Teams continue to topple each other in the rankings as several teams moved around this week. Above, cretin-Derham Hall’s Shawn Newton and White Bear Lake’s Tanner Olsen get tangled up in the Bears 1-0 win last week, helping them jump form No. 15 to No. 12. PHOTO BY BRENNAN SCHACHTNER

 

The top 10 in Class AA doesn’t change much this week with exception to Chanhassen making a big jump and Andover taking a bit of a dip out of the Top 10.

Top-ranked Minnetonka stayed unbeaten with a narrow 3-2 overtime win over Chanhassen. The Storm, meanwhile, jumped all the way up to No. 4 in the rankings despite still having a losing record at 2-3-0. They will have to prove their standing with a couple tough games this week against No. 13 St. Thomas Academy tonight and No. 3 Rogers on Saturday.

Many schools with multiple losses thus far have undeniably strong schedules against top-notch opponents. While this doesn’t always help in the win-loss column or when it comes to rankings, it’s a huge boost in developing and getting stronger as the season wears on.

Rogers maintained the No. 3 spot after a 1-1 tie with No. 11 Shakopee who jumped two spots. Shakopee’s Aleksi Huson had 60 saves in the game as the Sabres improved to 5-1-1.

The rest of the Top 10 stayed relatively the same with Hill-Murray bouncing down the list a couple spots and Holy Family sneaking into the Top 10 after a pair of wins to open their season.

Some key match ups this week include:

Tuesday, Dec. 12

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

#4AA Chanhassen (2-3-0) at #13AA St. Thomas Academy (3-2-0)

Lakeville North (1-3-0) vs. Lakeville South (3-0-0)

Thursday, Dec. 14

#6AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s (4-0-0) at #2AA Wayzata (5-0-0)

#8AA Maple Grove (4-2-0) at Coon Rapids (4-1-0)

Grand Rapids (4-3-0) at #5AA Edina (3-1-0)

Champlin Park (3-2-1) at #14AA Andover (2-4-0)

Friday, Dec. 15

#14AA Andover (2-4-0) at #15AA Moorhead (3-3-0)

Grand Rapids at #18AA Eden Prairie (2-1-0)

Saturday, Dec. 16

#1AA Minnetonka (5-0-0) at #15AA Moorhead (3-3-0)

#2AA Wayzata (5-0-0) at #16AA Centennial (3-1-1)

#3AA Rogers (5-0-1) at #4 Chanhassen (2-3-0)

#18AA Eden Prairie (2-1-0) at #5AA Edina (3-1-0)

Lakeville South (3-0-0) at #20AA Eastview (4-2-0)

Class AA Rankings – Dec. 12, 2023

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TeamRecordLast Week
1. Minnetonka5-0-01
2. Wayzata5-0-02
3. Rogers5-0-13
4. Chanhassen2-3-07
5. Edina3-1-04
6. Benilde-St. Margaret’s4-0-06
7. Hill-Murray2-1-15
8. Maple Grove4-2-09
9. Rosemount5-1-010
10. Holy Family2-0-011
11. Shakopee5-1-113
12. White Bear Lake4-1-015
13. St. Thomas Academy3-2-014
14. Andover2-4-08
15. Moorhead3-3-019
16. Centennial3-1-116
17. Cretin-Derham Hall1-2-012
18. Eden Prairie2-1-018
19. Roseau4-2-017
20. Eastview4-2-0NR

Other Teams Receiving Votes:

Lakeville South, Coon Rapids, Champlin Park, Gentry Academy, Grand Rapids, Elk River/Zimmerman, Park of Cottage Grove, Duluth East, Stillwater, Academy of Holy Angels, Duluth Denfeld.