Five teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in the seventh Iowa high school boys basketball poll of the season released by the Associated Press.

Cedar Falls (10-0) is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A for the third-consecutive week. The unbeaten Tigers received six of the nine first place votes that were cast by a state-wide panel of sports journalists.

The other rated teams from the region compete are all members of the North Iowa Cedar League, one of the most-competitive conferences in the state.

East Division rivals Dike-New Hartford (13-2), Aplington-Parkersburg (13-2) and Denver (13-3) are all ranked among the top 10 in Class 2A, while defending state champion Wapsie Valley (11-3) is featured in the Class 1A survey. With only a few games remaining before post-season play begins, all four teams remaining in a title battle for the division title. Aplington-Parkersburg hosts Dike-New Hartford Tuesday night and Denver Friday evening. Wapsie Valley plays at Denver on Thursday.

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:

1. Cedar Falls (6)10-0871
2. Waukee (3)8-1822
3. Johnston6-1673
4. Ankeny Centennial10-1644
5. Dubuque, Hempstead9-2446
6. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln12-3358
7. Valley, West Des Moines8-3337
8. Iowa City Liberty5-1285
(tie) Southeast Polk9-2289
10. Ames9-38NR

Others receiving votes: Davenport, North 7. Sioux City, East 4. Pleasant Valley 3. North Scott, Eldridge 3. Norwalk 1. Ottumwa 1.

1. Ballard (6)13-1861
2. Pella (1)13-1782
3. Monticello (2)14-0743
4. Solon14-152T6
5. Carroll12-2435
6. Epworth, Western Dubuque11-2388
7. Dallas Center-Grimes11-2374
8. Glenwood13-2269
9. Assumption, Davenport10-419T6
10. Clear Lake14-11710

Others receiving votes: Clear Creek-Amana 11. Le Mars 8. Mount Vernon 5. Decorah 1.

1. Boyden-Hull (9)16-0901
2. A-H-S-TW, Avoca16-1652
3. Western Christian, Hull14-3624
4. OA-BCIG15-1527
5. West Branch12-0446
6. Des Moines Christian13-2393
7. Dike-New Hartford13-2345
8. Pekin16-1259
9. Aplington-Parkersburg13-220NR
10. Denver13-3188

Others receiving votes: Spirit Lake 8. Roland-Story, Story City 6. Rock Valley 6. North Fayette, Valley 5. East Sac County 4. Treynor 4. Unity Christian, Orange City 4. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 3. Camanche 2. Van Meter 2. Panorama, Panora 1. West Lyon, Inwood 1.

1. North Linn, Troy Mills (9)16-0901
2. Lake Mills15-0752
3. Martensdale-St. Marys15-0693
4. Easton Valley16-0524
5. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars16-1475
6. Grand View Christian13-1468
7. Springville16-1426
8. Montezuma15-2387
9. St. Mary's, Remsen13-2109
10. Wapsie Valley, Fairbank11-3710

Others receiving votes: Tri-Center, Neola 6, Keota 4. Notre Dame, Burlington 4. . Gladbrook-Reinbeck 2. Edgewood-Colesburg 2. New London 1.

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