Posted On: 01/6/20 11:23 AM
It was a short week of action as teams returned from the holiday break, and nine of the 40 teams we had ranked across the four classes didn’t even play a game, so there isn’t a whole lot of movement in this week’s rankings update. But there were some notable results that led to some shakeup.
In Class 4A, Waukee (6-0) stays at the top, but Dubuque Hempstead (7-0) makes a major leap from #7 to #2. Over the break we took a closer look at the Mustangs, and a big leap was overdue. They blew out Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 77-48, and they’ve been absolutely dominant so far this season, winning by an average of 23 points a game. The schedule gets tougher this week, as they travel to both Iowa City West and Cedar Rapids Prairie, and have a game at Loras against a solid Springfield Lanphier (IL) squad. So we’ll learn more about Hempstead over the next seven days. Ankeny Centennial (7-1) falls from #3 to #9 following their 13-point loss to Dowling Catholic (6-1). Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln (8-0) enters the rankings for the first time this season at #10, with Dubuque Senior, North Scott, Prairie and Cedar Rapids Kennedy nipping at their heels.
The top three remain the same in 3A, as only top ranked Assumption (7-0) played a game this week of the three. Dallas Center-Grimes moves up a spot to #4 following Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s double-overtime loss to Western Christian. The Warriors have lost three overtime games so far this season, all to quality teams, but fall out of the rankings this week. They’ll have a chance to start stockpiling wins and gaining momentum coming up. Pella (5-2) enters the rankings at #10, following a few week absence.
In Class 2A, Camanche (6-0) and Monticello (8-1) remain at the top, while West Sioux (8-0) and Treynor (7-1) flip spots at #3 and #4. The Cardinals were blown out by Kansas powerhouse Blue Valley Northwest (a school nearly nine times bigger) and fall just one spot. Beckman Catholic (7-1) falls from #5 to #8 following their loss to Central DeWitt, but all ten teams that were ranked last week remain in the rankings.
Class 1A is entirely the same, with St. Mary’s, Remsen (7-0) leading the pack, followed by Montezuma (6-0), Bishop Garrigan (8-1), Easton Valley (8-0) and Lake Mills (6-1).
|3||Sioux City East||7-0||2|
|7||Iowa City West||5-1||8|
|10||Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln||8-0||NR|
|1||St. Mary’s, Remsen||7-0||1|