Prep Girls’ Basketball- The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released this week’s rankings for the basketball season and all of the top teams kept their crown position, but a southeast conference matchup saw a shakeup in the rankings.
In Class 1A, the top three remained the same with North Linn sitting atop of the rankings. Calamus-Wheatland and Bishop Garrigan switched spots with Calamus-Wheatland now being ranked 7th. Two teams were dropped from the rankings as East Buchanan was replaced by Edgewood-Colesburg at the #14 spot and Burlington Notre Dame took down Holy Trinity Catholic 61-57 in overtime earlier this week to take the #15 spot from the Crusaders to round out the list.
Dike-New Hartford, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, and Panorama make up the top three spots for Class 2A, respectively. Sioux Central jumped up to the #7 spot as North Mahaska took their spot at the #9 slot. Additionally, Central Lyon and Aplington-Parkersburg switched spots with Central Lyon moving up from #10 to #8 in the rankings. No teams were knocked out of the top 15.
Class 3A followed suit to Class 2A with no teams getting knocked out of the top 15 and Solon keeping the top spot. The biggest move was Benton Community losing to Class 4A’s #11 Marion, 71-69 after three overtimes, resulting in the Bobcats falling for the second week in a row to #8 in the rankings.
Class 4A saw a shakeup in the top three with #3 Norwalk falling to the #7 slot after falling to previously unranked Lewis Central 65-58 earlier this week. The Titans vaulted all the way to #10 in the rankings after the win. Xavier fell out of the top 15 after three straight losses to #6 Waverly-Shell Rock, #15 Western Dubuque, and Linn-Mar.
Lastly, other than minimal movement throughout the list, Class 5A remained calm with Johnston still on top of the rankings. Waterloo West’s three-game losing streak to #14 Prairie, #9 Cedar Falls, and most recently to unranked Cedar Rapids Jefferson saw the Wahawks dropped from the top 15. Iowa City High filled in the gap left behind at the #14 slot.