The Faribault Falcon girls basketball team was rated Class 3A #17 in the Minnesota Basketball News rankings that came out Friday.

Faribault lost at Austin Friday night and to state ranked Simley at home Thursday following their road win Tuesday in Winona against the defending Big Nine Conference Co-Champions.

Other Big Nine teams Northfield is  #7, Red Wing #8 are also in Class 3A.

In Class 4A the South Suburban is well represented as always with Eastview #2, Lakeville North #6, Farmington #10.

In Class 2A Byron is #10, Rochester Lourdes #14 and Stewartville #18 out of the Hiawatha Valley League.

H-V-L teams in Class 1A include Goodhue #2 and Hayfield #5.

Lyle-Pacelli is still #1 in the Class 1A girls rankings and Grand Meadow #18.

The complete Minnesota Basketball News rankings are below.

Class 1A

  1. Lyle-Pacelli
  2. Goodhue
  3. Mountain Iron-Buhl
  4. Bigfork
  5. Hayfield
  6. Ada-Borup/Norman County West
  7. Wheaton-Herman-Norcross
  8. Southwest MN Christian
  9. La qui Parle Valley
  10. Cromwell-Wright
  11. Badger-Greenbush-Middle River
  12. Red Lake
  13. Sacred Heart
  14. Wabasso
  15. Menagha
  16. Mnneota
  17. Sleepy Eye
  18. Grand Meadow
  19. Cedar Mountain Comfrey
  20. Stephen-Argyle

Class 2A

  1. Sauk Centre
  2. Norwood-Young America
  3. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
  4. Maranatha Christian
  5. Rush City
  6. Watertown-Mayer
  7. New London-Spicer
  8. Minnehaha Academy
  9. Barnesville
  10. Byron
  11. Eden Valley-Watkins
  12. Caledonia
  13. Winona Cotter
  14. Rochester Lourdes
  15. Glencoe- Silver Lake
  16. Annandale
  17. Pine City
  18. Stewartville
  19. Roseau
  20. Park Rapids

Class 3A

  1. Robbinsdale Cooper
  2. Holy Angels Academy
  3. Mahtomedi
  4. Hutchinson
  5. Grand Rapids
  6. DeLaSalle
  7. Northfield
  8. Red Wing
  9. Willmar
  10. Fergus Falls
  11. Alexandria
  12. Simley
  13. Waseca
  14. Chisago Lakes
  15. Hermantown
  16. Waconia
  17. Faribault
  18. Hill-Murray
  19. Hibbing
  20. Marshall

Class 4A

  1. Hopkins
  2. Eastview Apple Valley
  3. Wayzata
  4. Centennial
  5. Cretin-Derham Hall
  6. Lakeville North
  7. Maple Grove
  8. St. Michael-Albertville
  9. Moorhead
  10. Farmington
  11. Park Center
  12. White Bear Lake
  13. Anoka
  14. Hastings
  15. Champlin Park
  16. Roseville
  17. St. Francis
  18. Minnetonka
  19. Edina
  20. Forest Lake
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