PBR Kansas POWER 25

The Kansas high school baseball season kicked off on March 17th, opening day for regular season action under KSHSAA regulations. Leading up to opening day, we published our team previews ahead of and during the beginning of the 2024 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, leading into the official PBR Kansas Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

While much of the initial lists are weighted on previous performances, prospects, and projections, updates will be inherently tied to the production on the field. Simply put: wins, level of competition, and prospects matter. A human element to the list will still provide important information on the nuances and intricacies that the season bestows. Whether it is a close loss in a rivalry game, a five-game in three days gauntlet, or a bout of sickness that depletes a lineup, you can count on PBR to critically examine the playing field at all times.

Following Opening Day, our scouts will be out and about covering the 2024 season and will be publishing scout notes and additional in-season content along the way, like Power 25 updates, Diamond Notes, Scout Blogs, and Player of the Week awards.

Week 5

+ Olathe West It can officially be said at this point that Olathe West has the best pitching staff in the state. Statistically, the Owls have allowed fewer runs per game than any other 6A team in the state. This is, in most part, thanks to four front line arms who are all preforming at or above expectations this spring. But the Owls aren't one dimensional, they have also posted a 6.2 runs per game. They have more than a few quality wins on thier undefeated resume as well. 

+ Blue Valley Southwest continues to rack up wins thanks to their elite pitching staff. Directed by one of the best pitching coaches in the state in Coach Tyler Kincaid and anchored by one of the top prospects in the country in senior Anson Seibert, the Timberwolves' staff boasts a 1.17 ERA on the year so far.

+ Wichita Heights enters our rankings for the first time in 2024 this week after a big top-5 win over Lawrence Free State. A junior and senior heavy roster, the Falcons are riding their experience to a 10-2 record and a strong first half of the year.

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Previous

Rank

School

Record

Class

2
1
Olathe West
14-0
6A
1
2
Olathe East
12-2
6A
3
3
Bishop Carroll
10-1
5A
4
4
Lawrence Free State
12-2
6A
7
5
Blue Valley SW
12-1
5A
5
6
Gardner Edgerton
10-3
6A
9
7
St. Thomas Aquinas
7-3
5A
6
8
Blue Valley West
11-2
6A
8
9
Mill Valley
8-5
6A
10
10
Maize
11-3
6A
12
11
De Soto
9-2
5A
13
12
Shawnee Mission East
8-6
6A
14
13
Bishop Ward
11-0
3A
11
14
Blue Valley North
6-6
6A
15
15
Topeka Seaman
8-2
5A
17
16
Maize South
9-2
5A
19
17
Life Prep Academy
13-7
NA
25
18
Lawrence
9-5
6A
NR
19
Wichita Heights
10-2
6A
22
20
Clay Center/Wakefield
12-0
4A
20
21
Andover Central
13-0
5A
18
22
Shawnee Mission North
7-3
6A
21
23
Derby
7-6
6A
23
24
Rock Creek
10-1
4A
24
25
Mulvane
8-3
4A

Power 25 Rankings Week by Week

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