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Spirit Lake still 8th in 3A boys basketball poll

Tue 12-19-2017

DES MOINES - Spirit Lake remains eighth in this week's Class 3A boys basketball ratings by The Associated Press. The Indians (4-1) travel to ninth-ranked LeMars (5-1) for a Lakes Conference game Tuesday.

Norwalk (7-0) and Cedar Rapids Xavier (4-1) changed spots atop the 3A poll.

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (6-1) received votes in the 1A poll. The Titans are at Estherville Lincoln Central Thursday.

North Linn (7-0) remains atop the Class 1A poll.

There's a strong northwest presence in Class 2A, with Sioux Center (6-0) still first, Western Christian (4-0) second, Sheldon (6-1) and Unity Christian (6-1) eighth.

Iowa City West (5-0) is the Class 4A leader.

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses, win-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 1A
1. North Linn (8) 7-0 124 1
2. Grand View Christian (5) 7-0 118 2
3. Remsen St. Mary's 7-0 104 3
4. Wapsie Valley 6-0 66 6
5. Council Bluffs St. Albert 4-2 63 4
6. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4-0 50 T7
7. George-Little Rock 5-2 45 5
8. Gilbertville Don Bosco 5-0 41 NR
9. Lynnville-Sully 6-1 17 NR
10. New London 6-1 13 T10
Others receiving votes: Algona Bishop Garrigan 11. Ankeny Christian Academy 11. Iowa Mennonite 9. Bedford 8. Edgewood-Colesburg 7. South O'Brien 7. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 5. LeMars Gehlen Catholic, 4. Madrid 4. Alburnett 4. Dunkerton 3. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 1.
Class 2A
1. Sioux Center (7) 6-0 123 1
2. Western Christian (5) 4-0 118 3
3. Van Meter (1) 6-0 95 2
4. Aplington-Parkersburg 6-0 72 5
5. Sheldon 6-1 71 4
6. South Hamilton 8-0 65 6
7. Western Dubuque 7-0 41 8
8. Unity Christian 6-1 37 7
9. Carroll Kuemper Catholic 4-1 18 T9
10. Iowa City Regina 5-0 14 NR
Others receiving votes: Dike-New Hartford 13. Forest City 12. Treynor 9. Des Moines Christian 7. East Marshall 6. Northeast 4. West Lyon 4. Wapello 3. PCM 2. Central Lee 1.
Class 3A
1. Norwalk (6) 7-0 118 2
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (5) 4-1 109 1
3. Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic (1) 4-0 104 4
4. Glenwood (1) 6-0 99 3
5. Oskaloosa 8-0 87 5
6. Harlan 5-0 58 7
7. Mount Pleasant 4-2 35 9
8. Spirit Lake 4-1 34 8
9. Le Mars 5-1 24 NR
10. Pella 5-1 23 6
Others receiving votes: Webster City 8. Dallas Center-Grimes 6. Dubuque Wahlert 4. Charles City 4. Washington 2.
Class 4A
1. Iowa City West (12) 5-0 120 1
2. Des Moines North 5-1 98 4
3. Dubuque Senior 4-0 93 6
4. Waukee 5-1 84 5
5. Johnston 5-1 79 T2
6. Linn-Mar 4-1 50 10
7. Sioux City East 4-1 48 T2
8. Des Moines Hoover 5-1 39 8
9. North Scott 5-1 29 NR
10. Dubuque Hempstead 4-1 18 NR
Others receiving votes: Pleasant Valley 15. Davenport North 11. Cedar Falls 10. Newton (1) 10. Western Dubuque 6. West Des Moines Dowling Catholic 2. West Des Moines Valley 2. Muscatine 1.