The panel of Associated Press media voters includes one metropolitan television reporter, two from the Rochester Post Bulletin, three individuals from the Star Tribune, one from the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The only other "AP Panel Members" are representatives of the Mesabi Tribune, West Central Tribune, Mankato Free Press and Prep Redzone.com.
There are 4 teams in the top 9 in the smallest schools class from Section 1 which includes Bethlehem Academy and Kenyon-Wanamingo. Fillmore Central is also receiving votes. Five teams from the Hiawatha Valley League are also among the state's elite in their respective classes.
The featured game on KDHL this Friday night, 920 AM, 97.9 FM, FREE KDHL app is Kenyon-Wanamingo at Hayfield.
Faribault at Red Wing will be broadcast on POWER 96 Radio, 95.9 FM, FREE POWER 96 app. Bethlehem Academy is at home against Fillmore Central Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff. Carleton is on POWER 96 at 12:45 p.m. St. Olaf at MACalester 6:40 p.m. Saturday.
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.