Buchanan (33-3), ranked fifth nationally by ESPN RISE in boys volleyball, is top-seeded for the section D-I playoffs, which begin today with five matches.
The Bears, unbeaten against section competition, received a first-round bye and will play today's winner between No. 8 Clovis and No. 9 Clovis East in Thursday's quarterfinals.
Defending champion Clovis West is seeded second. The semifinals will be played next Tuesday, setting up the May 20 championship.
CENTRAL SECTION PLAYOFFS
No. 9 Clovis East at No. 8 Clovis; No. 12 Sunnyside at No. 5 Sanger; No. 13 Fresno at No. 4 Clovis North; No. 11 Madera at No. 6 Reedley; No. 10 Central at No. 7 Madera South. Byes: No. 1 Buchanan; No. 2 Clovis West; No. 3 Bullard.