Preseason/Week 1 Poll 1 Dayton 2 De La Salle 3 Santiam Christian 4 Catlin Gabel 5 Horizon Christian 6 Salem Academy 7 Pleasant Hill 8 Rainer 9 Umatilla 10 Sutherlin 11 St. Mary’s 12 PAA 13 Amity 14 Cascade Christian 15 Nyssa 16 Blanchet 17 Willamina 18 Burns 19 OES 20 Brookings, Douglas, South UmpquaThoughtsRoad to Coos Bay starts In less then 24 hours! Reminder, It doesn’t matter where you are ranked in the preseason, it only matters where you are ranked at the end of the season. Welcome 4A teams Douglas, Sutherlin, Brookings, South Umpqua to 3A SCL League. Joining St Mary’s and Cascade Christian. Welcome the brand new Coast League featuring Warrenton, Rainer, Clatskanie, Willamina and Taft. Excited to See how this league pans out because it will be a battle every night!Lewis Clark will once again be the toughest league in the State. Catlin, De La Salle and Horizon are stacked with talent. The rest of the league are no push over and can beat one of those three on any given night. Mountain Valley League will be lead by Santiam Christian. SC potential starting five could be taller then 90% teams in the state in any classification. Stephen Paramenter and Pleasant Hill will not be a easy out for SC to win the league title. I truly believe this year will be another exciting year of hoops. As of today, I truely believe the State Title can be won by any of the top 5 teams. Also, I would not be surprised if a team outside the top 5 (Salem Academy/ Pleasant Hill are my early picks) gets hot late and upset some of those teams at state. It’s a “No Days Off” kind of season and anybody can get beat on any given night. Best of luck to all teams and pray all players and coaches stay healthy all season.