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Nine area teams, including three from the capital city, are ranked in the preseason edition of the Kansas Volleyball Associations Top 10 class rankings, released Wednesday.

Washburn Rural and Hayden, both of whom made trips to state last season, are ranked in their respective classes, with the Junior Blues tenth in 6A and the Wildcats third in 4A. The Seaman Lady Vikes are tapped for a strong season with a preseason ranking of fourth in class 5A.

Two area teams are the preseason favorites in their class, with defending 3A state champion Silver Lake the top choice in 3A and Wabaunsee ranked number one in 2A.

The rankings for all six classes are below, with area teams in bold.

Class 6A
1. Blue Valley
2. Olathe Northwest
3. Gardner-Edgerton
4. Free State
5. Blue Valley West
6. Mill Valley
7. Blue Valley North
8. Shawnee Mission Northwest
9. Garden City
10. Washburn Rural

Class 5A
1. St. Thomas Aquinas
2. Lansing
3. St. James Academy
4. Seaman
5. Bishop Carroll
6. Bonner Springs
7. Andover
8. Spring Hill
9. Goddard
10. Blue Valley Southwest

Class 4A
1. Bishop Miege
2. Andale
3. Hayden
4. Louisburg
5. Wichita Trinity Academy
6. Independence
7. Nickerson
8. Ulysses
9. Abilene
10. Circle

Class 3A
1. Silver Lake
2. Royal Valley
3. Beloit
4. Hesston
5. Belle Plaine
6. Frontenac
7. Holton
8. West Franklin
9. Concordia
10. Nemaha Central

Class 2A
1. Wabaunsee
2. Smith Center
3. Sedgwick
4. Garden Plain
5. St. Mary’s Colgan
6. Valley Heights
7. Jefferson County North
8. Ellinwood
9. Maranatha Christian
10. Trego Community

Class 1A
1. Centralia
2. Spearville
3. Moundridge
4. Little River
5. Chetopa
6. Central-Burden
7. Rural Vista
8. Thunder Ridge
9. Otis-Bison
10. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton

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