Feb.
21st

Girls Basketball: Final state rankings for 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A classifications

The News Tribune’s final girls basketball rankings of the 2011-12 season.

CLASS 4A
1. Mount Rainier (24-1)
2. Lake Stevens (22-1)
3. Woodinville (21-2)
4. Central Valley (22-2)
5. Skyview (23-3)
6. Jackson (19-4)
7. Federal Way (21-4)
8. Stanwood (23-2)
9. Gonzaga Prep (17-5)
10. Chiawana (17-3)
Next: Bethel, Eastlake, Emerald Ridge, Kentwood, Olympia, Rogers,
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Feb.
6th

Boys Basketball: State Rankings

THE NEWS TRIBUNE’S BASKETBALL RANKINGS: Feb. 6 edition

CLASS 4A
1. Davis (17-2)
2. Bellarmine Prep (15-2)
3. Central Valley (15-3)
4. Skyline (18-3)
5. Union (12-4)
6. Garfield (15-5)
7. Olympia (15-3)
8. Curtis (16-5)
9. Jackson (15-5)
10. Kentwood (13-6)
Next: Beamer (13-6), Central Kitsap (12-6), Evergreen (12-6), Federal Way (13-6), Ferris (12-6), Gonzaga Prep (12-6), Lake Stevens (13-7), Kentwood (13-6), Kent-Meridian (12-7), Mount Rainier (13-7), Olympia (12-3), Redmond (15-5), Rogers (Puyallup) (12-8), Roosevelt (14-6), Snohomish (15-5), Stanwood (13-7)
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Jan.
30th

Girls Basketball: State Rankings

THE NEWS TRIBUNE’S GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE RANKINGS

CLASS 4A
1. Central Valley (15-0)
2. Mount Rainier (17-0)
3. Stanwood (16-1)
4. Lake Stevens (16-1)
5. Skyview (15-2)
6. Jackson (15-2)
7. Woodinville (15-2)
8. Emerald Ridge (14-1)
9. Auburn Riverside (14-1)
10. Chiawana (11-30
Next: Arlington (12-5), Bellarmine Prep (12-3), Bethel (10-4), Central Kitsap (10-3), Eastlake (10-7), Federal Way (13-3), Gonzaga Prep (11-4), Inglemoor (13-3), Issaquah (13-4), Kentwood (12-3), Skyline (11-6), South Kitsap (12-3), Spanaway Lake (12-5), Walla Walla (11-5)
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