Sept 7 Statewide Volleyball Coaches Polls

OSAAtoday presents its twice-monthly statewide Volleyball Coaches Polls in all classifications. Thanks to all the coaches who took the time and had the expertise to contribute their opinions to this endeavor.

Please note: these polls are for generating interest and discussion only and have no impact on the OSAA’s RPI and Colley ratings that form the basis of the OSAA’s rankings for playoff purposes.

6A

1. Jesuit (6) [2] 4-0 111

2. Central Catholic (2) [1] 2-0 103

3. West Linn (2) [3] 2-0 70

4. Sheldon [7] 8-0 60

5. Bend (1) [5] 6-0 54

6. Clackamas [8] 2-0 37

7. Sandy [nr] 4-1 34

7. Sunset [nr] 3-1 34

9. Summit [4] 2-0 28

10. Sprague [8] 5-0 27

10. Mountainside [nr] 6-1 27

First-place votes in parentheses               

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org

Others receiving significant votes: Barlow (14), Southridge (11), Lake Oswego (10)

Notes: Jesuit and Central Catholic swap spots at the top of the poll. ... Saturday's Central Catholic Tournament at The Hoop in Salem features seven of the top 10 teams, including Jesuit, Central Catholic, West Linn and Sheldon. ... Central Catholic's Bella Scarlett had 13 kills and six blocks in a 3-0 win over Sandy. .... Sandy, a 5A team last year, jumps into the top 10 after going 3-0 in the Southridge Tournament.

5A

1. Corvallis (11) [1] 7-0 119

2. Crook County [2] 3-0 68

3. Hood River Valley [8] 4-0 67

4. La Salle Prep [7] 2-1 66

5. West Albany [9] 1-1 60

6. Ridgeview [5] 3-1 45

7. North Eugene [4] 4-0 43

8. Crater (1) [nr] 6-0 36

9. Wilsonville (1) [6] 3-0 32

10. Lebanon [2] 3-3 30

First-place votes in parentheses               

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org

Others receiving significant votes: Dallas (22), Silverton (22), Ashland (15), Putnam (14)

Notes: Corvallis, which got three of the eight first-place votes in the preseason poll, received 11 of 13 first-place votes. The Spartans outlasted West Albany in five sets Wednesday as junior outside hitter Ryan Gregg had 30 kills and 18 digs. ... Hood River Valley has opened 4-0 as senior Katie Kennedy, a middle blocker the last three seasons, has excelled in moving to outside hitter. ... Crater, which has won 18 of 20 sets, is the only new team to the top 10.

4A

1. Valley Catholic (5) [1] 3-1 78

2. Cottage Grove (2) [3] 5-0 62

3. Sisters (2) [2] 4-2 61

4. Hidden Valley (1) [4] 2-0 48

5. Sweet Home [nr] 4-0 47

6. Tillamook [6] 1-2 31

7. Marshfield [5] 3-0 30

8. Estacada [nr] 3-2 27

9. Junction City [nr] 4-1 26

10. Seaside [nr] 5-3 24

First-place votes in parentheses               

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org

Others receiving significant votes: Philomath (23), Henley (22)

Notes: Valley Catholic bounced back from losing to reigning 6A champion Southridge to defeat Cascade and Junction City. ... Sweet Home handed Philomath its first Oregon West Conference loss since 2016 by beating the Warriors 3-0 on Thursday. ... Saturday's Cascade Tournament will include six of the top 10 teams, including Cottage Grove, Sisters and Sweet Home.

3A

1. Blanchet Catholic (3) [2] 5-2 73

2. Santiam Christian (4) [1] 6-0 67

3. Cascade Christian (2) [3] 3-0 62

4. South Umpqua [nr] 3-1 39

5. Creswell [4] 3-2 30

6. Horizon Christian, Tualatin [nr] 4-1 28

7. Burns [6] 3-2 27

8. Scio [nr] 2-1 17

8. Warrenton [nr] 3-1 17

10. Salem Acad. [5] 0-3 16

First-place votes in parentheses               

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org

Others receiving significant votes: Douglas (15), Harrisburg (11), Vale (11), Dayton (10)

Notes: Blanchet Catholic's two losses have come against 2A Portland Christian and 5A Dallas. ... Cascade Christian senior outside hitter Caroline McMahon, the reigning 3A player of the year, had 20 kills and 18 digs in a win over Henley on Wednesday. ... South Umpqua senior settter Sydney Johnson averaged 26 assists in the team's first three matches.

2A

1. Kennedy (2) [1] 5-0 60

2. Weston-McEwen (3) [9] 10-1 54

3. Portland Christian [5] 5-1 52

4. Grant Union [2] 6-2 49

5. Culver (2) [3] 5-0 47

6. Vernonia [nr] 9-2 46

7. Central Linn [4] 2-1 23

8. Coquille (1) [10] 4-1 20

9. Gaston [7] 6-1 15

10. Lowell [nr] 3-1 14

First-place votes in parentheses               

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org

Others receiving significant votes: Myrtle Point (10)

Notes: Kennedy, is semifinalist last year, has started strong behind the powerful front line of seniors Kalyssa Kleinschmit and Hallie Sprauer and junior Sophia Carley. ... Weston-McEwen's only loss was 25-29, 25-14, 25-10 to Vernonia. Hailey Weaver had 32 kills in three matches at the Heppner Tournament for the TigerScots.

1A

1. Powder Valley (5) [nr] 11-0 84

2. Hosanna Christian (2) [2] 11-1 76

3. Days Creek (1) [6] 9-2 50

3. North Douglas [7] 7-1 50

5. Perrydale [10] 9-2 39

6. St. Paul (1) [8] 3-0 34

6. Joseph [3] 10-5 34

8. Country Christian (1) [1] 5-3 32

9. Umpqua Valley Christian / Melrose Christian [nr] 4-1 25

10. Elkton [nr] 7-1 19

First-place votes in parentheses               

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org

Others receiving significant votes: Gilchrist (16), McKenzie (16)

Notes: Powder Valley, which did not make the state tournament last year, is 23-1 in sets and has won the 1A Season Preview tournament and the Dufur Classic. ... Hosanna Christian, last year's runner-up, has won eight consecutive matches since losing to Perrydale. Senior libero Meredith Bush had nine aces in Thursday's win over Triad.