The Hayfield Vikings are rated #1 in the first Class A 2021 Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings.  Randolph is  #3.  You might recall the two teams played each other on KDHL Radio in the 2019 MSHSL State Tournament in the Consolation Championship game.

Lyle-Pacelli is another school from the region included in Class A which are the smallest schools in the state.

The Big Nine Conference is represented well in the AAA rankings.  Mankato West is #1, Mankato East #5.  Frankly I thought Northfield deserved some recognition.

In Class AA Albany is #1.  Sibley East from the Minnesota River Conference is #3, Belle Plaine #5, Caledonia #7 and the Gopher Conference is represented by Maple River #10,

The largest schools division, Class AAAA has Stillwater on top.  Farmington is #4, Eagan #7 and Owatonna #10,  Frankly I thought Northfield deserved some recognition.  The Raiders defeated the Huskies 10-3 and have only lost to the state ranked Mankato West and East and traditional power New Ulm.

Owatonna fell to Rochester John Marshall 11-2 Thursday.  The Rockets have a losing record.

Below are the baseball rankings for each class in Minnesota.  Provided by the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association

AAAA Rankings
1. Stillwater
2. Wayzata
3. Buffalo
4. Farmington
5. St. Michael - Albertville
6. Park of Cottage Grove
7. Eagan
8. Bloomington Jefferson
9. Champlin Park
10. Owatonna

AAA Rankings
1. Mankato West
2. Willmar
3. Bemidji
4. Sartell - St. Stephen
5. Mankato East
6. St. Thomas Academy
7. Hutchinson
8. Mahtomedi
9. Holy Angels

AA Rankings
1. Albany
2. Foley
3. Sibley East
4. Glencoe - Silver Lake
5. Belle Plaine
6. Perham
7. Caledonia
8. Esko
9. Luverne
10. Atwater - Cosmos - Grove City
10. Maple River

A Rankings
1. Hayfield
2. Kerkhoven - Murdock - Sunburg
3. Randolph
4. New York Mills
5. Springfield
6. Ashby
7. Lyle/Pacelli
8. South Ridge
9. Minneota

Have you been to any of these?  Do you agree with the selections?

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