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SBLive's 1A Washington boys basketball coaches poll: Freeman jumps up to No. 4 (12/18/2023)

Top three remains unchanged with Lynden Christian, Annie Wright and Zillah holding on to last week's ranking

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. Freeman moved up to the No. 4 spot this week.

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 (Dec. 18):


1. Lynden Christian 79 (7)

Record: 7-0

2. Annie Wright 71 (1)

Record: 6-1

3. Zillah 65

Record: 6-0

4. Freeman 44

Record: 5-2

5. Quincy 37

Record: 5-2

6. King's 35

Record: 3-2

7. Nooksack Valley 30

Record: 4-1

T-8. Bellevue Christian and Wahluke 15

Record: 5-0 and 5-2

10. Sultan 7

Record: 4-1

Others receiving votes: Tenino, Montesano, Wapato, Life Christian, Cascade Christian, Omak, Chelan, Seattle Academy, Toppenish, Seton Catholic

Voting 1A coaches: Joe Stack (King's), Shawn Skogstad (Bellevue Christian), Matt Leslie (The Northwest School), Tony Callero (Chelan), Ron Kirkpatrick (Cedar Park Christian), Cody Shackett (Cascade Christian), Jordan Dutton (Riverside), Shane Stacy (Meridian).