High school softball: Ottumwa atop 5-A rankings

High school softball: Ottumwa atop 5-A rankings

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High school softball: Ottumwa atop 5-A rankings

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Ottumwa has risen to the top. The Bulldogs, who haven’t won a state softball championship since 1995, own the No. 1 spot in the latest Iowa high school rankings in Class 5-A.
Ottumwa is 8-0. The Bulldogs won state titles in 1976 and 1995.
Previous No. 1 Pleasant Valley dropped to No. 2. The other top-ranked teams: Dallas Center-Grimes in 4-A, West Burlington Notre Dame in 3-A, Treynor in 2-A and Don Bosco of Gilbertville in 1-A.
The top 10s, selected by Jason Eslinger of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union:

CLASS 5-A

1. Ottumwa (8-0); 2. Pleasant Valley (5-2); 3. W.D.M. Dowling Catholic (7-3); 4. Dubuque Senior (10-1); 5. Waukee (9-3); 6. Muscatine (6-2); 7. Ankeny (4-4); 8. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (9-1); 9. Johnston (6-3); 10. Bettendorf (4-1).

CLASS 4-A

1. Dallas Center-Grimes (8-0); 2. Winterset (10-2); 3. LeMars (12-0); 4. Solon (12-0); 5. Carlisle (8-2); 6. Ballard (Huxley) (7-2); 7. Indianola (7-2); 8. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2-2); 9. Washington (4-2); 10. Waverly-Shell Rock (8-0).

CLASS 3-A

1. West Burlington (10-0); 2. Mid-Prairie (Wellman) (4-2); 3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (1o-2); 4. Bondurant-Farrar (3-4); 5. Clarke (Osceola) (7-1); 6. East Marshall (6-1); 7. Monticello (7-1); 8. Iowa Falls-Alden (5-1); 9. Davenport Assumption (4-4); 10. Sioux Center (8-0).

CLASS 2-A

1. Treynor (7-0); 2. Durant (10-1); 3. North Union (4-0); 4. Sumner-Fredericksburg (7-0); 5. Jesup (7-0); 6. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (6-2); 7. Westwood (Sloan) (6-2); 8. BCLUW (Conrad) (4-1); 9. Alburnett (9-2); 10. AGWSR (Ackley) (5-0).

CLASS 1-A

1. Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (8-0); 2. Martensdale-St. Marys (8-0); 3. Akron-Westfield (9-0); 4. Newell-Fonda (9-2); 5. Lisbon (8-3); 6. Wayne (Corydon) (4-1); 7. Clarksville (6-1); 8. Earlham (9-3); 9. Lynnville-Sully (9-3); 10. Sigourney (4-0).

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