High School Sports

Glance at Week 10 football playoff games for Class 3A, and possible seeding position

This weekend, teams from around the state will be participating in games that will determine which 16 teams will advance to the state tournaments in five classifications.

Once those 16 teams have been set, a seeding committee will meet on Sunday to seed the state bracket.

There is no way to tell how those committee will place teams in the bracket. But we can use various state ranking systems to project how the committees might place teams.

So we’ve constructed aggregate state rankings using six different state rankings — three “human” rankings; and three “formula” rankings.

  • Associated Press – rankings by state media members
  • Scorebook Live – rankings by coaches
  • Cascadia Preps – rankings by Ryland Spencer, who spans the state watching prep football
  • Score Czar — ranking formula based on points scored and points allowed by teams
  • Max Preps — ranking formula based on wins and losses.
  • Evans Rankings — ranking formula based on a mix of wins and loss and points scored/allowed.

In Class 3A, there are 32 teams still alive playing this weekend for the 16 state berths.

We used all six rankings to come up with the top-10 aggregate rankings. But because the “human” rankings only rank the top-10, to rank teams 11 through 32, we only used the three “formula” rankings, which rank every team in the state.

Here are this weekend’s matchups, with each teams aggregate ranking. We will update this list as results come in. When teams are eliminated, other teams’ rankings will be adjusted until teams will be finally ranked 1 to 16.

Teams that are in

(1) O’Dea
(2) Eastside Catholic
(4) Marysville-Pilchuck
(5) Kennewick
(6) Bellevue
(8) Prairie
(9) Lakes
(10) Peninsula
(11) Kelso
(12) Yelm
(13) Squalicum
(14) Mount Spokane
(15) Garfield

Friday’s games

Marysville-Pilchuck 28, Ballard 25
Lakes 31, Snohomish 7
Squalicum 49, Juanita 7
Bellevue 57, Meadowdale 21
O’Dea 42, Ferndale 7
Eastside Catholic 34, Gig Harbor 14
Garfield 36, Evergreen 34
Peninsula 35, Arlington 0
Yelm 27, Edmonds-Woodway 17
Prairie 73, Capital 35
Kelso 33, Spanaway Lake 20
Mount Spokane 49, Kamiakin 20
Kennewick 24, Shadle Park 7

Saturday’s games

(19) Rainier Beach vs. (3) Lincoln
(17) Bishop Blanchet vs. (7) Bethel
(18) Lake Washington vs. (16) Seattle Prep

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