The latest Minnesota Softball Coaches Association high school state rankings are out and the Faribault Falcons and Bethlehem Academy Cardinals are both ranked.

The Falcons are ranked seventh in Class 3A and the Cardinals are in the others receiving votes category of Class 1A. A number of other area teams are included.

Randolph is second in Class 1A and Blooming Prairie received votes but did not crack the top 10.

In Class 2A, defending state champion Zumbrota-Mazeppa is rated seventh and Pine Island is eighth, with Rochester Lourdes receiving votes.

In Class 3A, defending state champion Mankato West is still ranked No. 1. Stewartville is sixth and Winona and Mankato East received votes.

In Class 4A, Farmington is fifth, Prior Lake seventh and New Prague, Rosemount and Eagan all received votes.

Below are the complete listings for each class:

Class 1A

  1. Edgerton/Southwest Christian
  2. Randolph
  3. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's
  4. New Ulm Cathedral
  5. New York Mills
  6. Maranatha Christian Academy
  7. Sebeka
  8. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
  9. Badger/Greenbush-MIddle River
  10. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton

Others receiving votes: Sacred Heart, Brandon-Evansville, Blooming Prairie, Bethlehem Academy, Cherry, PACT Charter, Carlton, Red Lake Falls, Mankato Loyola, Kimball Area.

Class 2A

  1. Maple Lake
  2. Pipestone Area
  3. Albany
  4. Winona Cotter
  5. Chatfield
  6. Fairmont
  7. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
  8. Pine Island
  9. Park Rapids Area
  10. Annandale

Others receiving votes: Rochester Lourdes, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Rockford, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta, Minnehaha Academy, Grand Meadow/Leroy-Ostrander/Kingsland.

Class 3A

  1. Mankato West
  2. Hermantown
  3. Chisago Lakes Area
  4. Visitation
  5. Becker
  6. Stewartville
  7. Faribault
  8. Detroit Lakes
  9. Academy of Holy Angels
  10. St. Anthony Village
  11. Rocori

Others receiving votes: Totino-Grace, Benilde-St.Maraget's, Winona, Mankato East, Hutchinson, St. Paul Como Park, Delano, New Ulm, Alexandria Area.

Class 4A

  1. Chanhassen
  2. Forest Lake
  3. Anoka
  4. Park
  5. Farmington
  6. Blaine
  7. Prior Lake
  8. Woodbury
  9. Stillwater Area
  10. Bloomington Jefferson

Others receiving votes: Buffalo, New Prague, Rosemount, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Eagan.


Zumbrtota-Mazeppa 2016 State Class AA Champions- photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Zumbrtota-Mazeppa 2016 State Class AA Champions- photo by Gordy Kosfeld

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