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Gazette area volleyball preseason Super 10: Mount Vernon is No. 1

Mustangs are defending Class 3A state champions

Mount Vernon's Natalie Welch (17) swings under pressure from West Liberty's Macy Daufeldt (9) and Averi Goodale (11) in
Mount Vernon’s Natalie Welch (17) swings under pressure from West Liberty’s Macy Daufeldt (9) and Averi Goodale (11) in a Class 3A state quarterfinal last season. The Mustangs are the preseason No. 1 in The Gazette’s Super Ten. West Liberty is No. 6. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

In honor of the first day of volleyball practice, here are The Gazette's preseason area Super 10 rankings for the 2020 season.

1.

Mount Vernon

2019: 36-10 (3-3 Wamac East, 4th)

2019 postseason: Class 3A state champion
Streak: Won 11
Previous: No. 1
 
2.

Western Dubuque

2019: 24-14 (5-2 MVC Mississippi, 3rd)

2019 postseason: Class 4A state runner-up
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: No. 4
 
3.

Cedar Rapids Xavier

2019: 28-7 (6-1 MVC Mississippi, 2nd)

2019 postseason: Class 4A state qualifier
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: No. 5
 
4.

Iowa City Liberty

34-3 (6-1 MVC Valley, T-1st)

2019 postseason: Class 5A state qualifier
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: No. 2
 
5.

Union Community

2019: 31-12 (7-1 NICL East, 2nd)

2019 postseason: Class 3A state semifinalist
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: No. 8
 
6.

West Liberty

2019: 31-8 (5-1 River Valley South, T-1st)

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2019 postseason: Class 3A state qualifier
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: No. 9
 
7.

Dyersville Beckman

2019: 42-9 (5-1 Wamac East, 2nd)

2019 postseason: Class 2A state runner-up
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: No. 3
 
8.

Marion

2019: 31-11 (4-2 Wamac East, 3rd)

2019 postseason: Class 4A state semifinalist
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: No. 7
 
9.

West Delaware

2019: 40-6 (6-0 Wamac East, 1st)

2019 postseason: Class 4A state semifinalist
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: No. 6
 
10.

Independence

2019: 29-12 (5-1 Wamac West, T-1st)

2019 postseason: Class 3A regional finalist
Streak: Lost 1
Previous: NR
 
 

Dropped out: North Tama (10)

Area class rankings

Class 5A — 1. Iowa City Liberty (34-3), 2. Cedar Rapids Prairie (17-22), 3. Linn-Mar (18-18), 4. Iowa City High (17-15), 5. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (13-18)

Class 4A — 1. Western Dubuque (24-14), 2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (28-7), 3. Marion (31-11), 4. West Delaware (40-6), 5. Clear Creek Amana (23-15)

Class 3A — 1. Mount Vernon (36-10), 2. Union Community (31-12), 3. West Liberty (31-8), 4. Independence (29-12), 5. Williamsburg (15-20)

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Class 2A — 1. Dyersville Beckman (42-9), 2. Jesup (22-14), 3. West Branch (21-16), 4. North Cedar (21-20), 5. Clayton Ridge (14-18)

Class 1A — 1. Springville (20-17), 2. Belle Plaine (27-13), 3. West Central (20-13), 4. Edgewood-Colesburg (26-10), 5. Turkey Valley (20-13)

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