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Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: North Linn is new No. 1 in Class 2A

North Linn’s Austin Miller (right) makes a basket over Aplington-Parkersburg’s Carter Cuvelier (left) and Josh Haan (center) during the third quarter of their high school basketball game during the Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
North Linn’s Austin Miller (right) makes a basket over Aplington-Parkersburg’s Carter Cuvelier (left) and Josh Haan (center) during the third quarter of their high school basketball game during the Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new class, but a familiar spot this week for the North Lynn Lynx.

North Linn ascends to the No. 1 spot in Class 2A in the latest Gazette boys’ basketball rankings, replacing Camanche. The Indians lost their game to Class 3A Mount Pleasant at this past weekend’s Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

North Linn, meanwhile, remained unbeaten (12-0) with an impressive 83-59 win over Aplington-Parkersburg at the event. That the was first 2A team the Lynx played this season.

North Linn, last year’s 1A state runner-up, has jumped a class to 2A this season. It will play one more 2A opponent this season, in the February regular-season finale against defending state champ Cascade.

The rest of this week’s No. 1s remain the same: North Scott in Class 4A, Maquoketa in 3A and Grand View Christian of Des Moines in 1A.

North Scott (12-0) remains just ahead of No. 2 Waukee (10-0). Fourth-ranked Sioux City East is the other remaining unbeaten in the class at 10-0. Bettendorf, which only has lost to North Scott, comes in at No. 3.

The Missississippi Valley Conference is represented this week by Dubuque Senior at seventh, Cedar Falls at eighth and Iowa City West at ninth.

Maquoketa (13-0) remains unbeaten in a wide-open Class 3A. Third-ranked Clear Lake (12-0) is the other undefeated.

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Sergeant Bluff-Luton (8-3), which plays a 4A schedule, comes in second in 3A. Carroll is fourth, Pella fifth, Glenwood sixth and Oskaloosa seventh. Norwalk (ninth) and Fairfield (10th) join this week’s 3A rankings.

It is the same 10 teams ranked in 2A, with a little bit of movements, thanks to losses to Camanche and Western Christian.

Clinton Prince of Peace is the only new entry in the Class 1A poll, at No. 10. Grand View Christian is followed by Ankeny Christian, Montezuma, New London and Ar-We-Va. Those last four are unbeaten, with GVC’s lone loss coming to 4A No. 9 Iowa City West.

As usual, last week’s ranking is in parentheses.

CLASS 4A

1. North Scott 12-0 (1)

2. Waukee 10-0 (2)

3. Bettendorf 10-1 (4)

4. Sioux City East 10-0 (6)

5. Davenport Central 10-2 (3)

6. West Des Moines Valley 10-2 (9)

7. Dubuque Senior 8-2 (10)

8. Cedar Falls 8-2 (7)

9. Iowa City West 8-2 (5)

10. Des Moines North 9-2 (NR)

Dropped out: Ames (8)

 

CLASS 3A

1. Maquoketa 13-0 (1)

2. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 8-3 (2)

3. Clear Lake 12-0 (3)

4. Carroll 9-1 (5)

5. Pella 9-2 (7)

6. Glenwood 9-2 (4)

7. Oskaloosa 9-2 (8)

8. Gilbert 10-2 (6)

9. Norwalk 9-3 (NR)

10. Fairfield 8-2 (NR)

Dropped out: Dubuque Wahlert (9), Adel ADM (10)

 

CLASS 2A

1. North Linn 12-0 (2)

2. Treynor 12-0 (3)

3. South Hamilton 11-1 (5)

4. Boyden-Hull 11-0 (7)

5. West Sioux 12-0 (6)

6. Van Meter 10-0 (8)

7. Camanche 11-1 (1)

8. Western Christian 8-3 (4)

9. Dike-New Hartford 9-1 (9)

10. South Central Calhoun 12-1 (10)

Dropped out: none

 

CLASS 1A

1. Grand View Christian 11-1 (1)

2. Ankeny Christian 11-0 (2)

3. Montezuma 13-0 (3)

4. New London 11-0 (4)

5. Ar-We-Va 12-0 (5)

6. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 12-1 (6)

7. Sioux Central 10-1 (7)

8. George-Little Rock 12-1 (9)

9. Stanton 12-0 (10)

10. Clinton Prince of Peace 10-1 (NR)

Dropped out: Algona Garrigan (8)

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