West High, Regina in Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Preseason Top 10

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Defending Class 4A runner-up West High opens the season second in the preseason rankings by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.

West Des Moines Dowling opens as the top-ranked team in 4A followed by West High Johnston, Des Moines Roosevelt and Urbandale.

Defending 4A champion Cedar Rapids Prairie is No. 10 in the preseason rankings.

Regina opens at No. 10 in the Class 2A rankings joining River Valley Conference opponents Wilton (No. 2) and Cascade (No. 7) in the top 10.

Defending champion Clear Lake opens top-ranked in Class 2A.

Other top-ranked team are Remsen St. Mary’s in Class 1A and defending champion Harlan in Class 3A.

Solon, a 3A semifinalist last year is just outside the 3A top-10 while City High is in the receiving votes category in Class 4A.

Class 1A

(Records from 2016 season)

1. Remsen St. Mary’s (33-5)

2. West Sioux (27-3)

3. Mason City Newman (33-5)

4. North Linn (34-10)

5. Highland (24-7)

6. Don Bosco (35-5)

7. Akron-Westfield (25-5)

8. Martensdale-St. Marys (28-13)

9. Lisbon (24-13)

10. Moravia (25-5)

Class 2A

1. Clear Lake (31-7)

2. Wilton (29-4)

3. Dyersville Beckman (24-18)

4. New Hampton (29-5)

5. Carroll Kuemper (26-12)

6. Treynor (28-7)

7. Cascade (28-10)

8. Estherville Lincoln Central (24-6)

9. Dike-New Hartford (30-4)

10. Regina (22-17)

Class 3A

1. Harlan (30-5)

2. Davenport Assumption (31-8)

3. Dubuque Wahlert (29-15)

4. Sioux City Heelan (27-16)

5. Pella (31-9)

6. Fairfield (27-8)

7. Oskaloosa (24-11)

8. Vinton-Shellsburg (25-17)

9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (31-8)

10. Carlisle (33-7)

Class 4A

1. West Des Moines Dowling (30-11)

2. West High (35-7)

3. Johnston (29-11)

4. Des Moines Roosevelt (33-11)

5. Urbandale (29-11)

6. Cedar Falls (22-19)

7. Mason City (25-17)

8. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (28-12)

9. Lewis Central (32-6)

10. Cedar Rapids Prairie (38-6)