KBCA Preseason Basketball Rankings Released – 11/15/18

The high school basketball season is right around the corner, and today the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association released their preseason basketball rankings.

GIRLS CLASS 6A
1. Derby
2. Washburn Rural
3. Blue Valley North
4. SM Northwest
5. Olathe East
6. Liberal
7. Manhattan
8. Olathe South
9. Lawrence
10.Wichita South

GIRLS CLASS 5A
1. St. Thomas Aquinas
2. Bishop Carroll
3. McPherson
4. Maize
5. Salina Central
6. Wichita Heights
7. KC Schlagle
8. Goddard
9. Newton
10. Andover

GIRLS CLASS 4A
1. Bishop Miege
2. KC Piper
3. Towanda-Circle
4. Labette County
5. Augusta
6. Baldwin
7. Andale
8. Topeka – Hayden
9. Ulysses
10. Nickerson

GIRLS CLASS 3A
1. Royal Valley
2. Nemaha Central
3. Burlington
4. Haven
5. Clay Center
6. Wellsville
7. Hugoton
8. Riley County
9. Marysville
10. Halstead

GIRLS CLASS 2A
1. Garden Plain
2. St. Mary’s Colgan
3. Valley Heights
4. Jefferson County North
5. Sterling
6. Hoxie
7. Inman
8. Meade
9. Smith Center
10. West Elk

GIRLS CLASS 1A
1. Central Plains
2. Hanover
3. Olpe
4. South Central
5. Frankfort
6. Centralia
7. Thunder Ridge
8. Spearville
9. Axtell
10. Rural Vista


BOYS CLASS 6A
1. Blue Valley Northwest
2. Lawrence
3. Lawrence – Free State
4. Derby
5. Topeka High
6. Olathe North
7. Blue Valley North
8. Wichita Southeast
9. Wichita East
10. Blue Valley

BOYS CLASS 5A
1. Bishop Carroll
2. Wichita Heights
3. Salina Central
4. Andover Central
5. Maize
6. McPherson
7. St. Thomas Aquinas
8. Maize South
9. Basehor-Linwood
10. Goddard Eisenhower

BOYS CLASS 4A
1. Bishop Miege
2. Parsons
3. Wichita Trinity
4. Ottawa
5. Topeka – Hayden
6. Anderson County
7. Paola
8. KC Piper
9. Louisburg
10. Andale

BOYS CLASS 3A
1. Wichita Collegiate
2. Halstead
3. Sabetha
4. Cheney
5. Holcomb
6. Silver Lake
7. Marysville
8. Rock Creek
9. Phillipsburg
10. Maur Hill

BOYS CLASS 2A
1. St. Mary’s Colgan
2. Inman
3. Maranatha Academy
4. Bishop – Seabury
5. Ness City
6. Hutch – Trinity Catholic
7. Hoxie
8. Salina – Sacred Heart
9. Hillsboro
10. Sedgwick

BOYS CLASS 1A
1. Central Plains
2. Hanover
3. St. John – Hudson
4. Montezuma – South Gray
5. Almena – Northern Valley
6. Centralia
7. Atwood – Rawlins County
8. Little River
9. Olpe
10. Madison/Hamilton

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.