Defending Champion: Cretin-Derham Hall
- White Bear Lake
- Mounds View
Sleeper: Woodbury. I had to pick them 4th here because of my conference selections but I'm already reconsidering that pick. I'm very high on the Royals. They have 4 top kids from last year returning plus a pair of transfers who can immediately contribute. They have plenty of offensive firepower and if they can get out and run where Ricky Suggs is a scorer, they'll be tough to handle.
Section Winner: Tartan. The Titans have lost heartbreakers to Cretin-Derham Hall the last 2 years and haven't made a state trip since 2005. With CDH out of the section and no post factor in the section besides Zach Meyer to exploit them inside, I see Tartan getting back to state.