By RICK PETERSON
Washburn Rural's volleyball team has climbed to No. 8 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association/USA Today Super 25 National Rankings, released Wednesday.
Now 32-0 after wins over Olathe West and Topeka High Thursday night, the Junior Blues are one of just five undefeated teams in the Super 25.
Washburn Rural beat Olathe West 25-8, 25-11 on Thursday and beat Topeka High, 25-7, 25-5.
Rural, ranked No. 1 in the Kansas Volleyball Association Class 6A rankings, is 5-0 on the week, taking wins over Hayden, Lawrence and Manhattan on Tuesday at Hayden.
The Junior Blues will close out their regular season Saturday in the Emporia Invitational.
American Volleyball Coaches Association/USA Today Super 25 Volleyball Rankings
Rank | High School
1. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
2. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.)
3. Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, Texas)
4. Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.)
5. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.)
6. Brandeis High School (San Antonio, Texas)
7. Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.)
8. Washburn Rural High School (Topeka)
9. Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.)
10. Papillion-LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.)
11. Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, Calif.)
12. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.)
13. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho)
14. Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, Ky.)
15. Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas)
16. St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, Kan.)
17. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
18. Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.)
19. Martin High School (Arlington, Texas)
20. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
21. Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
22. Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.)
23. Liberty North High School (Liberty, Mo.)
24. Eaton High School (Ft. Worth, Texas)
25. Santa Fe High School (Alchula, Fla.)