Here we go with week 3 of Craw's NWAACC Power Rankings, always fun to do and feel free to tell me where I went wrong or better yet, right, but be respectful please, as I would be to you.
By Greg Crawford, college basketball insider for CSNNW.com and on twitter @wchoops and @crawssportsbiz, please follow.
9. Whatcom (9-4)---Whatcom drops to number nine this week after a tough loss to Skagit Valley. This week they travel to Olympic and a surprising Bellevue team that is 3-0 in league play.
8. Portland (12-5)---A new team to Craw's NWAACC power rankings, after starting 3-0 in southern division play. In the win over Clackamas last week, Carl Appleton had a huge game with 18 rebounds.
7. Skagit Valley (9-6)---Entering this week's play, the Cardinals have now won four in a row and are getting outstanding play from Victor Payne, who has helped lead his team to seven victories in the last eight games.
6. Highline (13-3)----Highline climbs back up to the sixth spot in Craw's NWAACC power rankings. This week after beating Centralia, they finish up with South Puget Sound. Playing really good ball, could move up even more in the rankings.
5. Spokane (12-4)---Spokane jumps to number five after two wins last week over Yakima Valley and Wenatchee Valley. Long trip south this weekend to face Treasure Valley and Blue Mountain.
4. Pierce (11-4)---Despite a loss in one of our two games of the week, last week, the Raiders remain number four with a 2-1 record last week. Losing to Clark, but defeating South Puget Sound and Green River.
3. Big Bend (13-3)---No change in the third spot, with wins over Wenatchee and Yakima Valley last week. Big road test this week, traveling to Blue Mountain and Treasure Valley.
2. Southwest Oregon----SWOCC remains at number two, after a convincing home win over Clackamas, 85-68. The fast paced offense, led by D. J. Anderson, who has his team off to a quick 3-0 start in southern division play.
1. Clark (12-1)----There is no other choice to lead the rankings at this time, as Clark is the best team in the NWAACC at present. This week they host Grays Harbor and Centralia, which should move their record up to 14-1 come Saturday night.
GAMES OF THE WEEK:
Saturday, January 18th----SWOCC goes to Chemeketa, in what should be a track meet and so much fin to watch, with both teams having high powered offenses.
Saturday, January 18th---Big Bend at Treasure Valley, in a huge road test for Big Bend. Treasure Valley has played some great ball this season, they will be ready for this one, as will Big Bend.
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