Class A Pvs.
1. Omaha Benson (26-2) 1
2. Bellevue West (26-3) 2
3. Millard West (25-4) 3
4. Fremont (22-4) 4
5. Lincoln Northeast (22-6) 6
6. Kearney (19-7) 9
7. Bellevue East (17-9) 5
8. Lincoln Southwest (15-10) 7
9. Papillion-La Vista (15-9) 10
10. Omaha Northwest (15-9)         --

Comments: Kearney is rewarded with a three-spot jump for its win against Bellevue East in the district final. Previous No. 8 Omaha Westside exits after losing to South Sioux City in the district final. That allows Omaha Northwest, the last team to beat state champion Omaha Benson, to enter. South Sioux City was 2-2 against Class A competition this season, not enough of a track record to justify a ranking.

Class B Pvs.
1. Northwest (25-2) 1
2. Lincoln Pius X (21-3) 3
3. Norris (18-7) 5
4. Holdrege (21-6) 2
5. Gretna (19-6) 4
6. York (18-7) 7
7. Waverly (14-8) 6
8. Elkhorn South (17-7) 9
9. Omaha Duchesne (18-7) 10
10. Omaha Gross (16-8)         --

Comments: Norris moves up two spots after wins vs. Gretna and Holdrege at state. York’s win against Beatrice in the district final avenged a late-season loss to the Lady Orange and allows the Dukes to move past Waverly. York won the regular-season matchup with the Vikings. Omaha Gross’ district win against Omaha Skutt accounts for the changes in the bottom of the top 10.

Class C-1 Pvs.
1. Pierce (23-4) 7
2. Minden (27-1) 1
3. Kearney Catholic (26-2) 2
4. Platteview (23-4) 5
5. Bishop Neumann (20-6) 4
6. Fairbury (23-3) 3
7. Norfolk Catholic (15-9) 6
8. Chadron (21-6) 8
9. Boone Central/NG (15-9) 9
10. Wayne (16-11)         --

Comments: Pierce’s rise to the top benefits fellow Mid-State Conference member Wayne. The Blue Devils, who beat Pierce at the conference tournament, replaces Wahoo at No. 10. The Warriors lost by 38 points in the subdistrict final to Bishop Neumann and lost to Wayne in the regular season. Postseason wins vs. Neumann and Fairbury bump Platteview. Neumann gets the No. 5 spot over Fairbury based on a late regular-season win vs. Platteview.

Class C-2 Pvs.
1. Crofton (27-1) 1
2. Hastings St. Cecilia (23-4) 4
3. Pender (28-3) 2
4. Humphrey/LHF (25-5) 5
5. Guardian Angels CC (22-4) 3
6. Shelby-Rising City (23-2) 6
7. Homer (21-6) 9
8. Blue Hill (20-2) 7
9. Dundy County-Stratton (23-4)         --
10. Palmyra (17-9)         --

Comments: Homer gets a two-spot promotion for beating Pender in the district final. Pender won the rematch in the first round at state on its way to a third-place finish. Superior and Freeman both exit after losses to Sutton and Palmyra (the new No. 10), respectively, in subdistricts. State qualifier Dundy County-Stratton takes over at No. 9.

Class D-1 Pvs.
1. Friend (28-1) 2
2. Humphrey SF (25-3) 3
3. Boyd County (19-5) 4
4. North Platte SP (22-5) 6
5. Emerson-Hubbard (16-10)         --
6. St. Mary’s (21-3) 1
7. CWC (21-3) 5
8. Arapahoe (23-4) 8
9. Sutherland (20-6)         --
10. BDS (18-6)         --

Comments: St. Mary’s falls from the No. 1 spot it held all year after falling to Boyd County in the subdistrict final and Emerson-Hubbard in the first round at state. North Platte St. Pat's avenged a subdistrict loss to Sutherland by beating the Sailors in the first round at state on its way to a third-place finish. BDS is the new No. 10 after knocking out previous No. 7 Deshler in the subdistrict final.

Class D-2 Pvs.
1. Wynot (24-6) 3
2. Falls City SH (27-3) 2
3. Sterling (20-8) 4
4. Giltner (24-4) 1
5. Bancroft-Rosalie (15-10) 6
6. Ewing (14-9) 7
7. Stuart (17-9) 5
8. Diller-Odell (14-10) 8
9. Exeter-Milligan (14-10) 9
10. Wauneta-Palisade (17-9)         --

Comments: Ewing’s subdistrict final win vs. Stuart jumbles the middle of the rankings. Silver Lake departs after losing to Lawrence-Nelson in subdistricts. The Mustangs are replaced by state qualifier Wauneta-Palisade at No. 10.

Reach Ron Powell at 402-473-7437 or rpowell@journalstar.com.

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Ron Powell is a long-time prep writer for the Journal Star. He covers high school football, boys basketball and track as well as state college football and Husker and professional tennis.

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