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SBLive is releasing another installment that takes a look at the top basketball programs in the state of Washington, regardless of classification. 


Welcome back to the SBLive all-classification Top 25.


Results as of Jan. 17, 2022

1. Garfield 7-0 (3A)

Last ranking: No. 1.

Not getting in a lot of games, so the high-powered engine revs up in idle in the garage.

2. Woodinville 9-1 (4A)

Last ranking: No. 2.

Becoming more and more evident this is the biggest hurdle to clear to a 4A title.

3. Pasco 10-0 (4A)

Last ranking: No. 11.

PG Mya Groce leading tough defense, dominant run through deep MCC.

4. Arlington 8-1 (3A)

Last ranking: No. 4.

COVID-19 layoff hurt Eagles in loss to Tahoma, but returning to superb form.

5. Ellensburg 12-0 (2A)

Last ranking: No. 6.

Bets taken on which number lower - outside temperature or game points given up.

6. Mead 12-0 (3A)

Last ranking: No. 8.

Controlling Spokane scene, but question will always be if Panthers score enough at state level.

7. Camas 9-5 (4A)

Last ranking: No. 3.

Tough time closing out games against good teams, but time is coming - very, very soon.

8. Tahoma 11-2 (4A)

Last ranking: No. 5.

Lauren Frederickson injury (leg) really hurts, and Bears still searching for ways to compensate.

9. Tumwater 13-1 (2A)

Last ranking: No. 9.

Rumor is after string of blockbuster wins, Thunderbirds inviting Globetrotters to home gymnasium.

10. Sumner 10-1 (4A)

Last ranking: No. 10.

Quietly taking care of business in 4A SPSL, but are Spartans ready to step out shadow to beat the elite?

11. Lake Stevens 11-1 (3A)

Last ranking: No. 20.

Maybe this is the Viks' year to make noise. They have pieces no other team in state can put on floor.

12. Lake Washington 7-3 (3A)

Last ranking: No. 7.

PG Rosa Smith is so good, but where else is consistent offense going to come from in this lineup?

13. Emerald Ridge 9-1 (4A)

Last ranking: No. 13.

Don't sleep on this group, which seems to be responding to new coach Arvin Mosley Jr.'s style just fine.

14. Lincoln of Tacoma 10-1 (3A)

Last ranking: No. 12.

Took big step in clinching another 3A PCL crown by winning at No. 20 Bonney Lake - but what is ceiling?

15. Snohomish 8-1 (3A)

Last ranking: No. 15.

Panthers have been biggest surprise in these rankings, but top-10 Lake Stevens, Arlington games loom.

16. Warden 9-0 (2B)

Last ranking: No. 16.

Another program interrupted by COVID-19 issues, but make no mistake - the clear-cut 2B favorites.

17. Eastlake 12-0 (4A)

Last ranking: No. 17.

Doesn't matter if they have a knack of winning close, low-scoring games - Wolves just keep winning.

18. La Conner 11-1 (2B)

Last ranking: No. 18.

Keeping pace just fine, suffered first loss in last-second matchup with Eastlake - one Braves had big lead in.

19. Chiawana 8-3 (4A)

Last ranking: No. 14.

Lost last week's headliner to Pasco at home - and now has a fight on its hands to take MCC's No. 2 seed.

20. Bonney Lake 7-3 (3A)

Last ranking: No. 19.

Still in search of a signature victory, but last two losses to Lincoln show Panthers can hang with anybody.

21. Nooksack Valley 11-2 (1A)

Last ranking: No. 21.

Still the top 1A squad with arguably the classification's top player in PG Devin Coppinger leading the way.

22. Okanogan 13-0 (2B)

Last ranking: No. 22.

Scheduled showdown with Warden delayed, but Bulldogs have been impressive racking up lopsided wins.

23. Lynden Christian 11-4 (1A)

Last ranking: No. 24.

In many people's minds, still team to beat in 1A, showing vast improvement in weeks since holiday event.

24. W.F. West 12-2 (2A)

Last ranking: Unranked.

Really starting to click in Kyle Karnofski's third season at helm - and SF Drea Brumfield sparkling.

25. Gonzaga Prep 11-2 (4A)

Last ranking: Unranked.

Jury still out on Bullpups, who have savvy, athletic group to get on a roll just in time for the postseason.