Kansas Volleyball Association Rankings – Week 1 (9/6/17)

September 6, 2017, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2017 Week 1 Volleyball Rankings. Records listed reflect information that was submitted by Monday, September 4.

Rank – School – Record – Pre-Season Ranking

Class 6A
1. Blue Valley West 3-0 (2)
2. Blue Valley 3-0 (6)
3. Manhattan 0-0 (4)
4. Shawnee Mission Northwest 2-0 (NR)
5. Blue Valley North 2-1 (3)
6. Olathe Northwest 1-1 (1)
7. Lawrence 3-0 (NR)
8. Washburn Rural 4-1 (NR)
9. Gardner-Edgerton 1-1 (7)
10. Shawnee Mission South 3-0 (NR)

Class 5A
1. St. James Academy 3-0 (2)
2. Lansing 3-1 (4)
3. St. Thomas Aquinas 1-1 (3)
4. Newton 7-1 (5)
5. Maize 7-1 (8)
6. De Soto 5-0 (9)
7. Pittsburg 4-0 (NR)
8. Goddard-Eisenhower 2-1 (6)
9. Goddard 3-0 (NR)
10. Shawnee Heights 2-2 (1)

Class 4A – Division 1
1. Rose Hill 2-0 (1)
2. Andover Central 2-1 (4)
3. Bishop Miege 0-2 (2)
4. Louisburg 6-1 (3)
5. Basehor-Linwood 7-3 (NR)
6. Abilene 2-1 (5)
7. McPherson 6-2 (7)
8. Maize South 5-3 (9)
9. Ulysses 6-0 (10)
10. Kansas City-Piper 1-1 (8)

Class 4A – Division 2
1. Topeka-Hayden 0-0 (1)
2. Concordia 7-1 (3)
3. Andale 7-0 (5)
4. Burlington 8-0 (NR)
5. Nickerson 6-2 (2)
6. Wichita Trinity Academy 5-0 (8)
7. Santa Fe Trail 1-1 (6)
8. Pratt 8-2 (NR)
9. Holcomb 0-0 (9)
10. Holton 0-2 (10)

Class 3A
1. Silver Lake 5-0 (3)
2. Cheney 4-0 (4)
3. Kingman 5-0 (5)
4. Hesston 9-1 (1)
5. Thomas More Prep-Marian 4-1 (2)
6. Douglass 2-0 (6)
7. Nemaha Central 7-1 (7)
8. Royal Valley 6-4 (NR)
9. St. Mary’s 0-0 (9)
10. Mission Valley 6-1 (NR)

Class 2A
1. Heritage Christian 7-0 (1)
2. Central Plains 3-0 (2)
3. St. Mary’s Colgan 1-0 (7)
4. Plainville 5-0 (NR)
5. Kiowa County 2-0 (4)
6. Jefferson County North 1-1 (6)
7. Hoxie 3-1 (NR)
8. Maranatha Christian Academy 1-0 (10)
9. Sacred Heart 2-0 (NR)
10. Oswego 3-2 (9)

Class 1A – Division 1
1. Centralia 7-0 (1)
2. Goessel 3-0 (2)
3. Hanover 7-2 (3)
4. Olpe 7-0 (9)
5. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton 3-0 (6)
6. South Central 0-0 (4)
7. South Barber 0-0 (5)
8. Chetopa 8-2 (NR)
9. Rural Vista 2-0 (10)
10. Pretty Prairie 5-2 (NR)

Class 1A – Division 2
1. Wheatland-Grinnell 4-0 (3)
2. Sylvan-Lucas 2-0 (2)
3. Otis-Bison 4-0 (4)
4. Northern Valley 1-1 (1)
5. Blue Valley-Randolph 1-1 (6)
6. Axtell 3-5 (5)
7. Wallace County 3-2 (7)
8. Cunningham 0-0 (8)
9. Ingalls 4-1 (NR)
10. Western Plains/Healy 4-3 (NR)

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.