The defending State Champion Hayfield Vikings and last year 4th place finisher Randolph Rockets are among the top ranked Class A teams in the first poll released by the Minnesota Baseball Coaches Association on Friday, April 1, 2022

Hayfield is #1, Randolph #3 with New York Mills #2.  Last season the Vikings defeated New York Mills in the Championship game at Target Field after New York Mills survived a marathon 15 inning game with Randolph in the semifinals of the winner's bracket.

Both Hayfield and Randolph are members of the Gopher Conference this season.

Lyle-Pacelli from the Southeast Conference is rated #9 in the smallest schools class.

Class 2A has Glencoe-Silver Lake, Perham and Wadena-Deer Creek in the top three with Belle Plaine #4.  Rochester Lourdes is #7, Plainview-Elgin-Millville #8.

G-S-L are the defending State Champions after defeating Belle Plaine in the title game.  Aitkin was #3 and P-E-M #4.

Class 3A Mankato West is #1 and Mankato East #10.  Neither were at state last season.  #2 in the poll is defending Champion Mahtomedi.  St. Thomas Academy was #3.

Class 4A Farmington is on top with Stillwater and Andover right behind.  The Tigers won the largest schools state title with Andover 3rd, Minnetonka #4.

Farmington defeated Park 12-10 in the title game at Target Field.

The complete current class rankings are below:

Class A

1. Hayfield
2. New York Mills
3. Randolph
4. South Ridge
5. Ashby
6. BOLD
7. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg
8. Springfield
9. Lyle-Pacelli
10.(Tie) Adrian-Ellsworth, Sebeka

Class AA

1. Glencoe-Silver Lake
2. Perham
3. Wadena-Deer Creek
4. Belle Plaine
5. Foley
6. Albany
7. Rochester Lourdes
8. Plainview-Elgin-Millville
9 Southwest Christian
10.Aitkin

Class AAA

1. Mankato West
2. Mahtomedi
3. Willmar
4. St. Thomas Academy
5. Rocori
6. Wayzata
7. Benilde-St. Margaret's
8. Grand Rapids
9. Marshall
10.Mankato East

Class AAAA

1. Farmington
2. Stillwater
3. Andover
4. East Ridge
5. Wayzata
6. Hopkins
7. St. Michael-Albertville
8. Minnetonka
9. Maple Grove
10.Mounds View

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