Prep Volleyball- The postseason gets underway tonight, which means the final rankings of the year for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has been released. Only three total teams were dropped from the top 15, but we did see one #1 team fall.
In Class 1A, Ankeny Christian, Boyden-Hull, and Holy Trinity Catholic kept their top three positions, respectively. Ankeny touts three of the best servers in Class 1A, while the Crusaders have two top ten blockers including the number one blocker in Presley Myers. Minimal movement persisted through the rest of the rankings, except for Remsen-St. Mary’s falling from 10th all the way out of the top 15 after finishing the season 6-3 in their final nine games. Sidney jumped up to the #14 spot after previously being unranked.
Dike-New Hartford is still chasing perfection with a 44-0 record leading the way for Class 2A, followed by Hinton and Grundy Center. Treynor fell two spots from 5th to 7th. West Burlington ended the regular season with a 36-5 record, which helped the Falcons glide up one spot in the rankings to #13. No teams were dropped from the rankings.
The #1 spot has been secure amongst all the classifications this season, but no is ever safe as Western Christian fell to 3rd on the rankings. Losses to Hinton and Cherokee Washington did no favors. Mt. Vernon is now the #1 team followed by Cherokee for their big win. Mid-Prairie had been building a nice resume, which included a win over #13 West Burlington, but the Golden Hawks have gone just 5-6 in their last 11 games resulting in a four-spot tumble back to #12. Anamosa was replaced by Monticello in the rankings, who slides in at #14.
Class 4A has their own team searching for perfection as Clear Creek-Amana owns a 43-0 record. Indianola and Xavier ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively. ADM fell from #3 to #5 in the rankings. Nevada jumped up three spots to the #9 ranking. Charles City was dropped from the rankings and Carlisle was the team to replace them.
No teams were dropped from the top 15 in Class 1A with the top three teams remaining the same in Dowling Catholic, Ankeny Centennial, and Waukee Northwest, respectively. Iowa City Liberty rolled down a couple of spots to #14 and, interestingly, the Lightning is the only team to have a losing record (18-21) and still be ranked. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln rounds out the top 15 as no teams were evicted.
Classes 1A and 2A will begin the first round of playoffs tonight and Classes 3A, 4A, and 5A will start tomorrow, October 17th. All games are scheduled to start at 7 pm.