Girls’ High School Basketball Rankings: Business as Usual

Prep Basketball- The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has updated the rankings for another of girls’ basketball and only 3 teams dropped out of the top 15 for all 5 classes combined. Moreover, the top three teams in each class remained unchanged.

Class 1A is still ruled by Algona Bishop Garrigan followed by Newell-Fonda and North Linn. Amazingly, it is another stable week for Class 1A with each team keeping their position from the week before. Winfield-Mt. Union still holds the 10th position with an undefeated record of 16-0, as they are fresh off a dominating victory over WACO, and Burlington Notre Dame is ranked 11th at 12-4 after crushing Central Lee 72-42 in their last matchup.

Class 2A also had minimal movement with one team falling down the rankings. Pocahontas Area is now ranked 11th after being ranked 8th a week ago, as they fell to Sioux Central 52-41. Otherwise, Dike-New Hartford is still the top team at 13-0 with Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont ranked 4th at 14-0. No teams dropped out of the rankings.

Estherville Lincoln Central, Unity Christian, and Solon are the top three teams of Class 3A, respectively. Osage takes over the 7th spot after Center Point-Urbana fell three spots to 10th as the Stormin Pointers dropped games to 4th ranked Benton and Class 4A ranked 7th Clear Creek Amana. Cherokee also dropped in the rankings from 8th to 12th after their 31-point loss to Spencer, 67-36. Sioux Center jumped up the rankings to 11th from 14th. Atlantic dropped out of the rankings with 9-4 Harlan taking the 15th spot of the rankings.

The first 12 spots were unchanged from last week’s Class 4A rankings with Dallas Center-Grimes still holding the top spot. Marion went from 13th to 15th after dropping games to Mount Vernon and Iowa City West. Lewis Central swapped the 15th position to be ranked 13th after dismantling their last two opponents. Spencer knocks Glenwood out of the top 15 to be ranked 14th.

Class 5A had the most movement and the highest ranked team fell from their spot last week. Johnston is still the number one team at 16-0 followed by also undefeated Pleasant Valley at 14-0. Valley tumbled from 4th to 7th as they fell to originally ranked 6th now ranked 4th Dowling Catholic 50-32 and now ranked 6th Ankeny Centennial by seven. Cedar Falls had the biggest jump in the rankings going from 14th to 9th after defeating previously 9th ranked Iowa City West 38-29. The Trojans fell one spot to be ranked 10th. Iowa City Liberty struck down Linn-Marr 63-57 resulting in the Lightning moving up to 12th from 15th and the Lions falling from 10th to 13th. Des Moines North was the lone team to fall from the rankings as Waukee took the 14th spot, despite a 6-8 record.