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Three boys high school basketball teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in the ninth 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 (15-0) are rated No. 1 for the fifth straight week. They received eight of the 10 first-place votes that were cast by a state-wide panel of sports journalists.

Dike-New Hartford (18-2) and Aplington-Parkersburg (18-3) are the other rated teams from the region. The North Iowa Cedar League East Division rivals are both ranked among the top 10 in Class 2A as substate tournament play begins this week on the road to state.

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 (8)15-0982
2. Valley, West Des Moines14-3783
3. Waukee (2)11-2771
4. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln15-3655
5. Ames13-3566
6. Dubuque, Hempstead14-3537
7. Pleasant Valley15-33610
8. Johnston8-3334
9. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy13-613NR
10. Ankeny Centennial12-4128

Others receiving votes: Southeast Polk 9. Des Moines, North 7. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 6. Ottumwa 5. Des Moines, Hoover 2.

1. Ballard (6)18-1871
2. Monticello (3)18-0822
3. Dallas Center-Grimes16-2693
4. Carroll18-2645
5. Pella18-2496
6. Glenwood17-2477
7. Epworth, Western Dubuque13-4318
8. Solon17-2244
9. Clear Lake19-2179
10. Assumption, Davenport13-6810

Others receiving votes: Le Mars 7. Mount Vernon 3. Clear Creek-Amana 3. Algona 2. Atlantic 1. Washington 1.

1. Boyden-Hull (9)21-0901
2. OA-BCIG19-1772
3. Des Moines Christian18-2574
4. A-H-S-TW, Avoca19-2566
5. Dike-New Hartford18-2545
6. Western Christian, Hull16-5413
7. Treynor17-4389
8. Aplington-Parkersburg18-329T10
9. West Branch17-216T10
10. Rock Valley16-58NR

Others receiving votes: Pekin 7. Roland-Story, Story City 6. Unity Christian, Orange City 5. Albia 4. Spirit Lake 3. AC/GC 2. Denver 2.

1. North Linn, Troy Mills (9)21-0901
2. Lake Mills21-0782
3. Martensdale-St. Marys21-0723
4. Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars20-1545
5. Easton Valley18-0514
6. Montezuma19-2397
7. Grand View Christian15-1376
8. Springville20-2298
9. Keota18-11410
10. St. Mary's, Remsen18-37NR

Others receiving votes: Tri-Center, Neola 6. New London 4. Wapello 3. West Fork, Sheffield 2. Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 1. East Mills 1.

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