The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their second rankings for girls basketball, the first of the regular season and here are some of the highlights. Class 1A remains unchanged with Algona Bishop Garrigan remaining at the top spot with a 1-1 record, followed by Newell-Fonda then North Linn. Burlington Notre Dame and Winfield-Mt. Union have gotten fast starts to the season with the Nikes sitting at 2-0 and the Wolves at 4-0 and they round out the top 15 with Notre Dame at 14 and Winfield-Mt. Union at 15.
The top 10 teams for Class 2A saw no movement as Dike-New Hartford remains number one followed by Central Lyon and Sibley-Ocheyedan. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont is positioned in 6th and Mediapolis moved up one spot from 12th to 11th. South Central Calhoun and West Branch dropped out with Hinton and Bellevue jumping into the top 15.
Class 3A saw a major shakeup in the top 10 after Estherville Lincoln Central and Unity Christian remained stable at the top 2 spots. West Marshall, 3-0, leapfrogged to 3rd with Center Point-Urbana moved up from 8th in the rankings to 4th. The biggest climb in the rankings was Mount Vernon going from unranked to 10th after a strong 3-0 start. Davenport Assumption was the inverse as they fell from 3rd to 13th after an 0-3 start to the season. West Liberty also fell from 6th to 15th and Clear Lake was dropped out of the top 15.
There is a new top dog in Class 4A as Cedar Rapids Xavier leapfrogged Sioux City Bishop Heelan to take over the top spot. Ballard is now ranked 3rd after being ranked 6th in the preseason. North Scott moved back a spot from 5th to 6th. Carlisle is the new team in the rankings after a 3-0 start to the season they find themselves ranked 12th. Glenwood was the one team to drop out.
Class 5A is very similar to Class 1A in how no teams were dropped from the rankings and similar to Class 2A in how the top 10 remains unchanged with Waterloo West and Johnston holding the top two spots, respectively. Des Moines North fell from 11th to 14th. Davenport North and Waukee jumped up in the rankings to now be placed at 11th and 12th, respectively.