West High Top-Ranked in Boys Basketball AP Poll

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Defending state champion West High opens the season in a familiar spot atop Class 4A.

West High (3-0) was ranked No. 1 in Class 4A in the first Associated Press boys basketball poll of the season released on Monday.

The Trojans are in front of Johnston and Sioux City East who are tied for second while Des Moines North is fourth and Waukee is fifth.

West High is one of four Mississippi Valley Conference squads in the initial 4A poll as Dubuque Senior is sixth and Cedar Rapids Prairie and Linn-Mar are tied for ninth.

Other top-ranked teams include Cedar Rapids Xavier (3A), Sioux Center (2A) and North Linn (1A).

Associated Press Boys Basketball Poll

Class 4A

1. West High

2. Johnson

2. Sioux City East

4. Des Moines North

5. Waukee

6. Dubuque Senior

7. Pleasant Valley

8. Des Moines Hoover

9. Cedar Rapids Prairie

9. Linn-Mar

Receiving Votes: Davenport North, Cedar Falls, Dubuque Hempstead, West Des Moines Dowling

 Class 3A

1. Cedar Rapids Xavier

2. Norwalk

3. Glenwood

4. Sioux City Heelan

5. Oskaloosa

6. Pella

7. Harlan

8. Spirit Lake

9. Mount Pleasant

10. Dallas Center-Grimes

Receiving Votes: Storm Lake, Webster City, Dubuque Wahlert, LeMars, Charles City

Class 2A

1. Sioux Center

2. Van Meter

3. Western Christian

4. Sheldon

5. Aplington-Parkersburg

6. South Hamilton

7. Unity Christian

8. Cascade

9. Dike-New Hartford

9. Carroll Kuemper

Receiving Votes: Forest City, East Marshall, West Lyon, Waukon, Des Moines Christian, Northeast, PCM, Treynor.

Class 1A

1. North Linn

2. Grand View Christian

3. Remsen St. Mary’s

4. Council Bluffs St. Albert

5. George Little Rock

6. Wapsie Valley

7. LeMars Gehlen

7. Gladbrook-Reinbeck

9. Iowa Mennonite

10. Ankeny Christian

Receiving Votes: Lynnville-Sully, Bedford, Kingsley-Pierson, Don Bosco, Madrid, South O’Brien, Rockford, Graettinger-Terril-Ruthven-Ayrhire