Posted On: 11/20/15 7:00 PM

  1. Melrose.  The defending champs bring back their top three scorers and several key pieces.  In a division that is as open as Class AA is right now, tough to pick anybody to start as number one other than the Dutchmen who have those key pieces back.
  2. Minnehaha Academy.  This seems wild after they had some tough times last year but they have their two best players back (Bickham and Suggs), they have added a couple transfers, most of the rotation is back, and after watching what they did in the Summer Bracket Buster including a strong win over St. Croix Lutheran, my gut says they should be two.
  3. St. Croix Lutheran.  Went to state last year, bring back all the key pieces.  On one hand I think they should be number one.  On the other hand I recall the summer bracket buster and I recall St. Paul Academy who went to state two years ago and brought every thing back and didn't have as good of a year.  I think the Crusaders will be really good and be a factor to the end.
  4. Braham.  This may be a stretch.  Oh the talent is there no doubt.  In fact, they

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