Eastside Catholic stays on top of the Washington Federal 3A boys basketball coaches poll

Every other week, we’ve been polling coaches from around the state to get a definitive picture of the Washington high school girls basketball landscape this season. Our 3A coaches panel includes David Wagenblast of Mt. Spokane, JC Alexander of Mountain View, Kyle Brooks of Prairie, Joe Kinch of Kelso, Jason Kerr of O’Dea, Keffrey Fazio of West Seattle, Mike Cocke of Wilson, Craig Jackson of Franklin, Tim Gaebe of Shadle Park, Gavin Cree of Mercer Island, and Brent Merritt of Eastside Catholic.

Here’s who the coaches picked as the top teams at the 3A level for the week of Jan. 21, 2019.


Wilson (WA) Rams Logo 10. Wilson (11-5)

WIAA RPI Rank: 11

Previous Ranking: 8

This Week: at Bonney Lake (Wednesday, 7 p.m.), at Bethel (Friday, 7 p.m.)

Ingraham (WA) Rams Logo (1) 9. Ingraham (10-7)

WIAA RPI Rank: 20

Previous Ranking: 10

This Week: vs. Rainier Beach (Tuesday, 7 p.m),

Marysville Pilchuck (WA) Tomahawks Logo 8. Marysville-Pilchuck (13-3)

WIAA RPI Rank: 4

Previous Ranking: 9

This Week: vs. Arlington (Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.),  at Marysville-Getchell (Friday, 7:15 p.m.)

Odea (WA) Fighting Irish Logo 7. O’Dea (11-6)

WIAA RPI Rank: 15

Previous Ranking: 4

This Week: at Franklin (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.), vs. Roosevelt (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)

Timberline (WA) Blazers Logo (1) 6. Timberline  (11-5)

WIAA RPI Rank: 7

Previous Ranking: 7

This Week: vs. Yelm (Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lincoln (WA) Abes Logo 5. Lincoln (13-3)

WIAA RPI Rank: 5

Previous Ranking: 6

This Week: vs. Eastlake (Monday, 7 p.m.), at Mt. Tahoma (Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.), vs. Stadium (Friday, 5:30 p.m.)

Kelso (WA) Hilanders Logo 4. Kelso (15-2)

WIAA RPI Rank: 3

Previous Ranking: 5

This Week: vs. Mountlake Terrace (Monday, 7 p.m.), at Prairie (Tuesday, 7 p.m.), vs. Evergreen (Friday, 5:30 p.m.)

  3. Mt. Spokane (16-1)

WIAA RPI Rank: 2

Previous Ranking: 3

This Week: at Central Valley (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.), at University (Friday, 5:30 p.m.)

  2. Rainier Beach (12-4)

WIAA RPI Rank: 9

Previous Ranking: 2

This Week: at Jefferson, OR (Monday, 7 p.m.), at Ingraham (Tuesday, 7 p.m.), vs. Bishop Blanchet (Friday, 8:30 p.m.)

  1. Eastside Catholic (17-0)

WIAA RPI Rank: 1

Previous Ranking: 1

This Week: vs. Ballard (Tuesday, 7 p.m.), at Garfield (Friday, 8:30 p.m.)

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