Ridgefield No. 1 at 2A in state coaches volleyball rankings

Technically, the Ridgefield Spudders are the two-time defending Class 2A state champions.

The Spudders took the state title in 2018 and 2019, and the 2020-21 season did not include a state tournament. So no team has won a state title since the last time the Spudders did.

And the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association put the Spudders on top of the 2A state rankings released Wednesday.

Ridgefield was one of seven local teams to find their into the top 10 at their classification. Camas was tied for No. 6 at 4A. Kelso was tied for No. 5 at 3A. Columbia River was tied for No. 6 at 2A. Castle Rock came in No. 3 at 1A. And Kalama came in No. 3 at 2B.

Here are the rankings, as compiled by Rene Ferran.

Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Poll – Sept. 15

Class 4A

1, Puyallup. 2, Lake Stevens. 3, Tahoma. 4, Curtis. 5, Graham-Kapowsin. 6, (tie) Camas and Emerald Ridge. 8, West Valley. 9, Bellarmine Prep. 10, Mount Rainier. Others: North Creek, Richland, Olympia, Rogers (Puyallup), Olympia, Sunnyside.

Class 3A

1, Mount Spokane. 2, Capital. 3, Lakeside (Seattle). 4, Ferndale. 5, (tie) Eastside Catholic, Kelso and Roosevelt. 8, Arlington. 9, (tie) Central Kitsap and Kennewick. Others: Interlake, Seattle Prep, Bishop Blanchet, Bellevue, Mead, North Thurston, Snohomish.

Class 2A

1, Ridgefield. 2, (tie) Burlington-Edison and Washington. 4, Ellensburg. 5, White River. 6, (tie) Columbia River and Pullman. 8, Steilacoom. 9, Fife. 10, North Kitsap. Others: Tumwater, Lynden, Woodland.

Class 1A

1, Freeman. 2, Chelan. 3, Castle Rock. 4, Seattle Academy. 5, Lynden Christian. 6, South Whidbey. 7, (tie) Cashmere and King’s. 9, Overlake. 10, Colville. Others: Annie Wright, Cascade Christian, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls), College Place, Bush.

Class 2B

1, LaConner. 2, Colfax. 3, Kalama. 4, Goldendale. 5, Brewster. 6, (tie) Liberty (Spangle) and Walla Walla Valley Academy. 8, (tie) Mossyrock and Northwest Christian (Colbert). 10, Tri-Cities Prep. Others: Raymond, Granger, Kittitas, Toutle Lake.

Class 1B

1, Oakesdale. 2, Almira/Coulee-Hartline. 3, Odessa. 4, Pomeroy. 5, St. John-Endicott. 6, (tie) Mossyrock and Naselle. 8, Darrington. 9, (tie) Mount Vernon Christian and Puget Sound Adventist. Others: Shoreline Christian, Moses Lake Christian, Willapa Valley, Providence Classical Christian, Waterville, Colton, Grace Academy, Northport, Sunnyside Christian.

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