Northfield Volleyball Awarded Top Ranking in Class 4A
The Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association second in-season poll has Northfield on top in the biggest schools Class 4A.
Class 2A #2 ranked Zumbrota-Mazeppa dropped two spots after suffering a loss to Cannon Falls and surviving a five set scare at Medford last week.
Cannon Falls moved up one spot following wins against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown and Zumbrota-Mazeppa. Both matches were on the road.
Faribault Bethlehem Academy is still #3 in Class 1A after playing against bigger schools in a tournament over the weekend with losses to Class 3A ranked New Prague and Class 4A rated East Ridge and Rochester Mayo.
The Cardinals have a rematch with the team they defeated in last year's Class 1A Section title match Kenyon-Wanamingo Tuesday night on KDHL Radio, 920 AM, 97.9 FM and Free KDHL app. Coverage begins 7:00 p.m. for the varsity match it if is on time.
Kenyon-Wanamingo dropped from #7 to #6 in Class 1A without losing but did drop a set to Randolph in their 4 set victory last week.
1A top ranked Mayer Lutheran swept Bethlehem Academy last week, steps up the competition this week with a match against #6 Class 2A Southwest Christian and a trip to a tournament in Farmington this weekend.
Section 1 Class A continues to be well represented in the poll with Bethlehem Academy #3, Mabel-Canton #5, Kenyon-Wanamingo #7, Spring Grove #9.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa did receive a couple first place votes in Class 2A despite their home loss to Cannon Falls last week. Fellow Section 1 opponent Caledonia is rated #9.
Hiawatha-Valley-League powers Kasson-Mantorville, Byron and Stewartville are in the top 4 of the Class 3A rankings. the KoMets received a first place vote. Byron and Stewartville are tied at #4. They collide Tuesday night in Byron.
New Prague is #10 in Class 3A.
The Northfield Raiders have defeated every team on their schedule to date to get to their 9-0 record including a few South Suburban Conference teams like #3 Class 4A Lakeville North, #10 Class 4A Lakeville South, Eagan and Farmington. They also beat #7 Chaska.
Rosemount is #8 in the state's largest schools class. Rochester Mayo fell out of the top 10 to Also Receiving Votes and so did Rochester Mayo.
Below are the polls in each class minus schools listed on one ballot.
- Mayer Lutheran
- Faribault Bethlehem Academy
- Spring Grove
Also Receiving Votes: Henning, Pine River-Backus, Heron Lake, Okabena/Fulda
- Pequot Lakes
- Nova Classical Academy
- Sauk Centre
- Jackson County Central
- Southwest Christian
- Cannon Falls
Also Receiving Votes: Albany, Belle Plaine, New London-Spicer
- Byron tie Stewartville
6. Holy Angels
8. Benilde-St. Margaret's
9. Grand Rapids
Others Receiving Votes: Delano, Mahtomedi
- Lakeville North
- East Ridge
- Champlin Park
- Forest Lake
- Lakeville South
Others Receiving Votes: Rochester Mayo, St. Michael-Albertville, Eagan
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