High-SchoolWashington: Baseball Weekly Rankings

It's a tough job ranking teams during the postseason. For instance, how far do you drop a top-five squad that loses early? Or do you elevate a .500 team into the top 10 based solely on its playoff success? The first dilemma came up this week as Lake Stevens, Mount Si and Mount Vernon were upset. We decided to keep Lake and Si in the top 10, albeit at the bottom of the rankings, while Mount Vernon just missed the cut and fell out the rankings. All three are candidates for our final top 10 which will follow the state finals.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Kentwood (23-2) — last week No. 2
2. Puyallup (21-5) — last week No. 5
3. Richland (11-5) — last week No. 6
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We finally have a new No. 1 as Lake Stevens ends Kentwood's reign at the top. The Conqs dropped their second game in as many weeks to fall from the to No. 1 spot. Seattle Prep's surprising loss to West Seattle in the Metro League tourney knocked the Panthers out of the rankings for the first time in several weeks. The rest of the top 10 squads look to embark on deep playoff runs in hopes of bringing home a championship.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Lake Stevens (22-1) — last week No. 2
2.Kentwood (21-2) — last week No. 1
3. Mount Si (19-3) — last week No. 6
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Kentwood was finally beaten this spring, but that single loss wasn't enough to knock the Conqs from the top spot. The one-run setback against Puyallup should only serve as motivation for the team as the playoffs continue this week. Most of the rankings look the same as a week ago, and the only real change was Mead dropping out in favor of Mountain View. Look for the playoffs to produce some significant changes over the next few weeks.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Kentwood (19-1) — last week No. 1
2. Lake Stevens (20-1) — last week No. 4
3. Seattle Prep (19-0) — last week No. 3
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Kentwood has continued to climb in the national polls and now sit at No. 16 in the rankings. Seattle Prep might not be getting the love from the national folks, but the Panthers are the top 3A squad with a 15-0 mark. Those two squads are a combined 34-0 and the top five have just two losses between them.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Kentwood (19-0) — last week No. 1
2. Lake Stevens (18-1) — last week No. 4
3. Seattle Prep (15-0) — last week No. 3
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Washington is beginning to make some noise in the regional rankings, with Kentwood among the ranked squads and another three checking in as bubble teams. The Conqs moved up two spots to No. 6 in the West Region and remain No. 1 locally. Lake Stevens fell out of the rankings after suffering its first loss of the spring but joins Olympia and Puyallup as bubble teams. A strong run by either of those three could earn them a spot in the POWERADE FAB 50 alongside No. 27 Kentwood.

Mount Vernon and Hanford make their season debuts this week. Boasting an unblemished record, Mount Vernon is a candidate to join the top 5 should any of those teams stumble.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Kentwood (14-0) — last week No. 1
2. Olympia (13-0) — last week No. 5
3. Seattle Prep (14-0) — last week No. 6
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Not much changed at the top of our weekly rankings as the top four teams remained in place. Camas' loss to Kelso opened the door for undefeated squads Olympia (No. 5) and Seattle Prep (6) to move up a few spots. Camas drops to No. 7 just ahead of Richland and Kennewick, which has lost four straight. W.F. West remains the top team in Class 2A. Top-seeded Kentwood went undefeated and moved into the top 30 of the POWERADE FAB 50.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Kentwood (11-0) — last week No. 1
2. Mount Si (9-2) — last week No. 2
3. Lake Stevens (13-0) — last week No. 3
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Puyallup stumbled twice last week, allowing Kentwood to move into the No. 1 spot in our weekly baseball rankings. Kentwood stands tall at 9-0 and have a pair of studs in ESPNHS All-State selection Taylor Jones and Reese McGuire. The duo has guided the Conqs to No. 36 in the POWERADE FAB 50. Mount Si remains on top of Class 3A teams and Lake Stevens joins the top three on the heels of a 10-0 start. We swapped out three-loss Woodinville for undefeated Seattle Prep in the only significant changes to the top 10.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Kentwood (9-0) — last week No. 3
2. Mount Si (7-1) — last week No. 2
3. Lake Stevens (10-0) — last week No. 6
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Puyallup and Mount Si maintain their positions atop the rankings, but the rest of the top 10 underwent some serious reshuffling this week. Undefeated Kentwood entered the West Regional rankings and was bumped up to No. 3, while state semifinalist Camas dropped down a notch. Lake Stevens and W.F. West join the top 10, boasting undefeated marks, and Olympia enjoyed a four-spot leap after another undefeated week.

Here's a look at the top three teams:
1. Puyallup (8-0) — last week No. 1
2. Mount Si (5-1) — last week No. 2
3. Kentwood (5-0) last week No. 5

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We're a few weeks into the spring and a new No. 1 squad has already emerged. Led by ace Matt Becker, undefeated Puyallup has supplanted Mount Si atop our state rankings. Becker recorded a one-hit, 11-K outing last week and has spearheaded a rotation that has posted four shutouts. The strong start has catapulted the squad to No. 41 in the POWERADE FAB 50. Preseason No. 1 Mount Si drops a spot after falling to Kennewick, which makes its debut at No. 9. Also new to the mix is No. 3 Woodinville and sixth-ranked Enumclaw, who have combined for seven wins and only one loss. It's still early in the season, so expect even more shuffling when we return next week.

Here's a look at the top three teams:
1. Puyallup (6-0) — last week No. 9
2. Mount Si (4-1) — last week No. 1
3. Camas (4-1) — last week No. 3
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