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CIK Football Rankings: Week Two

Sep 2, 2021; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a City League game between Bishop Carroll and...
Sep 2, 2021; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a City League game between Bishop Carroll and Northwest ©KellyRoss(©KellyRoss)
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Week 2 Catch It Kansas Football Rankings. At least one new team entered the poll in every classification except 6-Man.

6A

1. Derby (0-0) [Last week’s ranking: 1]

2. Olathe North (1-0) [LW: 2]

3. Blue Valley North (1-0) [3]

4. Blue Valley Northwest (1-0) [5]

5. Olathe Northwest (1-0) [9]

6. Junction City (1-0) [NR]

7. Manhattan (1-0) [7]

8. Blue Valley (0-1) [4]

9. Dodge City (1-0) [10]

10. Lawrence Free State (1-0) [NR]

Notes: Derby was unable to find a game for Week 1 after its potential out-of-state opponent went in a different direction. Olathe North cruised. In a marquee matchup, Blue Valley Northwest beat Blue Valley in a weather-delayed game. Blue Valley North dominated Bishop Miege, the No. 1 team in 4A. Olathe Northwest, expected to be a breakout team this year, beat No. 8 Olathe West.

No. 7 Wichita East dropped out after its loss to Hays High, along with No. 8 OW. Dodge City opened the Glenn O’Neil era with a win versus Wichita West in a weather-shortened game. Lawrence Free State was winless in a COVID-wrecked 2020 season and opened with a victory. No. 6 Junction City plays No. 7 Manhattan in the annual Silver Trophy rivalry game this week. Derby opens its new stadium against Newton.

Dropped out: No. 6 Wichita East, No. 8 Olathe West

5A

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

2. Bishop Carroll (1-0) [5]

3. Mill Valley (1-0) [3]

4. Wichita Northwest (0-1) [1]

5. Maize (1-0) [4]

6. Hays High (1-0) [6]

7. Topeka Seaman (1-0) [NR]

8. Wichita Heights (1-0) [9]

9. Kapaun Mt. Carmel (1-0) [8]

10. Maize South (1-0) [NR]

Notes: Bishop Carroll jumps from No. 5 to No. 2 after the big 37-27 win versus rival Wichita Northwest last week. Northwest was preseason No. 1. Northwest still had more than 200 rushing yards from Geremiah Moore, who was hobbled some of the game. But Carroll had two long offensive plays and took advantage of a pair of turnovers after it trailed 13-0.

Aquinas was impressive in a win versus St. James Academy. Mill Valley and Maize picked up wins against solid teams. Hays High looked quite strong, especially in the second half, of its 35-6 win against Wichita East where QB Jaren Kanak, the Clemson commit, accounted for 484 yards.

Heights gets the key City League matchup with Wichita Northwest this week, and Wichita East plays Kapaun.

No. 7 Goddard and No. 10 Andover drop out after losses to Buhler and Maize, respectively.

4A

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

2. St. James Academy (0-1) [2]

3. Paola (1-0) [3]

4. Andover Central (1-0) [4]

5. Buhler (1-0) [5]

6. McPherson (1-0) [6]

7. Basehor-Linwood (1-0) [8]

8. KC Piper (1-0) [9]

9. Eudora (1-0) [10]

10. Winfield (1-0) [NR]

Notes: Bishop Miege and St. James Academy both lost to top-5 Kansas City schools from larger classifications. Andover Central narrowly beat Newton. Buhler, with its veteran backfield and offensive line, was highly impressive in a win over Goddard. The big result came Monday night when Arkansas City faced Winfield in the Cowley Cup, a game was re-scheduled. Winfield won, 10-7, late against AC, the defending 4A state runner-up.

Dropped out: No. 7 Arkansas City

3A

1. Andale (1-0) [1]

2. Frontenac (1-0) [2]

3. Wichita Collegiate (1-0) [4]

4. Cheney (1-0) [3]

5. Holton (1-0) [5]

6. Topeka Hayden (1-0) [1]

7. Holcomb (1-0) [9]

8. Pratt (1-0) [NR]

9. Chapman (1-0) [NR]

10. Prairie View (1-0) [NR]

Notes: A really good week for Class 3A to start in a deep class. Columbus, Galena, Riley County and Rock Creek are just outside of the top-10. Two-time defending champion Andale rolled over Rose Hill for win No. 26 in a row. Frontenac shutout Columbus. Collegiate and Cheney were in close games with Mulvane and Kingman, respectively. Kingman led 14-0 early before Cheney QB Harrison Voth threw five touchdown passes in a comeback win that was delayed by rain.

Holton beat Nemaha Central on a last-second field goal for the second straight year. Chapman scored late and defeated Sabetha in a one-score game for the second straight season. Pratt, led by its new single wing offense and bruising back Enoch Walton, delivered a big surprise with its 68-18 win versus Hoisington. RC pushed Silver Lake (No. 2 in 2A) in a one-score loss.

Dropped out: No. 7 Columbus, No. 8 Galena, No. 10 Riley County

2A

1. Rossville (1-0) [1]

2. Silver Lake (1-0) [2]

3. Beloit (1-0) [3]

4. Garden Plain (1-0) [6]

5. Nemaha Central (0-1) [5]

6. Thomas More Prep-Marian (1-0) 7]

7. Osage City (1-0) [8]

8. Maur Hill (1-0) [NR]

9. Hillsboro (1-0) [NR]

10. Lakin (1-0) [NR]

Notes: Defending state runner-up Hoisington takes a 68-18 loss to Pratt, the most points allowed in the Zach Baird era. Rossville, Silver Lake, Beloit and Garden Plain all had wins against teams likely to be above .500 – Centralia, Rock Creek, Marysville and Conway Springs, respectively.

TMP-Marian pulled away to win at Oakley in a quality victory. Osage City rolled over rival Lyndon. Maur Hill beat Council Grove. Both Beloit and Maur Hill had its original Week 1 games cancelled. For the second straight year, Nemaha Central lost to Holton on a last-second field goal.

Dropped out: No. 4 Hoisington, No. 9 Pittsburg Colgan and No. 10 Kingman

1A

1. Olpe (1-0) [1]

2. Smith Center (1-0) [2]

3. Inman (1-0) [3]

4. Plainville (1-0) [5]

5. Jackson Heights (1-0) [8]

6. Sedgwick (1-0) [7]

7. Centralia (0-1) [4]

8. Conway Springs (0-1) [6]

9. Wabaunsee (1-0) [10]

10. Whitewater-Remington (1-0) [NR]

Notes: We expected some shifting in the 1A rankings after Week 1 with much of the top-10 in high-profile games. Smith Center won at home against longtime rival Norton. Inman, Plainville and Wabaunsee all earned historic wins for its programs. Plus, Whitewater-Remington beat Douglass in overtime, 30-28. Remington beat Douglass in Week 1 in 2020. Before then, Remington had lost nine straight season openers.

Inman defeated Hutchinson Trinity, 52-0. Inman had lost seven in a row to Trinity, including 26-20 last season. It marked the most points Trinity had allowed in any game since a 56-15 playoff loss to Garden Plain in 2008, per the Kansas Football History database.

Plainville beat Phillipsburg, 34-7. The teams generally play every year. Plainville has won three in a row versus the Panthers, though the last two results came by a combined eight points.

Wabaunsee knocked off Mission Valley, 28-0. Wabaunsee, which lost to Mission Valley, 37-30, in the season opener last year, won Week 1 for the first time since 2005.

Conway Springs lost to rival Garden Plain, and Centralia fell to defending 2A champion Rossville.

Dropped out: No. 9 Oakley

Eight-Man, Division I

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

2. Madison (1-0) [3]

3. Little River (1-0) [5]

4. Leoti-Wichita County (1-0) [NR]

5. Hill City (1-0) [6]

6. Meade (1-0) [7]

7. Argonia-Attica (1-0) [8]

8. Clifton-Clyde (1-0) [NR]

9. Kinsley (1-0) [NR]

10. Burlingame (0-0) [4]

Notes: The big change for all classes came when Leoti-Wichita County defeated Hoxie, 56-6. WC was the defending Eight-Man, Division I runner-up in 2020 and had massive graduation losses. Still, Ehrik Hermosillo moved to quarterback and rushed for more than 200 yards. WC held Hoxie to less than 10 rushing yards. Hoxie is 9-3 since the start of 2020, 0-3 against Wichita County.

C-G, Hill City, Meade and Argonia-Attica all looked impressive against teams expected to make the playoffs: Goessel, Osborne, Coldwater-South Central, Norwich, respectively.

Kinsley beat Central Plains for the first time in school history. Burlingame didn’t play because of COVID.

Dropped out: No. 2 Hoxie, No. 9 Pratt-Skyline, No. 10 La Crosse

Eight-Man, Division II

1. Hanover (1-0) [1]

2. Victoria (1-0) [2]

3. Axtell (1-0) [4]

4. Thunder Ridge (1-0) [3]

5. Frankfort (1-0) [NR]

6. Osborne (0-1) [7]

7. South Barber (1-0) [NR]

8. Hartford (1-0) [NR]

9. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton (1-0) [NR]

10. Wheatland-Grinnell (0-1) [5]

Notes: For the second straight year, Axtell had a big season-opening win versus Wheatland-Grinnell. Osborne lost to Hill City in a matchup of top-10 teams. South Barber had a quality win against Pratt-Skyline, and Hartford put up 100 points versus Maranatha Academy. BSJT beat Sylvan-Lucas for a nice win. Caldwell, Bucklin and Lebo are just outside of the poll.

Last week, the No. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 teams all lost: Wheatland-Grinnell, South Central, Osborne, Central Plains and Norwich, though none were more than a slight favorite entering Friday and several of those squads were not favored to win.

Dropped out: No. 6 South Central, No. 8 Central Plains, No. 9 Norwich, No. 10 Lakeside

Six-Man

1. Bird-City Cheylin (1-0) [1]

2. Cunningham (1-0) [3]

3. Natoma (1-0) [4]

4. Moscow (1-0) [5]

5. Ashland (0-0) [2]

Notes: Bird City-Cheylin ran its winning streak to 10 with an impressive victory against rival Golden Plains. Natoma, Cunningham and Moscow all with big wins. Ashland had its game rescheduled.

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