Kansas Volleyball Association Week 2 Rankings – 9/13/17

September 13, 2017, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2017 Week 2 Volleyball Rankings sponsored by PrepVolleyball.com. Records listed reflect information that was submitted by Monday, September 11.

Rank – School – Record – Last Week’s Ranking

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

Class 5A
1. St. James Academy 5-1 (1)
2. Lansing 10-1 (2)
3. De Soto 13-2 (6)
4. St. Thomas Aquinas 6-2 (3)
5. Goddard 15-1 (9)
6. Maize 10-2 (5)
7. Andover 12-3 (NR)
8. Pittsburg 9-0 (7)
9. Bishop Carroll 5-2 (NR)
10. Newton 7-3 (4)

Class 4A – Division 1
1. Rose Hill 11-0 (1)
2. Louisburg 10-3 (4)
3. Basehor-Linwood 12-5 (5)
4. Bishop Miege 0-6 (3)
5. McPherson 8-2 (7)
6. Ulysses 7-0 (9)
7. Abilene 7-3 (6)
8. Maize South 6-4 (8)
9. Andover Central 9-7 (2)
10. Hays 5-1 (NR)

Class 4A – Division 2
1. Topeka-Hayden 10-0 (1)
2. Concordia 13-2 (2)
3. Andale 11-2 (3)
4. Burlington 13-2 (4)
5. Nickerson 12-3 (5)
6. Wichita-Trinity Academy 9-0 (6)
7. Santa Fe Trail 6-2 (7)
8. Pratt 9-3 (8)
9. Holcomb 2-1 (9)
10. Holton 4-5 (10)

Class 3A
1. Kingman 12-0 (3)
2. Silver Lake 7-1 (1)
3. Hesston 11-1 (4)
4. Thomas More Prep-Marian 11-1 (5)
5. Cheney 7-2 (2)
6. Nemaha Central 15-1 (7)
7. Douglass 4-0 (6)
8. Ellsworth 10-1 (NR)
9. St. Mary’s 7-2 (9)
10. Royal Valley 8-4 (8)

Class 2A
1. Heritage Christian 9-1 (1)
2. St. Mary’s Colgan 6-2 (3)
3. Plainville 10-0 (4)
4. Hoxie 4-1 (7)
5. Kiowa County 9-2 (5)
6. Inman 14-0 (NR)
7. Maranatha Christian Academy 2-1 (8)
8. Smith Center 4-2 (NR)
9. Valley Falls 10-4 (NR)
10. Jefferson County North 4-4 (6)

Class 1A – Division 1
1. Centralia 9-0 (1)
2. Goessel 9-0 (2)
3. South Central 16-0 (6)
4. Hanover 14-4 (3)
5. Olpe 11-3 (4)
6. Rural Vista 9-0 (9)
7. Thunder Ridge 10-2 (NR)
8. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton 9-2 (5)
9. Chetopa 8-2 (8)
10. Pretty Prairie 7-2 (10)

Class 1A – Division 2
1. Wheatland-Grinnell 11-0 (1)
2. Sylvan-Lucas 9-0 (2)
3. Otis-Bison 13-2 (3)
4. Attica 6-1 (NR)
5. Northern Valley 5-4 (4)
6. Argonia 5-2 (NR)
7. Logan 7-2 (NR)
8. Axtell 5-5 (6)
9. Ingalls 6-4 (9)
10. Pawnee Heights 5-4 (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.