Boys’ Basketball- The Iowa High School Athletic Association is continuing with their inaugural basketball rankings with their second iteration for the 2022-2023 season. Southeastern Iowa has a couple teams representing in this week’s rankings.
Class 1A has Grand View Christian sitting on top with last year’s state champion, North Linn, ranked 2nd. WACO is continuing their athletic dominance by being ranked 4th with an undefeated record ten games into the season. Marquette Catholic of Bellevue rounds out the top 10.
Class 2A is highlighted by Central Lyon, Aplington-Parkersburg, and Roland-Story ranked in the top three, respectively. West Burlington is inching up the rankings touting an 8-0 record and being ranked 5th. Last year’s state champion Rock Valley is not in the top 10.
Class 3A is also missing last year’s state champion, Dallas Center-Grimes, from the top 10 rankings. Instead, Cedar Rapids Xavier dominates both boys’ and girls’ basketball, being ranked in the top spot here. Bondurant-Farrar and MOC-Floyd Valley round out the top three, respectively. North Polk is ranked 10th.
Lastly, Class 4A is led by Waukee Northwest with a 10-0 record followed by Cedar Rapids Kennedy, also undefeated with an 8-0 record. Waterloo West rounds out the top 10 with Pleasant Valley ranked 9th as one of two teams ranked with 3 losses–the other is Valley in West Des Moines ranked 6th.