2018-19 Section 4AA Preview

This is the 15th preview in my 2018-2019 season preview series.  In this preview, a look at section 4AA. For a list of all the season previews and how they are generated, click here.

Section 4AA (16 teams)
Defending Champion: Minnehaha Academy (2017 and 2018 State AA Champions)

Tournament Schedule:
Round 1: Tuesday, March 5th
Round 2: Thursday, March 7th
Quarterfinals: Saturday, March 9th
Semifinals: Tuesday, March 12th at St. Paul Washington
Finals: Friday, March 15th at St. Paul Washington

Predicted Seeding
  1. Minnehaha
  2. Cristo Rey
  3. St. Croix Prep
  4. Concordia Academy
  5. Trinity   
  6. St. Paul Academy   
  7. New Life Academy  
  8. St. Paul Humboldt
  9. St. Paul Washington
  10. St. Agnes
  11. Minneapolis Edison 
  12. Nova Classical 
  13. Twin Cities Academy/Great River
  14. AFSA 
  15. St. Paul Prep/HSRA
  16. Math and Science
Read yesterday's 4A preview to see the playoff format of byes used in this section.  Minnehaha is still the runaway favorite here.  The group of teams behind them should be a good battle.  Cristo Rey and St. Croix Prep are rock solid at the guard spots.  Concordia has nice balance in their lineup.  After those 4 the section drops off significantly.  The bigger school schedules will move the next group up in the seedings.  The TCAC teams outside of Cristo Rey largely get pushed down the list. 

Sleeper: Twin Cities Academy/Great River.  They will be young but after a full season they may be able to steal a game or 2 before running into the top seeds in the quarters.

Section Winner: Minnehaha.  Its the same story of ridiculous talent.  Anything less than a state title is a disappointment.

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