SEK-Sports.com conducted a coaches poll of both the CNC Boys and Girls basketball coaches. The following is the preseason predicted order of finish by those who responded for the 2017-2018 Kansas High School Basketball season. The poll is sponsored this year by Merle Kelly Ford in Chanute, KS and the Chanute Recreation Commission:

CNC Boys Basketball

1) Girard

2) Frontenac

T-3) St. Mary's-Colgan

T-3) Baxter Springs

T-3) Galena

6) Riverton

7) Columbus

CNC Girls Basketball

1) St. Mary's-Colgan

2) Baxter Springs

T-3) Girard

T-3) Galena

5) Frontenac

6) Columbus

7) Riverton