New state softball rankings are out

The state softball coaches association has released some new state rankings with the playoffs just around the corner (next week).

Of note locally is that Becker is ranked eighth and Paynesville is ninth in Class 2A.


State softball rankings, provided by the coaches association

Rank.(prev) School (Section) -(Points)
1.(2) Mankato Loyola (S2)-(69)
… 2.(3) New Life Academy (S4)-(67)
3.(6) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (S3)-(59)
4.(1) New Ulm Cathedral (S2)-(52)
4.(4) Chatfield (S1)-(52)
6.(5) New York Mills (S6)-(43)
… 7.(7) Blooming Prairie (S1)-(39)
8.(8) NCE/UH (S8)-(38)
9.(9) Cherry (S7)-(37)
10.(12) Houston (S1)-(13)
Others receiving votes: Wabasso (S3)-(12), St. Agnes (S4)-(7),Osakis (S5)-(6), Carlton (S7)-(1), BGMR (S8)-(1), Little Fork Big Falls (S7)-(1), Frazee (S6)-(1), ACGC (S5)-(1)

Rank.(prev) School (Section) -(Points)
1.(1) Zumbrota-Mazeppa (S1)-(69)
2.(2) St. Anthony (S4)-(57)
3.(3) New Ulm (S3)-(49)
4.(4) Pipestone (S3)-(37)
5.(10) Hermantown (S7)-(36)
6.(5) Kasson-Mantorville (S1)-(27)
6.(6) Becker (S5)-(27)
8.(11) Norwood-Young America (S2)-(18)
9.(11) Paynesville Area (S6)-(16)
10.(7) Visitation (S4)-(13)
Others receiving votes: Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (S8)-(12), Pequot Lakes (S6)-(10),Delano (S5)-(7), Maple River (S2)-(7), Maple Lake (S5)-(1)

Rank.(prev) School (Section) -(Points)
1.(2) Lakeville North (S3)-(54)
2.(4) Maple Grove (S5)-(51)
3.(3) Forest Lake (S7)-(49)
4.(1) North St Paul (S4)-(47)
5.(10) Elk River (S8)-(27)
6.(8) Shakopee (S2)-(24)
7.(9) Stillwater Area (S4)-(18)
8.(7) Orono (S6)-(15)
9.(6) Anoka (S7)-(14)
9.(10) Eastview (S3)-(14)
Others receiving votes: Mankato West (S2)-(9), Hastings (S1)-(4),Irondale (S5)-(4), Duluth Denfeld (S7)-(4), Mankato East (S2)-(1)

Tom Elliott

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