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CIK Football Rankings: Week Three

Sep 10, 2021; Andover, Kansas, USA; during a game between Buhler and Andover Central ©KellyRoss
Sep 10, 2021; Andover, Kansas, USA; during a game between Buhler and Andover Central ©KellyRoss(©KellyRoss)
Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 1:56 PM CDT
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Week 3 Football Rankings yielded significant movement in the smaller classes, along with top-5 teams losing in Class 2A and Eight-Man, Division I. Every class from Eight-Man, Division II to 4A had a new team in the rankings.

6A

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

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

3. Blue Valley North (2-0) [3]

4. Blue Valley Northwest (2-0) [4]

5. Olathe Northwest (2-0) [5]

6. Manhattan (2-0) [7]

7. Blue Valley (1-1) [8]

8. Lawrence Free State (2-0) [10]

9. Junction City (1-1) [6]

10. Dodge City (2-0) [9]

Notes: Derby opened its new reconstructed stadium with a big win. Olathe North cruised to its second straight dominant victory. Blue Valley North beat Bishop Miege, No. 1 in 4A. Manhattan defeated Junction City in the Silver Trophy rivalry. Free State is 2-0 after a winless season last year.

Dropped out: None

5A

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

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

3. Mill Valley (2-0) [3]

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

5. Maize (2-0) [5]

6. Hays High (2-0) [6]

7. Topeka Seaman (2-0) [7]

8. Maize South (2-0) [10]

9. Kapaun Mt. Carmel (2-0) [9]

10. Wichita Heights (1-1) [8]

Notes: Several nice wins from the top-10. Aquinas beat St. Louis power Lutheran North in a game that had more than 1,000 yards of total offense. Wichita Northwest had nearly 800 yards of total offense in a win versus Wichita Heights. Kapaun came back with a late touchdown to beat Wichita East. Evan Cantu has put two big games for Maize South. He rushed 18 times for 211 yards, had a 60-yard touchdown reception and three total scores, in Week 2. Topeka Seaman beat rival Topeka Hayden.

Dropped out: None

4A

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

2. Andover Central (2-0) [4]

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

4. Basehor-Linwood (2-0) [7]

5. McPherson (2-0) [6]

6. Buhler (1-1) [5]

7. K.C. Piper (2-0) [8]

8. Winfield (2-0) [10]

9. Paola (1-1) [3]

10. Wamego (1-1) [NR]

Notes: Bishop Miege has lost both games but has shown great ability to put up points. They have tallied 60 points against ranked larger class teams. Andover Central has back-to-back comeback one-score wins, including against Buhler last week. Basehor-Linwood has scored 69 points in two games and gets a key matchup with De Soto this week. Paola took an upset loss to Spring Hill. K.C. Piper had a long touchdown pass on the game’s final play to beat Eudora.

Dropped out: No. 9 Eudora

3A

1. Andale (2-0) [1]

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

3. Cheney (2-0) [4]

4. Holton (2-0) [5]

5. Frontenac (1-1) [2]

6. Southeast of Saline (2-0) [NR]

7. Scott City (2-0) [NR]

8. Pratt (2-0) [8]

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

10. Prairie View (2-0) [10]

Notes: Smoky Valley is just outside the top-10.

Southeast of Saline is into the poll after back-to-back dominant wins, including a Trojan War rivalry victory against 2A ranked Beloit. Frontenac lost to a ranked Oklahoma team. Scott City beat rival Holcomb. Chapman fell to Holton, No. 5 in 3A, in a close game.

Dropped out: No. 7 Holcomb, No. 9 Chapman

2A

1. Rossville (2-0) [1]

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

3. Garden Plain (2-0) [4]

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

5. Hillsboro (2-0) [9]

6. Osage City (2-0) [7]

7. Beloit (1-1) [3]

8. Maur Hill (2-0) [8]

9. Thomas More Prep-Marian (1-1) [6]

10. Wellsville (2-0) [NR]

Notes: Beloit, ranked No. 3 in 2A, dropped down after the loss to Southeast of Saline. Hillsboro took a big climb after its win against Hesston, the first win in the series since 2012. TMP lost in triple overtime to Russell. In the east, Silver Lake has back-to-back one-score wins, while its War on 24 rival and defending champion Rossville has again looked highly dominant. Garden Plain faces Cheney this week in a big matchup. Lakin lost in an out-of-state matchup.

Dropped out: No. 10 Lakin

1A

1. Olpe (2-0) [1]

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

3. Inman (2-0) [3]

4. Plainville (2-0) [4]

5. Jackson Heights (2-0) [5]

6. Sedgwick (2-0) [6]

7. Centralia (1-1) [7]

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

9. Wabaunsee (2-0) [9]

10. Jefferson County North (1-1) [NR]

Notes: A lot of dominance at the top. Plainville has looked really good in wins versus Phillipsburg and defending state runner-up Oakley. Jackson Heights is 2-0 after COVID wrecked its 2020 season and caused a late start. JH gets Centralia in a big district matchup this week. Wabaunsee is off to its best start in more than 15 years. Inman delivered another big shutout win. While Class 1A has limited depth outside of the top-10, the top teams are all quite strong.

Dropped out: No. 10 Whitewater-Remington

Eight-Man, Division I

1. Canton-Galva (2-0) [1]

2. Madison (2-0) [2]

3. Little River (2-0) [3]

4. Hill City (2-0) [4]

5. WaKeeney-Trego (2-0) [NR]

6. Meade (2-0) [6]

7. Argonia-Attica (2-0) [7]

8. Leoti-Wichita County (1-1) [4]

9. Clifton-Clyde (1-1) [8]

10. Jetmore-Hodgeman County (2-0) [NR]

Notes: In Week 1, Hartford scored 100 points. In Week 2, Madison shutout Hartford. Hill City had a quality road win versus Ness City behind more than 250 rushing yards from sophomore Aiden Amrein. The big surprise, though, came when WaKeeney-Trego beat Leoti-Wichita County, 76-28. WC was 13-1 in its last 14 games, and Trego was 1-6 in on-field results. Trego travels to Victoria this week. This is Trego’s biggest win in several years. Little River held off Clifton-Clyde, 14-6. Hodgeman County gets an intriguing game with Division II’s Bucklin (2-0). Kinsley lost at Wheatland-Grinnell, and Burlingame fell in overtime to Waverly.

Dropped out: No. 9 Kinsley, No. 10 Burlingame

Eight-Man, Division II

1. Hanover (2-0) [1]

2. Victoria (2-0) [2]

3. Axtell (2-0) [3]

4. Thunder Ridge (2-0) [4]

5. Frankfort (2-0) [5]

6. Osborne (1-1) [6]

7. Downs-Lakeside (2-0) [NR]

8. Caldwell (2-0) [NR]

9. Wheatland-Grinnell (1-1) [10]

10. Waverly (2-0) [NR]

Notes: We expected Hanover and Victoria to pace the classification, but also Division II has plenty of depth, perhaps the most in the last several years. We expected plenty of movement in the back end of the poll. That has shown up already in two weeks. South Barber lost a one-score game to Norwich for the second straight year. Lakeside has already been in, out and back in the poll – and then gets the big matchup with rival Osborne this week. Hartford had the aforementioned loss to Madison. Osborne beat Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton, 46-0. Wheatland-Grinnell bounced back with a nice win against Kinsley. W-G has been fifth, tenth and ninth in the rankings already. Caldwell has enjoyed two massive performances from Keiondre Smith.

Dropped Out: No. 7 South Barber, No. 8 Hartford, No. 9 Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton

Six-Man

1. Bird City-Cheylin (2-0) [1]

2. Natoma (2-0) [3]

3. Cunningham (1-0; note will play Monday) [2]

4. Moscow (2-0) [4]

5. Ashland (1-0) [5]

Notes: Natoma beat Northern Valley, 53-50, in the key six-man game. Cunningham plays Monday night versus Centre.

Dropped out: None.

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