High School Sports

PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: Preseason power rankings

Northwest Conference predicted order of finish:

1. Burlington-Edison (2A): Tigers return most in conference

2. Lynden (2A): Bomber leads talented perimeter team

3. Mount Vernon (3A): Next to Burlington, Bulldogs return most

4. Squalicum (3A): Stackhouse trains super sophomores

5. Ferndale (3A): Eagles experienced and athletic

6. Nooksack Valley (1A): Pioneers will ask a lot of Skillman

7. Blaine (2A): Tewalt, Oldham need to get tough inside

8. Meridian (1A): Trojans need Lintz’s scoring, leadership

9. Mount Baker (2A): Mounties expecting defensive battles

10. Sehome (2A): Questions with new coach, inexperience

11. Bellingham (2A): Same song as Sehome

12. Lynden Christian (1A): Very little varsity experience for Lyncs

13. Sedro-Woolley (3A): Cubs already equalled last year’s win

14. Anacortes (2A): Lost top five scorers from last year