Prep Boys’ Basketball- The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released their rankings for the 6th time this season with no major movement before postseason basketball.
Class 4A is still run by Cedar Rapids Kennedy as they are still undefeated on the season. Ankeny Centennial tumbled from 6th to 8th after a loss to Waukee Northwest 74-48. Norwalk and Dubuque Senior each moved up a spot in response to 6th and 7th, respectively.
Bondurant-Farrar sits at 19-0 and number one in Class 3A followed by one loss Clear Lake. Newton is now ranked 6th after falling to Norwalk 67-47 last Tuesday. The only team to skyrocket up the rankings in any classification was Waverly-Shell Rock as they went from being ranked 10th to 7th as they are riding a 6-game winning streak. Mt. Pleasant saw their 12-game winning streak snapped by Fairfield last Friday in an overtime thriller that saw them fall 69-68, despite Payton Hagan’s 28 points and Aaiden Ashton’s 17 points.
Class 2A saw two teams drop out of the top 10, but Central Lyon and Roland-Story held on to the top two positions. The other team to experience the late surge of Fairfield was West Burlington as their undefeated season was thwarted by the Trojans in a 70-63 final. The Falcons dropped one spot to 6th due to the loss. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont and Beckman Catholic dropped out of the top 10 and were replaced by Alburnett and West Lyon at the 9th and 10th spots, respectively.
Class 1A had virtually no movement as Grand View Christian and North Linn still rock undefeated records and the top spots. WACO remains ranked in 5th as they defeated Columbus 87-22 in their first-round district matchup. Newman was the lone team to drop out as Newell-Fonda replaced them in the 10th spot to round out this week’s rankings.