Prep Volleyball: #3 Holy Trinity Catholic Stays Put While West Burlington Moves Up to #10

Prep Volleyball- The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their fourth edition of the volleyball rankings. All the classifications kept the same top three teams and only six total teams were dropped from the top 15.

Ankeny Christian is still on top in Class 1A followed by North Tama and Holy Trinity Catholic, respectively. The Crusaders are riding a seven-game winning streak as the Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament will begin play next week. The first team to fall in the rankings was AGWSR as they went from 7th to 8th, but St. Albert had the furthest drop from 8th to 12th as they have lost three straight matches to Fremont-Mills, Red Oak, and Kuemper Catholic. Riverside has now loss to Griswold twice this season causing the Bulldogs to be knocked out of the top 15 with the Tigers vaulting into the top 15 at the #14 spot.

In Class 2A, the top five teams kept their spot and Ridge View’s tumble from 6th to 9th was the only move in the top 9. Dike-New Hartford and Hinton are the top two teams, respectively, and remain undefeated. Treynor is ranked 6th but also undefeated. Despite no teams falling out of the top 15, the #10 through #15 spots were scrambled about. West Burlington touts an 18-2 record and keep moving up the rankings as the Falcons soared from 13th to 10th. Regina Catholic, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, and Aplington-Parkersburg went from #10, #11, and #12, respectively, to #13, #14, and #15, respectively.

Western Christian is the top team in Class 3A with Mount Vernon and Des Moines Christian coming in at #2 and #3. Assumption jumped up two spots from #7 to #5 in the rankings. Center Point-Urbana loss to #8 Solon dropped the Stormin Pointers from 6th to 9th. The Linn-Mar Invitational was not kind to Anamosa as the Blue Riders finished the tournament 0-4 and dropped them out of the top 15 from the #9 spot. Mid-Prairie went from unranked to #10 after wins against ranked teams Regina Catholic and #3 in Class 5A Ankeny. #15 Roland-Story replaced Forest City in the top 15.

In Class 4A, the top eight teams remained the same with Clear Creek Amana the clear favorite touting a 21-0 record. Ballard and Dallas Center-Grimes flipped spots with the Bombers now ranked 9th and the Mustangs in 11th. Bishop Heelan jumped five spots from 15th to 10th, while Sioux Center fell from 10th to unranked. Charles City rounds out the list after being unranked last week.

Class 5A had no movement in the top 12 spots with Dowling Catholic sitting on top in the rankings followed by Ankeny Centennial and Ankeny, respectively. Muscatine moved up one spot from 14th to 13th. Iowa City High and Dubuque Hempstead were kicked out of the top 15. Taking their spots at the #14 and #15, respectively, was Council Bluffs Lincoln and Waukee.