The latest Minnesota Basketball News (MBBN) rankings have Goodhue #3 after a win this week over #15 rated Rochester Lourdes in Class 2A.

The Wildcats are scheduled to face Class 1A #6 Minneota in a showcase event Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Kasson-Mantorville High School.  Tip-off time is 5:00 p.m.  The Vikings are three time defending state champions in Class 1A.

Before their 58-52 win over the Eagles the Wildcats downed #4 Class 2A St. Croix Lutheran at Byron 54-46.  They also have wins over Class 2A #9 Sauk Centre 51-38 and #11 Lake City 53-50.

Not only are those wins impressive but all came on the road.

Goodhue's only loss happened during the Winona State University Holiday Showcase against Winona Cotter 69-48.  The Ramblers are ranked #16 in Class 2A.

The Wildcats are averaging 66 points a game while allowing 47.7.  In true Goodhue fashion they get after it with high pressure defense that gets them transition points.

However they are also able to execute in a half court game when necessary.

Four Big Nine Conference schools are among the state's elite according to MBBN.

In Class 4A Rochester John Marshall is #20 with a 6-5 record.

Back to back wins against Lakeville North 57-48 and Red Wing 48-38 probably caught the attention of MBBN.

In Class 3A undefeated Austin is #1, Mankato East #7, Mankato West #9 (East beat West this week at Minnesota State Mankato).

Three South Suburban teams are in the top 18 in Class 4A.  Rosemount #9, Shakopee #10, Prior Lake #18.

It's been awhile since no Lakeville schools were in the Top 20.

Complete listings are below with highlighted teams from either Big Nine, Gopher, H-V-L, South Suburban Conferences or Faribault/Owatonna area.

Class 1A

1. Mountain Iron-Buhl
2. Mayer Lutheran
3. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's
4. Hayfield
5. Hancock
6. Minneota
7. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
8. Cass Lake-Bena
9. Sleepy Eye
10.Cromwell-Wright
11.Underwood
12.Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
13.Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
14.South Ridge
15.Stephen-Argyle
16.Fosston
17.Badger-Greenbush-Middle River
18.Chisholm
19.Fertile-Beltrami
20.Ogilvie

Class 2A

1. Minnehaha Academy
2. Providence Academy
3. Goodhue
4. St. Croix Lutheran
5. Holy Family
6. New London-Spicer
7. Perham
8. Montevideo
9. Sauk Centre
10.Albany
11.Lake City
12.Pequot Lakes
13.Luverne
14.Dover-Eyota
15.Rochester Lourdes
16.Winona Cotter
17.Crookston
18.Fergus Falls
19.Fairmont
20.Mesabi East

Class 3A

1. Austin
2. Becker
3. Holy Angels Academy
4. St. Paul Como Park
5. Totino-Grace
6. Benilde-St. Margaret's
7. Mankato East
8. DeLaSalle
9. Mankato West
10.Grand Rapids
11.St. Peter
12.Marshall
13.Hill-Murray
14.Willmar
15.Bloomington Kennedy
16.Visitation
17.Orono
18.Stewartville
19.Cloquet
20.Hutchinson

Class 4A

1. Hopkins
2. Minnetonka
3. Chaska
4. Eden Prairie
5. Wayzata
6. St. Michael-Albertville
7. Stillwater
8. Maple Grove
9. Rosemount
10.Shakopee
11.Roseville
12.Rogers
13.Blaine
14.Spring Lake Park
15.Chanhassen
16.Sartell-St. Stephen
17.Edina
18.Prior Lake
19.East Ridge
20.Rochester John Marshall

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