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Bettendorf's JMichael Young shoots over Davenport West's Brett Erwin during a game last week. Quad-City Times sports reporter Matt Coss has the Bulldogs ranked sixth in Class 4A this week. 

Quad-City Times prep sports editor Matt Coss votes weekly in the Associated Press Iowa high school boys basketball poll. Here is Coss' ballot for Monday, Jan. 16:

Class 4A

1. Iowa City West (8-1, Last week: 1)

2. Sioux City East (10-0, LW: 2)

3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (8-1, LW: 3)

4. Dubuque Senior (9-1, LW: 4)

5. Waukee (9-2, LW: 6)

6. Bettendorf (9-2, LW: 7)

7. Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln (8-1, LW: 5)

8. West Des Moines Valley (9-3, LW: not ranked)

9. Cedar Falls (7-3, LW: 8)

10. North Scott (8-3, LW: 10)

Next five teams (in order): Dowling Catholic 8-3; Johnston 8-3; Davenport Central 7-3; Des Moines Hoover 8-3; Dubuque Hempstead 6-3

Class 3A

1. Waverly-Shell Rock (12-0, Last week: 1)

2. West Delaware (11-0, LW: 2)

3. Pella (10-1, LW: 3)

4. Mount Vernon (8-2, LW: 6)

5. Mount Pleasant (10-1, LW: 7)

6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (8-4, LW: 10)

7. Charles City (9-1, LW: 8)

8. Davenport Assumption (7-4, LW: 9)

9. Dallas Center-Grimes (9-2, LW: 4)

10. Spirit Lake (9-2, LW: 5)

Next five teams (in order): Sioux City Heelan 6-3; Cedar Rapids Xavier 4-6; LeMars 6-4; Oskaloosa 7-4; Carroll 6-3

Class 2A

1. Pella Christian (10-1, LW: 2)

2. Western Christian (10-1, LW: 3)

3. Carroll Kuemper (9-1, LW: 4)

4. Cascade (11-0, LW: 6)

5. Camanche (12-1, LW: 7)

6. Sheldon (11-1, LW: 8)

7. Osage (12-0, LW: 10)

8. Northeast (10-1, LW: 9)

9. Hinton (10-2, LW: 1)

10. Van Meter (11-0, LW: not ranked)

Next five teams (in order): South Hamilton 9-1; Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 12-1; Jesup 11-1; Des Moines Christian 10-2; Dike-New Hartford 9-3

Class 1A

1. North Linn (11-0, Last week: 2)

2. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (8-1, LW: 1)

3. New London (11-0, LW: 3)

4. Remsen St. Mary’s (10-0, LW: 4)

5. Ar-We-Va, Westside (13-0, LW: 5)

6. Des Moines Grand View Christian (11-1, LW: 7)

7. Lynnville-Sully (12-1, LW: 9)

8. West Fork (9-2, LW: not ranked)

9. Murray (12-0, LW: not ranked)

10. Lone Tree (10-2, LW: not ranked)

Next five teams (in order): West Hancock 9-2; Siouxland Christian 10-2; Clinton Prince of Peace 8-4; Boyden-Hull 5-6; Council Bluffs St. Albert 4-7

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Sports Editor

Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.