Manhattan girls leading race for MAC top seed

By Steve Sell
January 15, 2014

It’s looking more and more like the Manhattan girls are going to be the top seed for the upcoming Mid America Classic, set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the storied Roundhouse.

Manhattan is 6-1 on the year and has two games left before the pairings are announced on Jan. 22.

Shawnee Mission South is No. 2 with a 4-3 record.

McPherson High, Andale and Wichita Northwest are all 4-4. Gardner-Edgerton and Olathe East are 3-5 and Hays is assured of being the eighth seed at 0-8.

The Bullpups’ remaining games before the pairings are at El Dorado Friday and at home Tuesday against Circle, so they have a shot at being one of the top seeds.

The field has flipped considerably since last year. Shawnee Mission South, Wichita Northwest, Olathe East and Gardner-Edgerton are in, while Valley Center, Wichita Southeast, Dodge City and defending champion Olathe South are out. South has won the tournament in all three of its appearances.