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Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: Prairie works its way to No. 6 in 4A AP poll

Dyersville Beckman stays atop 2A

Cedar Rapids Prairie's Gabe Burkle (left) is fouled by North Scott's Reece Sommers during the second quarter of a Class
Cedar Rapids Prairie's Gabe Burkle (left) is fouled by North Scott's Reece Sommers during the second quarter of a Class 4A substate final game at Liberty High School in North Liberty on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Unbeaten Cedar Rapids Prairie has inched its way into the No. 6 position in Class 4A in this week’s Associated Press boys’ basketball poll.

It’s the final poll of the year.

The Hawks are 6-0 as they and everyone else heads to the holiday break. Prairie won three games last week on the road, including a buzzer-beater over Linn-Mar, 45-44.

Waukee remains first in 4A, followed by Ankeny Centennial, Dubuque Hempstead, Sioux City East and Waterloo West. Iowa City West fell from third to eighth after a loss last week to Dubuque Senior.

Davenport Assumption moved from second to first in Class 3A, after Winterset, last week’s No. 1, lost to Pella. Assumption is 6-0.

The top five is rounded out by, in order, Carroll, Dallas Center-Grimes, Mount Vernon and Winterset.

Dyersville Beckman (7-0) continues to be top ranked in 2A, and picked up five first-place votes last week. The Blazers were No. 1 last week despite not having any first-place votes.

North Linn (6-0) stays third in 2A, with Iowa City Regina (5-1) coming in sixth.

Remsen St. Mary’s (6-0) remains a solid No. 1 in Class 1A. The top five also consists of, in order, Montezuma, Algona Garrigan, Easton Valley and West Fork.

Below are this week’s entire poll:

CLASS 4A

Team, record, points, previously

1. Waukee (5) 5-0, 98, 1

2. Ankeny Centennial (1) 6-0, 91, 2

3. Dubuque Hempstead (2) 6-0, 79, 4

4. Sioux City East (1) 7-0, 61, 5

5. Waterloo West 5-1, 51, 6

6. Cedar Rapids Prairie 6-0, 43, 9

7. Cedar Falls (1) 5-1, 42, 8

8. Iowa City West 4-1, 37, 3

9. West Des Moines Dowlling 5-1, 35, 7

10. Council Bluffs Lincoln 7-0, 20, 10

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Others receiving votes: North Scott 18, Ankeny 11, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 7, Dubuque Senior 6, Linn-Mar 5, Iowa City Liberty 1

 

CLASS 3A

Team, record, points, previously

1. Davenport Assumption (10) 6-0, 108, 2

2. Carroll (1) 5-0, 89, 5

3. Dallas Center-Grimes 6-0, 77, 6

4. Mount Vernon 6-0, 65, 7

5. Winterset 5-1, 52, 1

6. Harlan 6-0, 51 8

7. Algona 6-0, 47, 9

8. Norwalk 4-2, 32, 4

9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3-2, 20, 3

10. Pella 4-2, 14, NR.

Others receiving votes: Glenwood 11, DeWitt Central 11, Clear Lake 9, MOC-Floyd Valley 9, Marion 8, Gilbert 1, Webster City 1

 

CLASS 2A

Team, record, points, previously

1. Dyersville Beckman (5) 7-0, 101, 1

2. Treynor (2) 7-0, 85, 2

3. North Linn 6-0, 75, 3

4. (tie) West Sioux 8-0, 71, 5

.. Camanche 5-0 (3), 71, 3

6. Iowa City Regina 5-1, 39, 8

7. Osage 7-0, 36, 9

8. Boyden-Hull 5-1, 23, NR

9. Dike-New Hartford 6-0, 22 NR

10. Van Meter 5-0, 17, NR

Others receiving votes: Aplington-Parkersburg 15, Unity Christian 13, Des Moines Christian 9, Monticello 8, West Burlington 5, Woodward-Granger 5, East Sac County 4, Pella Christian 4, Rock Valley 1, Tri-Center 1

 

CLASS 1A

1. Remsen St. Mary’s (6) 6-0, 103, 1

2. Montezuma (1) 6-0, 88, 3

3. Algona Garrigan (1) 7-1, 78, 2

4. Easton Valley 7-0, 70, 5

5. West Fork (1) 7-0, 62, 4

6. WACO (1) 8-0, 54, 6

7. Avoca AHSTW (1) 8-0, 41-7

8. Janesville 6-0, 26, 9

9. Lake Mills 5-1, 24, 8

10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 6-0, 15, NR

Others receiving votes: Anita CAM 8, Martensdale-St. Marys 6, Madrid 6, Don Bosco 5, South O’Brien 5, East Mills 4, Burlington Notre Dame 3, Edgewood-Colesburg 2, Mount Ayr 2, Keota 1, Grand View Christian 1, Siouxland Christian 1

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