Four boys high school basketball teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in the eighth Associated Press poll of the season, released by the organization late Monday afternoon.

Cedar Falls continues to be the favorites to win the Class 4A state championship. The unbeaten Tigers (12-0) are rated No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week. They received seven of the 10 first-place votes that were cast by a state-wide panel of sports journalists.

Dike-New Hartford (16-2), Denver (16-3) and Aplington-Parkersburg (15-3) are the other rated teams from the region. The North Iowa Cedar League East Division rivals are ranked among the top 10 in the Class 2A survey nearly one week before the start of district tournament play.

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 (7)12-0971
2. Waukee (3)10-1932
3. Valley, West Des Moines11-3677
4. Johnston7-2633
5. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln14-3616
6. Ames11-34310
7. Dubuque, Hempstead12-3355
8. Ankeny Centennial10-3344
9. Iowa City Liberty5-127T8
10. Pleasant Valley13-322NR

Others receiving votes: Des Moines, Hoover 3. Des Moines, North 2. North Scott, Eldridge 1. Southeast Polk 1. Sioux City, East 1.

1. Ballard (9)15-1991
2. Monticello (1)16-0853
3. Dallas Center-Grimes13-2707
4. Solon16-1654
5. Carroll15-2625
6. Pella15-2492
7. Glenwood15-2438
8. Epworth, Western Dubuque12-3316
9. Clear Lake16-12110
10. Assumption, Davenport11-5119

Others receiving votes: Le Mars 10. Clear Creek-Amana 2. Humboldt 1. Decorah 1.

1. Boyden-Hull (10)19-01001
2. OA-BCIG17-1774
3. Western Christian, Hull15-3723
4. Des Moines Christian16-2546
5. Dike-New Hartford16-2517
6. A-H-S-TW, Avoca18-2402
7. Denver16-33510
8. Pekin16-1248
9. Treynor15-417NR
10. West Branch14-1165
(tie) Aplington-Parkersburg15-3169

Others receiving votes: Rock Valley 14. Unity Christian, Orange City 10. Roland-Story, Story City 8. North Fayette, Valley 6. Spirit Lake 3. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 3. AC-GC 2. Albia 1. South Central Calhoun 1.

1. North Linn, Troy Mills (9)19-0991
2. Lake Mills (1)18-0862
3. Martensdale-St. Marys18-0743
4. Easton Valley17-0594
5. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars18-1565
6. Grand View Christian15-1526
7. Montezuma16-2468
8. Springville18-2377
9. Tri-Center, Neola16-214NR
10. Keota16-18NR

Others receiving votes: St. Mary's, Remsen 7. Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 5. New London 3. Wapello 3. Newell-Fonda 1.

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