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Western Christian leads Class 2A poll

Wed 8-26-2020

DES MOINES - Perennial Lakes Conference power Western Christian is one of two defending state champions ranked number one in the first volleyball ratings of the season by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

The Wolfpack was 41-5 last season and won the state Class 2A title and lead this year's initial rankings.

Defending Class 3A champion Mount Vernon is the other team that is first in the preseason poll.

Other top-ranked teams are Fort Madison Holy Trinity Catholic (1A), Western Dubuque (4A) and West Des Moines Valley (5A).

The next rankings will be released on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Following are the complete ratings. Listed are rank, team and 2019 won-loss record.

Class 1A
1. Fort Madison Holy Trinity Catholic 29-11
2. Wapsie Valley 25-16
3. Council Bluffs St. Albert 24-10
4. New London 29-9
5. Janesville 33-12
6. Springville 20-17
7. LeMars Gehlen Catholic 25-8
8. Belle Plaine 27-13
9. Coon Rapids-Bayard 23-10
10. Edgewood-Colesburg 26-10
11. Grand View Christian 23-21
12. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 27-9
13. Newell-Fonda 26-11
14. Clinton Prince of Peace 22-17
15. Sidney 38-6
Class 2A
1. Western Christian 41-5
2. Dyersville Beckman Catholic 42-9
3. Dike-New Hartford 29-15
4. Wilton 35-4
5. Boyden-Hull 25-10
6. Hudson 31-8
7. Underwood 30-6
8. East Sac County 28-7
9. Grundy Center 32-9
10. Jesup 22-14
11. Denver 27-15
12. Sumner-Fredericksburg 17-19
13. West Branch 21-16
14. Lake Mills 30-10
15. Nodaway Valley 20-7
Class 3A
1. Mount Vernon 36-10
2. Osage 37-7
3. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 30-7
4. Unity Christian 24-11
5. Union LaPorte City 31-12
6. Davenport Assumption 32-6
7. Nevada 33-10
8. West Liberty 31-8
9. MOC-Floyd Valley 26-9
10. Carroll Kuemper Catholic 37-5
11. Roland-Story 29-11
12. Sioux Center 25-10
13. Independence 29-12
14. Des Moines Christian 24-7
15. Red Oak 34-7
Class 4A
1. Western Dubuque 24-14
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier 28-7
3. Marion 31-11
4. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 37-3
5. West Delaware 40-6
6. Glenwood 30-13
7. Clear Creek-Amana 23-15
8. Gilbert 32-13
9. North Scott 28-6
10. Waverly-Shell Rock 46-7
11. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 24-12
12. Pella 18-19
13. Winterset 17-12
14. Carroll 23-14
15. Bondurant-Farrar 18-18
Class 5A
1. West Des Moines Valley 42-5
2. Iowa City Liberty 34-3
3. Ankeny 37-6
4. West Des Moines Dowling Catholic 32-12
5. Cedar Falls 44-1
6. Pleasant Valley 30-6
7. Waukee 35-12
8. Ankeny Centennial 18-15
9. Dubuque Hempstead 20-14
10. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 38-4
11. Urbandale 20-17
12. Ottumwa 23-18
13. Bettendorf 22-14
14. Cedar Rapids Prairie 17-22
15. Indianola 27-18