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Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: Lots of postponements, not a lot of movement

Same No. 1s in this week's Gazette poll

West’s Nicholas Pepin (14) looks to pass under pressure from East’s Ra,ir Scott (3) during the first quarter at an Iowa City West High School boys’ basketball game with Waterloo East at Iowa City West on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.  (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
West’s Nicholas Pepin (14) looks to pass under pressure from East’s Ra,ir Scott (3) during the first quarter at an Iowa City West High School boys’ basketball game with Waterloo East at Iowa City West on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Not many games played last week, not much movement in the latest Gazette boys’ basketball rankings.

It remains the same 10 rated teams in Class 1A and 4A, as a matter of fact. It’s the same top 10 altogether in 4A, with North Scott, Waukee, Bettendorf, Sioux City East and Davenport Central, in that order, making up the top five.

North Scott (13-0), Waukee (11-0) and East (12-0) all are unbeaten, though Waukee lost outstanding point guard Noah Hart for a season-ending knee injury last week. East got a last-second layup last week to edge rival Sioux City West by a point and stay undefeated.

The top five in 3A stay the same: Maquoketa, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Clear Lake, Carroll and Pella, in that order. Fairfield fell out of the ranking, replaced by Davenport Assumption.

Treynor lost its first game of the season last week to Gretna (Neb.) and dropped from second to fifth in Class 2A. North Linn (13-0) remains No. 1, followed by South Hamilton, Boyden-Hull and West Sioux.

The top five in 1A are the same: Grand View Christian, Ankeny Christian, Montezuma, New London and Ar-We-Va. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton fell from sixth to 10th after losing for the second time this season to Ar-We-Va.

Weather wreaked havoc on last week’s schedule, with many games statewide postponed.

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

CLASS 4A

1. North Scott 13-0 (1)

2. Waukee 11-0 (2)

3. Bettendorf 11-1 (3)

4. Sioux City East 12-0 (4)

5. Davenport Central 11-2 (5)

6. West Des Moines Valley 11-2 (6)

7. Dubuque Senior 9-2 (7)

8. Cedar Falls 9-2 (8)

9. Iowa City West 10-2 (9)

10. Des Moines North 11-2 (10)

Dropped out: none

 

CLASS 3A

1. Maquoketa 14-0 (1)

2. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 9-3 (2)

3. Clear Lake 13-0 (3)

4. Carroll 10-1 (4)

5. Pella 11-2 (5)

6. Glenwood 11-2 (6)

7. Gilbert 11-2 (8)

8. Norwalk 11-3 (9)

9. Oskaloosa 9-3 (7)

10. Davenport Assumption 8-5 (NR)

Dropped out: Fairfield (10)

 

CLASS 2A

1. North Linn 13-0 (1)

2. South Hamilton 12-1 (3)

3. Boyden-Hull 13-0 (4)

4. West Sioux 14-0 (5)

5. Treynor 13-1 (2)

6. Van Meter 12-0 (6)

7. Western Christian 9-3 (8)

8. Dike-New Hartford 11-1 (9)

9. South Central Calhoun 13-1 (10)

10. Lake Mills 12-2 (NR)

Dropped out: Camanche (7)

 

CLASS 1A

1. Grand View Christian 14-1 (1)

2. Ankeny Christian 12-0 (2)

3. Montezuma 14-0 (3)

4. New London 15-0 (4)

5. Ar-We-Va 13-0 (5)

6. George-Little Rock 13-1 (8)

7. Sioux Central 12-1 (7)

8. Stanton 15-0 (9)

9. Clinton Prince of Peace 11-1 (10)

10. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 13-2 (6)

Dropped out: none

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