1. Squalicum (previous rank: 1): There’s not a team even close to the Storm in the Northwest Conference — Squalicum has 42-2 goal differential through eight games.
2. Meridian (previous rank: 3): The Trojans seem to just keep getting better. Micaela Pimento has scored in every game and the offense is incredibly dynamic and creative.
3. Burlington-Edison (previous rank: 2): Edie Breckenridge has nine goals in the past three games. Her grouping with Abby Dimock and Megan Wilburg makes the Tigers dangerous.
4. Bellingham (previous rank: 4): Hopefully the big win over Nooksack Valley kick started the Red Raiders’ offense, because that’s been the one weak point this year.
5. Sehome (previous rank: 5): The Mariners have started to figure out their offensive woes, scoring two goals in each of the past three games. Hannah Moore has been a pleasant surprise.
6. Ferndale (previous rank: 6): A few late goals have cost Ferndale some points this season, which has to be a tough pill to swallow for Joe Gonzalez’s squad.
7. Lynden (previous rank: 7): Sierra Smith keeps scoring, Peyton Fullner has continued to be a top player in the conference and Lynden keeps on winning.
8. Lynden Christian (previous rank: 8): The Lyncs offense has sputtered, scoring just once in the past three games. With Bellingham and Squalicum this week, that trend may continue.
9. Blaine (previous rank: 9): The Borderites are still looking to take that next step. They can compete well against lower-tier teams but aren’t quite up with the top of the NWC.
10. Mount Baker (previous rank: 12): A goal has finally been scored by the Mountaineers, as they found the net against a stingy Sehome squad after getting a tie earlier in the week.
11. Sedro-Woolley (previous rank: 10): The Cubs have been very competitive this season, but have failed to get a win in conference, even playing two of their three games against 1A teams.
12. Anacortes (previous rank: 11): There are two things the Seahawks can do after a 10-0 drubbing: call it quits or come out, compete and show that there’s still some fight in the team.
13. Nooksack Valley (previous rank: 13): The season continues to be rough for the Pioneers, but with Anacortes on Tuesday, they have a chance to get some goals.