Faribault Softball is Ranked Number One in Class 3A
The Faribault Falcons have earned the new number one ranking after starting the week with a win over previous number one and defending State Champion Winona Monday. Then they beat the #10 rated Northfield Raiders. Faribault has only suffered one loss this season. A 2-1 eight inning dome game with the #6 ranked team in Class 4A New Prague. The Falcons remain unbeaten in the Big Nine and participate in a tournament Friday at Caswell Park in North Mankato that features all the teams in their section.
Section 2AAA is loaded. In addition to #1 Faribault there is #3 Mankato West, #4 Waconia, #7 Mankato East. New Ulm received votes. Also in the section are Marshall, Hutchinson and Worthington. In other Class 3A rankings Winona is now #5 and Northfield dropped to receiving votes.
Rochester Lourdes defeated Zumbrota-Mazeppa this week but the two time defending State Champion Cougars are still #2 in Class 2A and the Eagles are #4. Chatfield is in the same section with those two and is ranked #6.
In Class A Randolph is #10, Wabasha-Kellogg and Cleveland received votes. I would certainly place Waterville-Elysian-Morristown somewhere in there.
In Class 4A Prior Lake is #1. New Prague #6, Eastview #7, defending State Champion Farmington #9. Rosemount, Burnsville and Eagan received votes.
Complete polls are below:
- North Branch
- Mankato West
- Mankato East
- Chisago Lakes
Others receiving votes: Northfield, Hermantown, Totino-Grace, Academy of Holy Angels, Visitation, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, New Ulm, Cloquet, Detroit Lakes.
- Prior Lake
- Forest Lake
- New Prague
- Maple Grove
- Coon Rapids
Others receiving votes: North, Minnetonka, Elk River, Anoka, Rogers, Stillwater Area, Rosemount, Burnsville, Eagan, Centennial, Champlin Park, Bloomington Jefferson
- New York Mills
- Sleepy Eye Saint Mary's
- NCE/UH Titans
- Kimball Area
- New Ulm Cathedral
- Pine River-Backus
- Badger/Green Bush-Middle River
- Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian
Others receiving votes: Wabasha-Kellogg, Cherry, Carlton, West Central Area, Cleveland, Brandon-Evansville
- Maple Lake
- Pipestone Area
- Rochester Lourdes
- Park Rapids Area
- St. Peter
- Thief River Falls
Others receiving votes: Annandale, Rockford, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta, Jordan, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, St. Agnes