Posted on January 21, 2019 by Rhett Workman
Time now to talk playoffs. The Northwest District late last night released their latest round of Ratings Percentage Index rankings used to determine district 2A high school basketball playoff seedings, and we have news on where Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams stand.
We start with the girls, and a pair of losses this past week for the Red Wolves ladies have seen them drop some more, from fifth into seventh in this week’s RPI rankings. Their number is .444 which is well ahead of eighth-place Sedro-Woolley but with things trending downward at the moment, the Red Wolves really need to get a win under their belt to stem this downward move in the rankings. CHS in the initial run of this two weeks ago started out in fourth, but has seen the ranking decline in the two successive runs as the team has found the going a little more challenging into the meat of the Wesco 2A/3A schedule.
Cedarcrest, if this holds, could meet any of Blaine, Mountlake Terrace or Bellingham in the first round at home.
On the boys’ side, Cedarcrest remains eighth, no change from last weekend’s run of the computer. Their current RPI number is .350, well ahead of ninth-place Bellingham. An eighth seed, if it holds, would earn the Red Wolves a home playoff game against either the Red Raiders or possibly Sedro-Woolley or Blaine, both of whom are also contending for that ninth seed at the moment.
The Red Wolves are playing Lynnwood this Tuesday (girls at home with the Royals) and Wednesday (boys @ Lynnwood). The two teams then play the Hawks (girls on Thursday @ Mountlake and boys on Friday at home in Duvall). So more big games on deck as Cedarcrest looks to right the ship and assert home playoff games in the district playoffs.