McPherson High’s football team is ranked No. 9 in Class 4A Division I by CatchItKansas.com.
Defending state champion Miege starts where it left off at No. 1. Andale is No. 2, with the rest of the Top 5 including Basehor-Linwood, Buhler and Wamego.
McPherson High opens its season with Buhler on Sept. 2 and plays Wamego during the district portion of the schedule.
Atchison is No. 6, with the rest of the Top 10 including Fort Scott, Augusta (another MHS opponent), MHS and Mulvane.
In Class 4A Division II, the Smoky Valley Vikings are ranked No. 7 after going just 2-7 in Tim Lambert’s first season in 2015.
Also at No. 7, but in Class 3A, are the Hesston Swathers.