Varsity Kansas

Soccer (4-19)

The soccer conversation isn’t as lively as I’d like. I’m wondering how to punch it up a bit. How about this: I received a call from a reader who thinks that all schools should cut out girls sports because they don’t draw like football and boys basketball?

If that doesn’t get you talking, how about who the top defenders are in the area?

Here are the weekly rankings by the coaches association:

State Rankings as of 4/19/2010 (Fifth Poll)

ALL CLASSES

1.

Olathe East 7-0-0

Saint Thomas Aquinas7-0-1

Shawnee Mission East5-0-1

Blue Valley West7-1-0

Blue Valley6-2-0

Manhattan5-1-0

Washburn Rural7-1-0

Kapaun-Mt. Carmel5-1-0

Salina Central7-1-0

SM West5-3-0

6A

1.

Olathe East7-0-0

SM East5-0-1

Blue Valley West7-1-0

Blue Valley6-2-0

Manhattan5-1-0

1A-5A

1.

Saint Thomas Aquinas7-0-1

Kapaun-Mt. Carmel5-1-0

Salina Central7-1-0

Hayden4-3-0

Andover Central7-1-0

6ANortheast

1.

Olathe East7-0-0

SM East5-0-1

Blue Valley West7-1-0

Blue Valley6-2-0

SM West5-3-0

1A-5ANortheast

1.

Saint Thomas Aquinas7-0-1

Mill Valley5-1-0

Bishop Miege5-3-0

St. James Academy1-6-0

Lansing5-2-1

6ASouthwest

1.

Maize 5-2-1

Wichita Northwest5-3-0

Heights4-3-1

Wichita East5-2-0

Derby4-4-0

1-5ASouthwest

1.

Kapaun-Mt. Carmel5-1-0

Salina Central8-1-0

Andover Central7-1-0

Bishop Carroll7-1-0

Buhler4-2-1

6ACentral

1.

Manhattan 5-1-0

Washburn Rural7-1-0

Olathe Northwest3-4-0

Junction City6-1-1

Free State1-4-1

1-5ACentral

1.Hayden4-3-0

2.Emporia4-3-0

3.Seaman3-3-0

4.Shawnee Heights2-3-1

5.Topeka West0-7-0

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