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CIK Football Rankings: Week Six

Game between Sedgwick and Ell-Saline at Sedgwick on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.
Game between Sedgwick and Ell-Saline at Sedgwick on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.(Selena Favela)
Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 3:12 PM CDT
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Last Friday’s results yielded a pair of new No. 1-ranked teams in 5A and Six-Man. Plus, it sets the stage for a bevy of top contests this week, especially the Holy War between No. 1 Bishop Carroll and No. 2 Kapaun Mt. Carmel.

6A

1. Derby (4-0) [Last week’s ranking: 1]

2. Blue Valley Northwest (5-0) [2]

3. Blue Valley (4-1) [4]

4. Manhattan (5-0) [5]

5. Olathe West (4-1) [7]

6. Olathe North (4-1) [8]

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

8. Lawrence Free State (4-1) [NR]

9. Garden City (4-1) [10]

10. Junction City (4-1) [6]

Notes: Blue Valley Northwest beat Blue Valley in Week 1. BV defeated Blue Valley North last week. Olathe West defeated Olathe North two weeks ago. Manhattan held off Junction City earlier in the season. Free State, 0-6 last season, stands at 4-1 after it ended previously 5A No. 1 Mill Valley’s 11-game winning streak.

Dropped out: No. 9 Lawrence

5A

1. Bishop Carroll (4-1) [2]

2. Kapaun Mt. Carmel (5-0) [4]

3. Mill Valley (4-1) [1]

4. Spring Hill (5-0) [9]

5. Maize South (5-0) [5]

6. Maize (4-1) [7]

7. Wichita Northwest (3-2) [8]

8. Andover (4-1) [10]

9. St. Thomas Aquinas (2-3) [3]

10. Hays High (4-1) [NR]

Notes:  As expected, Carroll and Kapaun both won its games and set up the Holy War this week – perhaps the biggest Holy War game ever. Spring Hill is a win away from is best season since the mid-90s. Andover has put together another nice defensive season, including a key victory Friday versus Wichita Heights.

Dropped out: No. 6 Topeka Seaman

4A

1. Bishop Miege (2-3) [1]

2. Andover Central (5-0) [2]

3. McPherson (5-0) [3]

4. Basehor-Linwood (5-0) [4]

5. Buhler (4-1) [5]

6. Wamego (4-1) [6]

7. Mulvane (3-2) [7]

8. KC Piper (4-1) [9]

9. Augusta (3-2) [NR]

10. St. James Academy (1-4) [NR]

Notes: McPherson and Buhler will face this week in a big rivalry contest. Mulvane has won three in a row. Wamego has played in three OT games this year.

Dropped out: No. 7 Arkansas City, No. 10 Chanute

3A

1. Andale (5-0) [1]

2. Wichita Collegiate (5-0) [2]

3. Cheney (5-0) [3]

4. Holton (5-0) [5]

5. Frontenac (4-1) [4]

6. Southeast of Saline (5-0) [7]

7. Riley County (5-0) [9]

8. Concordia (5-0) [8]

9. Girard (5-0) [NR]

10. Pratt (4-1) [6]

Notes: Andale set a school record with win No. 30 in a row. Cheney delivered a big win versus Pratt behind its excellent passing attack. Southeast of Saline continues to be extremely dominant. Girard has its best start in more than 20 years. Cheney faces 4-1 Holcomb this week.

Dropped out: No. 10 Topeka Hayden

2A

1. Rossville (5-0) [1]

2. Silver Lake (4-1) [2]

3. Osage City (5-0) [3]

4. Chaparral (5-0) [NR]

5. Hoisington (4-1) [7]

6. Wellsville (5-0) [8]

7. Kingman (4-1) [5]

8. Garden Plain (3-2) [6]

9. Thomas More Prep-Marian (4-1) [9]

10. Nemaha Central (3-2) [2]

Notes: Osage City faces Wellsville this week in a likely district title game. Chaparral, a two-win team last fall, took a big jump this year and is one of Kansas’ top surprises. Chaparral picked up a marquee win versus Garden Plain. GP plays host to Kingman this week. TMP has shutout three straight opponents, the first time the Monarchs have done that in at least 51 years. 2A West is wide-open with six-plus contenders, including Beloit, which started the year in the top-5.

Dropped out: No. 10 Atchison County

1A

1. Olpe (5-0) [1]

2. Smith Center (5-0) [2]

3. Inman (5-0) [3]

4. Sedgwick (5-0) [4]

5. Centralia (4-1) [5]

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

7. Wabaunsee (4-1) [9]

8. Whitewater-Remington (3-1) [10]

9. Jackson Heights (3-2) [NR]

10. Troy (3-2) [8]

Notes: Wabaunsee is a victory away from its first winning season since 1997. Wabaunsee, Troy and Jackson Heights have all alternated wins and losses against each other. The top-5 continue to look highly impressive. Inman beat Plainville, 48-3, and allowed its first points all year.

Dropped out: No. 7 Plainville

Eight-Man, Division I

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

2. Madison (5-0) [2]

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

4. WaKeeney-Trego (5-0) [4]

5. Leoti-Wichita County (4-1) [5]

6. Clifton-Clyde (3-1) [6]

7. Sedan (5-0) [6]

8. Meade (5-0) [9]

9. Hill City (4-1) [10]

10. Chase County (5-0) [8]

Notes:  Little River and Canton-Galva flip-flopped slots. LR won a one-score contest versus CG last week in a game that featured more than 1,100 total yards. LR also has a one-score win earlier this year versus Clifton-Clyde. Wichita County/Meade play this week, as does Madison/Chase County. Plus, Sedan faces 5-0 Yates Center.Dropped out: None.

Eight-Man, Division II

1. Axtell (5-0) [1]

2. Thunder Ridge (5-0) [3]

3. Osborne (4-1) [6]

4. Victoria (4-1) [4]

5. Hanover (3-2) [2]

6. Wheatland-Grinnell (4-1) [9]

7. Bucklin (5-0) [8]

8. Caldwell (5-0) [7]

9. Frankfort (4-1) [5]

10. Lebo (4-1) [NR]

Notes: Osborne defeated Hanover, and faces Thunder Ridge this week. Axtell has three wins against the top-nine in the classification.

Dropped out: No. 10 Central Plains

Six-Man

1. Cunningham (5-0) [3]

2. Natoma (4-0) [2]

3. Northern Valley (4-1) [4]

4. Ashland (4-1) [1]

5. Weskan (3-2) [5]

Notes: For the third straight week, 6-Man has a new No. 1 team as Cunningham beat Ashland. Natoma held off Northern Valley by three earlier in the season, and NV beat Weskan last week.

Dropped out: None.

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