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SBLive's 1A boys basketball coaches poll: Perennial power Lynden Christian tabbed for top ranking

Up-and-coming Annie Wright at No. 2 with two first-place votes, 2022 runner-up King's at No. 3

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 17 teams in the preseason poll. No. 1 Lynden Christian received the most first-place votes with five and No. 2 Annie Wright nabbed two.


Each poll and 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.

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Here is the 1A boys basketball coaches poll reflecting opinions of coaches around the state in the preseason:


1. Lynden Christian 67 (5)

2. Annie Wright 59 (2)

3. King's 55

4. Zillah 50

5. Freeman 35

6. Chelan 22

7. Overlake 16

8. Toppenish 14

9. Blaine 12

10. Seattle Academy 10

Others receiving votes: King's Way Christian, Vashon Island, Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls, Life Christian Academy, Seattle Christian, Deer Park, Quincy

Voting 1A coaches: Matt Leslie (The Northwest School), Cody Shackett (Cascade Christian), Tony Callero (Chelan), Tyler Mendezona (Bear Creek), Ron Kirkpatrick (Cedar Park Christian), Chad Hand (Deer Park), Jordan Dutton (Riverside)