Kpreps Rankings - Week 2

Salina South made their claim as the top team in Kansas. (Photo by Yee Mar)
By: Kpreps.com
Sep 8, 2013

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Week One of the 2013 Kansas high school football season is in the books and we are already seeing some movement in the Kpreps.com Top 5 rankings powered by Pinamonti Physical Therapy. Our Kpreps rankings are a collaborative effort from multiple media sources across the state and will be released each Monday throughout the season. So lets take a look at the Week Two rankings for each classification.

Two match-ups between top ranked teams highlighted the Week One schedule and produced two excellent games. Salina South built a 21-point lead in each half, but needed a Mike Jones touchdown run with six seconds remaining to top 6As top-ranked Derby Panthers, 41-35. As a result, Salina South remains on top of the Class 5A poll, while Derby fell to No. 4 in Class 6A.

Defending champions Shawnee Mission West is the new No. 1 in Class 6A followed by traditional power Hutchinson. The West Vikings slipped past Shawnee Mission South 10-3, while Hutchinson rushed for 570 yards in a 42-31 win over Salina Central. Lawrence Free State looked like a 6A title contender with a 47-7 pasting of Shawnee Mission North, and Olathe North enters the rankings at No. 5 this week after beating rival Olathe East, 26-23.

Elsewhere in Class 5A, defending champion Bishop Carroll remains at No. 2 after handling Wichtia Heights 45-12. Blue Valley is up two spots to No. 3 after shutting out Gardner-Edgerton which was previously ranked in our 6A poll. Emporia sits at No. 4, while Bishop Miege is ranked fifth. Miege travels to take on Blue Valley this week.

The Class 4A top five remained unchanged in the top four spots, but the Baldwin Bulldogs enter the poll at No. 5 this week. Baldwin returns ten starters on both sides of the ball and should be a factor on the eastern half of 4A this season. McPherson dropped out of the poll after struggling with El Dorado in a 27-13 win. Top-ranked Holton posted a 20-point win over De Soto, while No. 2 Andale and No. 3 Eudora narrowly escaped upsets from Wichita Collegiate and KC Piper, respectively.

The Class 3A poll remained unchanged as the top three teams posted easy victories. No. 4 Garden Plain needed two fourth-quarter touchdowns to overtake Douglass 28-14, and No. 5 Sedgwick won a shootout over Olpe, 57-35.

Centralia remains on top of the Class 2-1A poll after surviving a scare from St. Marys. The Panthers prevailed 16-0 and will take on Riley County in Week Two. Meade suffered a one-point loss to Holcomb for the second consecutive season. The Buffaloes dropped from No. 2 to No. 4 this week, but the last two times Meade has lost a season opener, the Buffaloes have ended the season as 2-1A state champions. Oakley takes Meades spot at No. 2 in the poll, followed by La Crosse at No. 3, and Lyndon rounding out the poll at No. 5.

Top-ranked 8-Man teams Madison (8M-I) and Baileyville B&B (8M-II) played another classic in Week One. Each team scored in the final minute of the fourth quarter, which ended in a 22-22 tie. Baileyville B&B scored first in overtime, but could not convert the two-point try. Madison scored on a Sage Blubaugh run and Dallas Thompson kicked the PAT through for the 29-28 win. Both the Bulldogs and Falcons remain atop our polls in Division I and Division II, respectively.

Elsewhere in 8-Man, Division I, Solomon fell from No. 2 to No. 5 after barely surviving Hope, 36-34. Kiowa County moves up to No. 2 this week, followed by Marais des Cygnes Valley at No. 3, and Osborne at No. 4. Marais des Cygnes Valley travels to top-ranked Madison this week.

In Division II, No. 2 Thunder Ridge doubled up Mankato-Rock Hills 60-30, while No. 3 Hanover made quick work of Twin Valley League rival Linn. Sharon Springs-Wallace County blanked Dighton 51-0 to remain at No. 4, and Victoria outscored Macksville 58-30 and rounds out the top five.

Click the Rankings tab on the main page to view the Top 5 for each class.

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