The unbeaten Faribault Falcon fastpitch softball team is ranked third in Class 3A in the latest Minnesota High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association poll.

Faribault was ranked seventh and jumped to third after a come-from-behind win over Rochester Century on Saturday in Rochester.

Defending state champion Mankato West is on top with one loss and Hermantown is second in Class 3A.

The Randolph Rockets are on top of the Class A poll and their loss to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown was reported. Blooming Prairie ranked ninth in Class A.

In Class 2A, Maple Lakes is still atop the poll with Pipestone Area No. 2. Chatfield jumps from fifth to third. Winona Cotter is fifth, defending state champion Zumbrota-Mazeppa is seventh, Rochester Lourdes is eighth and Pine Island is ninth.

In Class 4A, Chanhassen is still atop the poll with Anoka second. Prior Lake is third, Farmington fourth and New Prague 10th.

Complete listings are below:

Class 4A

  1. Chanhassen
  2. Anoka
  3. Prior Lake
  4. Farmington
  5. Forest Lake
  6. Park of Cottage Grove
  7. Blaine
  8. Woodbury
  9. Stillwater
  10. New Prague

Class 3A

  1. Mankato West
  2. Hermantown
  3. Faribault
  4. Chisago Lakes
  5. Rocori
  6. Becker
  7. Totino-Grace
  8. Visitation
  9. Academy of Holy Angels
  10. Mound Westonka

Class 2A

  1. Maple Lake
  2. Pipestone Area
  3. Chatfield
  4. Albany
  5. Winona Cotter
  6. Park Rapids Area
  7. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
  8. Rochester Lourdes
  9. Pine Island
  10. Fairmont

Class 1A

  1. Randolph
  2. Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian
  3. New York Mills
  4. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's
  5. Maranatha
  6. New Ulm Cathedral
  7. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
  8. Sebeka
  9. Blooming Prairie
  10. Tracy-Milroy- Balaton
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Photo courtesy of Jesse Armbruster

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