Four teams from the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa are featured in the latest Associated Press Iowa high school boys basketball poll, released on Monday (Dec. 19, 2016). Two of the area squads are ranked No. 1.

For the third-straight week, Waverly-Shell Rock (5-0) leads the Class 3A survey, while Gladbrook-Reinbeck (4-0) is considered to be the best among the 10 teams rated in Class 1A. The Go-Hawks were a unanimous pick to be ranked No. 1.

The 3A poll features two other area teams. West Delaware (6-0) held on to its No. 3 ranking, while Charles City jumped into the top-10 for the first time this season. The Comets (5-0) debuted at No. 8.

The entire poll is posted below.


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

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City, West (14) 5-0 140 1
2. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 5-0 121 4
3. Sioux City, East 5-0 101 5
4. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 5-0 79 8
5. Ames 5-1 72 3
6. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 4-1 64 NR
7. Dubuque, Senior 4-1 61 6
8. Lewis Central 6-0 53 9
9. North Scott, Eldridge 4-2 23 2
10. Valley, West Des Moines 5-2 17 NR
(tie) Waukee 4-2 17 NR

Others receiving votes: Davenport, Central 11. Cedar Falls 7. Ankeny Centennial 2. Johnston 1. Waterloo, West 1.


Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Waverly-Shell Rock (14) 5-0 140 1
2. Pella 4-1 113 2
3. West Delaware, Manchester 6-0 112 3
4. Dallas Center-Grimes 6-0 101 4
5. Atlantic 6-0 82 5
6. Spirit Lake 5-0 78 6
7. Oskaloosa 5-1 35 10
8. Charles City 5-0 23 NR
9. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 2-3 20 9
10. Mount Vernon 5-1 18 7

Others receiving votes: Mount Pleasant 11. Carroll 9. Grinnell 7. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7. Glenwood 6. Union, La Porte City 3. Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 3. Greene County 1. Le Mars 1.


Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Western Christian, Hull (7) 3-1 125 1
2. Pella Christian (3) 3-1 109 2
3. Hinton (1) 6-0 97 4
4. West Lyon, Inwood (1) 6-0 91 5
5. Des Moines Christian (2) 6-0 83 7
6. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 4-1 71 6
7. Cascade,Western Dubuque 6-0 38 9
8. Rock Valley 4-0 32 8
9. South Hamilton, Jewell 5-0 27 T10
10. Osage 6-0 26 T10

Others receiving votes: Northeast, Goose Lake 17. Camanche 15. Southeast Valley-Gowrie 13. Sheldon 10. Van Meter 9. Sioux Center 4. Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 2. Jesup 1.


Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (12) 4-0 137 1
2. North Linn, Troy Mills (2) 6-0 128 2
3. Lone Tree 5-0 85 T5
4. New London 5-0 75 T6
5. St. Mary's, Remsen 5-0 66 8
6. Ar-We-Va, Westside 6-0 60 7
7. Montezuma 5-1 35 NR
8. Boyden-Hull 3-2 34 4
9. Lynnville-Sully 4-1 31 9
10. Lake Mills 6-0 28 NR

Others receiving votes: Grand View Christian 19. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 18. West Fork, Sheffield 16. St. Mary's, Storm Lake 9. George-Little Rock 9. St. Albert, Council Bluffs 7. AGWSR, Ackley 4. Danville 3. Siouxland Community Christian 3. Woodbury Central, Moville 2. St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 1.