Posted On: 07/12/21 7:03 PM
We’ve updated the top 25 for Minnesota after a long open period of basketball games. It wasn’t easy but we did. Here is a quick run through before the top 25.
Here is where things get interesting rankings wise, and almost impossible, but we try because most people enjoy these and think it’s fun. The parents and players do a great job handling these actually (a few teams are not so fond). We try our best here and regardless of what people think, I 100 percent look at head to head results and if not head to head, comparing common opponents while understanding schedules.
How do we know about teams from out of state? Because Prep Hoops is now in 45 of 50 states, we ask our colleagues about teams and I research them myself. So, here is where things get really fun.
The Elite 32. Howard Pulley pushed Team Thad to the buzzer losing 85-82. That’s significant for a few reasons: 1) Team Thad is one of the best teams in America and Pulley pushed them to the wire and 2), Team Thad played D1 Minnesota in May and beat them 81-66. In comparing opponents, Pulley gave them the closer game.
Also, we now have a team that Howard Pulley, Sizzle, and D1 Minnesota have played and that is Young & Reckless Brim which is their team that has a few unsigned kids and 2022 kids mixed in. Sizzle beat them, D1 Minnesota and Howard Pulley both lost to that team by three points. So with this information we have a common opponent theme that gives us what I think to be a fair common opponent ranking. Also along those lines, Pulley beat YnR Stan this year (the other 17u form YnR) while Minnesota Fury lost to them.
And in our head to head games, D1 Minnesota beat Minnesota Select while Select and Fury have split games this year. Fury won the more recent contest.
But now if you are the Minnesota Suns and Real Phenom you have to be thinking “we beat New York Select this weekend and Pulley lost to them” and while I get that, you have to know that’s where this makes things really hard. However, Pulley beat Phenom twice already so that of course puts them over Phenom who is in our 6th spot. Also, Comets Belka did beat Minnesota Select a couple weekends ago which likely has them saying “we played in the title game not them!” but over the course of a full season Select has the better resume.
So that is the explanation of everything. I know there are some head to heads that don’t work out but this is the best I have to work with and I am trying to keep these records and rankings for a fun comparison.
|Ranking||Team||Record||Ws of Note||Ls of Note||Previous Rank|
|1||Grassroots Sizzle||25-13||E1T1 P, YnR Brim (+16)||1|
|2||Howard Pulley||32-13||Real Phenom (x2), Y&R Stan (+20), Lightning||Breakaway (-10), Team Thad (-2), YnR Brim (-3)||2|
|3||D1 Minnesota||17-15||Select Ohnstad||YnR Brim (-3), Team Thad (-15)||3|
|4||Select Ohnstad||37-11||Fury Narum (x2), WOTN (x3), Fury Wilde (x3), Comets Elite (x2), SW Stars, Heat Grow, Get Shook, MSP Elite, Comets P, Comets B, Real Phenom, WC Wildcats, Heat Mac||D1 Minnesota, Heat Mac, Fury Wilde, Comets B||4|
|5||Fury Wilde||26-10||Lightning E, Get Shook, Heat Mac, Rise (x2), Heat Mac, D1mnP (x2), Select O, Fury N (x2), Stars, Comets Elite, WOTN, Breakaway (+1)||Select Ohnstad (x3), Breakaway (-2), Y&R Stan (-8)||5|
|6||MN Lightning Ellerbusch||30-4||Comets Belka, Fury Narum, Northstar Barker, WOTN, Suns, Phenom Dav, Heat Grow, Heat C, MSP||Fury Wilde, Pulley||6|
|7||D1 MN Prospects||19-13||WOTN, Comets B, Heat Hoyt, Heat Grow||Fury Wilde (x2), Starks Elite, Real Phenom||8|
|8||WOTN Johnson||28-10||Comets Elite (x2), NST Barker, Starks Elite (x2), Comets B, Heat Mac (x2), Powerhouse, E1T1, Playmakers North, Titans T, Magic P, WC United, MSP Elite, heat C||Select Ohnstad (x3), Heat Mac, Lightning E, Fury Wilde, D1mnP, Heat Grow, Heat 16s||7|
|9||Comets Elite||23-20||Magic P, Get Shook, Fury Narum (x2), Rise, Stars (x2), Heat Mac (x2), Select L, Heat Grow, Jazz||WOTN (x2), Comets B Select O, Fury Wilde||9|
|10||Heat Grow||24-13||Fury Narum, Playmakers North, MSP Elite, SW Stars, Suns, WOTN||Real Phenom, Select O, Comets Elite, D1mnP, Lightning||10|
|11||Heat MacDonald||26-17||Real Phenom, WOTN, Rise (x2), Fury Narum, Select O, Comets P, Select W, WC Wildcats||Fury Wilde (x2), Comets B, WOTN (x2), Select O, Fury Narum, Comets Elite||14|
|12||Real Phenom||30-17||Starks Elite, Rip City, Heat Hoyt, D1mnP, Comets Elite, MSP, Magic Elite||Howard Pulley (x2), Select O||11|
|13||Comets Belka||20-19||Magic P (x3), WC United, Titans T, Heat Mac, Comets Elite, Select O, SW Stars||Rise (x3), Real Phenom, Lightning E, D1mnP, WOTN, Fury Wilde, Starks E, Select O, Fury N||13|
|14||Fury Narum||24-14||Magic P (x2), SW Stars, Gain Elite, NST T, Heat Conyers, Crossfire P, Heat Mac, Comets B, Playmakers, Select L||Lightning E, Heat Grow, Comets Elite (x2), Select O, Heat Mac, Fury W (x2), Heat 16s, Heat C||12|
|15||Gain Elite||12-16||Flight Squad, Sizzle Carter, Team United||Fury Narum||16|
|16||Starks Elite||24-6||Swish, Heat Conyers (x2), Suns, E1T1, Heat Hoyt, Rip City (x2), Magic Elite, Select L, Comets B, D1mnP, Select L, Comets 16s||Real Phenom, WOTN (x2), Fury Wilde,||18|
|17||MSP Elite||25-12||Select M, Playmakers Showcase, Select L, WC Wildcats, Heat Hoyt, Rip City, Jazz, WC United||Playmakers North, Heat Grow, Select O, Jazz, Real Phenom, Lightning, WOTN||20|
|18||Team Get Shook||16-20||Rise, Flight Squad Black, Select M, Select L, Powerhouse, E1T1 P||Fury Wilde, Comets Elite, Select O||15|
|19||Minnesota Rise||24-17||Comets Belka (x3), Heat Conyers, Hustle Hard, SW Stars, WC United||Get Shook, Heat Mac (x2), Fury Wilde (x2), Comets Elite, Stars||17|
|20||Playmakers Showcase North||21-9||Rip City, WC, Crossfire P (x2), MSP Elite, Select Mantey, Select L||Heat Grow, MSP Elite, WOTN, Fury N, Heat Pratt 16s||19|
|21||Grassroots Sizzle Caldwell||16-11||Northstar Titans Barker, Suns, Chill 16s, Spartans 15s||21|
|22||Northstar Titans Barker||22-15||WC United, Lightning S, WOTN B, Select M, Select W, Lightning S, Select L, Comets P||Crossfire P, Pulley 16s, Sizzle Caldwell, Lightning E, WOTN, Powerhouse, Comets P||23|
|23||E1T1 Elite||21-10||Jazz, Heat H, Swarm, Select M, Heat C, SIzzle Silas 16s||Starks Elite, Magic Elite, SW Stars, Sizzle 16s||24|
|24||Select Mantey||30-14||Rip City, Real Phenom 2, Northstar Titans T (x2), Heat W, Powerhouse, Select L, Comets P (x2)||Titans Barker, MSP Elite, Playmakers North, Comets P, Get Shook, Heat Hoyt, WC Wildcats, E1T1, Titans T, Comets P||25|
|25||Comets Petermeier||25-20||WC United, Jazz, WOTN 2, Select W, Select Mantey, Titans T, Crossfire P, Titans B, E1T1 P||WC Wildcats, Crossfire P, Pulley 16s, Lightning S, Heat Mac, WC United, Titans Barker, WOTN , Select M|
|Others:||Crossfire Pederson||17-17||NSTB, Comets P, SW Stars, Heat Conyers, WC United, Jazz (x2), Lightning B, Magic P, Lightning L, Titans T||Playmakers N (x2), WC United, Fury N, Heat C, Titans T, Select O, Comets P|
|SW MN Stars||9-17||Jazz, E1T1, Heat Hoyt, Rise||WC Wildcats, Fury Narum, Select O, Comets B, Comets Elite|
|Powerhouse MN||12-11||WC Wildcats 2, Select L, Select W, Magic P, Magic Elite, WC WIldcats, Titans B, Rip City||Titans B, Hustle Hard, Get Shook, Select M, Select L, WOTN|
|MN Jazz||10-13||E1T1 p, Lightning B, Heat C, MSP Elite, Rip City||Comets P, E1T1 Elite, Crossfire P, WC United, Select O, MSP, Powerhouse, Comets Elite, SW Stars, MSP Elite|
|Heat Conyers||21-15||WC United, Jazz, Hustle Hard, Titans T, Crossfire P, Magic P, Select L, WC Wildcats, Phenom Dev, Fury N, Comets 16s||Starks Elite (x2), Crossfire P, Rise, Fury N, Jazz, E1T1 Elite, Lightning, WOTN|
|Heat Hoyt||13-14||WC United, Magic, WOTN L, Select M, Magic Elite, Lightning Studer||WC Wildcats, E1T1 Elite, Select W, Select L, MSP Elite (x2) D1mnP, SW Stars, Crossfire|
|Lightning Studer||18-10||RP David, Comets P (x2), Select W,||Swish, NST B (x2), NST T, Crossfire B, Titans B, Rip City, Heat Hoyt|
|West Central Wildcats||14-9||Comets P, Heat Hoyt, WC United, SW MN Stars, Heat P, Select L (x2), Select M, Magic Elite, HH||Playmakers N, Powerhouse, MSP, Heat Conyers, Heat Mac, Select O|
|West Central United||12-16||Lightning B, Comets P (x2), Jazz, Heat P, Magic E||Comets P, Heat Hoyt, NSTB, Comets Belka, WC Wildcats, Rise, WOTN, MSP Elite|
|Magic Elite||14-14||Select W, WOTN L, Comets Blue, Lightning B, Rip City||Starks Elite, Powerhouse, Real Phemom, Select L, WC Wildcats, WC United|
|Northstar Titans Terhaar||16-26||Lightning S, Crossfire P, Rip City, E1T1 P||Select M (x3), Comets P, (x2) Magic P, Fury Narum, Heat Conyers, Comets B, Crossfire P, Comets P, WOTN|
|Select Wyandt||16-17||WOTN L (x2), Comets Blue, Heat Hoyt, Magic P||Magic Elite. Lightning S (x2), WOTN Berg, Comets P, Select L, Heat Mac, Titans B, Crossfire P, Heat H|
|Select Larkin||15-20||Heat W, Real Phenom 2, WOTN B, WOTN L (x2), Select W, Heat Hoyt, Powerhouse, Magic Elite||Powerhouse, Lightning S, Starks Elite, WC Wildcats (x2), Heat P, Get Shook, Select M, MSP, Comets Elite, Fury N, Heat 16, Starks EliteHeat C, Titans Barker|
|E1T1 Premier||7-15||Heat Y, Rip City,||Jazz, Starks Elite, Flight Squad, Sizzle Weston, WOTN, Comets P, Titans T, Get Shook|
|Rip City||9-17||Comets Regional, Heat Hoyt, Magic P, Lightning S||Select M, Playmakers North, Starks Elite, Real Phenom Nick, Titans P, Powerhouse, Starks Elite, Jazz, MSP Elite|
|Magic Premier||11-19||WOTN L, Select W, Titans T, Real P||Comets Belka (x3), Comets Elite, Fury Narum (x2), Powerhouse MN, Crossfire P, Heat C. Rip City, Select W|
|Hustle Hard||8-11||Powerhouse, WOTN L, Comets Elite, WC WIldcats||Rise, Heat Conyers|
|Suns||9-17||Phenom D, Swarm||Knights, Starks Elite, Phenom D. Lightning E, Sizzle C, Heat Grow|
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