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CIK Football Rankings: Week Five

Game between Halstead and Andale at Halstead on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. [Selena Favela]
Game between Halstead and Andale at Halstead on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. [Selena Favela](Selena Favela)
Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 2:11 PM CDT
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CLASS 6A

1. Lawrence (3-0) [Last week: 1]

2. Olathe North (3-0) [2]

3. Derby (2-1) [3]

4. Junction City (3-1) [4]

5. Gardner-Edgerton (2-0) [8]

6. Blue Valley Northwest (2-0) [7]

7. Blue Valley (1-1) [NR]

8. Wichita East (2-0) [6]

9. Shawnee Mission Northwest (2-0) [10]

10. Blue Valley North (1-1) [5]

Notes: A lot of changeup again in the rankings. No. 1 Lawrence and No. 3 Derby were both idle because of COVID-19 concerns. Olathe North and Lawrence are the only squads that are 3-0 in 6A. There are no 4-0 squads. Blue Valley Northwest beat Blue Valley. BV defeated Blue Valley North. Gardner-Edgerton earned a win against Mill Valley, then ranked No. 1 in 5A. Wichita East’s two wins have come by a combined score of 134-0. All four of Junction City’s games have been within seven points or fewer. JC has averaged 33 points a contest, while Derby is at 30.7. Derby remains in quarantine and will miss a second straight week. Bishop Carroll is at Lawrence, Olathe North at Gardner-Edgerton, and SMNW at Aquinas several marquee matchups this week.

CLASS 5A

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (3-0) [2]

2. Mill Valley (2-2) [1]

3. Wichita Northwest (2-0) [3]

4. Bishop Carroll (3-1) [4]

5. Maize (4-0) [5]

6. Hays High (4-0) [6]

7. Hutchinson (4-0) [8]

8. Topeka Seaman (3-1) [9]

9. De Soto (3-1) [NR]

10. Goddard (3-1) [6]

Notes: St. Thomas Aquinas moves into the top spot after its win against Raytown (Mo.) without standout running back Tank Young, arguably the state’s best player. Mill Valley lost its second straight close game, this time to Gardner-Edgerton. MV all-state quarterback Cooper Marsh is hurt and did not play. Wichita Northwest was idle. Mill Valley has the advantage over Bishop Carroll, since MV earned a dominant season-opening victory against Derby, and BC lost to Derby. Hutchinson will travel to Andover in a game scheduled Monday afternoon. Goddard lost to Andover Central. De Soto earned a nice win versus previously 3-0 Lansing.

CLASS 4A

1. Bishop Miege (0-2) [1]

2. Paola (4-0) [2]

3. McPherson (4-0) [3]

4. Tonganoxie (3-1) [4]

5. St. James Academy (2-1) [5]

6. Andover Central (3-0) [7]

7. Lansing (3-1) [6]

8. KC Piper (3-1) [8]

9. Fort Scott (2-0) [9]

10. Buhler (2-1) [10]

Notes: Bishop Miege, the six-time defending state champions, has taken losses in the past, generally to 5A/6A Eastern Kansas League foes and Rockhurst (Mo.). Thus far, Miege has fallen to EKL rival Aquinas and to Rockhurst. However, Miege, with FCS recruits at QB and TE, is still the leading contender. Andover Central beat Goddard, and Fort Scott comes off of COVID-19 quarantine this week. St. James – which upset Miege 28-27 last year – faces the Stags this week.

CLASS 3A

1. Andale (4-0) [2]

2. Topeka Hayden (3-1) [3]

3. Cheney (4-0) [4]

4. Perry-Lecompton (4-0) [1]

5. Southeast of Saline (4-0) [5]

6. Wichita Collegiate (4-0) [7]

7. Holcomb (4-0) [6]

8. Holton (3-1) [NR]

9. Columbus (4-0) [8]

10. Riley County (3-1) [10]

Notes: Class 3A continues to be the deepest of all classes. Andale moves into the No. 1 slot after its 17th straight victory. Perry-Lecompton, which lost to Andale in the state championship game last year, had its standout quarterback William Welch suffer a season-ending injury. Southeast of Saline is at Colby (4-0) in a key district matchup. Holton is back in the rankings after a quality win versus league/district rival Sabetha. Burlington, Caney Valley, Clearwater are also 4-0.

CLASS 2A

1. Rossville (4-0) [1]

2. Hoisington (4-0) [2]

3. Silver Lake (2-0) [3]

4. Hutchinson Trinity (4-0) [5]

5. Maur Hill (4-0) [6]

6. Nemaha Central (2-2) [8]

7. Garden Plain (3-1) [7]

8. Norton (3-1) [4]

9. Eureka (4-0) [10]

10. Haven (3-1) [NR]

Notes: Like 6A, this continues to be a wide-open class, though it’s likely the top-3 have solidified themselves. Maur Hill, which had rolled through a very soft schedule in the first three weeks, earned a quality win versus Republic County. Maur Hill will play Nemaha Central in two weeks. Norton lineman Christien Hawks, a KU commit, has been banged up since Week 2, and the Bluejays took an upset loss to Minneapolis. Hutch Trinity and Haven are in the same district. Trinity has permitted just 38 points – and its resume grows better with its 26-20 season-opening victory versus 1A Inman, now a 3-1 squad. Eureka picked up a quality win versus previously unbeaten Humboldt.

CLASS 1A

1. Centralia (3-1) [2]

2. Olpe (4-0) [3]

3. Smith Center (3-1) [4]

4. Conway Springs (3-1) [6]

5. Valley Heights (3-1) [1]

6. Inman (3-1) [10]

7. Sedgwick (4-0) [7]

8. Lyndon (3-1) [8]

9. Jackson Heights (2-1) [9]

10. Oakley (3-1) [5]

Notes: Centralia beat Valley Heights, 28-0, in a Twin Valley League/district/1A matchup. Centralia is 29-1 against VH since 1990. The defending state champion Panthers take over the top spot. Inman delivered a nice win against Oakley. Smith Center, which has permitted just 29 points this fall, will play Oakley at home this week.

Eight-Man, Division I

1. Canton-Galva (4-0) [1]

2. Leoti-Wichita County (4-0) [3]

3. Madison (4-0) [2]

4. Clifton-Clyde (4-0) [4]

5. Little River (4-0) [5]

6. Hoxie (2-1) [8]

7. Meade (2-0) [7]

8. Argonia-Attica (4-0) [NR]

9. South Gray (4-0) [NR]

10. Sedan (4-0) [NR]

Notes: One of the best Week 5 games is Little River/Canton-Galva. LR is the last team to beat C-G in the regular season with a Week 1 win in ’18. C-G has won 17 straight games, tied with Andale for the longest current run in Kansas. Wichita County bumps up a spot after its highly impressive 58-8 road win versus Hodgeman County that ended at halftime. South Gray faces Meade this week. Wichita County has already beaten Hoxie, Hill City and Hodgeman County, teams that are a combined 7-0 when not playing WC. Sedan gets unbeaten Oswego (3-0) this week.

Eight-Man, Division II

1. St. Francis (3-0) [1]

2. Hanover (3-0) [2]

3. Victoria (4-0) [4]

4. Lebo (4-0) [5]

5. Caldwell (4-0) [7]

6. Axtell (3-1) [3]

7. Wheatland-Grinnell (3-1) [9]

8. Logan-Palco (3-0) [8]

9. Sylvan-Lucas (3-1) [6]

10. Frankfort (3-1) [NR]

Notes: Hanover earned an emphatic win versus Twin Valley League/district rival Axtell. Victoria beat Sylvan-Lucas by 32. Caldwell has averaged 59.5 points per game.

Six-Man

1. Bird City-Cheylin (3-0)

2. Ashland (3-0)

3. Moscow (3-1)

Notes: Ashland ended Moscow’s 13-game winning streak with a 41-32 road victory.

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