SB Live Washington Top 25 girls basketball rankings: Central Valley’s run to 4A state title puts Bears atop the heap

Here are Scorebook Live’s final all-classification Top 25 rankings for Washington high school girls basketball for the 2019-2020 season.

Our all-class Top 25 rankings were released weekly throughout the 2019-20 high school girls basketball season. The rankings are compiled by former Central Valley girls basketball coach Freddie Rehkow and SB Live Washington senior reporter Todd Milles.

ALL-CLASS GIRLS BASKETBALL TOP 25

Final rankings for March 9, 2020

1. Central Valley, 23-3 (4A)

Team of destiny won 23 of its final 24 games, including 4A title, with defense, determination

2. Woodinville, 28-1 (4A)

Remarkable season ended with 4A title-game disappointment. Falcons and Mia Hughes will be back

3. Lynden Christian, 27-1 (1A)

People will be talking about pivotal 13-0 fourth-quarter run to upend Cashmere for a long time

4. Eastside Catholic, 27-2 (3A)

Went 1-2 at the state tournament, but everyone returns – and Crusaders will be 3A favorites in 2020-21

5. Garfield, 23-7 (3A)

Isn’t this where we started? Preseason favorite Bulldogs endured rough patches, but finished deal

6. Lynden, 26-1 (2A)

With their ability to defend and shoot the 3-pointer, Lions really ended up being class of 2A

7. Cashmere, 24-1 (1A)

1A title-game loss to Lynden Christian was crushing blow, but nobody will soon forget Hailey Van Lith

8. Arlington, 22-3 (3A)

Beats Eastside Catholic for third place, and like the Crusaders, brings all key pieces back next season

9. Mount Spokane, 21-4 (3A)

Jayda Noble-led Wildcats had big 4A wins (Central Valley, Glacier Peak), but couldn’t make lasting 3A run

10. Glacier Peak, 23-5 (4A)

Again, Grizzles will be just fine with Aaliyah Collins, Maya Erling back next season as seniors

11. Lake Washington, 22-7 (3A)

Whatever the Kangs do moving forward with PG Rosa Smith, PF Sydney Hani won’t be a surprise

12. Beamer, 25-5 (4A)

Class of the West Central District, SG Aaliyah Alexander had a fantastic senior season for her dad

13. Bethel, 25-3 (3A)

Losing talented ninth grader Alyssa Smith (knee) was big; now this becomes Esmeralda Morales’ team

14. Union, 21-7 (4A)

Titans graduate their top playmaker (Mason Oberg), but return bulk of roster next season

15. Moses Lake, 20-5 (4A)

CBBN winner might slip some next year, but Chiefs will have Anna Olson, Meagan Karstetter in fold

16. Ellensburg, 24-3 (2A)

Learned valuable lessons in state loss to experienced Lynden. Bulldogs will be back, for sure

17. Issaquah, 22-10 (4A)

Alivia Stephens-led Eagles were distinctly good early and late, which is a good time to play well

18. Chiawana, 23-5 (4A)

This still should be one of the more intriguing 4A teams around next year, led by Talia Von Oelhoffen

19. Shorecrest, 23-5 (3A)

Scots will graduate their top guards, but 3A Wesco winners have post player to build around (Kiano Lino)

20. Seattle Prep, 21-10 (3A)

Will still be big factors in the Metro League, especially with Tamia Stricklin, Molly Moffitt back as seniors

21. Bellarmine Prep, 20-6 (4A)

Lions were a fun group, especially all the length-of-floor feeds from Julia Bordeaux to Callie Stevens

22. Rogers of Puyallup, 22-5 (4A)

Raigan Barrett will now get to focus on softball, but still will be remembered as a cagey, scary scorer

23. Liberty of Spangle, 26-1 (2B)

2B champions, baby! And with their overall length, led by Maisie Burnham, could have done well elsewhere

24. Kentridge, 22-7 (4A)

Kind of the what-could-have-been group losing star Jordyn Jenkins. Still made it to the Dome. Impressive

25. Lincoln of Tacoma, 19-7 (3A)

Around Christmas, the Abes were a mess. They figured it out to win WCD title, reach state tournament

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