Softball pre-season coaches polls

Softball pre-season coaches polls:
An early look at the top teams in each classification
by OSAAtoday Staff, OSAAtoday

6A

1. Tualatin (11) 123

2. North Medford (1) 88

3. Clackamas 69

4. McMinnville 65

5. Jesuit (1) 57

5. Grants Pass (1) 57

7. Westview 54

8. Barlow 49

9. Glencoe (1) 44

10. Mountainside 36

Others receiving significant votes:
Roseburg (34); Oregon City (27);Tigard (28); Sheldon (22); West Salem (22)

Notes: Tualatin defeated Clackamas in last year’s final, … North Medford, the 2017 champion, lost in the semifinals in 2018 and 2016. … Jesuit won the title in 2016.

5A

1. West Albany (5) 87

2. Pendleton (3) 79

3. Dallas (3) 74

4. Putnam (1) 53

5. Eagle Point 47

5. Hood River Valley 47

7. Central 36

8. Hillsboro 34

9. Ridgeview 30

10. Thurston 22

First-place votes in parentheses

Others receiving significant votes: Crater (19); La Salle Prep (18)

Notes: West Albany has moved down from 6A, where it went 24-4 and lost in the second round in the playoffs last year. …. Pendleton and Putnam have met in three of the last five finals. Pendleton has won two of those meetings, including last year.

4A

1. La Grande (3) 83

2. Henley (1) 80

3. Junction City (5) 72

4. Marist Catholic (2) 58

5. Banks 48

6. McLoughlin 47

7. Philomath 44

8. Elmira 34

9. Sweet Home 28

10. Gladstone 18

First-place votes in parentheses

Others receiving significant votes: North Marion (16)

Notes: Marist Catholic comes down from 5A, where it won the title in 2017 and reached the semifinals in 2015, 2016 and 2018. … La Grande defeated Henley, the 2017 champion, in last year’s final.

3A

1. Rainier (3) 70

2. South Umpqua (5) 63

3. Dayton (1) 62

4. Clatskanie 59

5. Scio 53

6. Taft 41

7. Cascade Christian 31

8. Blanchet Catholic 25

8. Harrisburg 25

10. Yamhill-Carlton 16

First-place votes in parentheses

Others receiving significant votes: Portland Adventist Academy (15); Amity (14); Riverside (13)

Notes: Dayton ended Rainier’s two-year reign by beating the Columbians in the final last year. Dayton and Rainier have one of the state’s best rivalries, meeting in the final five times in the last six seasons, with Rainier winning three. The Columbians have played in six consecutive finals, going 4-2. … Scio has lost in the semifinals the last four years.

2A/1A

1. Kennedy (8) 123

2. Central Linn (1) 108

3. Pilot Rock / Nixyaawii 107

4. North Douglas (3) 82

5. Grant Union / Prairie City (2) 53

6. Bonanza 51

7. Toledo (1) 50

8. Union / Cove 44

9. Monroe 37

10. Knappa 35

First-place votes in parentheses

Others receiving significant votes: Glide (34; 2 first-place votes); Santiam (16); Weston-McEwen (15)

Notes: Kennedy defeated Pilot Rock / Nixyaawii for the title last year. Kennedy lost in the semifinals the previous two years. … Pilot Rock / Nixyaawii won titles in 2016 and 2018.

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