Final Polls 5A/4A/3A

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The regular season has ended for everybody, it's time to take a look at the final polls from the Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Radio Iowa and the AP. And things got, well ... a little goofy.

Here's the composite from all four polls. You'll see in 5A the top three teams are separated by one point. In 5A there's a seven-point gap between four and five; in 4A a seven-point gap between three and four; and in 3A a(n almost) seven-point gap between two and three:

Class 5A​
Class 4A​
Class 3A​
1Dowling Catholic (35.5)Lewis Central (39)Harlan (40)
2Pleasant Valley (35)CR Xavier (35)Mount Vernon (36)
3Ankeny (34.5)Waverly-Shell Rock (34)Independence (29.5)
4Southeast Polk (31)Carlisle (27)ADM (26.5)
5Cedar Falls (24)Iowa City Liberty (25)Humboldt (25)
6Johnston (16.5)Bondurant-Farrar (20)Solon (23)
7Linn-Mar (12.5)North Scott (16)North Polk (16)
8Iowa City High (9)Indianola (10)Nevada (12)
9CR Kennedy (7.5)Western Dubuque (7)Central DeWitt (5)
10Sioux City East (6.5)Spencer (3.5)West Delaware (3)
 
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KidSilverhair

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The final 5A polls. The Gazette sticks with Ankeny at 1, where they've been throughout most of the season, even as Radio Iowa and AP have them at 3. Likewise, those two polls have the only remaining unbeaten Pleasant Valley on top, while the Gazette has them at third and the Register all the way down at 4.

The Gazette has Waukee Northwest in a tie for 6; nobody else has them ranked - meanwhile, the Gazette has no room for local teams Kennedy or Prairie even though they show up in other polls. Johnston ranks sixth (or tied) in all of the polls except the AP, who puts the Dragons all the way down at 9.

5A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1Dowling CatholicAnkenyPleasant ValleyPleasant Valley
2AnkenyDowling CatholicDowling CatholicSoutheast Polk
3Southeast PolkPleasant ValleyAnkenyT: Dowling/Ankeny
4Pleasant ValleySoutheast PolkSoutheast Polk
5Cedar FallsCedar FallsCedar FallsCedar Falls
6JohnstonT: Johnston/Waukee NorthwestJohnstonT: Sioux City East/Linn-Mar
7Iowa City HighCR Kennedy
8CR KennedyLinn-MarLinn-MarIowa City High
9Linn-MarIowa City HighSioux City EastJohnston
10CR PrairieWDM ValleyCR PrairieT: Kennedy/Valley
 
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KidSilverhair

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The final 4A polls. The Register actually moves Lewis Central down a spot to put Xavier first; the Gazette stubbornly continues to put the Saints third; and the AP decides to move Xavier down a spot into third as well. Things aren't too weird otherwise, although Radio Iowa gives northwest/north central Iowa no respect.


4A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1CR XavierLewis CentralLewis CentralLewis Central
2Lewis CentralWaverly-Shell RockCR XavierWaverly-Shell Rock
3Waverly-Shell RockCR XavierWaverly-Shell RockCR Xavier
4CarlisleCarlisleCarlisleIowa City Liberty
5Iowa City LibertyIowa City LibertyIowa City LibertyCarlisle
6Bondurant-FarrarBondurant-FarrarBondurant-FarrarBondurant-Farrar
7North ScottNorth ScottNorth ScottNorth Scott
8Western DubuqueIndianolaIndianolaIndianola
9SpencerWestern DubuqueWestern DubuqueWebster City
10IndianolaT: Spencer/Webster CityGlenwoodSpencer
 

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And the final polls in 3A. There's quite a range of opinions about where ADM and Humboldt should rank, but everybody agrees on North Polk and Nevada, at least.

3A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1HarlanHarlanHarlanHarlan
2Mount VernonMount VernonMount VernonMount Vernon
3IndependenceT: Independence/ADMIndependenceHumboldt
4ADMSolonADM
5HumboldtSolonHumboldtIndependence
6SolonHumboldtADMSolon
7North PolkNorth PolkNorth PolkNorth Polk
8NevadaNevadaNevadaNevada
9Central DeWittWest DelawareCentral DeWittMOC-Floyd Valley
10Hampton-Dumont/CALCentral DeWittHampton-Dumont/CALWest Delaware
 

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