Prep Girls Soccer: Class 3A Rankings Continue to be Unpredictable

Girl’s Soccer- The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their fourth edition of this season’s girls’ soccer rankings. All classifications experienced at least one top three tumble down the rankings.

For Class 1A, Des Moines Christian remains undefeated on the season with a 7-0 record and held on to the top spot in the rankings. Davenport Assumption is 3-3 on the season but remains at the #2 spot in the rankings. Dike-New Hartford avalanched in the rankings from 3rd to 10th after falling to previously ranked #13 Hudson 2-0. Hudson jumped up to 9th after the win. Underwood hopped over Nevada to be ranked 3rd. Solon experienced a similar fall to Dike-New Hartford after losing to Independence and Marion last week as the Spartans fell from 6th to 12th. Iowa City Regina and Treynor dropped out of the top 15 and were replaced by 3-0 Beckman Catholic, ranked 13th, and 6-0 Panorama, ranked 14th, as they are led by the top goal scorer in Class 1A in Morgan Crees with 19 goals on the season. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic rounds out the top 15.

Dallas Center Grimes and North Scott kept their top two rankings, but North Polk and Waverly-Shell Rock flipped positions after the Comets lost to Class 1A #4 Nevada 1-0 last week. Independence jumped up three spots to be ranked 6th this week with a 7-0 record and the 3rd best goal scorer in Class 2A in Easten Miller with 19 goals. Xavier dropped from 6th to 9th this week after losing to Iowa City High and Dubuque Hempstead, ranked 10th in Class 3A, last week. Clear Creek-Amana dropped out of the rankings after losing an overtime game to Vinton-Shellsburg 3-2. Iowa Falls-Alden enters the rankings at #15 and a 6-1 record with the top scorer in all classifications as Abigail Ites has netted 25 goals on the season.

Class 3A continues to be chaotic with Waukee Northwest keeping the top spot and the rest of the rankings being scrambled. Previously ranked 2nd Dowling Catholic loss to Johnston 1-0 and proceeded to fall to 5th. Johnston jumped from being ranked 7th to 4th. West Des Moines Valley is now ranked 2nd after being ranked 4th a week ago. Linn-Marr made the same type of jump to now being ranked 3rd after being ranked 5th last week. Ankeny Centennial continues to fall after losing to Valley last week 2-0. The Jaguars are now ranked 7th after being ranked 3rd last week. Waukee had the biggest jump of any team this week after being unranked last week after going 3-2 against ranked teams with their losses combined score being 2-0. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln tumbled out of the rankings after falling to Nevada 3-2 in overtime. Sioux City East round out the rankings.