Four area teams are ranked in this week’s Iowa high school boys basketball poll, released by the Associated Press on Monday (February 3, 2014). Waverly-Shell Rock, New Hampton, Dunkerton, and Gladbrook-Reinbeck are among the 40 teams considered the best in the state right now.Waverly-Shell Rock enters the week with a 12-3 record. The Go-Hawks are currently ranked fifth in Class-3A. That’s two spots higher than their ranking last week.

New Hampton is the highest rated team among the four. The Chickasaws are ranked second in Class-2A, the same spot they held last week. New Hampton enters the week with a 15-0 mark.

Dunkerton and Gladbrook-Reinbeck are both ranked in Class-1A. Dunkerton (16-1 overall) is rated sixth this week, which is down one spot from a week ago. Gladbrook-Reinbeck, unranked last week, is 10th this week. The Rebels are 15-2.

Two other area teams are under consideration to be ranked, but didn’t get enough votes to crack the top 10. The teams are Dike-New Hartford in Class-2A and Jesup in Class-1A, which would both be ranked 14th if the polls extended beyond 10 teams.

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:

Class 4A

Record Pts Prv
1. Dubuque, Senior (13) 14-1 146 1
2. Iowa City, West (1) 13-2 116 3
3. North Scott, Eldridge 15-1 113 5
4. Bettendorf 15-1 112 2
5. Waukee 12-2 86 7
6. Des Moines, North (1) 13-2 69 6
7. Southeast Polk 14-2 67 4
8. Ankenny Centennial 12-3 33 8
9. Johnston 12-4 27 10
10. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 12-3 23 9

Others receiving votes: Sioux City, East 22. Sioux City, North 8. Valley, West Des Moines 3.

Class 3A

Record Pts Prv
1. Clear Lake (11) 15-0 146 1
2. Wahlert, Dubuque (4) 13-2 139 2
3. Dallas Center-Grimes 14-2 108 4
4. Harlan 14-2 98 3
5. Waverly-Shell Rock 12-3 86 7
6. Central Clinton, De Witt 12-2 62 5
7. Fort Madison 11-1 44 10
8. Carroll 12-3 37 NR
9. Pella 13-3 35 6
10. Epworth, Western Dubuque 13-3 27 8

Others receiving votes: Solon 10. Le Mars 7. MOC-Floyd Valley 6. Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 5. Chariton 5. Williamsburg 4. Bondurant Farrar 4. Crestwood, Cresco 2.

Class 2A

Record Pts Prv
1. Western Christian, Hull (14) 16-0 149 1
2. New Hampton (1) 15-0 127 2
3. West Fork, Sheffield 16-1 118 3tie
4. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 13-3 75 6
5. Cascade,Western Dubuque 14-2 60 7
tie Treynor 15-1 60 8
7. Des Moines Christian 18-1 55 10
8. Regina, Iowa City 16-1 53 3tie
9. Sioux Center 13-3 44 5
10. IKM-Manning 15-2 29 9

Others receiving votes: Van Meter 14. Rock Valley 9. East Sac County 8. Dike-New Hartford 7. PCM, Monroe 4. West Marshall, State Center 2. Mount Vernon 1. MFL-Mar-Mac 1.

Class 1A

Record Pts Prv
1. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars (9) 17-0 143 1
2. Newell-Fonda (6) 15-0 141 2
3. Lamoni 16-0 116 3
4. West Lyon, Inwood 13-3 72 4
5. Nodaway Valley 16-1 69 5
6. Dunkerton 16-1 58 8
7. Ar-We-Va, Westside 17-0 53 7
8. Keota 16-1 34 9
9. Pekin 15-1 28 10
10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 15-2 27 NR

Others receiving votes: Springville 17. Van Buren, Keosauqua 16. Preston 14. Jesup 10. Danville 9. Belmond-Klemme 8. Meskwaki Settlement School 8. Ruthven-Ayrshire 1. GMG, Garwin 1.