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SBLive's 1A boys basketball coaches poll: 2-time defending champ Lynden Christian starts on top (Nov. 29)

1A Northwest Conference also represented in top 10 with Blaine (tied for No. 8) and Meridian (No. 10)

High school basketball in the state of Washington has returned once more. With that, so has the SBLive weekly coaches poll for Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A.

In Class 1A, votes were cast for 20 teams in the latest poll. Two-time defending champion Lynden Christian takes the top spot at the start of the new season.

Each poll is comprised of voting coaches from programs across the state in the corresponding classification. Points are awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Number of first place votes are indicated in parentheses. The poll is organized by SBLive analyst Dan Dickau.

Here is the 1A boys basketball coaches poll reflecting opinions of coaches around the state (Nov. 29):


1. Lynden Christian 68 (6)

Record: 0-0

2. Annie Wright 61 (1)

Record: 0-0

3. Zillah 51

Record: 0-0

4. King's 41

Record: 0-0

5. Freeman 32

Record: 0-0

T-6. Quincy and Seattle Academy 30

Record: 0-0 and 0-0

T-8. Seton Catholic and Blaine 12

Record: 1-0 and 1-0

10. Meridian 8

Record: 0-0

Others receiving votes: Toppenish, Sultan, Overlake, La Salle, Tenino, Nooksack Valley, Omak, Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls, King's Way Christian, Life Christian Academy

Voting 2A coaches: Matt Leslie (The Northwest School), Tony Callero (Chelan), Tyler Mendezona (Bear Creek), Jordan Dutton (Riverside), Ron Kirkpatrick (Cedar Park Christian), Joel Yellow-Owl (Toppenish), Cody Shackett (Cascade Christian)