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Rankings September 19, 2017

What a weekend of football! When Nebraska and Missouri pulled out of the Big 12, every week since then, I hope they lose. I used to pull for each school, back when they were our brothers in league, when they played out of conference, but not any more.

Then KU and K-State were both defeated over the weekend and it was disappointing.

The KC Chiefs won, but I don’t follow pro football much anymore.

I like the local game of high school football our guys against your guys and lets see who has more talent or who has worked harder in the off season.

Now for the rankings this week, there was some movement. In class 6A, 5A, 4A D-I and 8-man D-II the ranking team is pretty sure who should be the number one team. In the other classifications there is not a clear cut unanimous choice of who should be number one. And you know what that makes it exciting.

So this week, my wish for high school football is, may every game be decided by less than a touchdown. Exciting football brings out the people and keeps the folks in the stands to the end of the game.

This weeks rankings can be found at this link.

Rankings September 12, 2017

The best weeks of football are when some teams from our state of Kansas get to compete against teams from other states or we have some outstanding matchups of in-state teams. We have both this week. These out of state games are going to be big news just before the games and immediately after. Everyone who follows football will want to know the score of these games this week. Let the Border War continue on the playing fields of high school football!

Shawnee Mission East vs Rockhurst, Missouri

Bishop Miege vs St. Thomas Aquinas

Garden Plain vs Kearney Catholic, Nebraska

Blue Valley vs Blue Valley North

Lees Summit West, Missouri vs Lawrence

North KC, Missouri vs Leavenworth

Olathe East vs Liberty, Missouri

Olathe North vs Blue Springs South, Missouri

Olathe Northwest vs Lees Summit North, Missouri

Olathe South vs Lees Summit, Missouri

Park Hill, Missouri vs Free State

Pittsburg vs Webb City, Missouri

Shawnee Mission Northwest vs Grandview, Missouri

Shawnee Mission West vs Blue Springs, Missouri

Winnetonka, Missouri vs Shawnee Mission South

Now for the Kansas Media Team Rankings this week click here.

 

Rankings September 5, 2017

My first thoughts on rankings for the start of this year is that I hope if your team falls behind at anytime this year that you play like UCLA did as they defeated Texas A&M. Trailing by 34 points late into the third quarter, the UCLA Bruins never gave up.

That is exactly what I would like to see out of every high school football team the entire season this year………..NEVER GIVE UP…. because you don’t know what will happen with that strange shaped ball we call a football during the next play.

The rankings are for fun or discussion or for cussing. Some coaches never want ranked until the end, thinking the bullseye has been put upon their backs. Well we have to put the bullseye on some team, so the rest of you can take your best shot.

If you see any of the Kansas Media Ranking Team this week thank them for continuing to send in their rankings each week during the season and participating. We could not do it with out them.

Remember that the Super 10 is a total different ranking and we may have teams listed higher or lower than teams within their own classification.

Click here for this weeks rankings.

Pat’s Preseason Rankings

Pat Strathman at KSAL Salina and his preseason rankings with comments.

The Kansas Media Ranking team will begin their combined rankings next

week. The team is listed below.

New members of the Ranking team for 2017
Arne Green Salina Journal Salina

Long time Ranking team members
Brent Maycock Topeka Capital Journal Topeka
Rich Epp OpenSpacesSports Colby
Justin Fluke KNZA Hiawatha
Dusty Deines KDNS Beloit
Conor Nichol Northwest Kansas Sports Hays
Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Great Bend
Adam Kadavy KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Brock Kappelmann KSCB Liberal
Tim McGonagle KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Tim Hostetter Prep Power Index & Salina Journal
BrettMarshall Garden City Telegram Garden City
Rocky Downing KFRM 550 AM
Mike Smith KMZA Seneca
Pat Strathman KSAL Salina
Bobby Nightengale Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence
Brad Hallier Freelance Journalist Hutchinson
Bob Davidson Salina Journal Salina
Taylor Eldridge Wichita Eagle Wichita

Final Rankings and Super Champion

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Our final rankings of the football season are below. One of the reasons we do a final ranking of the year is to crown a Super Top Ten Overall Champion for the entire state of Kansas. The Kansas Media Team, with their final vote, puts the Derby Panthers as the Super Top Ten Overall State Champion of Kansas.

In our preseason rankings, which can be looked up here on our website, had Derby, Mill Valley, Bishop Miege, Holcomb, Rossville, Smith Center, Spearville and Hanover as the number one teams to start the season. So we guessed right on 5 of 8 teams to begin the season.

All I can say is, high school football is getting too predictable on who is going to win next year. The football season would be more fun if we had more teams like Pratt, who was not ranked at all in any preseason rankings, win the championship.

Seriously now, we go from Silver Lake going to like 11 out of 12 state championship games in a row, to their neighbor, six miles away, winning three state championships in a row. For years people have said the East is weak in Class 3A and the road to the championship is tougher out West. I say the heck with that. The rest of the state needs to find out what Silver Lake and Rossville are doing and do the same!

As always, we need to thank the Kansas Media Ranking Team which is below. These are the guys and gals that are the real meat and potatoes of this ranking system and we could not do it without them. So thank you to all of our team for giving back to the greatest game man ever invented, which is football at the high school level.

Super Top 10 All-Classes
1.  Derby
2.  Blue Valley
3.  Bishop Miege
4.  Shawnee Mission East
5.  Mill Valley
6.  Goddard
7.  Free State
8.  Aquinas
9.  Hutchinson
10.Pratt
11.Rossville
12.Great Bend
13.Blue Valley North
14.Olathe South
15.Wichita Heights
16.Manhattan

6A
1. Derby
2. Blue Valley
3. Shawnee Mission East
4. Free State
5. Hutchinson
Others: Blue Valley North, Olathe South, Manhattan

5A
1. Mill Valley
2. Goddard
3. Aquinas
4. Great Bend
5. Wichita Heights
Others: Topeka Seaman, Bishop Carroll

4A D-I
1. Bishop Miege
2. Buhler
3. Basehor-Linwood
4. Maize South
5. McPherson
Others: Mulvane

4A D-II
1. Pratt
2. Holcomb
3. Hayden
4. Holton
5. Frontenac
Others: Scott City, Wichita Collegiate

3A
1. Rossville
2. Hesston
3. Nemaha Central
4. Hoisington
5. Silver Lake
Others: Phillipsburg, Sabetha

2A
1. Troy
2. Plainville
3. Smith Center
4. Colgan
5. Washington County
Others: Lyndon

8-man D-I
1. Osborne
2. St Francis
3. Spearville
4. Burlingame
5. Central Plains
Others: none

8-man D-II
1. Hanover
2. Dighton
3. Pike Valley
4. Wallace County
5. Beloit-St John
Others: South Barber

New members of the Ranking team for 2016
Taylor Eldridge Wichita Eagle Wichita
Bob Davidson Salina Journal Salina

Long time Ranking team members
Brent Maycock Topeka Capital Journal Topeka
Rich Epp OpenSpacesSports Colby
Justin Fluke KNZA Hiawatha
Kirk Seminoff Wichita Eagle Wichita
Dusty Deines KDNS Beloit
Conor Nichol Northwest Kansas Sports Hays
Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Great Bend
Adam Kadavy KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Brock Kappelmann KSCB Liberal
Tim McGonagle KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Tim Hostetter Prep Power Index & Salina Journal
BrettMarshall Garden City Telegram Garden City
Rocky Downing KFRM 550 AM
Mike Smith KMZA Seneca
Eddie Lomshek KKOW Pittsburg
Pat Strathman KSAL Salina
Bobby Nightengale Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence
Brad Hallier Hutchinson News Hutchinson

Final Rankings November 1, 2016

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This week, in our final rankings, I thought I would list the number of points each team received in the rankings. We had 16 of the Kansas Media Team send in their rankings this week. So the lowest possible number a team can receive is 16. The team that receives a 16 is a unanimous selection as the number one team in that classification.

Only two teams received that unanimous selection as the number one team in their classification. Troy in class 2A-1A and Hanover in 8-man D-II received that honor.

The other thing that happens with the media team, towards the end of the season, most of the guys pretty much have it figured out who are the top five teams in each classification. So that usually means there are not many ‘others’ listed after the top five teams. Remember, each team must receive at least 2 votes from two different Kansas Media Team members to get in the ‘others’ listing. So the Kansas Media team member that selects some team as an ‘out of the blue wild guess’ won’t usually make the cut.

If you know any of the guys on the Kansas Media Ranking team, thank them for their dedication to Kansas High School Football. This ranking team is just the tip of the iceberg in the amount of time they give back to the game, the kids, the coaches and their parents.

So even if you don’t like what we say on the radio, sometimes, or what we write in the newspapers, sometimes, or how we rank your team, sometimes, a pat on the back or a thank you covers up a lot of that negative thinking that comes our way, sometimes.

I am sure the coaches, the refs, the A.D.’s feel the same way, sometimes. So you should thank them also. The positives of high school football far out weigh the negatives. So let us remember that as we start the playoffs and everyone gets highly emotional in the close games that are about to happen. It is a great day for football.

Super Top 10 All-Classes
1.  Derby
2.  Blue Valley
3.  Shawnee Mission East
4.  Bishop Miege
5.  Manhattan
6.  Garden City
7.  Wichita Heights
8.  Junction City
9.  Great Bend
10.Bishop Carroll
11.Goddard

6A
1. Derby                                19 total points
2. Blue Valley                        34
3. Shawnee Mission East    52
4. Manhattan                        59
5. Garden City                       78
Others: Junction City (94)

5A
1. Wichita Heights               34
2. Great Bend                      38
3. Bishop Carroll                 46
4. Goddard                           53
5. Topeka Seaman               81
Others: Valley Center (85)

4A D-I
1. Bishop Miege                   17
2. Basehor-Linwood            40
3. Buhler                                46
4. Andale                                61
5. Maize South                      76
Others: none

4A D-II
1. Frontenac                          17
2. Pratt                                    39
3. Holcomb                            52
4. Columbus                          69
5. Scott City                            72
Others: Collegiate (94), Hayden (89)

3A
1. Silver Lake                           21
2. Hoisington                          35
3. Phillipsburg                        50
4. Rossville                              59
5. Nemaha Central                79
Others: Wellsville (94)

2A
1. Troy                                                16
2. Plainville                                        39
3. Meade                                            53
4. Smith Center                                 71
5. Washington Co. & Lyndon          84
Others: Jefferson Co. North (87)

8-man D-I
1. Spearville                             24
2. St Francis                             35
3. Burlingame                          54
4. Central Plains                      55
5. Osborne                               72
Others: none

8-man D-II
1. Hanover                               16
2. Dighton                                38
3. Pike Valley                           52
4. Hartford                               65
5. South Barber                       85
Others: Wallace County(88), Beloit-St John-Tipton (94)

New members of the Ranking team for 2016
Taylor Eldridge Wichita Eagle Wichita
Bob Davidson Salina Journal Salina

Long time Ranking team members
Brent Maycock Topeka Capital Journal Topeka
Rich Epp OpenSpacesSports Colby
Justin Fluke KNZA Hiawatha
Kirk Seminoff Wichita Eagle Wichita
Dusty Deines KDNS Beloit
Conor Nichol Northwest Kansas Sports Hays
Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Great Bend
Adam Kadavy KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Brock Kappelmann KSCB Liberal
Tim McGonagle KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Tim Hostetter Prep Power Index & Salina Journal
BrettMarshall Garden City Telegram Garden City
Rocky Downing KFRM 550 AM
Mike Smith KMZA Seneca
Eddie Lomshek KKOW Pittsburg
Pat Strathman KSAL Salina
Bobby Nightengale Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence
Brad Hallier Hutchinson News Hutchinson

Rankings October 25, 2016

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We had a change in the top spot in Class 4A Division II after Pratt defeated Holcomb last Friday night. That is the only significant change in the rankings this week. We will rank teams one more time after this Friday nights games and then will wait until the season is all over with to do one final ranking for the entire season.

Although, in Class 5A the ranking team has all of a sudden had difficulty in deciding who should be ranked number one! I liked Pat Strathman KSAL Salina story on KSAL website where he put Class 5A teams in the hat and found his winners that way. This 5A classification is going to be very competitive and the games will be close. Sounds like special teams, field position, penalties and turnovers will decide the winner of these games.

The post season is almost here and is actually here for 6A and 5A and other classes where district games will decide those that go on and those that will stay home. Other than the beginning of football season in September, late October and playoff time is the best time of the entire season.

Get out of the house and go to a high school football game this Friday night. Go get a hamburger or popcorn and stand around and visit with your neighbors. High school football games are the best party in town, every Friday night!

Super Top 10 All-Classes
1.  Derby
2.  Blue Valley
3.  Shawnee Mission East
4.  Manhattan
5.  Bishop Miege
6.  Garden City
7.  Wichita Heights
8.  Great Bend
9.  Bishop Carroll
10.Junction City
11.Goddard
12.Topeka Seaman
13. Buhler
14.Basehor-Linwood

6A
1. Derby          (15 first place votes)
2. Blue Valley (2)
3. Shawnee Mission East
4. Manhattan
5. Garden City
Others: Junction City

5A
1. Great Bend          (6)
2. Wichita Heights   (4)
3. Bishop Carroll      (5)
4. Goddard                (2)
5. Topeka Seaman
Others: Valley Center

4A D-I
1. Bishop Miege  (16)
2. Basehor-Linwood (1)
3. Buhler
4. Andale
5. Maize South
Others: Abilene

4A D-II
1. Frontenac         (16)
2. Pratt
3. Holcomb
4. Scott City
5. Columbus
Others: Collegiate, Hayden

3A
1. Silver Lake       (11)
2. Hoisington       (6)
3. Phillipsburg
4. Rossville
5. Nemaha Central
Others: Wellsville

2A
1. Troy         (17)
2. Lyndon
3. Plainville
4. Meade
5. Smith Center
Others: Washington County, Jefferson Co. North, Valley Heights

8-man D-I
1. Spearville     (14)
2. St Francis      (3)
3. Burlingame
4. Central Plains
5. Osborne
Others:

8-man D-II
1. Hanover                 (17)
2. Dighton
3. Pike Valley
4. Hartford
5. Wallace County
Others: South Barber, Caldwell, Beloit-St John-Tipton

New members of the Ranking team for 2016
Taylor Eldridge Wichita Eagle Wichita
Bob Davidson Salina Journal Salina

Long time Ranking team members
Brent Maycock Topeka Capital Journal Topeka
Rich Epp OpenSpacesSports Colby
Justin Fluke KNZA Hiawatha
Kirk Seminoff Wichita Eagle Wichita
Dusty Deines KDNS Beloit
Conor Nichol Northwest Kansas Sports Hays
Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Great Bend
Adam Kadavy KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Brock Kappelmann KSCB Liberal
Tim McGonagle KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Tim Hostetter Prep Power Index & Salina Journal
BrettMarshall Garden City Telegram Garden City
Rocky Downing KFRM 550 AM
Mike Smith KMZA Seneca
Eddie Lomshek KKOW Pittsburg
Pat Strathman KSAL Salina
Bobby Nightengale Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence
Brad Hallier Hutchinson News Hutchinson

Rankings October 18, 2016

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You might wonder why each week we seem to have a different number for the first place votes in each of our classifications? It is easy to explain.

We have 20 guys listed as being part of our Kansas Media ranking team from across the state of Kansas. But each week not everyone remembers to send in their rankings to us here at www.kansasprepfootball.com and that is why some weeks you will have 16 first place votes and other weeks you will have 14 or 18, etc. Some of the guys may be out of town for the weekend and have a full schedule on a Monday and these rankings are part of the fun part of life and it just doesn’t get done that week.

We understand, but at the same time I have let some of the guys go in the past because they did not fulfill their commitment to the Kansas Media ranking team. The commitment is to send in their rankings each week for 9 weeks of the regular season. If they just want their name on the ranking team at the bottom of this page and send in their rankings once or twice during that 9 week season then I see them as not really wanting to participate and we unfortunately remove them from the team.

Another thing, I can hear someone out there saying, “How can Wichita Heights be ranked ahead of Bishop Carroll in the rankings this week after Bishop Carroll defeated Wichita Heights last Friday night 42-41?” My answer is because that is how the vote went this week. The vote was only 4 points apart between the two teams and in some ways was just like the game, close. Most guys probably think the next time these two play, Heights will win.

I have learned over the years that I only have one vote and can’t control how each of the Kansas Media Ranking Team votes.  And I never tell anyone how they should vote, nor should I.

The playoffs are coming and we will decide all of this on the field of play soon. Can’t hardly stand the wait!

Super Top 10 All-Classes
1.  Derby
2.  Blue Valley
3.  Shawnee Mission East
4.  Bishop Miege
5.  Manhattan
6.  Great Bend
7.  Garden City
8.  Junction City
9.  Wichita Heights
10.Bishop Carroll
11.Goddard
12.Holcomb
13.Hutchinson

6A
1. Derby          (14 first place votes)
2. Blue Valley (2)
3. Shawnee Mission East
4. Manhattan
5. Garden City
Others: Hutchinson, Junction City

5A
1. Great Bend          (12)
2. Wichita Heights
3. Bishop Carroll
4. Goddard
5. Topeka Seaman
Others: Valley Center, Maize, Aquinas

4A D-I
1. Bishop Miege  (16)
2. Buhler
3. Basehor-Linwood
4. Abilene
5. Andale
Others: Maize South

4A D-II
1. Holcomb         (16)
2. Frontenac
3. Columbus
4. Pratt
5. Scott City
Others: Holton, Collegiate, Hayden, Santa Fe Trail

3A
1. Silver Lake       (12)
2. Hoisington       (4)
3. Phillipsburg
4. Rossville
5. Chaparral
Others: Wellsville, Nemaha Central

2A
1. Troy         (16)
2. Lyndon
3. Plainville
4. Meade
5. Jefferson Co. North
Others: Smith Center, Washington County

8-man D-I
1. Spearville     (12)
2. St Francis      (4)
3. Central Plains
4. Burlingame
5. Osborne
Others:

8-man D-II
1. Hanover                 (16)
2. Dighton
3. Pike Valley
4. Hartford
5. Beloit-St John-Tipton
Others: Hodgeman County, Wallace County, South Barber, Caldwell

New members of the Ranking team for 2016
Taylor Eldridge Wichita Eagle Wichita
Bob Davidson Salina Journal Salina

Long time Ranking team members
Brent Maycock Topeka Capital Journal Topeka
Rich Epp OpenSpacesSports Colby
Justin Fluke KNZA Hiawatha
Kirk Seminoff Wichita Eagle Wichita
Dusty Deines KDNS Beloit
Conor Nichol Northwest Kansas Sports Hays
Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Great Bend
Adam Kadavy KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Brock Kappelmann KSCB Liberal
Tim McGonagle KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Tim Hostetter Prep Power Index & Salina Journal
BrettMarshall Garden City Telegram Garden City
Rocky Downing KFRM 550 AM
Mike Smith KMZA Seneca
Eddie Lomshek KKOW Pittsburg
Pat Strathman KSAL Salina
Bobby Nightengale Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence
Brad Hallier Hutchinson News Hutchinson

Rankings October 13, 2016

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We want to give a shout out to Coach Don Melby of Pike Valley (Scandia) he celebrated his 200th Career win last Friday night, with their impressive 58-8 victory over undefeated District 4 rival Rock Hills (Mankato). This is Coach Melby’s 35th year as a head coach. Coach Melby’s football team is 5-1 at the moment and ranked #4 in 8-man D-II.

This past Friday night was the week of the comeback victory:
Garden City trailed Wichita NW by the score of 27-0 at halftime. Garden won 46-34.

Valley Center trailed at halftime 28-14 and won 54-28 over Eisenhower.

Andale trailed Collegiate in the fourth quarter by 9 points and won 32-21. I watched that game online and didn’t think Andale had a chance to win this game after halftime.

Columbus trailed by 35-20 late in the game against Galena and won 36-35 on a two point conversion.

Those are just a few high lights from some wild games last Friday night. What is going to happen the rest of this season? One thing is for sure, you better play your best, until the final whistle!

Super Top 10 All-Classes
1.  Derby
2.  Blue Valley
3.  Shawnee Mission East
4.  Wichita Heights
5.  Bishop Miege
6.  Manhattan
7.  Aquinas
8.  Great Bend
9.  Garden City
10.Junction City
11.Bishop Carroll
12.Holcomb
13.Andale
14.Lawrence
15.Hutchinson
16.
17.
18.

6A
1. Derby          (15 first place votes)
2. Blue Valley (3)
3. Shawnee Mission East
4. Manhattan
5. Garden City
Others: Lawrence, Junction City

5A
1. Wichita Heights   (15)
2. Aquinas                 (3)
3. Great Bend
4. Bishop Carroll
5. Valley Center
Others: Goddard, Topeka Seaman

4A D-I
1. Bishop Miege  (16)
2. Andale              (2)
3. Atchison
4. Basehor-Linwood
5. Abilene
Others: Buhler, Maize South, Louisburg

4A D-II
1. Holcomb         (18)
2. Frontenac
3. Columbus
4. Santa Fe Trail
5. Pratt
Others: Scott City, Holton, Collegiate

3A
1. Silver Lake       (14)
2. Hoisington       (4)
3. Phillipsburg
4. Rossville
5. Garden Plain
Others: Wellsville, Chaparral, Nemaha Central

2A
1. Troy         (18)
2. Lyndon
3. Plainville
4. Meade
5. Washington County
Others: Smith Center, Jefferson Co. North

8-man D-I
1. Spearville     (13)
2. St Francis      (5)
3. Central Plains
4. Burlingame
5. Osborne
Others: St Paul

8-man D-II
1. Hanover                 (18)
2. Caldwell
3. Hodgeman County
4. Pike Valley
5. Dighton
Others: Beloit-St John-Tipton

New members of the Ranking team for 2016
Taylor Eldridge Wichita Eagle Wichita
Bob Davidson Salina Journal Salina

Long time Ranking team members
Brent Maycock Topeka Capital Journal Topeka
Rich Epp OpenSpacesSports Colby
Justin Fluke KNZA Hiawatha
Kirk Seminoff Wichita Eagle Wichita
Dusty Deines KDNS Beloit
Conor Nichol Northwest Kansas Sports Hays
Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Great Bend
Adam Kadavy KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Brock Kappelmann KSCB Liberal
Tim McGonagle KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Tim Hostetter Prep Power Index & Salina Journal
BrettMarshall Garden City Telegram Garden City
Rocky Downing KFRM 550 AM
Mike Smith KMZA Seneca
Eddie Lomshek KKOW Pittsburg
Pat Strathman KSAL Salina
Bobby Nightengale Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence
Brad Hallier Hutchinson News Hutchinson

Rankings October 4, 2016

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We had some movement this week in Class 3A where Silver Lake has moved to the top of the pack after defeating Rossville and breaking their long winning streak. The other number ones just keep winning and moving along.

Big games this week include:
Junction City vs Manhattan
Mill Valley vs Bishop Miege
Andale vs Collegiate
Frontenac vs Labette County
Hoisington vs Nickerson
Halstead vs Pratt
St Francis vs Atwood
Dighton vs Wallace County

Every game in high school football is big and you only get a guaranteed 8 or 9 games. If you want more games you have to earn them with sweat, blood and tears during the season and during the off-season. Hope your team receives some extra games this year.

Super Top 10 All-Classes
1.  Derby
2.  Blue Valley
3.  Shawnee Mission East
4.  Junction City
5.  Wichita Heights
6.  Bishop Miege
7.  Aquinas
8.  Manhattan
9.  Great Bend
10.Mill Valley
11.Holcomb
12.Garden City
13.Hutchinson
14.Lawrence
15.Andale
16.
17.
18.

6A
1. Derby          (14 first place votes)
2. Blue Valley (3)
3. Shawnee Mission East (1)
4. Junction City
5. Manhattan
Others: Garden City, Lawrence

5A
1. Wichita Heights   (15)
2. Aquinas                 (3)
3. Great Bend
4. Mill Valley
5. Bishop Carroll
Others: Goddard, Topeka Seaman, Valley Center

4A D-I
1. Bishop Miege  (16)
2. Andale              (2)
3. Atchison
4. Louisburg
5. Abilene
Others: Buhler, Maize South, Basehor-Linwood

4A D-II
1. Holcomb         (18)
2. Frontenac
3. Columbus
4. Santa Fe Trail
5. Collegiate
Others: Scott City, Pratt

3A
1. Silver Lake       (16)
2. Hoisington       (2)
3. Phillipsburg
4. Rossville
5. Garden Plain
Others: Conway Springs, Wellsville, Halstead, Nemaha Central

2A
1. Troy         (18)
2. Lyndon
3. Plainville
4. Meade
5. Washington County
Others: Smith Center, Jefferson Co. North

8-man D-I
1. Spearville     (13)
2. St Francis      (5)
3. Central Plains
4. Burlingame
5. Osborne
Others: West Elk, Rawlins County, Clifton-Clyde

8-man D-II
1. Hanover                 (18)
2. Caldwell
3. Pike Valley
4. Hodgeman County
5. Dighton
Others: Wallace County, Rock Hills, Hutch Central Christian, Beloit-St John-Tipton, Wakefield

New members of the Ranking team for 2016
Taylor Eldridge Wichita Eagle Wichita
Bob Davidson Salina Journal Salina

Long time Ranking team members
Brent Maycock Topeka Capital Journal Topeka
Rich Epp OpenSpacesSports Colby
Justin Fluke KNZA Hiawatha
Kirk Seminoff Wichita Eagle Wichita
Dusty Deines KDNS Beloit
Conor Nichol Northwest Kansas Sports Hays
Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Great Bend
Adam Kadavy KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Brock Kappelmann KSCB Liberal
Tim McGonagle KSKL Scott City/Garden City
Tim Hostetter Prep Power Index & Salina Journal
BrettMarshall Garden City Telegram Garden City
Rocky Downing KFRM 550 AM
Mike Smith KMZA Seneca
Eddie Lomshek KKOW Pittsburg
Pat Strathman KSAL Salina
Bobby Nightengale Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence
Brad Hallier Hutchinson News Hutchinson