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Polls remain stable as postseason approaches

By Ryan Williamson, SportsEngine, 10/24/17, 10:30AM CDT


Lakeville North and Lakeville South face potential matchup in Class 3A, Section 1 playoffs.

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Class 3A

The top three of the Class 3A coaches' poll remain unchanged. Eagan (24-1) heads into section play as the unanimous No. 1. The Wildcats picked up seven more victories last week, including wins against No. 4 Champlin Park (24-4), No. 8 Eden Prairie (19-5) and No. 10 Shakopee (16-6).

No. 2 Lakeville North and No. 3 Lakeville South (23-4) head into postseason play as the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, in Class 3A, Section 1. The Panthers (26-2) took all three matchups during the regular season.

Champlin Park (24-4) jumps back into the top four following a four-win week and is the No. 1 seed in Class 3A, Section 5.


Class 2A

With the exception of the No. 10 spot, the Class 2A poll remains unchanged from last week.

Top-ranked Maple Lake heads into the postseason at a perfect 29-0. The defending Class 2A state champion played just one match last week, sweeping Paynesville. 

No. 10 Kasson-Mantorville (17-10) is the only newcomer to the poll heading into the section playoffs. The KoMets come in following a four-set win against Lake City and are the No. 2 seed in the south subsection of Class 2A, Section 1.


Class 1A

The Class 1A poll remains the same following the conclusion of the regular season. 

Mayer Lutheran maintains its spot as the unanimous No. 1 team. The Crusaders (29-2) picked up a win this past weekend against No. 7-3A Stillwater (19-8). 

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton also picked up a win against a team in a higher class. The second-ranked Panthers (24-4) picked up a sweep against No. 2-2A Marshall (20-6).

As section play begins, Class 1A, Section 1 will be one to watch. This loaded group features No. 4 Hayfield (20-6), No. 5 Bethlehem Academy (12-14), seventh-ranked Caledonia (16-5) and No. 10 Mabel-Canton (25-3).


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