POWERADE Minnesota Rankings: Week 8

After games ending Sunday, Oct. 23

NOTE: With the playoffs beginning, this will be the last Minnesota weekly ranking until the end of the season.

Sure, we expected the tilt between No. 1 Eden Prairie and No. 2 Wayzata to be a close affair. But only nine points combined? The defenses were among the state's most impressive. Even more impressive is that Wayzata, the reigning state champs, look as good as or better than last year's team following the 9-0 win. Now we'll see if the Trojans can hold up through the sectional playoffs and back into the state tournament.

1. Wayzata — defeated Eden Prairie, 9-0 (last week: No. 2)

2. Eden Prairie — lost to Wayzata, 9-0 (last week: No. 1)

3. Cretin-Derham Hall — defeated Roseville, 34-0 (last week: No. 3)

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