Landon Wolf and Cedar Falls move up to #1 in 4A this week

Posted On: 01/11/21 1:36 PM

It was a crazy first week (plus last Saturday) back from the holiday break, with 21 of the 40 ranked teams last year suffering at least one loss. That led to a lot of shakeup in the rankings across all four classes. We detail some of the key movement below.

 

In Class 1A, North Linn (10-0) holds strong at #1 following their win over #3 Springville. The Lynx have now won 102 consecutive regular-season games, and 104 straight games against Tri-Rivers competition. Despite the loss, Springville (11-1) held strong at #3, sandwiching #2 Wapsie Valley (6-2), who also suffered a defeat last week, but stay at #2 on the strength of a dominant win over then-2A #2 Denver. Keota (10-0) enters the rankings this week at #10.

Top-ranked Boyden-Hull (9-0) is the only school that remains in the same place in Class 2A. The Comets are winning games by an average of 22 points a game so far, but they’ll get tested on Tuesday by a really good Unity Christian squad. Dike-New Hartford (8-1), Denver (9-1), Des Moines Christian (9-1) and Spirit Lake (10-0) round out the top five, while West Branch (9-0) and North Fayette Valley (9-0) enter at #8 and #9, respectively. 

No team in 3A stayed in the same spot as last week, as Carroll (9-0) moves up to #1 following Dallas Center-Grimes’ loss to Pella. The Mustangs fell to #4 while the Dutch moved up to #2. A big week-plus from Assumption (8-1) has seen the Knights jump from #7 to #3. They recorded wins over Hempstead and Davenport North (along with Central and West). Glenwood (8-1) enters at #10.

Landon WolfLandonWolf6'5" | CGCedar Falls | 2021StateIA and Cedar Falls move up to #1 in 4A this week

Following a surprising loss by Waukee, Cear Falls (6-0) moves up to #1 in Class 4A. The Warriors drop just one spot to #2, as they were playing without star Tucker DeVriesTuckerDeVries6'7" | SFWaukee | 2021State#123NationIA in their loss to Johnston, as he missed the game due to Covid-19 contact tracing. Valley (4-0) has put together an impressive resume early, posting wins against Johnston, Centennial and Southeast Polk last week. The Tigers enter at #3. Iowa City Liberty (3-0) is the other newcomer to the rankings, coming in at #9.

 

Class 1A

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 North Linn 10-0 1
2 Wapsie Valley 6-2 2
3 Springville 11-1 3
4 West Fork 5-1 4
5 Martensdale-St. Marys 8-0 5
6 Lake Mills 10-0 6
7 Easton Valley 10-0 7
8 Gehlen Catholic 10-1 9
9 Grand View Christian 7-1 10
10 Keota 10-0 NR

 

Class 2A

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 Boyden-Hull 9-0 1
2 Dike-New Hartford 8-1 3
3 Denver 9-1 2
4 Des Moines Christian 9-1 8
5 Spirit Lake 10-0 9
6 Western Christian 7-3 4
7 Aplington-Parkersburg 8-2 6
8 West Branch 9-0 NR
9 North Fayette Valley 9-0 NR
10 Beckman Catholic 7-2 5

 

Class 3A

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 Carroll 9-0 2
2 Pella 8-0 6
3 Assumption 8-1 7
4 Dallas Center-Grimes 7-1 1
5 Monticello 8-0 3
6 Ballard 7-1 4
7 Solon 8-1 9
8 Western Dubuque 8-1 10
9 Wahlert Catholic 5-1 8
10 Glenwood 8-1 NR

 

Class 4A

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 Cedar Falls 6-0 2
2 Waukee 3-1 1
3 Valley 4-0 NR
4 Johnston 1-1 8
5 Centennial 5-1 5
6 Council Bluffs Lincoln 6-3 3
7 Southeast Polk 4-1 4
8 Hoover 1-0 10
9 Iowa City Liberty 3-0 NR
10 Ames 5-2 6