Hermantown remained on top in Class A rankings with a 5-0 win last week over No. 16AA Centennial. St. Cloud Cathedral was equally impressive with a pair of wins over Gentry Academy and River Lakes to improve to 5-0-1. PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

Hawks and Cathedral remain neck and neck for top spot

Hermantown solidified their top billing i9n Class A rankings with a convincing 5-0 win over No. 16AA Centennial last week. meanwhile, No. 2 St. Cloud Cathedral had a pair of wins, including a 7-4 victory over AA squad Gentry Academy to extend their win streak to five games.

Warroad defeated AA schools Rock Ridge and Grand Rapids to remain in the No. 3 spot and Orono jumped a spot despite a loss to Duluth Denfeld. Northfield jumped a pair of spots and improved to 5-1-0 while Mahtomedi maintained at No. 6 with their tough AA schedule despite a 2-4 record. Cloquet/Esko/Carlton turned some heads with a win over formerly No. 1 East Grand Forks, who fell to  No. 8 and have now lost three straight.

Plenty of great match ups this week as teams now have a couple weeks under their belt and the top teams will begin to emerge from the crop.

Some top 20 match ups this week:

Tuesday, Dec. 12

#16A Proctor (5-2-0) at #7 Cloquet/Esko/Carlton (3-1-0)

#6A Mahtomedi (2-4-0) at #7AA Hill-Murray (2-1-1)

#2A St. Cloud Cathedral at #14A Alexandria (2-2-1)

#9A Monticello (4-1-0) at #5A Northfield (5-1-0)

Thursday, Dec. 14

#11A Northern Lakes (4-0-0) at #19A Southwest Christian/Richfield (2-0-0)

#13A Hibbing/Chisholm at #16A Proctor (5-2-0)

#15A Delano (2-2-0) at #17 Minneapolis (3-2-0)

Friday, Dec. 15

#6A Mahtomedi (2-4-0) at #7 Cloquet/Esko/Carlton (3-1-0)

Saturday Dec. 16

#14A Alexandria (2-2-1) at #4A Orono (4-2-0)

#6A Mahtomedi (2-4-0) at #1A Hermantown (2-0-1)



Class A Rankings – Dec. 12, 2023

Presented by:

TeamRecordLast Week
1. Hermantown2-0-11
2. St. Cloud Catehdral5-0-12
3. Warroad5-1-04
4. Orono4-2-05
5. Northfield5-1-07
6. Mahtomedi2-4-06
7. Cloquet/Esko/Carlton3-1-09
8. East Grand Forks4-3-03
9. Monticello4-1-010
10. Thief River Falls2-2-18
11. Northern Lakes4-0-012
12. Little Falls4-2-013
13. Hibbing/Chisholm4-4-011
14. Alexandria2-2-114
15. Delano2-2-015
16. Proctor5-2-016
17. Minneapolis3-2-019
18. Luverne4-0-020
19. Southwest Christian/Richfield2-0-0NR
20. Breck3-2-1NR


Other Teams receiving Votes:

Providence Academy, Dodge County, Waseca, New Ulm, Crookston, Mankato East, Fergus Falls, Ely, St. Paul/Highland Park, Minnesota River, Mound Westonka, La Crescent-Hokah, Chisago Lakes.