Posted On: 02/9/21 9:19 AM

The smaller schools are beginning to wrap up regular season play, with first-round postseason play in 1A starting on Friday and 1A and 2A really get it going next week. There were a few results last week that led to some shakeup in the rankings, and we detail the key movement below.

 

Top-ranked North Linn (19-0) is holding strong in 1A. The Lynx beat then-#2 Springville by 10 last week, without star point guard Austin HilmerAustinHilmer5'11" | PGNorth Linn | 2022StateIA playing due to a stomach bug. Then, they completed a rare same-day doubleheader on Saturday, beating both Lisbon and Central City. Springville (18-2) has lost both of their meetings with the Lynx, and drop from #2 to #4, with Martensdale-St. Marys (18-0) and Lake Mills (18-0) each moving up a spot. Wapsie Valley (14-4) rounds out the top five.

Boyden-Hull (19-0), the defending 2A champion, is the lone undefeated team left in the class. Aplington-Parkersburg (16-3) fell a few spots from #4 to #6 following their loss to Dike-New Hartford (16-2), and Rock Valley (15-4) is the lone newcomer this week at #8.

Class 3A continues to shuffle the team at the top, as Ballard (15-1) is back at the place they started the year – #1. The Bombers moved up one spot following a loss by previous #1 Pella (15-2), who dropped to #4. Dallas Center-Grimes (13-2) leapfrogged Monticello (16-0) to get up to #2 as a result of their win over Pella. Glenwood (16-2) re-enters the rankings this week at #8.

The top three in 4A remain the same – Cedar Falls (12-0), Waukee (10-1) and Johnston (7-2). Council Bluffs Lincoln (14-3) and Hempstead (12-3) both moved up a spot to round out the top five following two losses by previous #4 Centennial. Ames (11-3) re-enters the rankings at #8 this week, following a few weeks outside the top 10.

 

Class 1A

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 North Linn 19-0 1
2 Martensdale-St. Marys 18-0 3
3 Lake Mills 18-0 4
4 Springville 18-2 2
5 Wapsie Valley 14-4 5
6 Easton Valley 17-0 6
7 Gehlen Catholic 18-1 7
8 Grand View Christian 15-1 8
9 West Fork 15-3 9
10 Montezuma 16-2 10

 

Class 2A

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 Boyden-Hull 19-0 1
2 Western Christian 15-3 2
3 Dike-New Hartford 16-2 3
4 Des Moines Christian 16-2 5
5 Denver 16-3 6
6 Aplington-Parkersburg 16-3 4
7 OABCIG 17-1 9
8 Rock Valley 15-4 NR
9 Pekin 16-1 10
10 AHSTW 18-2 7

 

Class 3A

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 Ballard 15-1 2
2 Dallas Center-Grimes 13-2 4
3 Monticello 16-0 3
4 Pella 15-2 1
5 Carroll 15-2 5
6 Solon 16-1 6
7 Clear Lake 17-1 8
8 Glenwood 16-2 NR
9 Western Dubuque 12-3 9
10 Assumption 10-5 7

 

Class 4A

Rank Team Record Last Week
1 Cedar Falls 12-0 1
2 Waukee 10-1 2
3 Johnston 7-2 3
4 Council Bluffs Lincoln 14-3 5
5 Hempstead 12-3 6
6 Valley 11-3 7
7 Pleasant Valley 13-3 10
8 Ames 11-3 NR
9 Centennial 10-3 4
10 Southeast Polk 9-4 8