As the regular season begins to wind down for girls high school basketball teams across Iowa, a half dozen squads from the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa continue to be strong contenders to win a state championship.

Six area teams are considered to be among the best in Iowa, according to the latest prep rankings released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) on Thursday (Feb. 4, 2016). There was no movement for any of the teams in the past week.

Turkey Valley (19-0) continues to lead the Class-1A poll, while Grundy Center (18-1) remains No. 14 in Class-2A. The Class-3A rankings feature Center Point-Urbana (17-1) at No. 2 and La Porte (19-1) at No. 5, while Waverly-Shell Rock (16-3) is 11th in Class-4A and Cedar Falls (17-1)  is No. 4 in Class-5A.

The road to the girls state basketball tournament begins next week for teams in Iowa's three smallest classes. To view regional pairings, CLICK HERE.


NINTH  Iowa Girls’ High School Basketball Rankings
January 28, 2016
CLASS-1A

School

Record

LW

1

Turkey Valley

19-0

1

2

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton

18-0

2

3

Springville

17-1

3

4

Burlington Notre Dame

18-1

4

5

Kingsley-Pierson

17-1

5

6

Kee

16-2

7

7

Newell-Fonda

13-5

6

8

Grand View Christian

16-0

8

9

Montezuma

19-1

12

10

Adair-Casey

17-2

11

11

Northwood-Kensett

15-3

13

12

Lynnville-Sully

18-1

9

13

Westwood

15-3

10

14

Glidden-Ralston

16-3

NR

15

Bedford

13-4

14

Dropped Out: Algona Bishop Garrigan (15)

CLASS-2A

School

Record

LW

1

Western Christian

17-2

1

2

Iowa City Regina

19-0

2

3

Pekin

19-0

3

4

Unity Christian

17-1

4

5

Okoboji

18-0

5

6

Manson-NW Webster

13-3

6

7

West Branch

17-3

7

8

Central Decatur

17-1

8

9

Des Moines Christian

16-1

9

10

Interstate 35

16-2

10

11

Treynor

14-1

11

12

Van Meter

16-2

12

13

Lawton-Bronson

14-4

13

14

Grundy Center

18-1

14

15

Durant

15-5

15

Dropped Out: None

CLASS-3A

School

Record

LW

1

Pocahontas Area

17-0

1

2

Center Point-Urbana

17-1

2

3

Nevada

15-3

3

4

Cherokee

17-1

4

5

La Porte City Union

19-1

5

6

Sioux Center

15-3

6

7

Hampton-Dumont

14-2

7

8

Osage

14-3

10

9

West Marshall

15-1

11

10

Forest City

13-4

8

11

Spirit Lake

12-7

9

12

Monticello

13-5

12

13

MOC-Floyd Valley

12-6

NR

14

Camanche

13-7

NR

15

Sergeant Bluff-Luton

10-7

NR

Dropped Out: Clear Lake (13), Mount Vernon (14), Mid-Prairie (15)

CLASS-4A

School

Record

LW

1

Harlan

15-1

1

2

Western Dubuque

18-0

2

3

Lewis Central

14-1

3

4

Keokuk

16-1

4

5

Ballard

16-1

5

6

North Scott

14-4

6

7

Marion

13-4

7

8

Pella

15-2

8

9

Fairfield

14-5

9

10

Mason City

10-7

10

11

Waverly-Shell Rock

16-3

11

12

Grinnell

12-5

13

13

Dallas Center-Grimes

13-5

15

14

Boone

14-4

12

15

Central DeWitt

12-5

NR

Dropped Out: Spencer (14)

CLASS-5A

School

Record

LW

1

Ankeny Centennial

14-2

1

2

Johnston

13-3

2

3

Iowa City High

15-2

3

4

Cedar Falls

17-1

4

5

Waukee

13-3

5

6

Indianola

16-1

7

7

Cedar Rapids Kennedy

15-3

6

8

Linn-Mar

13-4

10

9

Davenport North

15-3

12

10

Southeast Polk

13-5

12

11

West Des Moines Valley

12-5

13

12

Iowa City West

12-6

14

13

Dowling Catholic

12-6

8

14

Pleasant Valley

13-5

9

15

Cedar Rapids Washington

12-6

15

Dropped Out: None