The Cedar Valley and surrounding areas of Northeast Iowa have several outstanding volleyball teams, according to the latest rankings released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union on Thursday (Sept. 24, 2015).

In all, 17 area teams are featured in the most-recent survey, with Janesville (Class-A) and West Delaware (Class-4A) continuing to lead their respective polls.

The biggest movement for area teams during the past week occurred in Class-2A, where Wapsie Valley made the biggest jump of any squad ranked in the top-15. The Warriors climbed five spots to No. 5 following Tuesday night's five-set win over No. 6 Dike-New Hartford, which maintained its position in this week's poll.

Also in Class-2A, Grundy Center moved up three spots to No. 8, while Sumner-Fredericksburg fell three positions to No. 7. Starmont remains at No. 13. Denver is ranked 14th.

Joining top-ranked Janesville in the Class-1A top-15 are Tripoli and Don Bosco, while Waterloo Columbus Catholic, La Porte City Union and Center Point-Urbana anchor the middle of the Class-3A rankings for a second-straight week.

In Class-4A, Charles City climbed up one spot to No. 7. Behind the Comets, Waverly-Shell Rock moved up three positions to No. 8 while Independence rose to No. 12 from No. 14.

Cedar Falls continue to have a good season. The Tigers maintained their grip on the No. 4 spot in Class-5A by winning the Dike-New Hartford Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. Their run to the championship included wins over four ranked teams -- Iowa City High, Janesville, Sumner-Fredericksburg, and the host Wolverines.


Class-1A

 

School Record LW
1 Janesville 12-6 1
2 Central Lyon 14-2 2
3 Tripoli 18-8 3
4 Holy Trinity Catholic 15-0 4
5 Sidney 11-1 5
6 Springville 14-6 8
7 Iowa Valley 15-6 10
8 Grand View Christian 11-8 7
9 Marquette Catholic 14-4 11
10 Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 14-9 9
11 New London 13-5 6
12 George-Little Rock 12-5 13
13 Harris-Lake Park 12-5 14
14 Trinity Christian 15-5 15
15 Don Bosco 12-6 12

 

Dropped Out: None


Class-2A

School Record LW
1 Western Christian 12-3 1
2 Unity Christian 15-2 2
3 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 23-1 4
4 West Branch 16-1 5
5 Wapsie Valley 14-3 10
6 Dike-New Hartford 19-6 6
7 Sumner-Fredericksburg 23-1 4
8 Grundy Center 12-5 11
9 Lake Mills 21-1 8
10 Lawton-Bronson 16-1 12
11 North Cedar 17-4 9
12 Tri-Center 16-2 7
13 Starmont 15-3 13
14 Denver 18-6 14
15 Council Bluffs St. Albert 12-3 15

 

Dropped Out: None


Class-3A

School Record LW
1 West Liberty 14-0 2
2 Kuemper Catholic 16-1 3
3 Nevada 13-5 1
4 Sioux Center 16-2 4
5 Mount Vernon 12-4 5
6 Forest City 15-1 6
7 Waterloo Columbus Catholic 8-6 7
8 La Porte City Union 15-7 8
9 Center Point-Urbana 16-5 9
10 Davenport Assumption 9-5 10
11 Humboldt 17-2 12
12 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 14-3 NR
13 East Sac County 18-7 NR
14 Algona 13-9 13
15 Spirit Lake 24-5 11

 

Dropped Out: Osage (14), Pocahontas Area (15)


Class-4A

School Record LW
1 West Delaware 25-0 1
2 Marion 15-3 2
3 Harlan 13-3 3
4 Lewis Central 14-3 5
5 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 11-6 4
6 Clinton 18-5 6
7 Charles City 9-5 8
8 Waverly-Shell Rock 15-8 11
9 Dubuque Wahlert 11-4 7
10 Carroll 14-5 10
11 Fairfield 16-2 12
12 Independence 14-4 14
13 Pella 13-7 13
14 Norwalk 16-6 9
15 Bondurant-Farrar 7-4 NR

 

Dropped Out: Clear Creek-Amana (15)


Class-5A

School Record LW
1 Bettendorf 12-1 1
2 Dowling Catholic 20-1 2
3 Cedar Rapids Prairie 12-1 3
4 Cedar Falls 18-1 4
5 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 13-5 5
6 Ankeny Centennial 19-2 11
7 Linn-Mar 13-4 9
8 Iowa City West 13-5 5
9 Johnston 11-3 7
10 Southeast Polk 18-4 10
11 Ankeny 12-6 14
12 West Des Moines Valley 21-6 12
13 Marshalltown 12-4 13
14 Iowa City High 6-7 7
15 Dubuque Hempstead 11-5 15

 

Dropped Out: none