The northeast part of the state showed up big time in the first 6A rankings of the season.

Class 6A

1. Olathe North

2. SM East

3. Topeka High

4. Blue Valley

5. Hutchinson

Also considered: Derby, Free State, Wichita West

Derby obviously lost basically everyone. I am not sure they deserve top-5 at this point. Need to build the resume some. The first two are pretty clear cut. I think Topeka High has done great things the last two years, has plenty of confidence and some great players. The pick of Hutch might surprise some people, but they were five points away from winning their district last season – and probably winning a playoff game. Cornelsen, even back in his La Crosse days before Hays High, gets the absolute most from his teams.