Class A Rankings 12-2-2018

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Who is the top team in Class A after two weeks?

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Class A Rankings 12-2-2018

Post by HShockeywatcher » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:02 am

There were a handful of games among teams in the rankings, but there wasn't much moving this week because most games turned out according to the rankings. There's still 5 teams undefeated, and even more who haven't lost to Class A opponents, with lots of hockey left. It looks like there is a definite tier at the top, time will tell us how small it is. If there's any teams not mentioned here you think deserve being mentioned, post about them.

1. [2] Cathedral (3-0) (3-0)
The Crusaders are undefeated, including dominating wins over two Top 10 teams this week. Can they keep it going on the road this week?
This week: Fri @ Greenway, Sat @ Thief River Falls

2. [1] Hermantown (1-1) (0-0)
The Hawks lost to a good Wayzata team in OT and then beat Lakeville South. They don't play their first relevant Class A opponent until January when they play Cathedral on the road.
This week: Fri @ Benilde, Sat @ Eden Prairie

3. [3] Alexandria (3-0) (3-0)
The Cardinals haven't been challenged much yet and that doesn't look to change this week.
This week: Tues vs Sauk Rapids-Rice, Thurs @ River Lakes

4. [4] Mahtomedi (2-0) (1-0)
The Zephyrs are undefeated and have won both of their games by 5 goal margins. They should be tested in a conference test this week hosting the Pioneers.
This week: Tues vs Hill-Murray, Sat @ Owatonna

5. [5] Greenway (2-0) (1-0)
The Raiders beat Virginia by 1. They have two big tests coming up this week.
This week: Tues vs Denfeld, Fri vs Cathedral, Sat @ East Grand Forks

6. [6] East Grand Forks (4-1) (3-1)
The Green Wave beat Red River but then were dominated by Cathedral. Greenway this week and Alexandria next week should be a good test of where they should be.
This week: Thurs @ Park Rapids, Sat vs Greenway

7. [7] Orono (1-2) (1-1)
After two losses to start the season, the Spartans bounce back with a solid win over Litchfield.
This week: Thurs @ Minneapolis, Sat vs Monticello

8. [8] Warroad (1-2) (1-1)
The Warriors were shut out by Cathedral, but rebounded beating Sartell this week. How will they do in Virginia?
This week: Tues vs Crookston, Fri @ Virginia, Sat @ Grand Rapids

9. [9] Thief River Falls (3-1-1) (3-0)
The Prowlers are undefeated in Class A games this season; will that end when they host Cathedral?
This week: Fri vs Tartan, Sat vs Cathedral

10. [10] Mankato East (2-2) (1-0)
The Cougars's losses are to one of WI's best teams and Mayo. Their schedule is such that any Class A losses will drop them quite a bit for a while. Can they beat Northfield?
This week: Thurs vs Northfield

11. [14] Virginia (2-1) (2-1)
This week: Tues @ Grand Rapids, Fri vs Warroad

12. [12] Sartell (1-1) (1-1)
This week: Tues @ River Lakes, Sat @ Chaska

13. [11] Monticello (1-1-1) (1-0-1)
This week: Tues vs Princeton, Thurs @ Chisago Lakes, Sat @ Orono

14. [13] Northfield (1-0) (1-0)
This week: Thurs @ Mankato East

15. [15] Mound Westonka (3-1) (3-1)
This week: Tues @ St Paul Academy, Thurs vs Rochester Lourdes, Sat vs Bloomington Kennedy

Others to watch

Breck (2-2) (2-1)
This week: Sat @ Holy Angels

Delano (0-2) (0-2)
This week: Thurs @ Breck

Litchfield (1-1) (1-1)
This week: Fri @ River Lakes

Marshall (2-1) (2-0)
This week: Tues @ Luverne, Thurs vs New Ulm, Sat @ Hutchinson

Minneapolis (1-2) (1-1)
This week: Tues @ Providence Academy, Thurs vs Orono, Sat vs Minnehaha Academy

South St Paul (0-1) (0-0)
This week: Tues vs North St Paul, Sat vs Simley

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Re: Class A Rankings 12-2-2018

Post by goldy313 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:23 am

Minnesota River deserves some consideration ahead of East, at least at this point.

It is hard to rank teams this early, especially in class A.

Weather affected the Alex/West game which would have given some direction to class A.

Good job, and thanks for the rankings.

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Re: Class A Rankings 12-2-2018

Post by greenwayraider » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:05 am

1. Cathedral
2. Hermantown
3. Mahtomedi
4. Alexandria
5. Greenway
6. East Grand Forks
7. Thief River Falls
8. Northfield
9. Orono
10. Hutchinson

Others: Virginia, Litchfield, Lourdes, Eveleth-Gilbert, North Branch
Thought Warroadwould have a better start as this group had a lot of success through the youth ranks. Greenway will most likely go 1-2 this week beating Denfeld but losing to Cathedral and East Grand Forks. There should be another Metro team but I can’t think of any. Breck? Could someone rank the top five Metro teams?

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Re: Class A Rankings 12-2-2018

Post by Stang5280 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:00 pm

greenwayraider wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:05 am
There should be another Metro team but I can’t think of any. Breck? Could someone rank the top five Metro teams?
Ugh, it is an ugly year for Class A in the metro area. Your question somewhat depends on how you define the metro area, but I personally would not include places like Northfield and North Branch. That leaves something like:
1. Mahtomedi
2. Orono
3. Monticello
4. Chisago Lakes? (Borderline metro)
5. Breck
6. Mound-Westonka (if no Chisago)

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