McPherson High’s volleyball team, which opens its season Saturday at Hutchinson, will take with it a No. 6 Class 4A Division I state ranking, as the Kansas Volleyball Association released its preseason poll today.
The Bullpups, 39-4 last year and 125-12 over the past three, basically return only three players who saw extensive time last year.
Defending state champion Miege opens at No. 1. The rest of the Top 5 includes Louisburg, Hayden, Rose Hill and Baldwin.
Hesston is ranked No. 4 in Class 3A, trailing Silver Lake, Cheney and Garden Plain.
Other No. 1 teams include Olathe East (6A), St. James (5A), Clay Center (4A Division II), Hillsboro (2A), Centralia (1A Division I) and Argonia (1A Division II).