With the 2021 Iowa high school softball season just getting underway, the first rankings have been released.

Plenty of area teams are featured in the preseason poll, released Monday by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU). You can see all of the 2021 rankings, by class, below.

Monday marked the opening day of competition for softball and baseball teams across Iowa. All teams are planning to play a full schedule this summer following a 2020 season that was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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School

2020 Record

1

Newell-Fonda18-3

2

Lynnvile-Sully20-3

3

Lisbon21-5

4

Collins-Maxwell21-2

5

Sigourney15-5

6

Wayne17-5

7

Newman Catholic19-4

8

Akron-Westfield17-3

9

Martensdale-St. Marys15-6

10

Clarksville

19-1

11

Twin Cedars

20-6

12

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton15-1

13

Turkey Valley17-2

14

Southeast Warren15-7

15

Lenox11-9

 

1

Louisa-Muscatine20-6

2

Northeast20-4

3

Central Springs17-4

4

Wilton14-4

5

Earlham19-5

6

Mount Ayr10-5

7

Ride View11-9

8

North Linn25-1

9

Underwood14-5

10

 Van Meter14-9

11

Durant10-5

12

Iowa City Regina Catholic9-14

13

Colfax-Mingo

12-6

14

East Marshall

15-3

15

Treynor9-5

 

1

Williamsburg25-5

2

Davenport Assumption21-6

3

Mount Vernon21-6

4

West Burlington-Notre Dame14-4

5

Atlantic17-2

6

North Polk14-4

7

West Liberty14-2

8

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont14-9

9

Spirit Lake13-4

10

Anamosa

13-2

11

West Lyon12-3

12

Clarke11-6

13

Humboldt

20-3

14

Nevada

11-9

15

Roland-Story

10-11

 

1

Winterset17-7

2

West Delaware

21-5

3

Fairfield

24-2

4

North Scott17-11

5

Norwalk17-7

6

Dallas Center-Grimes21-10

7

Carlisle

20-4

8

Cedar Rapids Xavier16-10

9

Charles City13-4

10

ADM

12-5

11

Benton Community15-9

12

Creston13-6

13

Harlan

15-5

14

Burlington

17-7

15

Marion

15-9

 

1

Fort Dodge

28-4

2

Muscatine19-4

3

Waukee23-5

4

Indianola14-6

5

Iowa City High18-5

6

West Des Moines Valley23-5

7

Cedar Rapids Kennedy26-1

8

Iowa City Liberty17-9

9

Pleasant Valley17-7

10

Johnston15-8

11

Ankeny Centennial23-9

12

Bettendorf19-7

13

Ankeny19-11

14

Southeast Polk11-13

15

Cedar Rapids Prairie12-8

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