After games on Tuesday, Jan. 17
The first two weeks of the season didn't go exactly as McCluer North and Nixa, two strong Class 5 contenders, had expected. Defending champ McCluer North fell to Borgia in its third contest while Nixa began the season with an L against Rock Bridge.
Since then, both teams seemingly have been invincible, reeling off long win streaks as we hit the midseason mark of the year. The Stars have won 13 straight while Nixa has gone unbeaten in 14 consecutive contests after clutch shooting allowed the Eagles to pull out a two-point win against Kickapoo on Tuesday.
Of course, the state's best record and streak this season belongs to Vianney, which now sits at 16-0 and 41st in the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings.
Here are this week's state rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Vianney (Kirkwood) 16-0 (1)
The Golden Griffins easily downed Farmington and Lindbergh. Up next: Chaminade on Friday.
2. McCluer North (Florissant) 15-1 (2)
Stars have hit their stride, beating Hazelwood East and Pattonville before downing Cameron Biedscheid and Cardinal Ritter by the count of 68-50 on Monday. Next up: Vashon on Friday.
3. Lee's Summit West 13-0 (3)
Titans remained unbeaten with last week's 22-point win against Park Hill.