Four boys high school basketball teams from the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa are ranked in this week’s Associated Press poll, released today (Monday, January 19, 2015).

A shake-up in the Class-1A rankings has moved Gladbrook-Reinbeck to the top of the poll for the first time this season. The Rebels (11-0) replaced Le Mars Gehlen Catholic at No. 1, even though the Jays remain unbeaten. Half of the teams in the 1A poll remain perfect.

Waverly-Shell Rock is also ranked No. 1. The Go-Hawks (12-0) continue to lead the Class-3A poll. They were the unanimous choice to lead the rankings, receiving  all 18 first-place votes cast by the media members who voted.

Aplington-Parkersburg and New Hampton are both featured in the Class-2A rankings. The A-P Falcons (13-0) are ranked third, following a one spot climb from last week. The Chickasaws (9-1) also advanced one spot, moving up to No. 5.

Three other area teams are close to cracking the top 10. Cedar Falls (Class-4A), Janesville (1A) and West Central of Maynard (1A) are all receiving votes for the poll.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class-4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City, West (18) 11-0 180 1
2. Pleasant Valley 11-0 146 3
3. Des Moines, Hoover 11-0 124 4
4. Ankeny Centennial 11-1 123 5
5. Waukee 9-3 111 7
6. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 10-1 97 2
7. Dubuque, Hempstead 9-1 57 9
8. North Scott, Eldridge 8-3 55 6
9. Linn-Mar, Marion 8-3 52 8
10. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 12-1 34 10

Others receiving votes: Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 4. Epworth, Western Dubuque 4. Cedar Falls 2. Valley, West Des Moines 1.

Class-3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Waverly-Shell Rock (18) 12-0 180 1
2. Spirit Lake 10-1 138 4
3. Williamsburg 10-1 99 6
4. Wahlert, Dubuque 6-5 94 5
5. Le Mars 9-2 93 3
6. Dallas Center-Grimes 10-2 90 7
7. Pella 9-2 80 9
8. MOC-Floyd Valley 10-2 61 2
9. Gilbert 10-1 53 10
10. Fort Madison 9-2 39 NR

Others receiving votes: Carroll 30. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 16. Assumption, Davenport 5. Perry 5. Keokuk 5. Denison-Schleswig 1. Harlan 1.

Class-2A
Record Pts Prv
1. IKM-Manning (9) 11-0 160 1
2. Western Christian, Hull (5) 10-1 149 3
3. Aplington-Parkersburg (3) 13-0 136 4
4. Cascade,Western Dubuque (1) 13-1 134 5
5. New Hampton 9-1 102 6
6. Regina, Iowa City 10-1 88 2
7. Monticello 14-2 87 7
8. Treynor 9-2 38 8
9. Anamosa 9-4 20 9
10. Forest City 12-2 19 NR

Others receiving votes: Northeast, Goose Lake 14. Sheldon 12. Central Decatur, Leon 9. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 8. Pella Christian 6. Roland-Story, Story City 3. Notre Dame, Burlington 3. West Fork, Sheffield 1. Panorama, Panora 1.

Class-1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (6) 11-0 159 2(tie)
2. Danville (2) 11-0 142 2(tie)
3. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars (7) 11-0 139 1
4. Central Lyon (3) 10-2 133 4
5. Colo-Nesco 12-0 99 5
6. West Hancock, Britt 11-1 82 6(tie)
7. Earlham 8-1 57 10
8. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12-1 50 8(tie)
9. Ar-We-Va, Westside 12-0 43 8(tie)
10. Boyden-Hull 9-3 32 NR

Others receiving votes: Meskwaki Settlement School 24. Janesville 8. Nodaway Valley 6. Belle Plaine 6. Maquoketa Valley 4. West Central, Maynard 4. Van Buren, Keosauqua 2.