Southeast Minnesota Well Represented in This Week’s High School Volleyball Rankings
It has been a very exciting start to the volleyball season, and southeast Minnesota was well represented once again in this week's state volleyball rankings.
There was a little shake-up at the top of one of the rankings, while the other three remained steady. Mayer Lutheran (Class A), Pequot Lakes (Class AA), and Marshall (Class AAA) all remained at #1 this week. Northfield (Class AAAA) jumped all the way up from #6 to #1 after another impressive week on the court.
Check out the full rankings from the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association.
Class A Minnesota High School Volleyball Rankings
Section 1 is a battle in Class A volleyball with four teams remaining in the Top 10 once again this week. Bethlehem Academy, Mabel-Canton, and Spring Grove were ranked the same as last week, while Kenyon-Wanamingo fell one spot from #6 to #7.
A big matchup last week was Mayer Lutheran knocking off #3 Bethlehem Academy 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-23). The Cardinals have another tall task this week as they battle #7 Kenyon-Wanamingo Tuesday night in Gopher Conference action.
1. Mayer Lutheran (15)
2. Minneota (1)
3. Bethlehem Academy
9. Spring Grove
Class AA Minnesota Volleyball Rankings
Three teams in southeast Minnesota are ranked in the Top this week. Zumbrota-Mazeppa fell from #2 to #4 after falling to Cannon Falls last week. The big win helped move Cannon Falls from #9 to #8.
Caledonia also moved up a spot from #10 to #9. The Warriors and Bombers meet up Monday night in Cannon Falls. Chatfield also appeared on one ballot after securing five wins this past week including over Rushford-Peterson and Dover-Eyota in Three Rivers Conference play and three tournament wins over the weekend.
1. Pequot Lakes (9)
2. Nova Classical (1)
3. Sauk Centre (1)
4. Zumbrota-Mazeppa (2)
5. Jackson County Central
6. Southwest Christian
8. Cannon Falls
Class AAA Minnesota High School Volleyball Rankings
Three teams in Section 1 remain in the Top 5 in the Class AAA state volleyball rankings as Kasson-Mantorville stayed at #2. Stewartville fell from #3 to #4 after a loss to #9 in Class AAAA Rochester Mayo and a weekend tournament loss to Centennial. Byron moved up a spot from #5 to #4 (tied with Stewartville).
The Bears and Tigers will meet in Byron Tuesday night in HVL conference play.
1. Marshall (13)
2. Kasson-Mantorville (1)
6. Holy Angels
8. Benilde-St. Margaret's
9. Grand Rapids
10. New Prague
Class AAAA Minnesota High School Volleyball Rankings
Section 1 was well-represented once again with Northfield climbing from #6 to #1 after another week of terrific volleyball. The Raiders are 9-0 and took down #12 Lakeville South, #7 Chaska, #1 Wayzata, and #5 Lakeville North at a tournament in Marshall over the weekend.
Lakeville North moved up to #3 and Lakeville South moved up to #10 in the rankings. Rochester Mayo fell out of the Top 10 and landed at #11 this week.
1. Northfield (13)
2. Wayzata (3)
3. Lakeville North
4. East Ridge
5. Champlin Park
9. Forest Lake
10. Lakeville South