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SBLive's Washington 3A boys basketball coaches poll: Eastside Catholic drops to No. 3 (1/30/2024)

After spending entirety of season at No. 1 or No. 2, Crusaders find themselves at No. 3 this week behind Auburn and Mount Spokane

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 13 teams in the latest poll. Auburn received six first-place votes to stay right on top 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. 30):


1. Auburn (6) 84

Record: 18-1

2. Mount Spokane (2) 75

Record: 15-2

3. Eastside Catholic (1) 68

Record: 15-3

4. Mountlake Terrace 62

Record: 17-1

5. Garfield 55

Record: 13-4

6. Bellevue 38

Record: 15-3

7. O'Dea 32

Record: 12-7

8. Mount Vernon 22

Record: 15-2

T-9. Lincoln of Tacoma and North Thurston 18

Record: 15-4 and 17-2

Others receiving votes: Stadium, Roosevelt, Todd Beamer.

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).