Roosevelt Girls’ Basketball beats Waukee, rises in Super 10 list of 2022
Welcome back to the Super 10.
It was a big stretch of Iowa high school girls basketball last week, with ranked matchups to be found all across the state. We'll break them all down here and what they mean in the second Super 10 of 2022.
1. Johnston (12-0)
Previously: No. 1
Results since last poll: 61-36 win over then-No. 5 Valley (1/7). The Dragons flexed their muscles big-time in a runaway win over the Tigers. Johnston has quite a bit of distance between it and the rest of the pack, although a nice test awaits this week against the undefeated Maroons.
Up next: Tuesday vs. Southeast Polk, Friday at No. 4 Dowling Catholic.
2. Iowa City High (9-0)
Previously: No. 2
Results since last poll: 76-46 win over then-No. 8 Cedar Falls (1/7). The Little Hawks looked about as dominant as Johnston in dismantling Cedar Falls last Friday. City High has cemented itself as the class of the Mississippi Valley Conference yet again.
Up next: Tuesday at Wahlert Catholic, Friday at Cedar Rapids Xavier.
3. Waterloo West (9-1)
Previously: No. 3
Results since last poll: 67-42 win over then-No. 6 Iowa City West (1/7). Tough test? Forget about it. The Wahawks owned Iowa City West in a pivotal ranked showdown and are in position to stay highly ranked for some time. Waterloo West shouldn’t have any issues in the week ahead.
Up next: Tuesday vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Friday at Cedar Rapids Prairie.
4. Dowling Catholic (11-0)
Previously: No. 4
Results since last poll: 37-30 win over Waukee (1/7). A closer margin of victory than expected against the Warriors, but Dowling Catholic remained undefeated to set up a big week. We’ll know a lot more about the Maroons come next Monday.
Up next: Tuesday at No. 6 Valley, Friday vs. No. 1 Johnston.
5. Ankeny (9-2)
Previously: No. 7
Results since last poll: 47-42 win over Mason City, (1/7), 69-15 win over Des Moines East (1/8). A quiet riser in the Super 10, the Hawks took advantage of ranked teams falling around them. Ankeny doesn’t have a ton of substance on its resume but could add some with a win Tuesday.
Up next: Tuesday at Ankeny Centennial, Friday vs. Ames.
6. Valley (8-3)
Previously: No. 5
Results since last poll: 61-36 loss to No. 1 Johnston (1/7). A troubling loss for sure, given the lopsided score. But Johnston will do that to a lot of teams this year. A big rebound chance arrives Tuesday for the Tigers.
Up next: Tuesday vs. No. 4 Dowling Catholic, Friday at Urbandale.
7. Iowa City West (7-2)
Previously: No. 6
Results since last poll: 67-42 loss to No. 3 Waterloo West (1/7). West doesn’t get walloped by 25 too often, making this week a crucial rebound stretch. Any stumbles this week and West could be on the outside looking in next Monday.
Up next: Tuesday at Dubuque Hempstead, Friday at No. 10 Cedar Falls.
8. Glenwood (8-1)
Previously: No. 9
Results since last poll: 67-52 win over Shenandoah (1/7). Another overmatched Class 4A foe, another big win for Glenwood. The Rams won’t face many challenges until the postseason.
Up next: Tuesday at Harlan, Friday vs. Kuemper Catholic.
9. Des Moines Roosevelt (8-2)
Previously: No. 10
Results since last poll: 70-21 win over Des Moines Hoover (1/7), 68-51 win over Waukee (1/8). Another quiet riser, Des Moines Roosevelt put together a nice week even though the competition wasn’t the toughest. The Roughriders now have a great chance to string some easy wins together.
Up next: Tuesday at Des Moines Lincoln, Thursday vs. Bondurant-Farrar, Friday at Ottumwa.
10. Cedar Falls (7-3)
Previously: No. 8
Results since last poll: 76-46 loss at No. 2 Iowa City High (1/7). Is this the last call for Cedar Falls in the Super 10? We’ll find out this week. After a tough loss to the Little Hawks, the Tigers have two upcoming chances for nice wins. If not, Cedar Falls will almost certainly be unranked next Monday.
Up next: Tuesday vs. Cedar Rapids Washington, Friday vs. No. 7 Iowa City West.
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