Four boys high school basketball teams from the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa are featured in the first rankings of the season, released by the Associated Press on Monday (Dec. 14, 2015).

Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3-0) is the highest ranked among the teams, debuting at No. 1 in Class-1A. The defending champion Rebels have won 31-straight games, the longest active streak in the state. Last season, they won all 28 games en route to winning the title.

Also ranked among the top-10 in the inaugural 1A survey is Jesup (4-0), which shares the No. 7 spot with West Fork of Sheffield (5-0). Tonight, the J-Hawks play at Dike-New Hartford in the state's first showdown involving rated teams this season. The Wolverines (4-0) are ranked 5th in Class-2A.

Cedar Falls is also considered to be one of the best teams in Iowa. The Tigers (3-0) are ranked No. 4 in Class-4A.


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. Valley, West Des Moines (4) 4-0 118 --
2. Iowa City, West (7) 3-1 115 --
3. Pleasant Valley (2) 4-0 106 --
4. Cedar Falls 3-0 85 --
5. Des Moines, Hoover 4-1 63 --
6. Ankeny 4-0 58 --
7. Ames 3-1 49 --
8. Ankeny Centennial 4-0 34 --
9. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 3-0 25 --
10. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 2-1 24 --

Others receiving votes: Waukee 20. North Scott, Eldridge 5. Urbandale 4. Des Moines, North 4. Linn-Mar, Marion 2. Muscatine 1. Davenport, Central 1. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 1.


Class-3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Wahlert, Dubuque (12) 4-0 129 --
2. Pella (1) 4-0 117 --
3. Harlan 3-0 90 --
4. Solon 4-0 71 --
5. Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 3-1 68 --
6. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 2-1 41 --
7. Spencer 4-0 38 --
8. Glenwood 4-0 32 --
9. MOC-Floyd Valley 4-1 31 --
10. Chariton 4-0 28 --

Others receiving votes: West Delaware, Manchester 22. Waverly-Shell Rock 11. Bondurant Farrar 9. Algona 8. Atlantic 6. Maquoketa 6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6. Spirit Lake 1. Mount Vernon 1.


Class-2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Western Christian, Hull (10) 2-0 127 --
2. Treynor (2) 4-0 97 --
3. Cascade,Western Dubuque 4-0 95 --
4. Pella Christian 5-0 90 --
5. Dike-New Hartford (1) 4-0 84 --
6. Northeast, Goose Lake 6-0 60 --
7. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 4-0 59 --
8. Sioux Center 4-0 44 --
9. Camanche 4-1 19 --
10. Interstate 35, Truro 4-0 11 --

Others receiving votes: Osage 9. Durant 8. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 4. Shenandoah 3. Ridge View 2. Anamosa 1. Des Moines Christian 1. PCM, Monroe 1.


Class-1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (4) 3-0 101 --
2. West Hancock, Britt (3) 5-0 100 --
3. Boyden-Hull (3) 3-1 93 --
4. Danville (1) 4-0 77 --
5. Colo-Nesco (1) 5-0 67 --
6. IKM-Manning (1) 4-0 61 --
7. West Fork, Sheffield 5-0 50 --
(tie) Jesup 4-0 50 --
9. South O'Brien, Paullina 4-0 46 --
10. Iowa Mennonite, Kalona 4-0 13 --

Others receiving votes: Montezuma 11. Ankeny Christian Academy 11. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 10. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 8. Meskwaki Settlement School 7. Lone Tree 6. North Linn, Troy Mills 3. Central Lyon 1.