No high-school basketball team from Washington had won a national championship. After winning the Class 3A state title and finishing a perfect 29-0, Nathan Hale is the first.

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No high-school basketball team from Washington has won a national championship.

Until Nathan Hale that is.

Four of the seven national high-school basketball polls ranked the Raiders (29-0) as the No. 1 team in the country this week.

The final poll, from HS Hoops Elite, was published Wednesday evening and broke a tie between Nathan Hale and La Lumiere, of LaPorte, Ind., which won the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals last week.

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Here’s how the polls shook out:


Poll,Rank,Expected release
Maxpreps,1, Friday
Prepsnation,1,Sunday
USA Today,4,Monday
Ballislife,1,Monday
Bluestar Media,5,Monday
Flohoops,2,Tuesday
HS Hoopselite,1,Wednesday