Solon, Regina, West High Appear in Preseason Softball Rankings

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After reaching the semifinals of the state tournament last season Solon and Regina both open the season ranked into the top eight in their respective classes.

The defending Class 2A runner-up, Regina opens the season seventh in the Class 2A preseason rankings released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union on Thursday.

A state tournament team in Class 3A last season, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter opens the season the top-ranked team in Class 2A.

Solon, which finished third at state last season, opens the year ranked second behind defending state runner-up Davenport Assumption in Class 3A.

Five WAMAC teams are in the top 11 in the preseason 3A rankings.

West High opens the year ranked No. 15 in Class 5A. The Women of Troy went 31-11 falling to Davenport West in the regional final.

Pleasant Valley opens the season as the top-ranked team in Class 5A while Oskaloosa takes the top spot and Kee opens the season number one in 1A.

Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Softball Rankings

Class 2A

1. CMB

2. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

3. Interstate 35

4. North Union

5. Durant

6. Waterloo Columbus

7. Regina

8. Central Springs

9. Pella Christian

10. Underwood

11. Logan-Magnolia

12. Highland

13. Cascade

14. Van Meter

15. Wapello

Class 3A

1. Davenport Assumption

2. Solon

3. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

4. Humboldt

5. Center Point-Urbana

6. West Delaware

7. Atlantic

8. Sioux Center

9. Union

10. Dyersville Beckman

11. Mount Vernon

12. North Polk

13. Albia

14. Spirit Lake

15. Central Decatur

Class 4A

1. Oskaloosa

2. Fairfield

3. Burlington

4. Carlisle

5. Perry

6. Sioux City Heelan

7. Keokuk

8. Benton Community

9. Winterset

10. Mount Pleasant

11. Boone

12. ADM

13. Cedar Rapids Xavier

14. Sergeant Bluff-Luton

15. Council Bluffs Lewis Central

Class 5A

1. Pleasant Valley

2. West Des Moines Valley

3. Urbandale

4. Cedar Rapids Jefferson

5. Indianola

6. Cedar Rapids Kennedy

7. Fort Dodge

8. Davenport West

9. Waukee

10. Johnston

11. Ottumwa

12. West Des Moines Dowling

13. Cedar Rapids Prairie

14. Dubuque Hempstead

15. West High