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Iowa high school girls' basketball 2019-20: The Gazette's preseason rankings

Who's No. 1? Iowa City High, North Scott, North Polk, Cascade, Newell-Fonda

Cascade’s Nicole McDermott (1) makes a basket and is then fouled by Grundy Center’s Kylie Willis (34) during the fourth quarter of their Class 2A semifinal at the 2019 girls’ state basketball tournament. The Cougars open the 2019-20 season ranked No. 1 by The Gazette. (The Gazette)
Cascade’s Nicole McDermott (1) makes a basket and is then fouled by Grundy Center’s Kylie Willis (34) during the fourth quarter of their Class 2A semifinal at the 2019 girls’ state basketball tournament. The Cougars open the 2019-20 season ranked No. 1 by The Gazette. (The Gazette)

The Gazette’s preseason Iowa high school girls’ basketball rankings for 2019-20, with last year’s record and postseason finish.

CLASS 5A

1. Iowa City High (19-3, Class 5A state qualifier)

2. Johnston (22-3, Class 5A state semifinalist)

3. West Des Moines Dowling (17-8, Class 5A state semifinalist)

4. Cedar Falls (19-2, Class 5A regional finalist)

5. West Des Moines Valley (20-5, Class 5A state champion)

6. Southeast Polk (21-4, Class 5A state runner-up)

7. Waukee (18-5, Class 5A state qualifier)

8. Urbandale (13-10, Class 5A state qualifier)

9. Ankeny Centennial (15-8, Class 5A state qualifier)

10. Cedar Rapids Prairie (18-4, Class 5A regional finalist)

Next five (alphabetic order): Ames (11-11), Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (12-10), Davenport North (13-9), Iowa City West (17-4), Sioux City East (14-9).

 

CLASS 4A

1. North Scott (22-3, Class 4A state champion)

2. Marion (23-2, Class 4A runner-up)

3. Ballard (20-3, Class 4A regional semifinalist)

4. Lewis Central (17-4, Class 4A regional semifinalist)

5. Center Point-Urbana (24-2, Class 3A state champion)

6. Cedar Rapids Xavier (14-9, Class 4A state qualifier)

7. Waverly-Shell Rock (20-3, Class 4A state qualifier)

8. Gilbert (16-6, Class 4A regional finalist)

9. Dallas Center-Grimes (16-7, Class 4A regional semifinalist)

10. Mason City (16-9, Class 4A state semifinalist)

Next five (alphabetic order): Bondurant-Farrar (12-10), Clear Creek Amana (11-8), Denison-Schleswig (20-3), DeWitt Central (16-5), Glenwood (18-5).

 

CLASS 3A

1. North Polk (23-2, Class 3A state runner-up)

2. Sioux City Heelan (19-6, Class 4A state semifinalist)

3. Dike-New Hartford (20-3, Class 2A state qualifier)

4. Clear Lake (17-5, Class 3A regional finalist)

5. Red Oak (18-5, Class 3A regional semifinalist)

6. Algona (20-2, Class 3A regional semifinalist)

7. Roland-Story (19-6, Class 3A state qualifier)

8. Okoboji (19-3, Class 3A regional quarterfinalist)

9. Crestwood (15-6, Class 3A state qualifier)

10. Des Moines Christian (23-3, Class 3A state semifinalist)

Next five (alphabetic order): Carroll (14-9), Central Lee (19-6), Davenport Assumption (12-10), West Burlington (16-5), West Marshall (14-8).

 

CLASS 2A

1. Cascade (23-2, Class 2A state semifinalist)

2. West Hancock (25-2, Class 1A state runner-up)

3. North Linn (21-2, Class 2A state qualifier)

4. Osage (20-2, Class 3A regional finalist)

5. Van Buren County (21-3, Class 2A regional finalist)

6. West Branch (15-5, Class 2A regional quarterfinalist)

7. Aplington-Parkersburg (23-3, Class 2A state qualifier)

8. Emmetsburg (15-8, Class 2A regional semifinalist)

9. MFL MarMac (20-2, Class 2A regional quarterfinalist)

10. South O’Brien (15-7, Class 2A regional quarterfinalist)

Next five (alphabetic order): Avoca AHSTW (15-7), Mount Ayr (15-7), North Union (13-7), West Monona (16-7), West Sioux (15-6).

 

CLASS 1A

1. Newell-Fonda (27-0, Class 1A state champion)

2. Montezuma (22-3, Class 1A state semifinalist)

3. Clarksville (20-3, Class 1A state qualifier)

4. North Mahaska (15-5, Class 1A state qualifier)

5. East Buchanan (15-7, Class 2A regional quarterfinalist)

6. Sigourney (19-4, Class 1A regional finalist)

7. Kingsley-Pierson (22-2, Class 1A regional finalist)

8. Algona Garrigan (16-7, Class 1A regional semifinalist)

9. Marcus MMCRU (17-6, Class 1A regional semifinalist)

10. Exira-EHK (17-6, Class 1A regional semifinalist)

Next five (alphabetic order): Bellevue Marquette (22-3), Colo-Nesco (19-4), Lamoni (15-5), Martensdale-St. Marys (15-5), Turkey Valley (13-8).

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