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

South Hamilton now atop 2A in Gazette poll

Marion's Mason Rahe (31) tries to pass around Cedar Rapids Xavier's Jake Beckmann (11) during the first quarter of their quarterfinal game of the Iowa Boys' State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Marion's Mason Rahe (31) tries to pass around Cedar Rapids Xavier's Jake Beckmann (11) during the first quarter of their quarterfinal game of the Iowa Boys' State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — There’s some upheaval, as you might expect, in the second Gazette boys’ basketball rankings of the season.

Three of the four No. 1s from last week remain No. 1: Iowa City West in Class 4A, Oskaloosa in 3A and Grand View Christian in 1A. But South Hamilton has jumped to the top spot in Class 2A, flip-flopping with Western Christian in the rankings, after WC’s loss this past Saturday night to Harrisburg (S.D.).

Class 3A saw a ton of change, as seven of last week’s top 10 lost. Following Oskaloosa in this week’s poll is Maquoketa, West Delaware, Denison-Schleswig and Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Denison-Schleswig, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Marion and Cedar Rapids Xavier all are newcomers to the rankings.

Other ranked teams from the area are North Linn (fourth in 2A), West Branch (10th in 2A) and Montezuma (fifth in 1A).

Below are this week’s entire rankings, with last week’s individual ranking in parentheses.

CLASS 4A

1. Iowa City West 3-0 (1)

2. North Scott 3-0 (2)

3. Waukee 3-0 (3)

4. Ankeny 4-0 (5)

5. Des Moines Hoover 4-0 (4)

6. Davenport Central 4-0 (6)

7. Dubuque Senior 1-1 (7)

8. Bettendorf 3-0 (8)

9. Des Moines North 3-1 (9)

10. Sioux City East 3-0 (10)

Dropped out: none

 

CLASS 3A

1. Oskaloosa 4-0 (1)

2. Maquoketa 5-0 (4)

3. West Delaware 4-0 (5)

4. Denison-Schleswig 3-1 (4)

5. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3-1 (NR)

6. Glenwood 3-1 (2)

7. Carroll 3-1 (6)

8. Marion 5-0 (NR)

9. Cedar Rapids Xavier 2-1 (NR)

10. Spirit Lake 3-1 (3)

Dropped out: Carlisle (8), Norwalk (9), Winterset (10)

 

CLASS 2A

1. South Hamilton 5-0 (2)

2. Western Christian 1-1 (1)

3. Camanche 4-0 (3)

4. North Linn 4-0 (4)

5. Treynor 4-0 (5)

6. Dike-New Hartford 3-0 (8)

7. Forest City 4-0 (9)

8. Eddyville EBF 3-0 (6)

9. West Sioux 5-0 (NR)

10. West Branch 5-0 (10)

Dropped out: Sioux Center (7)

 

CLASS 1A

1. Grand View Christian 3-1 (1)

2. Algona Garrigan 4-0 (2)

3. Ankeny Christian 4-0 (4)

4. Montezuma 5-0 (5)

5. Sioux Central 4-0 (6)

6. Dunkerton 3-0 (7)

7. New London 4-0 (8)

8. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 3-0 (9)

9. Stanton 4-0 (10)

10. George-Little Rock 3-1 (3)

Dropped out: none

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