KVA Announces 2018 Week 2 Volleyball Rankings (9-12-18)

September 12, 2018, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Week 2 Volleyball Rankings. Records listed reflect information that was submitted by Monday, September 10. Classifications are estimated based on 2017-18 enrollment numbers and the new classification format for 2018-19. The actual classifications for 2018-19 will be released at the end of September.

Rank – School – Record – Last Week’s Ranking

Class 6A
1. Blue Valley North 10-0 (1)
2. Blue Valley 6-0 (2)
3. Lawrence 7-1 (6)
4. Washburn Rural 7-2 (5)
5. Gardner-Edgerton 7-4 (10)
6. Olathe Northwest 3-2 (3)
7. Blue Valley Northwest 6-4 (NR)
8. Garden City 4-1 (7)
9. Hutchinson 8-2 (NR)
10. Topeka 5-1 (9)

Class 5A
1. St. James Academy 7-1 (1)
2. Newton 8-0 (4)
3. Topeka-Seaman 11-4 (NR)
4. Bishop Carroll 7-0 (5)
5. Lansing 14-1 (2)
6. St. Thomas Aquinas 3-2 (NR)
7. Blue Valley Southwest 8-1 (NR)
8. De Soto 9-4 (3)
9. Maize South 8-2 (6)
10. Andover 11-3 (10)

Class 4A
1. Topeka-Hayden 7-3 (1)
2. Louisburg 8-5 (3)
3. Chanute 8-0 (8)
4. Ulysses 7-0 (4)
5. Rose Hill 9-2 (7)
6. Bishop Miege 1-1 (6)
7. Buhler 7-2 (2)
8. Andale 10-4 (5)
9. Independence 10-0 (9)
10. Nickerson 11-2 (NR)

Class 3A
1. Royal Valley 14-0 (1)
2. Pratt 12-1 (4)
3. Nemaha Central 6-2 (2)
4. Beloit 8-1 (3)
5. Burlington 12-2 (10)
6. Hesston 10-2 (5)
7. Perry-Lecompton 9-1 (7)
8. Silver Lake 5-3 (6)
9. Halstead 12-5 (8)
10. Marysville 8-3 (NR)

Class 2A
1. Garden Plain 9-0 (1)
2. St. Mary’s-Colgan 11-0 (2)
3. Sedgwick 12-2 (4)
4. Bishop Seabury 10-3 (5)
5. Heritage Christian 6-3 (6)
6. Maranatha Christian 6-1 (7)
7. Ness City 6-0 (9)
8. Meade 9-1 (10)
9. Smith Center 5-1 (8)
10. Trego Community 9-2 (NR)

Class 1A
1. Centralia 10-0 (1)
2. South Central 16-0 (2)
3. Thunder Ridge 12-0 (6)
4. Rural Vista 11-0 (NR)
5. Spearville 6-0 (8)
6. Sylvan-Lucas 8-1 (3)
7. Solomon 13-1 (5)
8. Wheatland/Grinnell 10-1 (NR)
9. Attica 9-1 (NR)
10. Goessel 7-2 (4)

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.