1. Andover (17-0)
The Huskies closed out the season with a 12-0 win over Anoka/Spring Lake Park and also topped Centennial 11-1 since the last rankings came out. The Huskies' game against Rogers, scheduled for March 10, was canceled. Shockingly, the Huskies are the No. 1 seed in the Class 2A, Section 7 playoffs.
2. Edina (17-0)
A 1-0 win over Breck, a 4-3 win over Blake, and a cancellation of the season's final scheduled game against Holy Family round out the Hornet season. While the state's top two teams will be expected to advance to the Class 2A State Tournament, a convincing argument could be made for the Hornets to receive the top seed based on a schedule that included games against heavyweights Minnetonka, Benilde-St. Margaret's, and Hill-Murray. The Hornets will enter section play as the top seed in Section 6-2A.
3. Minnetonka (12-3-3)
The much-anticipated matchup between the No. 3-2A Skippers and No. 1-1A Gentry Academy was canceled, leaving a pair of 4-2 victories against Blake and Dodge County, respectively, as Minnetonka's only action since last Monday. The Skippers conclude the regular season on a 5-1-1 run. Minnetonka has earned the top seed in Section 2-2A heading into the postseason.
4. Benilde-St. Margaret's (10-3-3)
The Red Knights didn't give up a goal in their last two regular-season games, blanking Minneapolis 5-0 and shutting out Wayzata 2-0. Benilde-St. Margaret's now enters the typically-loaded Section 6-2A, where it will be the No. 2 seed behind Edina.
5. Hill-Murray (12-2)
Perhaps a little rusty from two weeks of quarantine, the Pioneers dropped their first game back 4-2 against Wayzata but rebounded with closer-than-expected wins over South St. Paul and North Wright County by scores of 2-1 and 2-0, respectively. The Pioneers draw the No. 2 seed in the Section 4-2A playoffs behind top-seeded Stillwater.
6. Maple Grove (14-4)
The Crimson finished the season on a high note, winning its last five games, including three contests since the previous rankings. The Crimson outscored their final three opponents 21-3 and could be finding its offensive groove as we enter the postseason. Blessed with a small section, Maple Grove has earned a bye into the semifinal round as Section 5-2A's top seed.
7. Stillwater (16-2-1)
Like Maple Grove, Stillwater has concluded the 2021 regular season on a hot streak, winning six consecutive games. The Ponies outscored Irondale/St. Anthony, Mounds View, and White Bear Lake by a combined 26-5, and heading section play as the No. 1 seed in Section 4-2A.
8. Roseau (12-5-1)
Back-to-back losses against Warroad (2-1) and Brainerd/Little Falls (3-2) drop the Rams to 12-5-1 for the season, but Roseau maintains the top seed in the Section 8-2A playoffs. Another hotly-contested matchup with Brainerd/Little Falls could loom, as the Warriors earned the No. 2 seed.
9. Burnsville (15-2-1)
Since falling to Lakeville South 3-2 in overtime on February 9, the Blaze has won 10 straight games and avenged the loss to the Cougars with their own victory in overtime on the road at Hasse Arena last Thursday. In games decided by two goals or less, Burnsville is 7-1 and will look to carry that close-game success into the Section 3-2A playoffs. The Blaze is the top seed in the section.
10. Brainerd/Little Falls (12-4-1)
The Warriors scored twice in the second period and held on for a scoreless third to defeat section rival Roseau in the regular-season finale. The 2019 Class 2A State Tournament runner-up has very quietly gone 12-4-1 this season and could make some noise during the postseason. All four of the Warriors' losses have been by two goals or less.
1. Gentry Academy (15-2)
Nothing’s changed for the state’s top Class 1A team, which thumped No. 3-1A Chisago Lakes 7-1 last Monday and downed Hutchinson 6-1 last Wednesday. The Stars will receive a bye into the semifinals of the Section 4-1A playoffs, where they will face either St. Paul/Henry Sibley or Simley.
2. Warroad (17-1)
The Warriors defeated rival Roseau for the fourth time this season and then picked up a win over Class 2A Eden Prairie in the final regular-season game. The Warriors haven’t lost in over a month since falling to top-rated Gentry Academy on Feb. 5 and hold the No. 1 seed in Section 8-1A.
3. Chisago Lakes (16-2)
The Wildcats rebounded from the loss to Gentry Academy with wins over Northern Tier and Pine City Area to end the regular season, having gone 15-1 since their first loss. The Wildcats picked up the Mississippi 8 Conference title along the way, and are the top seed in Section 5-1A.
4. Proctor/Hermantown (16-0)
The Mirage scored four times in the third period to put the hammer down in a 6-0 win over Eveleth-Gilbert, concluding the regular season at a perfect 16-0. The Mirage has a bye into the second round of the Section 7-1A playoffs as the No. 1 seed.
5. Mound Westonka (12-2)
Mound Westonka blanked Delano/Rockford 5-0 in its lone game of the week, giving the Whitehawka back-to-back shutouts to end the regular season. The Whitehawks have a bye into the semifinals, and are the top seed in Section 2-1A. The No. 2 seed is Delano/Rockford.