With Class 1A having wrapped up its regular season and the other classes concluding their regular seasons this week, there are still 13 undefeated teams left in Kansas.

Only one school, however, can boast two.

The Central Plains boys and girls each completed undefeated regular seasons last Friday with a sweep of Kinsley. The Oilers head into this week's 1A regionals with identical 20-0 records.

But how they got there was anything but identical.

For the Central Plains boys, balance has been the key to a dominant season in which they've had only four games decided by less than 20 points — the closest victory a 42-31 win over rival St. John in mid-January.

Four Oilers average between 8.1 and 16.5 points per game with Brett Liebl leading the way at 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds a contest. Devin Ryan adds 14.1 points per game, Alex Hickel is at 13 points per game and Myles Menges chips in 8.1 points and 7 rebounds per game.

"Balance on both end of the court and team chemistry have been the instruments of our success," Oilers boys coach Brett Rolfs said. "All of them are willing and able when their number is called. Finishing the regular season undefeated is an amazing accomplishment for these young men as we faced many good teams."

As good as the Central Plains boys have been, the Oiler girls have been even more dominant. A 26-point win over St. John in December is their closest game and Central Plains' average margin of victory this season is 51 points per game.

Unlike the boys, Central Plains has a bonafide superstar. All-Stater Emily Ryan became just the third girl in Kansas history to reach 2,000 career points during her junior season, joining Claflin's Jackie Stiles and Moundridge's Laurie Koehn.

Ryan averages 30.1 points, six assists and 5.5 steals per game. But Oilers' coach Pat Stiles is quick to note his team is far from a one-woman show.

"Emily's stats only tell part of the story," Stiles said. "Her leadership qualities are well beyond her years. She is surrounded by awesome girls, they all play the right way and have created a team atmosphere where they love playing with each other and truly play for each other."

Central Plains is steamrolling toward a sixth straight state championship and enter regional play with 104 straight wins, just three shy of tying Hoxie's state record of 170 straight. Since the start of the 2013-14 season, the Oiler girls are 149-1.

Both Central Plains naturally retain the No. 1 rankings in Class 2A.

Three of last week's No 1s, however, tumbled from their top spots after losses last week.

In girls' Class 3A, Nemaha Central fell from No. 1 to No. 2 after a 57-43 loss to Big Seven League rival Jefferson West. Cheney took over the top spot in a class loaded with legitimate title contenders.

Garden Plain's girls fell in overtime to Wichita Trinity and dropped from No. 1 to No. 3. Jefferson North takes over at No. 1 followed by Wabaunsee at No. 2.

In boys' 3A, Santa Fe Trail lost on a half-court shot at the buzzer by Burlington's Jace Watkins, falling 60-57. The Chargers slip to No. 3 in 3A with Beloit moving up to No. 1 and Maur Hill, the lone unbeaten in the class, moving to No. 2.

 

BEST OF KANSAS PREPS STATE BASKETBALL RANKINGS

BOYS SUPER 10

Team;Record

1. Maize (1);19-0

2. Blue Valley Northwest (2);17-2

3. Topeka High (4);16-2

4. Washburn Rural (5);16-1

5. Basehor-Linwood (6);15-2

6. Wichita Southeast (7);17-2

7. Andover Central (3);16-2

8. Lawrence (NR);15-3

9. Wichita Trinity (NR);18-1

10. Miege (NR);16-2

 

6A BOYS

Team;Record

1. Blue Valley Northwest (1);17-2

2. Topeka High (2);16-2

3. Washburn Rural (3);16-1

4. Wichita Southeast (4);17-2

5. Lawrence (NR);15-3

Others — Blue Valley North 11-7, Campus 13-4, Free State 12-6, Garden City 15-4, KC-Harmon 15-3, Olathe North 15-4, SM South 15-4.

 

5A BOYS

Team;Record

1. Maize (1);19-0

2. Basehor-Linwood (3); 15-2

3. Andover Central (2);16-2

4. Bonner Springs (5);16-2

5. Wichita Heights (4);15-4

Others — Arkansas City 12-6, Carroll 14-5, Maize South 14-4, McPherson 13-5, Pittsburg 14-3, Salina Central 13-5.

 

4A BOYS

Team;Record

1. Wichita Trinity (1);18-1

2. Miege (2);16-2

3. Andale (4);15-2

4. Piper (3);13-4

5. Abilene (5);15-3

Others — Anderson County 12-5, Augusta 13-5, Chapman 16-3, Nickerson 13-6, Ottawa 11-7, Parsons 13-5.

 

3A BOYS

Team;Record

1. Beloit (2);18-1

2. Maur Hill-Mt. Academy (3);16-0

3. Santa Fe Trail (1);16-1

4. Phillipsburg (4);17-2

5. Girard (5);14-2

Others — Baxter Springs 15-3, Belle Plaine 14-5, Cheney 15-4, Kingman 14-5, Nemaha Central 13-5, Perry-Lecompton 16-2, Riley County 12-5, Sabetha 14-5, Silver Lake 13-4.

 

2A BOYS

Team;Record

1. Pratt-Skyline (1);19-1

2. Stanton County (2);17-2

3. Hoxie (3);17-2

4. Inman (4);17-2

5. Hutchinson Trinity (NR);14-3

Others — Colgan 15-3, Ellis 14-5, McLouth 13-4, Mission Valley 14-4, Ness City 15-4, Northeast-Arma 16-4, Pleasanton 13-4, Sacred Heart 14-5, Yates Center 15-2.

 

1A BOYS

Team;Record

1. Central Plains (1);20-0

2. Hanover (2);19-1

3. Osborne (3);18-0

4. South Gray (4);19-1

5. Northern Valley (5);18-2

Others — Attica 16-4, Beloit-St. John’s 15-3, Berean Academy 17-3, Burlingame 16-2, Caldwell 18-2, Cedar Vale-Dexter 18-2, Rural Vista 15-3, Sharon Springs 17-2, South Central 17-3, St. John 16-4, Sylvan-Lucas 13-4.

 

GIRLS SUPER 10

Team;record

1. Derby (1);18-0

2. Miege (2);16-0

3. Blue Valley North (3);16-2

4. Aquinas (4);15-2

5. Liberal (5);18-0

6. KC Piper (6);16-0

7. Central Plains (7);20-0

8. Washburn Rural (8);16-2

9. McPherson (9);17-1

10. Wichita Heights (10);18-1

 

6A GIRLS

Team;record

1. Derby (1);18-0

2. Blue Valley North (2);16-2

3. Liberal (3);18-0

4. Washburn Rural (4);16-2

5. Topeka High (5);16-2

Others — Manhattan 13-5, Mill Valley 12-5, Olathe East 14-4, Olathe North 14-4, Olathe Northwest 12-6, Olathe South 14-4, SM Northwest 12-6, Wichita South 13-6.

 

5A GIRLS

Team;record

1. Aquinas (1);15-2

2. McPherson (2);17-1

3. Wichita Heights (3);18-1

4. Maize South (4);18-0

5. Maize (5);16-3

Others — Blue Valley Southwest 14-5, Carroll 13-6, DeSoto 13-4, Goddard 17-1, Hays 12-6, KC Schlagle 15-4, Seaman 11-6.

 

4A GIRLS

Team;record

1. Miege (1);16-0

2. KC Piper (2);16-0

3. Baldwin (3);15-1

4. Abilene (5);16-2

5. Circle (4);14-4

Others — Eudora 13-3, Labette County 15-3, Nickerson 16-3, Rose Hill 12-6, Ulysses 15-4, Wellington 13-5, Wichita Trinity 13-6.

 

3A GIRLS

Team;record

1. Cheney (2);17-2

2. Nemaha Central (1);16-2

3. Hesston (3);16-3

4. Haven (4);16-3

5. Sabetha (5);16-3

Others — Burlington 13-5, Clay Center 15-4, Eureka 16-3, Girard 12-4, Halstead 15-4, Jefferson West 15-3, Norton 17-2, Pleasant Ridge 16-2, Royal Valley 14-5, Russell 15-4, TMP-Marian 14-4, Wellsville 14-3.

 

2A GIRLS

Team;record

1. Jefferson North (2);16-2

2. Wabaunsee (3);14-3

3. Garden Plain (1);15-4

4. WaKeeney (5);16-2

5. Sterling (NR);15-4

Others — Colgan 15-3, Conway Springs 14-5, Inman 16-3, Jackson Heights 12-4, Meade 14-6, Stanton County 14-5, Syracuse 14-5, Valley Heights 17-4, West Elk 15-3.

 

1A GIRLS

Team;record

1. Central Plains (1);20-0

2. Olpe (2);18-0

3. Rural Vista (3);19-0

4. Frankfort (4);19-1

5. Golden Plains (5);20-0

Others — Argonia 18-1, Beloit-St. John’s 15-2, Chase County 16-2, Cunningham 18-2, Hanover 17-3, Hutch Central Christian 18-2, Otis-Bison 18-2, South Central 18-2, South Gray 16-4, Spearville 16-3, St. Paul 14-4, Thunder Ridge 16-2, Waverly 16-2, Weskan 17-3.