With the 2020-21 Iowa high school basketball season just getting underway, the first girls rankings have been released.

Eight teams from the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa are featured in the pre-season poll, released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) Thursday. Some area teams opened their season just after after the rankings were released.

Waterloo West is the highest rated team from the region. The Wahawks debuted at No. 1 in Class 5A, and Cedar Falls premiered at No. 6. West opened its season Thursday night with a 40-12 victory over Dunkerton at home in Siddens Gymnasium.

Also Thursday night, Waverly-Shell Rock defeated Denver 53-27. The season-opening game was an early test of two teams ranked among the top five in their respective classes. Waverly-Shell Rock is rated fourth in Class 4A  and the Cyclones are No. 3 in Class 2A.

Denver is one of three North Iowa Cedar League teams featured in the 2A survey. Also ranked are Grundy Center at No. 11 and Dike-New Hartford at No. 14.

The other teams ranked from area are Center Point-Urbana (No. 4 in Class 3A) and Turkey Valley (No. 10 in Class 1A).


School

2019-20 Record

1

Newell-Fonda

27-0

2

Algona Bishop Garrigan

25-2

3

Saint Ansgar

22-3

4

Kingsley-Pierson

20-5

5

MMCRU21-1

6

Springville20-5

7

Exira-EHK

21-2

8

Montezuma

23-2

9

Lynnville-Sully

15-7

10

Turkey Valley

19-5

11

Collins-Maxwell19-5

12

Council Bluffs St. Albert13-12

13

Logan-Magnolia

21-4

14

Burlington Notre Dame20-5

15

Stanton21-3

1

West Branch

21-4

2

Maquoketa Valley17-5

3

Denver

17-9

4

South Central Calhoun

15-7

5

North Linn25-2

6

AHSTW

20-4

7

West Monona

17-6

8

Nodaway Valley

20-3

9

West Hancock25-2

10

IKM-Manning

17-6

11

Grundy Center16-8

12

Emmetsburg

17-6

13

Cascade26-1

14

Dike-New Hartford

23-2

15

Mount Ayr

19-4

1

Des Moines Christian

22-3

2

West Liberty19-5

3

Cherokee

17-6

4

Center Point-Urbana

22-3

5

Clear Lake22-3

6

Panorama20-4

7

Unity Christian

15-7

8

Davenport Assumpton

16-8

9

Roland-Story

19-4

10

Creston14-10

11

West Lyon

16-7

12

Osage

24-3

13

Bishop Heelan22-4

14

Hampton-Dumont-CAL

18-4

15

Clarion-Goldfield-Dows

17-6

1

Glenwood

25-1

2

Gilbert19-4

3

Ballard

22-2

4

Waverly-Shell Rock20-3

5

Central DeWitt

18-4

6

North Scott

26-0

7

Xavier

15-8

8

Bondurant-Farrar

14-9

9

Denison-Schleswig

12-10

10

Grinnell16-7

11

Harlan

13-10

12

Dallas Center-Grimes

17-7

13

Winterset

12-9

14

Clear Creek-Amana

19-5

15

Keokuk

18-4

1

Waterloo West

20-5

2

Southeast Polk19-5

3

Johnston

24-2

4

Waukee

23-3

5

Iowa City West

14-10

6

Cedar Falls19-5

7

Ankeny Centennial

13-10

8

Iowa City High23-2

9

Davenport Assumption

18-5

10

Des Moines Roosevelt

13-10

11

Ames

11-12

12

Muscatine

11-11

13

Indianola

16-7

14

Dowling Catholic19-4

15

West Des Moines Valley

14-8

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