Southeast Minnesota is well represented in the first release of the state high school basketball rankings.

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Minnesota Basketball News released their Top 20 teams in each class in the December 3rd issue of the Pacesetter Newsletter. In boys basketball, Hayfield took the #1 spot in Class A and Caledonia was #2 in Class AA. Austin and Owatonna were also ranked in Class AAA and Class AAAA.

In girls basketball, Hayfield was #6 in Class A while Lake City was #4 in Class AA. Goodhue, Rochester Lourdes, and Caledonia also made the ranking in Class AA. Austin, Kasson-Mantorville, and Red Wing cracked the Top 20 in Class AAA while Rochester John Marshall was in the Class AAAA rankings.

It was a strong showing once again for the area, but it is very early in the season. These rankings will change as the season rolls along, but it does show that there will be many great basketball games across the area this season. You can see the full rankings below.

Minnesota State Girls Basketball Rankings

Class A

1. Mountain Iron-Buhl
2. Minneota
3. Cass Lake-Bena
4. Mayer Lutheran
5. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s
6. Hayfield
7. Hancock
8. New York Mills
9. Breckenridge
10. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley
11. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
12. Badger-Greenbush-Middle River
13. Cromwell-Wright
14. Granada-Hunt.-E.Chain-Truman-ML
15. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
16. Chisholm
17. Lake Park-Audubon
18. Sleepy Eye
19. Ogilvie
20. Underwood

Class AA

1. Providence Academy
2. Minnehaha Academy
3. Fergus Falls
4. Lake City 
5. St. Croix Lutheran
6. Goodhue 
7. Sauk Centre
8. Holy Family Catholic
9. Albany
10. Hawley
11. Rochester Lourdes 
12. Jackson County Central
13. Caledonia 
14. Pequot Lakes
15. Barnesville
16. Eden Valley-Watkins
17. Crookston
18. Perham
19. Pine City

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Class AAA

1. Becker
2. Austin
3. Mankato East
4. DeLaSalle
5. Holy Angels
6. Totino-Grace
7. Hill-Murray
8. Grand Rapids
9. Marshall
10. St. Paul Como Park
11. Benilde-St. Margaret’s
12. Mankato West
13. Kasson-Mantorville 
14. Hutchinson
15. Mahtomedi
16. Detroit Lakes
17. Visitation
18. Hermantown
19. Alexandria
20. Red Wing 

Class AAA

1. Hopkins
2. Chaska
3. Minnetonka
4. Wayzata
5. Eden Prairie
6. Stillwater
7. St. Michael-Albertville
8. East Ridge
9. Maple Grove
10. Lakeville North
11. Shakopee
12. Rochester JM 
13. Centennial
14. Blaine
15. Roseville
16. Rosemount
17. Edina
18. Waconia
19. Cambridge-Isanti
20. Spring Lake Park

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Minnesota State Boys Basketball Rankings

Class A

1. Hayfield 
2. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s
3. Central MN Christian
4. Mahnomen-Waubun
5. Fertile-Beltrami
6. St. Clair
7. Mayer Lutheran
8. Cass Lake Bena
9. New York Mills
10. Hancock
11. Ashby
12. Deer River
13. Nevis
14. Mankato Loyola
15. Badger-Greenbush-Middle River
16. Southwest MN Christian
17. Spring Grove 
18. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
19. Mountain Iron-Buhl
20. North Woods

Class AA

1. Minnehaha Academy
2. Caledonia 
3. Minneapolis North
4. Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta
5. Blake
6. Annandale
7. Maple River
8. Moose Lake-Willow River
9. Pequot Lakes
10. Albany
11. Duluth Marshall
12. Rockford
13. Fergus Falls
14. Luverne
15. Holy Family Catholic
16. Maranatha Christian
17. Litchfield
18. Eden Valley-Wakins
19. Southwest Christian
20. Waseca

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Class AAA

1. Totino-Grace
2. DeLaSalle
3. South St. Paul
4. Alexandria
5. Columbia Heights
6. Mankato West
7. Mankato East
8. Princeton
9. Benilde-St. Margaret’s
10. Austin
11. Richfield
12. St. Paul Johnson
13. Minneapolis Edison
14. Hibbing
15. Hutchinson
16. Mound-Westonka
17. Monticello
18. Marshall
19. Delano
20. Mahtomedi

Class AAAA

1. Wayzata
2. Park Center
3. Cretin-Derham Hall
4. Shakopee
5. Lakeville North
6. Eastview
7. Hopkins
8. East Ridge
9. Mounds View
10. Maple Grove
11. Park
12. Robbinsdale Cooper
13. Edina
14. Owatonna 
15. Osseo
16. Andover
17. Eden Prairie
18. St. Paul Central
19. Chaska
20. Brainerd

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