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

Latest KBCA Rankings (Feb. 19th) - click here

The final week of the regular season is here in the high school basketball season in the State of Kansas and the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association has released its latest set of rankings which feature 16 area teams in the polls. 

This week seven area teams are ranked in Class 1A-Division I with four in the girl’s poll and three in the boys. In the girls rankings only one change this week for the area teams as Hanover and Centralia girls change spots at #2 and #3, respectively this week. Hanover girls improved to 13-3 last week after topping Clifton-Clyde, while Centralia is 15-3 on the season after splitting last week falling to a 4A-DII ranked Marysville team but beat St. Mary's. The Valley Falls girls continue to hold the #6 and are 16-2 on the season after beating Jackson Heights and Cornerstone last week. Frankfort girls fell to #7 last week and remain there this week after beating Wetmore and Blue Valley-Randolph last week to move to 15-4 on the season. 

Class 1A-DI boy’s rankings feature three Twin Valley League teams this week coming in at #2, #3 and #6 again this week as Doniphan West, Hanover and Clifton-Clyde own those rankings. Doniphan West moved to 15-3 last week after picking up a win over Axtell and falling to a ranked 2A team in Hoxie in a neutral site contest. Hanover Wildcats now sit at 15-1 on the season after beating Clifton-Clyde last week. Clifton-Clyde Eagles despite the loss to Hanover remain in the rankings and are now 15-3 on the season. 

Four teams are ranked in Class 3A and four more in Class 4A-Division II. In Class 3A the Nemaha Central girls took over the #1 spot last week and remain ranked in the top spot this week. The Thunder beat Hiawatha and Riverside last week to move to 17-2 on the season. Class 3A boy’s rankings feature three area teams with Maur Hill-Mount Academy leading the way checking in at #5 this week up one spot. The Ravens are 17-1 on the season after beating Mclouth and Jefferson County North last week. A pair of Big Seven League teams also remain in the 3A boys rankings coming in again at #8 and #9, respectively for Perry Lecompton and Nemaha Central. Perry Lecompton sits at 16-2 on the season after wins over Hiawatha and ACCHS last week, while Nemaha Central beat Hiawatha and Riverside to improve to 16-3 on the season. 

A trio of girl’s teams continue to be ranked in Class 4A-DII rankings with the Jeff West girls leading the way at #3 again this week. The Tigers are 16-2 on the season after taking down Sabetha and Royal Valley last week. Marysville and Holton girls are each up one spot this week at #6 and #7, respectively. The Bulldog girls moved to 14-4 on the season after a 3-0 week beating Wamego, Centralia and Chapman, while Holton girls are 12-5 on the season after a win over ACCHS last week. On the boys side of the 4A-DII rankings Marysville boys continue to hold the #5 spot in the rankings now sitting at 15-3 on the year after wins over Centralia and Chapman last week and a loss to Wamego. 

Class 2A features one area team in the polls this week as the Jefferson County North girls have jumped back into the rankings at #10. The Chargers sit at 14-3 on the season going 3-0 last week with wins over Cornerstone, Pleasant Ridge and Maur Hill-Mount Academy. 

Basketball squads look to finish the regular season strong this week and head into Sub-State play next week. 

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