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VK Top 25: Ranking Wichita’s best football teams as playoff picture takes shape

It was a huge week for some of the small school powers in the Wichita area.

Garden Plain, Cheney and Halstead are coming off huge wins in Week 5 of the Kansas high school football season. Here are the updated top 25 teams in the Wichita area:

Week 4 rankings

Week 3 rankings

Week 2 rankings

Preseason rankings

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11. cheney fb.PNG

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14. salina central fb.PNG

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16. conway springs fb.PNG

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Dropped Teams

  • Wichita South (22)
  • Hesston (23)
  • Wichita Southeast (25)

Added Teams

  • Wichita Heights (23)
  • Belle Plaine (24)
  • Valley Center (25)

Highest Rises

  • Halstead (+7)
  • Garden Plain (+3)
  • Cheney (+3)
  • Salina Central (+3)

Farthest Falls

  • Goddard (-8)
  • Wichita West (-4)
  • Collegiate (-3)

BEHIND OUR REPORTING

How we ranked these teams

Preps reporter Hayden Barber has accumulated data from across the high school sports landscape and used his own evaluation from seasons past and present to create these rankings of teams in the Wichita area.

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Wichita Eagle preps reporter Hayden Barber brings the area updates on all high school sports while adding those hard-to-find human-interest stories on Wichita’s student-athletes.
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