Class 4A-II Rankings

#1 Columbus (4-0)
Last: beat Girard, 54-7

Columbus delivered Girard, 54-7, in a rematch from a 2016 playoff game. The Titans led 12-0 at the end of the first quarter. Girard’s only score came on a kickoff return. Columbus moves up to the No. 1 spot for the first time after losses by Topeka Hayden and Wichita Collegiate. Columbus is 21-1 in its last 22 regular season contests.

Next: at St. Mary's Colgan (2-1)
#2 Scott City (4-0)
Last: won at Cimarron, 34-6

Scott City rolled over Cimarron, 34-6. The Beavers have permitted just 28 points, third in the classification behind Columbus (21) and Colby (26). The classification has five undefeated teams left: Columbus, Scott City, Pratt, Santa Fe Trail and Colby.

Next: vs. Hugoton (1-2)
#3 Pratt (4-0)
Last: beat Nickerson, 28-14

In a high-profile contest, Pratt defeated Nickerson, 28-14, in Central Kansas League play. Pratt built a 28-0 lead and won its 11th straight contest after the 4A-II championship last season. Junior running back Travis Theis had another big game with touchdown runs of nine, 56 and 27 yards in the first half. Theis had a key interception and later scored from four yards out for the 28-0 lead. The Greenbacks stopped Nickerson twice inside the 5-yard line.

Next: vs. Lyons (0-3)
#4 Wichita Collegiate (2-2)
Last: Lost to 4A-I No. 5 Buhler, 47-21

Wichita Collegiate lost, 47-21, to Buhler in a high-profile matchup. The Spartans had beaten Buhler by 24 points last season. Collegiate permitted nearly 500 rushing yards, including 305 from Crusader running back Dalton Brown. The Spartans finished with negative rushing yards in the contest.

Next: at Mulvane (2-1)
#5 Topeka Hayden (2-2)
Last: lost to rival Topeka Seman, 17-6

Topeka Hayden lost, 17-6, to Topeka Seaman in Centennial League action. Seaman moved to 3-0 and defeated Hayden for the second straight year since Glenn O’Neil took over the program. Seaman forced four turnovers, and Hayden didn’t score in the second half. Hayden quarterback Sampson Huston went 10 of 19 passing for 81 yards. Seaman outgained Hayden, 226-184.

Next: vs. Topeka West (0-3)

Others Considered: Burlington (2-1), Colby (3-0), Holcomb (2-1), Holton (1-2), Nickerson (2-1), Santa Fe Trail (3-0), Smoky Valley (2-1)

Last updated: September 20, 2017 - 10:13 pm