Prep Softball Rankings: The 4th Edition of the Year Brings a New Top Team in Class 4A

Prep Softball- The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their softball rankings and after a huge reshuffle last week Class 4A is the only classification to have a new top team.

In Class 1A, the top four teams remain the same with North Linn wearing the crown followed by Martensdale-St. Marys. Sigourney was upset by Cardinal last week 2-0 causing them to tumble from 5th to 8th. Newman Catholic fell five spots from 6th to 11th after losing two games in a row, 8-3 and 1-0. Collins-Maxwell was dropped from the top 15 and Griswold takes #13 spot in the rankings. The Tigers have scored 146 runs while giving up only 13 and tout a 16-0 record.

Iowa City Regina and Central Springs hold on to the top two spots, respectively, in Class 2A. Lisbon’s loss to Wapsie Valley 4-0 last week caused them to drop from 3rd to 4th. West Monona’s beat up of their competition caused them to rise the ranks from 6th to 3rd. Alburnett and Osage were dropped out of the top 15 and replaced by Sioux Central and Jessup in the #12 and #13 spots, respectively.

Class 3A had minimal movement with the top nine teams keeping their same spot from last week. Williamsburg is on top of the rankings with an 18-2 record. The #10 through #15 spots is where some slight shuffling occurred. Center Point-Urbana fell from 10th to 15th after losing 8 of their last 12 contests. Grinnell hopped up three spots from 15th to 12th. Sumner-Fredericksburg and Greene County each fell one spot to now be ranked 13th and 14th, respectively.

Shambolic is defined to be chaotic and that is the only way to describe Class 4A this week. Indianola and Norwalk spent one week in the top two spots, respectively. However, losses from Clear Creek Amana and Ankeny caused Indianola to drop down to 6th and Norwalk is now ranked 7th after losses to Burlington and Xavier. Carlisle climbed up the rankings from 5th to be the new top team with Dallas Center-Grimes now being ranked 2nd. Western Dubuque climbed up five spots from 10th to 5th. Their lone loss in their last 10 games coming against the #15 ranked team in Class 5A, Dubuque Senior. Burlington was knocked down two spots from 9th to 11th. Gilbert jumps into the top 15 with an 11-4 record as Knoxville dropped out of the top 15.

Ankeny Centennial held on to their top spot in Class 5A with a 17-2 record. Valley’s three game losing streak caused them to trip down the rankings from 2nd to 7th. Cedar Rapids Kennedy dropped from the top 15 with Iowa City Liberty jumping to the #14 spot. The Lightning picked up a key win against Valley last Saturday, 12-11.