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Eighteen Area High School Basketball Teams Ranked in Latest KBCA Rankings
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Latest KBCA Rankings (Jan. 29th) - click here

With mid-season tournament action in the rear view mirror the focus shifts to finishing the regular strong to prepare for Sub-State in high school basketball. The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association has released their latest rankings and the polls feature 18 area teams in the polls this week with plenty movement. 

Class 1A-Division I continues to house the most area teams with eight area teams in the polls between the girls and boys rankings. The girl’s rankings saw a little change at the top of the rankings as Frankfort girls moved up one spot to #2 after beating Axtell last week to improve to 12-2. Hanover girls are also up one spot to #3 after beating Centralia and Wetmore last week to move to 9-3 on the season. Centralia suffered a loss to Hanover last week moving to 11-2 on year and fell two spots to #4. While the Valley Falls girls now sit at 10-2 on the season after going 3-0 last week and winning the JCN Tournament title and continue to be ranked #8. 

On the boys side of the 1A-DI rankings four area teams continue to be ranked with little movement for the area teams. Doniphan West boys earned wins over Troy and Washington County last week to improve to 13-0 on the season and sit at #2 in the polls again this week. While, Hanover topped both Centralia and Wetmore last week to bounce back from their only loss of the year and are now 11-1 and continue to be ranked #3. The Clifton-Clyde boys topped Troy last week to move to 12-2 on the season and move up one spot to #6 this week in the rankings, while Centralia boys fell to Hanover last week and are now 8-6 on the year and remain ranked #8. 

Class 3A features four area teams in the polls again this week. Only one of the four area teams ranked in 3A is in the girl’s rankings and that is Nemaha Central who is 11-2 on the season and rank #2 this week. The Thunder move up one spot after taking third at the Wellsville Invite last week beating Spring Hill and Wellsville and falling to KC Piper (#3 4A-DI). In the boys rankings the Nemaha Central Thunder lead the area teams coming in at #5 down one spot this week as they sit at 10-3 after falling to Perry Lecompton in regular season action. The Maur Hill-Mount Academy boys beat Heritage Christian twice last week and improved to 12-1 on the season and are up one spot to #6 in the polls. Perry Lecompton is also up one spot after their win on the road over Nemaha Central improving them to 11-2 on the season and to #8 in the rankings. 

The Class 4A-Division II rankings continue to feature four area teams in the polls again this week. Three of the four are in the girl’s rankings with Jeff West leading the way this week as the Tigers are up one spot to #5 and are 11-2 on the season after an idle week last week. Marysville girls took fourth at the Hiawatha Invite beating Hiawatha and fell to Valley Center and St. Mary's to move to 9-3 on the season and fell down three spots to #6 in the rankings this week. The Holton girls fell four spots in the rankings as they sit at #8 in the polls this week and are 10-3 on the season and were idle last week. 

Class 2A features two teams in the polls this week and they are the Jefferson County North boys and girls. The JCN boys were idle last week and are 9-2 on the season and continue to be ranked #7 in the polls this week. While the JCN girls are 9-2 also on the season and took second at their home tournament falling to Valley Falls in the Championship after beating Pleasant Ridge and Perry Lecompton. The lady Chargers break into the rankings this week at #10. 

The high school basketball season continues with League action for area teams as the month of January comes to a close and the season heads into the final month of the regular season. 


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