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Saints climb to No. 3 in rankings

The Xavier Saints jumped one spot to No. 3 in the new Class 3A boys basketball rankings Monday afternoon by the Associated Press.

The Saints (9-2) went 2-1 last week, with victories over Dubuque Hempstead and Iowa City High and a loss to Class 4A power Dowling Catholic.

The Linn-Mar Lions (7-3) fell two spots to No. 8 in the Class 4A rankings. The Lions split two games last week, beating Dubuque Senior and falling to Iowa City West.

Pella is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and West Des Moines Valley is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A this week.

CLASS 3A

1. Pella (11-1), 2. Dubuque Wahlert (9-3), 3. Xavier (9-2), 4. Spirit Lake (11-2), 5. Harlan (10-2), 6. Waverly-Shell Rock (10-3), 7. Glenwood (10-3), 8. Sioux City Heelan (9-4), 9. Chariton (11-1), 10. MOC-Floyd Valley (9-3).

CLASS 4A

1. West Des Moines Valley (12-0), 2. Pleasant Valley (12-0), 3. Des Moines Hoover (10-1), 4. Iowa City West (8-3), 5. Council Bluffs Lincoln (11-1), 6. Ankeny (10-2), 7. Dowling Catholic (9-2), 8. Linn-Mar (7-3), 9. Ankeny Centennial (9-2), 10. Ames (8-3).

 

Metro News - State News

Saints 4th, Lions 6th in AP rankings

The Xavier Saints stayed in the No. 4 spot in the Class 3A boys basketball rankings by the Associated Press Monday.

The Saints have a 7-1 record heading into Tuesday night's game at Dubuque Hempstead.

The Linn-Mar Lions (6-2) have climbed to No. 6 in the Class 4A poll. The Lions host Dubuque Senior Tuesday night and have a big date at second-ranked Iowa City West Friday night.

West Des Moines Valley is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and Pella is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A.

CLASS 4A

1. West Des Moines Valley (10-0), 2. Iowa City West (7-2), 3. Pleasant Valley (10-0), 4. Des Moines Hoover (8-1), 5. Ankeny (9-1) 6. Linn-Mar (6-2), 7. Dowling Catholic (7-1), 8. Council Bluffs Lincoln (9-1), 9. Ankeny Centennial (7-2), 10. Ames (7-2).

CLASS 3A

1. Pella (8-1), 2. Dubuque Wahlert (8-2), 3. Harlan (8-1), 4. Xavier (7-1), 5. Atlantic (9-1), 6. (tie) Spirit Lake (9-2), Waverly-Shell Rock (9-2), 8. Chariton (9-0), 9. MOC-Floyd Valley (8-1), 10. Algona (9-0).

 

Metro News - State News

Kennedy girls climb to No. 2

The Kennedy girls basketball team jumped two spots in the IGHSAU rankings this week and is now the No. 2 club in the Class 5A poll.

The Cougars (11-1) beat then-No. 9 Linn-Mar Tuesday night and are riding an 11-game winning streak. They play at Dubuque Wahlert Friday night.

Johnston has replaced Waukee as the No. 1 team in Class 5A. Waukee, which handed Kennedy its only loss in the season opener, has fallen to No. 6 with a 6-2 record.

Linn-Mar (6-2) dropped two spots to No. 11.

The Marion Indians (6-3) dropped one notch to No. 6 in Class 4A.

CLASS 5A

1. Johnston (8-1), 2. Kennedy (11-1), 3. Indianola (10-0), 4. West Des Moines Valley (7-2), 5. Ankeny Centennial (7-2), 6. Waukee (6-2), 7. Iowa City High (8-1), 8. Dowling (6-3), 9. Southeast Polk (8-2), 10. Davenport North (7-1), 11. Linn-Mar (6-2), 12. Cedar Falls (8-1), 13. Pleasant Valley (7-2), 14. Sioux City West (6-2), 15. Ames (6-4).

CLASS 4A

1. Ballard (9-0), 2. Harlan (7-1), 3. Western Dubuque (9-0), 4. Mason City (5-4), 5. Keokuk (8-1), 6. Marion (6-3), 7. Lewis Central (8-1), 8. North Scott (8-2), 9. Sioux City Heelan (4-3), 10. Dallas Center-Grimes (8-2), 11. Pella (7-2), 12. Grinnell (8-2), 13. Fairfield (6-5), 14. Boone (7-2), 15. Waverly-Shell Rock (8-3).

 

   

Metro News - State News

Saints, Lions ranked in AP poll

The Xavier Saints and Linn-Mar Lions are ranked in the boys basketball poll by the Associated Press this week.

The Saints are ranked No. 4 in Class 3A and the Lions are ranked No. 10 in Class 4A. The Saints climbed two spots in the rankings this week. The Lions were not ranked a week ago.

Pella leads the Class 3A poll and Iowa City West leads the Class 4A rankings.

CLASS 3A

1. Pella (7-0), 2. Wahlert (6-1), 3. Harlan (5-0), 4. Xavier (4-1), 5. Chariton (6-0), 6. Atlantic (6-0), 7. Heelan (5-2), 8. Algona (7-0), 9. (tie) Maquoketa (6-1) and MOC-Floyd Valley (6-1).

CLASS 4A

1. Iowa City West (5-1), 2. WDM Valley (6-0), 3. Pleasant Valley (7-0), 4. Des Moines Hoover (6-1), 5. Ankeny (6-0), 6. Council Bluffs Lincoln (5-0), 7. Dowling (4-1), 8. North Scott (5-1), 9. Ankeny Centennial (4-2), 10. Linn-Mar (4-2).

 

Metro News - State News

4 Metro girls teams make rankings

Four girls basketball teams from the Metro area have cracked the preseason rankings by the IGHSAU.

The Marion Indians are ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, the highest ranking for a Metro club. The Xavier Saints are ranked No. 11 in Class 4A.

Linn-Mar is ranked No. 10 in Class 5A and Kennedy is ranked No. 12.

Mason City is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and Waukee is No. 1 in Class 5A.

CLASS 4A

1. Mason City (15-9), 2. Ballard (21-3), 3. Harlan (26-0), 4. Marion (17-6), 5. Fairfield (17-6), 6. Dallas Center-Grimes (17-6), 7. Western Dubuque (25-1), 8. Keokuk (14-7), 9. Sioux City Heelan (21-4), 10. Lewis Central (17-6), 11. Xavier (17-7), 12. Winterset (14-10), 13. Pella (19-3), 14. Waverly-Shell Rock (23-1), 15. Carlisle (22-3).

CLASS 5A

1. Waukee (24-2), 2. Johnston (16-8), 3. Southeast Polk (17-7), 4. Dowling Catholic (21-4), 5. Ankeny Centennial (17-6), 6. Iowa City High (15-8), 7. Davenport North (17-5), 8. West Des Moines Valley (23-3), 9. Indianola (19-5), 10. Linn-Mar (16-8), 11. Pleasant Valley (18-5), 12. Kennedy (16-7), 13. Cedar Falls (18-6), 14. Sioux City West (13-9), 15. Urbandale (11-12).

   
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