Jeff Linder’s area girls’ basketball Super Ten, through games played Feb. 10:
1. LINN-MAR (20-0)
Offensive average: 64.5. Defensive average: 39.6. Streak: Won 20. Last ranking: 1st. Notable: Bidding to become the first MVC team since Cedar Falls (2000 & 2001) to go unbeaten in the league two straight years. Only one MVC team (Iowa City West) has stayed within double digits of the Lions. What’s next: Ends regular season vs. Iowa City West on Friday. Hosts Dubuque Senior or Dubuque Hempstead in 4A regional semifinal Feb. 20.
2. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY (16-2)
Offensive average: 63.2. Defensive average: 45.5. Streak: Won 4. Last ranking: 2nd. Notable: Champions of the MVC Mississippi Division. Much-awaited game with Marion cancelled Saturday to make room for rescheduled contest with Waterloo West. What’s next: Ends regular season with games Friday (Cedar Rapids Washington, home) and Saturday (Waterloo West, home). Hosts Davenport West or Davenport Central in a 4A regional semifinal Feb. 20.
3. WAUKON (18-1)
Offensive average: 59.7. Defensive average: 38.1. Streak: Won 12. Last ranking: 3rd. Notable: Showdown Thursday allows Indians an opportunity to win their second straight Northeast Iowa Conference title. What’s next: Hosts Crestwood on Thursday, then at New Hampton on Saturday. Hosts Decorah in a 3A regional quarterfinal Wednesday.
4. MARION (18-1)
Offensive average: 63.3. Defensive average: 40.6. Streak: Won 12. Last ranking: 4th. Notable: Indians have wrapped up their third straight league championship. Won’t face Cedar Rapids Kennedy Saturday because Kennedy is forced to reschedule game with Waterloo West. What’s next: At Clear Creek Amana on Thursday, hosts Washington (Iowa) on Saturday. Hosts Benton Community in a 3A regional quarterfinal Wednesday.
5. CASCADE (20-1)
Offensive average: 42.7. Defensive average: 28.4. Streak: Won 20. Last ranking: 5th. Notable: Cougars finished undefeated in the Tri-Rivers Conference, then posted an impressive 46-38 win over a good 3A foe in Anamosa. What’s next: Hosts Dyersville Beckman in a Class 2A regional first-round game Saturday.
6. IOWA CITY WEST (14-5)
Offensive average: 68.2. Defensive average: 46.7. Streak: Lost 1. Last ranking: 6th. Notable: Lost to Iowa City High for the second time this season, 61-55, at City. Will try to break up Linn-Mar’s bid for back-to-back perfect seasons in the MVC. What’s next: At Cedar Falls on Thursday, at Linn-Mar on Friday. Hosts Ottumwa or Burlington in a 4A regional semifinal on Feb. 20.
7. CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER (13-7)
Offensive average: 48.3. Defensive average: 39.2. Streak: Won 1. Last ranking: 8th. Notable: Had dropped three of four, but bounced back in a big way with a 46-32 win at Cedar Rapids Washington in a game that’s likely a preview of a regional semifinal. What’s next: Ends regular season at Iowa City High on Friday. Hosts Cedar Rapids Prairie or Cedar Rapids Washington in a 4A regional semifinal on Feb. 20.
8. CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON (12-7)
Offensive average: 55.9. Defensive average: 49.7. Streak: Lost 1. Last ranking: 7th. Notable: Impressive four-game win streak ended with a 46-32 loss at Cedar Rapids Xavier on Monday. What’s next: Ends regular season at Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Friday. Hosts Cedar Rapids Prairie in a 4A regional quarterfinal Wednesday.
9. MFL MAR MAC (17-3)
Offensive average: 52.1. Defensive average: 32.7. Streak: Won 11. Last ranking: 9th. Notable: Upper Iowa Conference champions for the seventh straight year, UIC win streak stands at 68 games. Bulldogs are the favorites in 2A Region 5. What’s next: Hosts Clayton Ridge in a 2A first-round regional game Saturday.
10. MOUNT VERNON (18-3)
Offensive average: 55.4. Defensive average: 38.2. Streak: Won 5. Last ranking: 10th. Notable: The runner-up of the Wamac East, and the only team to hand DeWitt Central a divisional blemish. The favorite to emerge from the bottom half of the 2A Region 6 bracket. Upcoming schedule: Hosts Iowa Valley in a 2A regional first-round game Saturday.
Class 4A: 1. Linn-Mar (20-0), 2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (16-2), 3. Iowa City West (14-5), 4. Cedar Rapids Xavier (13-7), 5. Cedar Rapids Washington (12-7).
Class 3A: 1. Waukon (18-1), 2. Marion (18-1), 3. Washington, Iowa (15-3), 4. Williamsburg (13-6), 5. Anamosa (13-6).
Class 2A: 1. Cascade (20-1), 2. MFL MarMac (17-3), 3. Mount Vernon (18-3), 4. Maquoketa Valley (17-4), 5. Monticello (16-6).
Class 1A: 1. Valley Community (17-2), 2. Highland (16-6), 4. Midland (15-6), 4. Lone Tree (15-7), 5. Keota (11-10).