Regional bracketology

People ask how I think the girls’ basketball regionals will be divvied up Friday.

I don’t have the maps and the thumbtacks like the folks at the Girls Union. But I do have a few minutes to kill, now that the kids are in bed.

So here’s a stab in the dark at how all 4A and Eastern Iowa 3A, 2A and 1A regional assignments will look. An asterisk denotes a first-round 4A bye.


REGION 1 (final at Denison)

Sioux City West at Sioux City East (winner at #2 Sioux City North* in semifinal); Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson at Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln (winner at Lewis Central* in semifinal).

REGION 2 (final at Urbandale)

Fort Dodge at Urbandale (winner at #10 Johnston* in semifinal); Cedar Falls at Mason City (winner at #3 Ames* in semifinal).

REGION 3 (final at Marshalltown)

Marshalltown at Newton (winner at #6 Ankeny* in semifinal), Waterloo East at Waterloo West (winner at #13 Cedar Rapids Washington* in semifinal).

REGION 4 (final at U.S. Cellular Center)

North Scott at Pleasant Valley (winner at #1 Linn-Mar* in semifinal); Dubuque Hempstead at Clinton (winner at Dubuque Senior* in semifinal).

REGION 5 (final at Cedar Rapids Prairie)

Davenport North at Davenport West (winner at #12 Iowa City West* in semifinal); Burlington at Muscatine (winner at #11 Iowa City High* in semifinal).

REGION 6 (final at U.S. Cellular Center)

Bettendorf at Davenport Central (winner at #7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy* in semifinal); Cedar Rapids Prairie at Cedar Rapids Jefferson (winner at #9 Cedar Rapids Xavier* in semifinal).

REGION 7  (final at Pleasant Hill)

Ottumwa at Des Moines Lincoln (winner at #4 Des Moines East* in semifinal); Oskaloosa at Southeast Polk (winner at #14 Indianola* in semifinal).

REGION 8 (final at Urbandale)

Des Moines North at West Des Moines Dowling (winner at #8 Waukee* in semifinal); Des Moines Hoover at Des Moines Roosevelt (winner at #5 West Des Moines Valley* in semifinal).


REGION 3 (final at Cedar Falls, McLeod Center)

Top half: Waverly-Shell Rock at Charles City; New Hampton at #10 Crestwood.

Bottom half: Decorah at Oelwein; Independence at #7 Waukon.

REGION 4 (final at Epworth)

Top half: Western Dubuque at DeWitt Central; West Delaware at #13 Dubuque Wahlert.

Bottom half: Maquoketa at Mount Vernon; Center Point-Urbana at Anamosa.

REGION 5 (final at Muscatine)

Top half: Fairfield at Washington; Clear Creek-Amana at #4 Davenport Assumption.

Bottom half: Centerville at Mount Pleasant; Fort Madison at Keokuk.

REGION 6 (final at U.S. Cellular Center)

Top half: Grinnell at Nevada; South Tama at Vinton-Shellsburg.

Bottom half: Benton Community at Union; Williamsburg at #2 Marion.


REGION 3 (final at Cedar Falls, McLeod Center)

Quadrant A: North Fayette at South Winneshiek; Clayton Ridge at #1 MFL MarMac.

Quadrant B: Nashua-Plainfield at Turkey Valley; Sumner-Fredericksburg at Edgewood-Colesburg.

Quadrant C: Dike-New Hartford at Waterloo Columbus; Hudson at Denver.

Quadrant D: Grundy Center at Aplington-Parkersburg; Gladbrook-Reinbeck at South Hardin.

Region 4 (final at Linn-Mar)

Quadrant A: Starmont at #15 Jesup; Monticello at Maquoketa Valley.

Quadrant B: Dyersville Beckman at Cascade, Alburnett at North Linn.

Quadrant C: Bellevue at Northeast; North Cedar at Camanche.

Quadrant D: Solon at West Branch; West Liberty at #6 Tipton.

Region 5 (final at Mount Pleasant)

Quadrant A: Mid-Prairie at Belle Plaine; Iowa Valley at #8 Sigourney.

Quadrant B: Van Buren at Davis County; Central Lee at Pekin.

Quadrant C: Wapello at #11 Mediapolis; West Burlington at Louisa-Muscatine.

Quadrant D: Columbus Junction at Iowa City Regina; Durant at Wilton.


Region 4 (final at Waverly)

Quadrant A: Riceville at #5 North Butler; Walnut Ridge Baptist at Dunkerton.

Quadrant B: North Tama at Garwin GMG; Cedar Falls NU High at Don Bosco.

Quadrant C: Clarksville at Wapsie Valley; Tripoli at Janesville.

Quadrant D: Lansing Kee at Postville; West Central at Elkader Central (winner at #7 Valley Community in semifinal).

Region 5 (final at Anamosa)

Quadrant A: East Central at Preston; Andrew at #10 Bellevue Marquette.

Quadrant B: Olin at #12 Midland; Calamus-Wheatland at Clinton Prince of Peace.

Quadrant C: East Buchanan at Central City; Lisbon at #1 Springville.

Quadrant D: Lone Tree at Iowa Mennonite; WACO at Highland.

Region 6 (final at Fairfield)

Quadrant A: BGM at Lynnville-Sully; Montezuma at North Mahaska.

Quadrant B: English Valleys at HLV; Tri-County at Keota.

Quadrant C: Fairfield Maharishi at #8 New London; Winfield-Mount Union at Cardinal.

Quadrant D: Burlington Notre Dame at #14 Harmony; Danville at Fort Madison Holy Trinity.


4 Responses to “Regional bracketology”

  1. Regional bracketology | Iowa Prep Sports Says:

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  2. Deb Says:

    Did you notice that there are still 29 undefeated teams in the top 15’s? 9 each in 1A & 2A & 8 in 3A….that seems like a lot to me…are there usually that many teams with a perfect record at this point in the season or am I just getting old and my memory is failing me?

  3. jtlinder Says:

    That’s quite a few, yes, but remember … some of the teams have had 2-3-4 games (and potential for a loss) postponed by snow. We still have seven in our area — Linn-Mar in 4A, Marion and Waukon in 3A, MFL MarMac, Tipton and Sigourney in 2A and Springville in 1A — which is quite a bunch for this deep into the season. We’ll probably end the regular season with one or two.

  4. Deb Says:

    At this rate teams will playing games every day in order to get them all in before tourney time

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