Here is the latest Iowa High School boys basketball poll, released Monday afternoon by the Associated Press.

Three teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in the eighth rankings of the season. Two area squads are considered strong favorites to win the Class 4A state title.

Two-time defending champion Cedar Falls (14-2) jumped four spots in the new survey, climbing from No. 6 last week to No. 2 this week. Waterloo West (15-2) rose one spot to No. 3 and is ranked right behind the Tigers.

The other rated team from the area is Aplington-Parkersburg (17-2). The Falcons slipped a little in this week's poll, falling from No. 8 to No. 10.


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

RecordPtsPrv
1. Ankeny, Centennial (8)17-1107 2
2. Cedar Falls (1)14-280 6
3. Waterloo, West (1)15-277 4
5. Iowa City, West15-272 1
5. North Scott, Eldrdige (1)16-169 5
6. Waukee15-253 8
7. Dubuque, Senior14-252 3
(tie) Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln18-152 7
9. Valley, West Des Moines12-51910
10. Dubuque, Hempstead14-48 9
(tie) Indianola14-38NR

Others receiving votes: Ankeny 5. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 1. Davenport, North 1. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 1.


RecordPtsPrv
1. Carroll (9)16-1106T2
2. Norwalk14-387 4
3. Assumption, Davenport (1)14-381T2
4. Mount Vernon (1)16-276 5
5. Marion15-364 1
6. Pella14-449 6
7. Glenwood15-346 7
8. Clear Lake17-239 8
9. Winterset13-41710
(tie) MOC-Floyd Valley16-317 9

Others receiving votes: Central Clinton, DeWitt 10. Algona 5. Clear Creek-Amana 5. Keokuk 2. Huxley, Ballard 1.


RecordPtsPrv
1. Treynor (5)18-1101 2
2. North Linn, Troy Mills (4)19-092 3
3. Van Meter (2)18-088 4
4. West Sioux, Hawarden18-176 1
5. Camanche16-268 5
6. Boyden-Hull17-253 6
7. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville15-434 7
8. Monticello17-219NR
9. Western Christian, Hull15-41810
(tie) Aplington-Parkersburg17-218 8

Others receiving votes: Albia 11. Osage 10. West Branch 5. Woodward-Granger 5. Tri-Center, Neola 2. AHSTW, Avoca 2. Des Moines Christian 2. Pella Christian 1.


RecordPtsPrv
1. Easton Valley (7)18-0102 1
2. WACO, Wayland (2)20-097 2
3. West Fork, Sheffield (1)19-186 3
4. South O'Brien, Paullina17-264 6
(tie) Bishop Garrigan, Algona (1)17-264 5
6. Montezuma17-251 8
7. St. Mary's Remsen16-336 7
8. Lake Mills17-235 4
9. Martensdale-St. Marys17-231 9
10. Notre Dame, Burlington16-413NR

Others receiving votes: Boyer Valley, Dunlap 12. Mount Ayr 6. Grand View Christian 2. Meskwaki Settlement 2. Springville 1. Stanton 1. Newell-Fonda 1. Keota 1.

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