As area basketball teams head into the break, they do so with three area boys teams ranked. In Class 1A, IMS sits atop the AP Ranking while Keota is ranked number four. The other area school is in 3A with Mount Pleasant ranked number 10. The Panthers only losses have come to last year’s runner up and eighth ranked this year, Pella. The other loss was to 4A number one ranked Linn-Mar. In Class 2A, three of Mid-Prairie’s conference schools are ranked, North Cedar is number two, Iowa City Regina sixth, and West Branch seventh.