It appears the McPherson Invitational field is going to be star studded as the momentum is building toward an outstanding tournament.
In addition to McPherson High being 5-0, six other teams have either a winning record or are at .500.
A big surprise has been Manhattan, who has sped to four straight wins, three of them by lopsided margins. Only Topeka West has played the Indians within single digits.
Other teams off to excellent starts are Maize (4-1), Wichita Heights (4-1) and Blue Valley West (3-1). That makes the top five teams a combined 20-3.
Also in the field are Shawnee Mission East (3-2, but has played the toughest schedule), Mill Valley (2-2, but has won its last two) and Hutchinson (1-3).
The tournament will be seeded on Jan. 14. Tournament dates are Jan. 22-24.