A season-high 16 area teams are ranked in the latest Iowa high school volleyball rankings.

Waverly-Shell Rock (37-8) rose form No. 6 to No. 2 in the final poll of 2020, released Monday afternoon. Joining the Go-Hawks in Class 4A survey is West Delaware (26-11) at No. 8.

In all, there are five teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast ranked in the top five of their respective classes. Three of those teams compete in the powerful North Iowa Cedar League (NICL), which has 10 of its 15 members ranked in the poll.

Janesville is considered the favorite to win the Class A state championship. The Wildcats (25-4) are the No. 1 team in Class 1A heading into postseason play. Ranked behind them are Wapsie Valley (17-7) at No. 2, Gladbrook-Reinbeck (29-2) at No. 4 and North Butler (21-5) at No. 13.

Wapsie Valley and Gladbrook-Reinbeck compete in the NICL, along with all seven are teams that are ranked in Class 2A. East Division champion Dike-New Hartford (26-4) is rated third, followed by Denver (30-5) at No. 6, Sumner-Fredericksburg (24-7) at No. 7, Hudson (26-7) at No. 10, Waterloo Columbus Catholic (18-15) at No. 12, Jesup (15-12) at No. 13 and Aplington-Parkersburg (16-11) at No. 15.

The other NICL team featured in the rankings is La Porte City Union (29-9), which is No. 7 in Class 3A. Independence (23-7) is ranked six spots below the Knights at No. 13.

Cedar Falls is the other ranked team from region. The Tigers (25-5) are rated fifth in Class 5A.


SchoolRecordLW
1Janesville25-41
2Wapsie Valley17-72
3Gehlen Catholic21-53
4Gladbrook-Reinbeck29-24
5Southeast Warren23-07
6Newell-Fonda25-38
7Springville24-45
8Holy Trinity Catholic25-96
9Saint Ansgar19-49
10Lisbon24-412
11New London19-710
12Coon Rapids-Bayard15-311
13North Butler21-514
14Burlington Notre Dame13-5NR
15East Mills22-215

Dropped Out: WACO (13)

SchoolRecordLW
1Western Christian29-91
2Wilton29-32
3Dike-New Hartford26-43
4Boyden-Hull21-74
5East Sac County21-05
6Denver30-57
7Sumner-Fredericksburg24-78
8Beckman Catholic28-99
9Underwood24-56
10Hudson26-710
11Van Meter16-312
12Columbus Catholic18-1511
13Jesup15-1213
14West Branch18-1214
15Aplington-Parkersburg16-1115

Dropped Out: None

SchoolRecordLW
1Osage28-21
2Clarion-Goldfield-Dows24-22
3Mount Vernon27-63
4Davenport Assumption19-26
5Unity Christian20-54
6MOC-Floyd Valley22-47
7Union29-95
8West Liberty24-69
9Red Oak27-48
10Humboldt30-311
11Kuemper Catholic20-10NR
12Roland-Story22-712
13Independence23-710
14Sioux Center21-1113
15Forest City18-915

Dropped Out: Cherokee (14)

School
Record
LW
1
Cedar Rapids Xavier
21-6
1
2
Waverly-Shell Rock
37-8
6
3
North Scott
20-4
4
4
Glenwood
30-2
3
5
Western Dubuque
22-10
5
6
Sergeant Bluff-Luton
21-6
2
7
Marion
20-11
7
8
West Delaware
26-11
8
9
Clear Creek-Amana
25-6
11
10
Gilbert
24-9
9
11
Clinton
17-12
12
12
Lewis Central
17-6
NR
13
Carroll
22-10
15
14
Pella
22-11
NR
15
Oskaloosa
20-7
13
Dropped Out: Dallas Center-Grimes (10)
School
Record
LW
1
Dowling Catholic
19-2
1
2
Ankeny
18-2
2
3
Pleasant Valley
18-1
4
4
West Des Moines Valley
17-6
5
5
Iowa City Liberty
20-2
6
6
Cedar Falls
25-5
3
7
Ankeny Centennial
14-9
7
8
Dubuque Hempstead
18-5
8
9
Urbandale
10-7
9
10
Sioux City East
21-6
15
11
Dubuque Senior
17-9
10
12
Johnston
18-14
NR
13
Des Moines Roosevelt
7-4
13
14
Bettendorf
11-6
11
15
Cedar Rapids Prairie
18-14
12
Dropped Out: Muscatine (14)
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