The Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association has released their final state high school volleyball rankings of the 2021 season.

The postseason begins this week leading up to the MSHSL State Volleyball Tournament November 10-13 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The top did not change much from the previous week but there was some movement due to a couple of tournaments held the final weekend of the regular season.

For example Faribault Bethlehem Academy dropped from #7 to #9 in Class A after losing in three sets to Class A top ranked Mayer Lutheran,  Class AA state rated Maple Lake and Class AAAA Stillwater.

Kenyon-Wanamingo moved up from #9 to #8 with wins over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown and Triton last week.

Mabel-Canton moved from #6 to #7 after falling to Grand Meadow in five sets.

In Class AA Cannon Falls has been entrenched in the #3 spot all season with Southwest Christian #1 and Jackson County Central #2.

Caledonia went down to #8 from #7.

Class AAA top 5 is same as last week.  Marshall on top, Kasson-Mantorville #2, Stewartville #3, Byron #4, Willmar #5.  New Prague is #7 down from #6 and Mankato West is in the Also Recieving Votes category.

The biggest schools class has undefeated Wayzata #1, Eagan #2, Eden Prairie #3, Chaska #4, Shakopee #5.  Lakeville North is #7, Prior Lake #10 and Northfield was bumped from the Top 10 to Also Receiving Votes category.

The complete polls are below.

Class A

1. Mayer Lutheran
2. Minneota
3. Canby
4. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton
5. Legacy Christian
6. Breckenridge
7. Mabel-Canton
8. Kenyon-Wanamingo
9. Bethlehem Academy
Also Receiving Votes: Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, MACCRAY, Badger-Greenbush-Middle River.

Class AA

1. Southwest Christian
2. Jackson County Central
3. Cannon Falls
4. Concordia Academy
5. Watertown-Mayer
6. Sauk Centre
7. Pequot Lakes
8. Caledonia
9. Annandale
10.Maple Lake
Others Receiving Votes: Nova Classical Academy.

Class AAA

1. Marshall
2. Kasson-Mantorville
3. Stewartville
4. Byron
5. Willmar
6. Alexandria
7. New Prague
8. Monticello
9. Benilde-St. Margaret's
10. Holy Angels
Also Receiving Votes:  Mankato West.

Class AAAA

1. Wayzata
2. Eagan
3. Eden Prairie
4. Chaska
5. Shakopee
6. Champlin Park
7. Lakeville North
8. East Ridge
9. St. Michael-Albertville
10.Prior Lake
Also Receiving Votes: Northfield, Rogers.

There are 161 teams across Minnesota in Class A with enrollment from 1-213.  127 teams Class AA with enrollment 214-590. Class AAA has 62 teams, enrollment between 591 and 1,280.  Class AAAA 62 teams, enrollment 1281 and up.

Northfield is right at 1,281.

Do you agree with these?  Just for fun, rank them.

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