Just two days after the start of competition, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) has released the first softball poll of the 2018 season.

Four of the five teams that won state championships in 2017 are rated No. 1 in their respective classes. Kee High tops the 1A poll, Davenport Assumption leads the 3A survey, Winterset is the leader in 4A, and Pleasant Valley is top-ranked in 5A. Durant is at the top of the 2A, and is the only team ranked No. 1 that didn't won a title in 2017.

The first poll of the 2018 season features eight teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa.  Area squads rated include: Clarksville and AGWSR in Class 1A; Jesup in 2A; Waterloo Columbus Catholic and Crestwood in 3A; and Charles City, Independence and Waverly-Shell Rock in 4A.


School
2017 Record
1
Lansing Kee
38-2
2
Clarksville
29-3
3
Martensdale-St. Marys
32-4
4
Akron-Westfield
37-3
5
Collins-Maxwell
26-6
6
North Union
30-9
7
Westwood
31-11
8
Belle Plaine
24-8
9
Newell-Fonda
27-11
10
Sigourney
22-12
11
Montezuma
19-15
12
Woodbury Central
24-11
13
Lisbon
29-12
14
AGWSR
26-13
15
Murray
28-6
School
2017 Record
1
Durant
33-8
2
Logan-Magnolia
32-5
3
Central Springs
31-5
4
Des Moines Christian
19-13
5
IKM-Manning
22-7
6
West Sioux
24-8
7
Iowa City Regina
30-11
8
Alta-Aurelia
27-6
9
Jesup
23-10
10
Treynor
26-8
11
East Marshall
17-18
12
Louisa-Muscatine
27-6
13
Earlham
29-7
14
North Linn
26-14
15
Highland
21-8
School
2017 Record
1
Davenport Assumption
44-1
2
Albia
30-9
3
Beckman Catholic
30-12
4
Waterloo Columbus
35-7
5
Humboldt
35-5
6
Spirit Lake
26-9
7
North Polk
18-13
8
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
32-5
9
Atlantic
32-9
10
Crestwood
24-8
11
West Marshall
34-8
12
Sioux Center
24-8
13
Camanche
17-15
14
Roland Story
17-16
15
Mount Vernon
29-17
School
2017 Record
1
Winterset
35-7
2
Charles City
33-8
3
Independence
26-14
4
Carlisle
28-15
5
Denison-Schleswig
29-7
6
Ballard
35-6
7
Oskaloosa
31-13
8
Lewis Central
31-10
9
Sergeant Bluff-Luton
28-13
10
Cedar Rapids Xavier
23-18
11
Western Dubuque
22-14
12
Dallas Center-Grimes
23-18
13
North Scott
23-19
14
Boone
26-11
15
Waverly-Shell Rock
23-18
School
2017 Record
1
Pleasant Valley
35-8
2
Indianola
34-7
3
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
37-8
4
Cedar Rapids Jefferson
39-6
5
West Des Moines Valley
40-5
6
Johnston
36-5
7
Dubuque Hempstead
24-18
8
Waukee
40-4
9
Urbandale
32-10
10
Dowling Catholic
31-13
11
Linn-Mar
27-15
12
Muscatine
24-14
13
Iowa City High
20-21
14
Bettendorf
28-12
15
Ankeny
21-21