2014-15 Section 7AAAA Preview

This is the 24th preview in my 2014-2015 season preview series.  I conclude my list of section and conference previews with a look at section 7AAAA.  The final season overview preview is all that remains.  For a list of all the season previews and how they are generated, click here.

Defending Champion: St. Francis

Predicted Seeding
  1. Cambridge-Isanti
  2. Forest Lake  
  3. Blaine
  4. Andover
  5. St. Francis
  6. Duluth East  
  7. Coon Rapids
  8. Anoka
From the strongest section in 4A to the weakest.  The thrill, the pagentry, the YUCK that is section 7.  5 teams won 10 games or less last year.  Now defending champ St. Francis loses just about everybody.  Cambridge-Isanti is my favorite after 16 wins last year and bringing their top 2 scorers.  Forest Lake should be right there with them as the Rangers have most of their roster returning and a solid perimeter group.  The Rangers can make a case for #1 with a home win over Cambridge-Isanti on Dec 2nd.  They also host Blaine on the opening Friday.  Blaine will feature a large lineup but their guard play is suspect.  Andover has Jake McNallen coming back which is a nice start in this section.  The rest of the section is down.  We already mentioned St. Francis and the other 3 teams combined for a total of 9 wins last year. 

Sleeper: Everyone else.  This section is so weak that anything could happen.

Section Winner: Cambridge-Isanti.  I'm going against my inner gut feel here and taking the favorite.  I originally had Forest Lake listed here.  However, I just can't bring myself to pick a team that I picked 7th in league and only won 7 games last year.  Too big a leap of faith.  But in a section where its very possible only 1 team ends up above .500, its very open.

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