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2019 pre-season 3A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its first statewide 3A football poll of 2019. Thanks to all the coaches who took the time and had the expertise to contribute their opinions to this endeavor.

The pre-season 6A and 5A polls were released yesterday. OSAAtoday will publish the pre-season 4A and 3A polls today and the pre-season 2A, 1A (8-man) and 1A (6-man) polls on Wednesday.

Look for the 3A football poll every Wednesday during the fall season.

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.

1. Rainier (7) 105

2. Clatskanie (1) 81

3. Cascade Christian (1) 79

4. Amity (2) 74

5. Vale 64

6. Santiam Christian 47

7. Madras 25

8. Burns 23

8. Nyssa 23

10. St. Mary’s, Medford 19

First-place votes in parentheses

Others receiving significant votes: Scio (16), Dayton (14), Blanchet Catholic (12)

Notes: Rainier, a semifinalist in 2017, won its first title since 2010 last year, defeating reigning champion Cascade Christian 44-14. ... Amity and Vale made the final four last season. ... Santiam Christian was runner-up in 2017.