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SBLive's Washington 3A boys basketball coaches poll: Garfield No. 1 to start season (11/29/2023)

Bulldogs recipients of 4 first-place votes, O'Dea not far behind at No. 2 with 3 first-place votes

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 3A, votes were cast for 17 teams in the latest poll. Coming off a state championship run last season, Garfield starts on top after receiving four votes for first place.

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 3A boys basketball coaches poll reflecting opinions of coaches around the state (Nov. 29):


1. Garfield 84 (4)

Record: 0-0

2. O'Dea 75 (3)

Record: 0-0

3. Eastside Catholic 68 (2)

Record: 0-0

4. Mount Spokane 64

Record: 1-0

5. Auburn 53

Record: 1-0

6. Rainier Beach 42

Record: 1-0

7. Bellevue 31

Record: 0-0

8. Mountlake Terrace 21

Record: 0-0

T-9. Arlington and Timberline 12

Record: 0-1 and 0-1

Others receiving votes: Cheney, University, North Central, Gig Harbor, Seattle Prep, Kelso, Stanwood

Voting 3A coaches: Garrick Phillips (University), Ryan Hansen (Auburn), David Wagenblast (Mount Spokane), Omar Parker (Liberty), Allen Thomas (Timberline), Gavin Cree (Mercer Island), Brett Henry (Evergreen), Bradyn Leyde (Kennewick), Nalin Sood (Mountlake Terrace)