Prep Girls’ Soccer- The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released the final rankings of the season for Class 2A and 3A. Class 3A returned to form by bringing some chaos before the postseason gets underway.
Waverly-Shell Rock still clings on to the top spot in Class 2A with a 14-1 record. Independence experienced their first loss of the season to Assumption 3-0, which dropped them down one spot to 5th. North Polk was ranked 6th last week but after falling 1-0 against previously ranked 9th now ranked 8th Bondurant-Farrar, the Comets plummeted to 11th in the rankings. Norwalk jumped up to 10th in the rankings after taking down fellow ranked team Lewis Central 5-4. The Titans are now ranked 13th. Burlington was dropped from the top 15 after losing 1-0 to Davenport Central. Glenwood rounds out the top 15 with a 10-5 record.
Comparing the final rankings to the preseason, 13 teams remain ranked in the top 15. North Polk had the biggest drop in the rankings, falling 8 spots from being ranked 3rd at the start of the season. ADM moved up the rankings 6 spots from 12th to 6th, the biggest climb of all the teams in Class 2A.
In Class 3A, Waukee Northwest holds the top spot, but there’s a new #2 team. Ankeny continues their climb back up the rankings after defeating the previous #2 team Valley 1-0 last week. The Hawks are now ranked 2nd with the Tigers falling back to 4th. Dowling Catholic has lost their last three games and fall two spots in the rankings from 5th to 7th. Dubuque Hempstead fell out of the top 15 after losing to #6 Linn-Mar 6-0 last week. Prairie enters the top 15 at the #15 slot with a 10-3 record.
12 of the 15 teams listed in the preseason rankings remain on the list. Two schools kept their same rankings: Ankeny in 2nd and Valley in 4th. Ankeny Centennial had the largest fall and the most surprising fall after entering the season as the #1 team. The Jaguars enter the postseason ranked 8th with an 8-6 record. Johnston had the highest climb entering the season ranked 9th and ending the regular season ranked 3rd.