West High Drops to No. 2 in 4A Boys Basketball Rankings


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For the first time this season there is a new number one in Class 4A.

Des Moines Hoover (15-1) replaced West High as the top team in the Class 4A boys basketball poll released by the Associated Press on Monday.

West High (13-3) had an 81-game home winning streak end with a 68-59 loss to Dubuque Senior on Saturday and the Trojans dropped from the top spot in the 4A poll for the first time on Monday.

The Mississippi Valley Conference has four teams in the 4A rankings as fourth-ranked Cedar Falls, No. 5 Dubuque Senior and tenth-ranked Dubuque Hempstead join West High.

Other top-ranked teams include Mount Pleasant (3A), Western Christian (2A) and North Linn (1A).

Associated Press Boys Basketball Poll

Class 4A

1. Des Moines Hoover

2. West High

3. Des Moines North

4. Cedar Falls

5. Dubuque Senior

6. Sioux City East

7T. Waukee

7T. Johnston

9. Pleasant Valley

10. Dubuque Hempstead

Receiving Votes: West Des Moines Dowling, North Scott. 

Class 3A

1. Mount Pleasant

2T. Cedar Rapids Xavier

2T. Oskaloosa

4. Norwalk

5. Glenwood

6. Spirit Lake

7. Charles City

8. LeMars

9. West Delaware

10. Davenport Assumption 

Receiving Votes: Clear Lake, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Sioux City Heelan, Harlan, Waverly-Shell Rock, Winterset, South Tama. 

Class 2A

1. Western Christian

2. Van Meter

3. Cascade

4. Treynor

5. South Hamilton

6. Aplington-Parkersburg

7. East Marshall

8. Sheldon

9. Sioux Center

10. Wapello

Receiving Votes: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, Unity Christian, Des Moines Christian, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Regina.  

Class 1A

1. North Linn

2. Grand View Christian

3. Remsen St. Mary’s

4. Don Bosco

5. Algona Garrigan

6T. George-Little Rock

6T. Lynnville-Sully

8. Dunkerton

9. Ankeny Christian

10. South O’Brien

Receiving Votes: Council Bluffs St. Albert, New London, Iowa Mennonite, Montezuma, Burlington Notre Dame, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, West Fork