Friday, December 7, 2012

Boys Early Rankings

The AP rankings are now out for the boys. This is not them. This is my early season top 10ishness.


1. Apple Valley. Pretty much unanimous, everybody's got Tyus Jones and company on top, though in truth it should be pretty much wide open this year in AAAA.

2. Hopkins. It's kinda fashionable to have the Royals down in 3rd or 4th or 5th this year, but I say wait and see.

3. Osseo. It's kinda fashionable to have the defending state champs down around 5th or so, but I say wait and see.

4. Eden Prairie
5. Edina
6. Park Center
7. Minnetonka
8. Roseville
9. Wayzata
10. Prior Lake

State Tournament: Apple Valley (section 3), Hopkins (6), Osseo (5) and Roseville (4) should be the seeds. Apple Valley and Hopkins meet in the final.


1. DeLaSalle. Unlike AAAA, this is not wide open. The Islanders should be a shoo-in this time around.

2. Waconia. Your guess is as good as mine as to 2nd place, however.
3. St. Paul Johnson
4. Blake
5. Grand Rapids
6. Mpls. Washburn
7. Holy Angels
8. Austin
9. Willmar
10. Rocori

State Tournament: DeLaSalle, Waconia, Johnson and Blake should be the top seeds. The Islanders and Waconia meet in the finals.


1. Litchfield is pretty much unanimous but anyone who says this isn't wide open is fooling themselves.

2. Fairmont
3. Melrose
4. Pelican Rapids
5. St. Peter
6. Plainview-Elgin-Millville
7. Rochester Lourdes
8. Annandale
9. Braham
10. Minnehaha

State tournament: I thought the MSHSL had said no to seeding A and AA, but the brackets shown on the MSHSL Web site right now show seeding. So therefore Litch, Fairmont, Pelican and St. Pete should be the seeds. I'll pick PEM to surprise somebody (for lack of a better candidate, let's say St. Pete) and join Litch, Fairmont and Pelican in the semis. Litch avenges its loss to PEM in last year's finals in this year's semis, while Fairmont also makes the finals for the 1st time ever.


1. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, until somebody proves otherwise.
2. Lakeview Christian
3. Maranatha
4. Dawson-Boyd
5. Faribault Bethlehem Academy
6. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 
7. Prairie Seeds
8. Mountain Lake
9. Heritage

State tournament: BBE, Lakeview, Maranatha and DB are the seeds. BBE and Lakeview play in the final.


Tyus Jones, Apple Valley
Anders Broman, Lakeview
Rashad Vaughan, Cooper
Reid Travis, DeLaSalle
Ian Theissen, Osseo


Quintin Hooker, Park Center
Alex Illikainen, Grand Rapids
Kebu Johnson, Blake
Riley Dearring, Minnetonka
Jamil Davis, Hopkins


Graham Woodward, Edina
Carson Shanks, Prior Lake
Jarvis Johnson, DeLaSalle
Joe Aase, Austin
Reggie Lynch, Edina

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