Central High survived nearly unblemished during the girls volleyball regular season, especially taking care of business in the Tri-River Athletic Conference.
The Grizzlies finished 10-0 in the league and were rewarded with the top seed in the Central Section Division I playoffs that open Thursday.
Central went 37-2 overall, the only losses to Kamehameha Kapalama-Honolulu and Sacred Heart-Louisville, Ky., at the Durano Fall Classic in September.
Last season, the Grizzlies advanced to the section semifinals before falling to Clovis West in five sets. Liberty-Bakersfield wound up winning the championship.
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Buchanan, whose only two losses in the TRAC came to Central, was seeded second. Clovis West is the fifth seed this year, while Liberty received the No. 3 seed.
Other top seeds are Bakersfield Christian (D-II), Yosemite (D-III), Kingsburg (D-IV) and California City (D-V).
Central Section volleyball playoffs
Opening-round matches Nov. 2
No. 9 Frontier at No. 8 Clovis North
No. 12 Stockdale at No. 5 Clovis West
No. 13 Central Valley Christian at No. 4 Garces
No. 14 Bullard at No. 3 Liberty-Bakersfield
No. 11 Clovis at No. 6 Centennial
No. 10 Bakersfield at No. 7 Clovis East
Byes: No. 1 Central, No. 2 Buchanan
No. 9 Tulare at No. 8 Lemoore
No. 12 Mt. Whitney at No. 5 Tehachapi
No. 13 Hoover at No. 4 Madera
No. 11 Sanger at No. 6 Golden West
No. 10 El Diamante at No. 7 Monache
Byes: No. 1 Bakersfield Christian, No. 2 Exeter, No. 3 Redwood
No. 9 Woodlake at No. 8 Arvin
No. 12 Edison at No. 5 Sierra
No. 13 East Bakersfield at No. 4 Hanford West
No. 14 Dinuba at No. 3 Minarets
No. 11 Highland at No. 6 Memorial
No. 10 North at No. 7 Reedley
No. 15 Chavez at No. 2 Mission Oak
Bye: No. 1 Yosemite
No. 16 Bishop at No. 1 Kingsburg
No. 9 Frazier Mountain at No. 8 Strathmore
No. 12 Coalinga at No. 5 Immanuel
No. 13 Mendota at No. 4 Chowchilla
No. 14 Mira Monte at No. 3 Taft
No. 11 Golden Valley at No. 6 Dos Palos
No. 10 McFarland at No. 7 Porterville
No. 15 Lindsay at No. 2 Liberty-Madera Ranchos
No. 16 Lee Vining at No. 1 California City
No. 9 Caruthers at No. 8 Washington
No. 12 Immanuel Christian at No. 5 Selma
No. 13 Laton at No. 4 Fresno Christian
No. 14 Avenal at No. 3 Sierra Pacific
No. 11 Big Pine at No. 6 Wasco
No. 10 Delano at No. 7 Orosi
No. 15 Baker at No. 2 Kings Christian