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Girls' basketball 2018-19: Area conference picks

City High, West are the favorites (again) in an expanded MVC

Iowa City Regina's Alex Wiese (34) scores against West Branch in regional play last season. The Regals are favored to win the River Valley Conference South Division this season, which would be 11 consecutive league titles. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Iowa City Regina's Alex Wiese (34) scores against West Branch in regional play last season. The Regals are favored to win the River Valley Conference South Division this season, which would be 11 consecutive league titles. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Area girls’ basketball conference predictions for the 2018-19 season:

MVC MISSISSIPPI DIVISION

1. Iowa City High

2. Cedar Rapids Prairie

3. Cedar Falls

4. Cedar Rapids Xavier

5. Cedar Rapids Washington

6. Western Dubuque

7. Waterloo East

8. Dubuque Senior

MVC VALLEY DIVISION

1. Iowa City West

2. Dubuque Hempstead

3. Waterloo West

4. Cedar Rapids Kennedy

5. Cedar Rapids Jefferson

6. Linn-Mar

7. Iowa City Liberty

8. Dubuque Wahlert

WAMAC EAST DIVISION

1. Marion

2. Mount Vernon

3. Dyersville Beckman

4. Maquoketa

5. Solon

6. DeWitt Central

7. West Delaware

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WAMAC WEST DIVISION

1. Center Point-Urbana

2. South Tama

3. Clear Creek Amana

4. Williamsburg

5. Benton Community

6. Vinton-Shellsburg

7. Independence

RIVER VALLEY NORTH DIVISION

1. Cascade

2. Monticello

3. Bellevue

4. Camanche

5. Anamosa

6. Northeast

7. North Cedar

RIVER VALLEY SOUTH DIVISION

1. Iowa City Regina

2. Wilton

3. West Branch

4. Mid-Prairie

5. Tipton

6. West Liberty

7. Durant

TRI-RIVERS EAST DIVISION

1. Midland

2. Bellevue Marquette

3. Lisbon

4. Easton Valley

5. Calamus-Wheatland

6. Cedar Valley Christian

7. Clinton Prince of Peace

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TRI-RIVERS WEST DIVISION

1. North Linn

2. Maquoketa Valley

3. East Buchanan

4. Alburnett

5. Springville

6. Edgewood-Colesburg

7. Central City

8. Starmont

NORTHEAST IOWA

1. Waukon

2. Crestwood

3. Waverly-Shell Rock

4. New Hampton

5. Oelwein

6. Decorah

7. Charles City

SICL EAST DIVISION

1. Belle Plaine

2. English Valleys

3. Sigourney

4. Iowa Valley

5. Keota

SICL WEST DIVISION

1. North Mahaska

2. Montezuma

3. Lynnville-Sully

4. BGM

5. Colfax-Mingo

6. HLV

UPPER IOWA

1. MFL MarMac

2. Lansing Kee

3. Elkader Central

4. Turkey Valley

5. South Winneshiek

6. North Fayette Valley

7. Clayton Ridge

8. West Central

9. Postville

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