Kansas Volleyball Association Rankings – Week 3 (9-19-18)

September 19, 2018, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Week 3 Volleyball Rankings. Records listed reflect information that was submitted by Monday, September 17. 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 13-0 (1)
2. Blue Valley 12-2 (2)
3. Lawrence 9-1 (3)
4. Washburn Rural 9-2 (4)
5. Gardner-Edgerton 10-4 (5)
6. Olathe Northwest 8-5 (6)
7. Blue Valley Northwest 7-4 (7)
8. Topeka 9-1 (10)
9. Lawrence-Free State 7-6 (NR)
10. Olathe East 8-7 (NR)

Class 5A
1. St. James Academy 13-1 (1)
2. Topeka-Seaman 13-4 (3)
3. Bishop Carroll 9-0 (4)
4. Lansing 14-1 (5)
5. De Soto 13-4 (8)
6. Kapaun Mt. Carmel 12-5 (NR)
7. St. Thomas Aquinas 7-4 (6)
8. Newton 14-2 (2)
9. Blue Valley Southwest 11-2 (7)
10. Maize South 15-3 (9)

Class 4A
1. Topeka-Hayden 11-3 (1)
2. Louisburg 9-5 (2)
3. Rose Hill 13-2 (5)
4. Buhler 9-2 (7)
5. Bishop Miege 3-5 (6)
6. Ulysses 11-1 (4)
7. Chanute 14-2 (3)
8. Andale 12-4 (8)
9. Independence 14-0 (9)
10. Nickerson 15-2 (10)

Class 3A
1. Royal Valley 16-0 (1)
2. Nemaha Central 15-3 (3)
3. Beloit 14-2 (4)
4. Burlington 15-2 (5)
5. Pratt 15-3 (2)
6. Hesston 10-2 (6)
7. Douglass 13-0 (NR)
8. Silver Lake 12-4 (8)
9. Marysville 15-4 (10)
10. Perry-Lecompton 10-2 (7)

Class 2A
1. St. Mary’s-Colgan 19-0 (2)
2. Garden Plain 10-1 (1)
3. Sedgwick 14-2 (3)
4. Meade 15-3 (8)
5. Bishop Seabury 16-5 (4)
6. Maranatha Christian 8-1 (6)
7. Smith Center 11-3 (9)
8. Trego Community 11-3 (10)
9. Heritage Christian 7-4 (5)
10. Hoxie 11-4 (NR)

Class 1A
1. Centralia 19-0 (1)
2. Thunder Ridge 14-0 (3)
3. Spearville 12-0 (5)
4. Rural Vista 18-1 (4)
5. Attica 10-2 (9)
6. South Central 17-1 (2)
7. Sylvan-Lucas 14-2 (6)
8. Wheatland/Grinnell 10-1 (8)
9. Argonia 17-1 (NR)
10. Chetopa 20-1 (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.