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Rural volleyball No. 10 in AVCA/USA Today national rankings

By RICK PETERSON

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Washburn Rural's volleyball team, which is off to a perfect 12-0 start in the 2021 season, is ranked 10th nationally in the American Volleyball Coaches Association/USA Today national rankings.

Washburn Rural, which is coming off wins over defending Class 6A state champion and De Soto last Thursday, is one of two Kansas teams in the national poll, with perennial 5A power St. Thomas Aquinas currently No. 7 in the AVCA/USA Today rankings.

WRVBWashburn Rural's volleyball team is ranked No. 10 nationally in the most recent AVCA/USA Today national rankings. [Photo by Doug Walker/Special to TSN]

Washburn Rural has won seven 6A state championships under coach Kevin Bordewick and finished third in 6A last fall.

Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.) is currently top-ranked in the Super 25 while Marymount (Los Angeles) No. 2, and Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) No. 3 while Eaton (Ft. Worth, Texas) and Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) round out the top five. 

Washburn Rural is scheduled to travel to Emporia on Tuesday to face Junction City and Emporia in a Centennial League triangular and Rural will host its invitational tournament on Saturday.

AMERICAN VOLLEYBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION/USA TODAY SUPER 25

(As of September 15)

Rank | High School |

1. Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.)

2. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)

3. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.)

4. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas)

5. Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.)

6. Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, Texas)

7. St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park)

8. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas)

9. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.)

10. Washburn Rural High School (Topeka)

11. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.)

12. St. Ursula Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio)

13. Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.)

14. St. Pius X Catholic High School (Atlanta, Ga.)

15. Village Christian School (Sun Valley, Calif.)

16. Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

17. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.)

18. Nixa High School (Nixa, Mo.)

19. Grandview High School (Aurora, Colo.)

20. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.)

21. Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas)

22. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Burnt Hills, N.Y.)

23. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)

24. Martin High School (Arlington, Texas)

25. North Allegheny High School (Wexford, Pa.)

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