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Des Moines East, Van Meter Remain #1 in New Rankings

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Sports Spotlight has released their fourth Iowa high school baseball rankings for the season.  Des Moines East continues to hold the top spot in the latest Class 4A rankings.  Clear Lake moved up one spot to take the top spot in the Class 3A poll. Van Meter held on to the top of Class 2A as did Twin Cedars (Bussey) in Class 1A.

Below are the latest rankings in all four classes including those teams on our watch list just outside the top-ten.  Listed parenthesis is last week’s ranking.

The rankings will be updated every Sunday morning at

2014 Iowa Sports Spotlight Iowa High School Baseball Rankings Posted: Sunday, June 29th

Class 4A 1-Des Moines East (1) 2-Cedar Rapids Kennedy (2) 3-Waukee (3) 4-Dubuque Hempstead (5) 5-Iowa City West (8) 6-Dowling Catholic (4) 7-Cedar Falls (6) 8-Sioux City North (NR) 9-Urbandale (10) 10-Cedar Rapids Jefferson (NR) Watch List:  Ames, Ankeny, Ankeny Centennial, Fort Dodge, North Scott (Eldridge), Norwalk, Sioux City East, Southeast Polk

Class 3A 1-Clear Lake (2) 2-Waverly-Shell Rock (3) 3-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (1) 4-West Delaware (Manchester) (6) 5-Dubuque Wahlert (5) 6-Davenport Assumption (4) 7-Fairfield (7) 8-Harlan (NR) 9-Saydel (9) 10-Perry (10) Watch List: A-D-M (Adel), Algona, Ballard (Huxley), Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Centerville, Denison-Schleswig, Gilbert, Humboldt, Knoxville, MOC-Floyd Valley, Pella, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Williamsburg, Winterset

Class 2A 1-Van Meter (1) 2-Alburnett (2) 3-North Polk (3) 4-St. Albert (Council Bluffs) (4) 5-Beckman (Dyersville) (5) 6-Wilton (8) 7-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (10) 8-South Winneshiek (Calmar) (9) 9-New Hampton (6) 10-Sioux Center (NR) 10-Roland-Story (NR) Watch List:  Clayton Ridge/Central, Des Moines Christian, Dike-New Hartford, East Marshall (LeGrand), Estherville-Lincoln Central, Iowa City Regina, Louisa-Muscatine (Letts), Monticello, Mount Vernon, North Fayette Valley, Northeast (Goose Lake), St. Edmond (Fort Dodge), Treynor

Class 1A 1-Twin Cedars (Bussey) (1) 2-Newman Catholic (Mason City) (2) 3-Van Buren (Keosauqua) (3) 4-Gehlen Catholic (LeMars) (9) 5-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (5) 6-Martensdale-St. Marys (4) 7-St. Marys (Remsen) (6) 8-B-G-M (Brooklyn) (8) 9-Underwood (10) 10-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (NR) 10-Lisbon (NR) Watch List: Coon Rapids-Bayard, Glidden-Ralston, Janesville, Lake Mills, Lenox, Logan-Magnolia, North Mahaska (New Sharon), Pleasantville, Springville, Wayne (Corydon), West Bend-Mallard