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SBLive's Washington 3A boys basketball coaches poll: Auburn now sits on top at No. 1 (1/22/2024)

Trojans receive five first-place votes to dethrone Eastside Catholic as Crusaders drop to No. 2

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 15 teams in the latest poll. Auburn, Eastside Catholic, Mount Spokane and Garfield all received first-place votes 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 3A boys basketball coaches poll reflecting opinions of coaches around the state (Jan. 22):


1. Auburn (1) 62

Record: 17-1

2. Eastside Catholic (7) 79

Record: 14-2

3. Mount Spokane 65

Record: 13-2

4. Mountlake Terrace 50

Record: 15-1

5. Garfield

Record: 11-4

6. Bellevue 30

Record: 13-2

7. O'Dea 37

Record: 12-5

8. Mount Vernon 17

Record: 12-2

9. Stadium 18

Record: 14-3

T-10. Lincoln of Tacoma and North Thurston 22

Record: 13-4 and 14-2

Others receiving votes: North Central, Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Roosevelt.

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