The latest Minnesota Basketball News (MBBN) rankings have Goodhue #3 after a win this week over #15 rated Rochester Lourdes in Class 2A.

The Wildcats are scheduled to face Class 1A #6 Minneota in a showcase event Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Kasson-Mantorville High School.  Tip-off time is 5:00 p.m.  The Vikings are three time defending state champions in Class 1A.

Before their 58-52 win over the Eagles the Wildcats downed #4 Class 2A St. Croix Lutheran at Byron 54-46.  They also have wins over Class 2A #9 Sauk Centre 51-38 and #11 Lake City 53-50.

Not only are those wins impressive but all came on the road.

Goodhue's only loss happened during the Winona State University Holiday Showcase against Winona Cotter 69-48.  The Ramblers are ranked #16 in Class 2A.

The Wildcats are averaging 66 points a game while allowing 47.7.  In true Goodhue fashion they get after it with high pressure defense that gets them transition points.

However they are also able to execute in a half court game when necessary.

Four Big Nine Conference schools are among the state's elite according to MBBN.

In Class 4A Rochester John Marshall is #20 with a 6-5 record.

Back to back wins against Lakeville North 57-48 and Red Wing 48-38 probably caught the attention of MBBN.

In Class 3A undefeated Austin is #1, Mankato East #7, Mankato West #9 (East beat West this week at Minnesota State Mankato).

Three South Suburban teams are in the top 18 in Class 4A.  Rosemount #9, Shakopee #10, Prior Lake #18.

It's been awhile since no Lakeville schools were in the Top 20.

Complete listings are below with highlighted teams from either Big Nine, Gopher, H-V-L, South Suburban Conferences or Faribault/Owatonna area.

Class 1A

1. Mountain Iron-Buhl
2. Mayer Lutheran
3. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's
4. Hayfield
5. Hancock
6. Minneota
7. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
8. Cass Lake-Bena
9. Sleepy Eye
12.Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
14.South Ridge
17.Badger-Greenbush-Middle River

Class 2A

1. Minnehaha Academy
2. Providence Academy
3. Goodhue
4. St. Croix Lutheran
5. Holy Family
6. New London-Spicer
7. Perham
8. Montevideo
9. Sauk Centre
11.Lake City
12.Pequot Lakes
15.Rochester Lourdes
16.Winona Cotter
18.Fergus Falls
20.Mesabi East

Class 3A

1. Austin
2. Becker
3. Holy Angels Academy
4. St. Paul Como Park
5. Totino-Grace
6. Benilde-St. Margaret's
7. Mankato East
8. DeLaSalle
9. Mankato West
10.Grand Rapids
11.St. Peter
15.Bloomington Kennedy

Class 4A

1. Hopkins
2. Minnetonka
3. Chaska
4. Eden Prairie
5. Wayzata
6. St. Michael-Albertville
7. Stillwater
8. Maple Grove
9. Rosemount
14.Spring Lake Park
16.Sartell-St. Stephen
18.Prior Lake
19.East Ridge
20.Rochester John Marshall

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