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 12, 2015).

Waverly-Shell Rock is the highest rated team among the four. The Go-Hawks (9-0) continue to lead the Class-3A poll. They were a near-unanimous No. 1 this week, receiving 16 of the 17 first-place votes cast by the media members who voted.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck (9-0) has moved up to No. 2 in Class-1A. The Rebels made a two spot jumb from No. 4 in the last rankings, which were released before Christmas.

Aplington-Parkersburg and New Hampton are both featured in the Class-2A rankings. The A-P Falcons (10-0) are ranked fourth, following a two-spot climb. The Chickasaws (9-1) have replaced Aplington-Parkersburg in the No. 6 spot, moving up from No. 7.

Four other area teams are closed to cracking the top 10. Cedar Falls (Class-4A), Crestwood (3A), 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 (17) 9-0 170 1
2. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 8-0 150 2
3. Pleasant Valley 9-0 114 4
4. Des Moines, Hoover 9-0 112 5
5. Ankeny Centennial 8-1 87 6
6. North Scott, Eldridge 7-2 86 3
7. Waukee 8-3 84 7
8. Linn-Mar, Marion 7-1 64 10
9. Dubuque, Hempstead 6-1 32 NR
10. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 9-1 23 NR

Others receiving votes: Urbandale 6. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 4. Cedar Falls 2. Valley, West Des Moines 1.

CLASS-3A Record Pts Prv
1. Waverly-Shell Rock (16) 9-0 169 1
2. MOC-Floyd Valley (1) 10-0 152 2
3. Le Mars 8-1 110 5
4. Spirit Lake 7-1 98 4
5. Wahlert, Dubuque 5-4 97 3
6. Williamsburg 8-1 52 NR
7. Dallas Center-Grimes 9-2 46 NR
8. Central Clinton, De Witt 6-2 41 9
9. Pella 6-2 37 NR
10. Gilbert 7-1 25 6

Others receiving votes: Creston 22. Carroll 16. Fort Madison 16. Keokuk 13. Perry 11. Assumption, Davenport 6. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 5. Crestwood, Cresco 5. Grinnell 5. Mount Vernon 4. Denison-Schleswig 3. Atlantic 1. Humboldt 1.

CLASS-2A  Record Pts Prv
1. IKM-Manning (5) 9-0 146 1
2. Regina, Iowa City (3) 8-0 135 3
3. Western Christian, Hull (5) 7-1 130 2
4. Aplington-Parkersburg (3) 10-0 121 6
5. Cascade,Western Dubuque 10-1 104 5
6. New Hampton 9-1 88 7
7. Monticello 12-1 82 4
8. Treynor (1) 8-1 54 8
9. Anamosa 7-3 24 10
10. Roland-Story, Story City 8-1 16 NR

Others receiving votes: Pella Christian 8. Forest City 7. Panorama, Panora 6. Sheldon 4. West Fork, Sheffield 3. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 2. Ridge View 2. Central Decatur, Leon 1. Northeast, Goose Lake 1. PCM, Monroe 1.

CLASS-1A  Record Pts Prv
1. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars (7) 10-0 141 2
2. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (4) 9-0 140 4
(tie) Danville (3) 9-0 140 3
4. Central Lyon (3) 8-2 125 1
5. Colo-Nesco 9-0 94 5
6. West Hancock, Britt 9-1 74 6
(tie) Nodaway Valley 9-0 74 8
8. Ar-We-Va, Westside 9-0 29 9
(tie) Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 9-1 29 NR
10. Earlham 8-1 28 NR

Others receiving votes: Meskwaki Settlement School 23. Boyden-Hull 13. Janesville 8. Maquoketa Valley 5. West Central, Maynard 5. Van Buren, Keosauqua 4. Belle Plaine 2. Newell-Fonda 1.