Varsity Basketball

Coaches’ preseason basketball rankings include 35 Wichita area teams

The Bishop Carroll boys basketball team celebrates its first state championship in school history. The Golden Eagles beat Salina Central 43-41 in overtime in the Class 5A final Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
The Bishop Carroll boys basketball team celebrates its first state championship in school history. The Golden Eagles beat Salina Central 43-41 in overtime in the Class 5A final Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. The Wichita Eagle

Basketball season is near, and the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association released its preseason rankings for the 2018 season. Bishop Carroll, Wichita Heights and Collegiate are toward the top.

Class 6A Boys

1. Blue Valley Northwest

2. Lawrence

3. Free State

4. Derby

5. Topeka

6. Olathe North

7. Blue Valley North

8. Wichita Southeast

9. Wichita East

10. Blue Valley

Class 5A Boys

1. Bishop Carroll

2. Wichita Heights

3. Salina Central

4. Andover Central

5. Maize

6. McPherson

7. St. Thomas Aquinas

8. Maize South

9. Basehor-Linwood

10. Eisenhower

Class 4A Boys

1. Bishop Miege

2. Parsons

3. Trinity Academy

4. Ottawa

5. Topeka-Hayden

6. Anderson County

7. Paola

8. KC Piper

9. Louisburg

10. Andale

Class 3A Boys

1. Collegiate

2. Halstead

3. Sabetha

4. Cheney

5. Holcomb

6. Silver Lake

7. Marysville

8. Rock Creek

9. Phillipsburg

10. Maur Hill

Class 2A Boys

1. St. Mary’s Colgan

2. Inman

3. Maranatha Academy

4. Seabury Academy

5. Ness City

6. Hutchinson-Trinity

7. Hoxie

8. Sacred Heart

9. Hillsboro

10. Sedgwick

Class 1A Boys

1. Central Plains

2. Hanover

3. Hudson

4. South Gray

5. Northern Valley

6. Centralia

7. Rawlins County

8. Little River

9. Olpe

10. Madison/Hamilton

Class 6A Girls

1. Derby

2. Washburn Rural

3. Blue Valley North

4. Shawnee Mission Northwest

5. Olathe East

6. Liberal

7. Manhattan

8. Olathe South

9. Lawrence

10. Wichita South

Class 5A Girls

1. St. Thomas Aquinas

2. Bishop Carroll

3. McPherson

4. Maize

5. Salina Central

6. Wichita Heights

7. KC Schlagle

8. Goddard

9. Newton

10. Andover

Class 4A Girls

1. Bishop Miege

2. KC Piper

3. Circle

4. Labette County

5. Augusta

6. Baldwin

7. Andale

8. Topeka-Hayden

9. Ulysses

10. Nickerson

Class 3A Girls

1. Royal Valley

2. Nemaha Central

3. Burlington

4. Haven

5. Clay Center

6. Wellsville

7. Hugoton

8. Riley County

9. Marysville

10. Halstead

Class 2A Girls

1. Garden Plain

2. St. Mary’s Colgan

3. Valley Heights

4. Jefferson County North

5. Sterling

6. Hoxie

7. Inman

8. Meade

9. Smith Center

10. West Elk

Class 1A Girls

1. Central Plains

2. Hanover

3. Olpe

4. South Central

5. Frankfort

6. Centralia

7. Thunder Ridge

8. Spearville

9. Axtell

10. Rural Vista

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