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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • McPherson boys, girls No. 3 in latest KBCA rankings

  • The ninth Kansas Basketball Coaches Association rankings have been released and both Bullpup teams find themselves in the top three of Class 4A.
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  • The ninth Kansas Basketball Coaches Association rankings have been released and both Bullpup teams find themselves in the top three of Class 4A.
    Additionally, the Moundridge boys continue to be ranked in Class 2A.
    The McPherson girls remained steady at No. 3 for the sixth straight week after wins over Andale and Dodge City. Holton and Wamego remained Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, while Topeka Hayden and Hesston switched places at Nos. 4 and 5.
    On the boys side of 4A, the Bullpups survived their games last week against the Indians and the Red Demons, impressing voters enough to bump them up a pair of spots to No. 3. Andale slipped two spots to No. 3 after their loss to MHS last week, which allowed Abilene to jump two spots to No. 4.
    Ottawa and Topeka Highland Park remained Nos. 1 and 2, respectively in Class 4A.
    Both Bullpup teams were off Tuesday night and will travel to El Dorado on Friday for an AVCTL showdown with the Wildcats.
    The Moundridge boys held steady at No. 6 in Class 2A. This week’s rankings were unchanged from last weeks, in fact, as Meade and Lyndon held onto the top two spots. Bennington, Republic County and Solomon round out the rest of the top five.
    Washington County remained No. 1 in the Class 2A girls’ rankings, though the rest of the top 10 had a seismic shift. Smith Center jumped up from fifth to second, while Oakley, Jefferson County North and Republic Count were Nos. 3, 4 and 5 this week, after being eighth, ninth and tenth last week.
    In Class 6A, the boys’ top five was unchanged from last week, with Blue Valley Northwest sitting on top once more. Shawnee Mission East, Wichita North, Olathe East and Lawrence comprised the rest of the top five.
    On the girls’ side of 6A, Olathe South held onto the top spot for another week, followed by Maize, Wichita South, Blue Valley North and Olathe Northwest.
    There were no major shakeups in Class 5A, as Shawnee Mission South and St. Thomas Aquinas reigned in the boys’ and girls’ polls, respectively. Lansing, Emporia, Goddard-Eisenhower and Kapaun Mt. Carmel were the boys’ top five. Mill Valley, Bishop Miege, Salina South and Topeka Seaman comprised the girls’ top five.
    In Class 3A, Scott City stayed No. 1 on the boys side, followed up by Nemaha Valley and Beloit. Atchison County jumped up a spot to No. 4, while Humboldt climbed up one spot to fifth.
    Burlington was No. 1 in the Class 3A girls’ rankings, followed by Cimarron and Hillsboro.
    Everyone stayed put in the Class 1A Div. I boys’ rankings, with St. John sitting at No. 1, followed by South Haven, Olpe, Waverly and Centralia.
    The only change from last week on the Div. I girls’ side of things was Valley Heights, who jumped up two spots to No. 5. Olpe, Hoxie, St. John and Waverly were the rest of the top five.
    Page 2 of 2 - In Class 1A Div. II, Fowler and Ingalls remained the top teams in the boys’ and girls’ polls, respectively.
    White City, St. John’s Tipton, Hutchinson Central Christian and Dighton were the rest of the boys top five.
    Norwich, Wilson, Baileyville B&B and Golden Plains rounded out the top five for the girls.
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