The preseason volleyball rankings courtesy of the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association have the Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals rated #5 in Class A.

Mayer Lutheran is the top ranked team in the smallest schools class.  Mabel-Canton is #4, Cleveland #9.

In Class 2A Southwest Christian is on top, Cannon Falls #4 and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown #7 after expanding the number of classes to four.

Class 3A #1 is Marshall, Stewartville is #2, New Prague #5, Kasson-Mantorville #6, Byron #7.

Among the biggest schools Wayzata is on top followed by #2 Eagan.  Lakeville North is #4, Lakeville Surth #5, Shakopee #6.  Defending Big Nine Conference Champion Northfield is #9.

The complete rankings are below:

Class 1A

1. Mayer Lutheran
2. Minneota
3. Canby
4. Mabel-Canton
5. Faribault Bethlehem Academy
6. Henning
7. Breckenridge
8. Legacy Christian
9. Cleveland
10. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

Class 2A

1. Southwest Christian
2. Watertown-Mayer
3. Maple Lake
4. Cannon Falls
5. Jackson County Central
6. Concordia Academy
7. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown
8. Pequot Lakes
9. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
10. Annandale

Class 3A

1. Marshall
2. Stewartville
3. Willmar
4. Hutchinson
5. New Prague
6. Kasson-Mantorville 
7. Byron
8. Monticello
9. Academy of Holy Angels
10.Benilde-St. Margaret's

Class 4A

1.Wayzata
2. Eagan
3. East Ridge
4. Lakeville North
5. Lakeville South
6. Shakopee
7. Chaska
8. Bloomington Jefferson
9. Northfield
10. Prior Lake

In Monday, August 30, 2021 action Faribault bested Farmington 3-2.  St. Clair 3  Maple River 0, Houston 3  Lyle/Pacelli 0, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 3  St. Croix Lutheran 2.

Some Saturday results of area matches:

  • Kenyon-Wanamingo 3  Legacy Christian 0
  • Cannon Falls 3  Jordan 0
  • Caledonia 3  Orono 0
  • Mayer Lutheran 3  Minneota 2
  • Worthington 3  Waseca 1
  • Chanhassen 3  Burnsville 1
  • Marshall 3  Mankato West 0
  • Maple Grove 3  Eastview 1

Some Friday scores:

  • Rochester John Marshall 3  Wabasha-Kellogg 1
  • Owatonna 3  Albert Lea 0
  • Mankato East 3  Austin 0

Games scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, 2021 include:

  • Bethlehem Academy at Eden Prairie 7pm on KDHL
  • Byron at Stewartville
  • Kenyon-Wanamingo at Lake City
  • Jordan at Mayer Lutheran
  • Pine Island at Hayfield
  • Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton at Cleveland
  • Tri-City United at N-R-H-E-G
  • Rochester Century at Cannon Falls
  • Houston at Glenville-Emmons
  • Winona at Mankato West
  • Rochester Mayo at Farmington
  • Winona at Mankato West
  • Eagan at Northfield
  • Southwest Christian at Lakeville North
  • Holy Family Catholic at LeSueur-Henderson
  • Waseca at Fairmont
  • Austin at Worthington
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa at Rochester Lourdes
  • Goodhue at Blooming Prairie
  • Eastview at Holy Angels Academy
  • Red Wing at Mankato East
  • Hastings at Rosemount
  • New Prague at Waconia

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