After games ending Monday, Jan. 16
Admit it; you didn't expect Eastview to hold down the top spot in this week's POWERADE Minnesota Weekly Rankings. We had our doubts. After all, the Lightning faced off against previous No. 5 Apple Valley (and the state's most dynamic player, Tyus Jones) as well as No. 6 Lakeville North (previously unbeaten). It was a tall task, even for the state's top team. But Eastview got it done and did so in two very different games; an offensive display against Apple Valley and a defensive struggle versus Lakeville North. It's efforts like that which can prove a team's mettle down the stretch.
1. Eastview (12-0) Last week: No. 1
2. Hopkins (12-1) Last week: No. 2
3. Benilde-St. Margaret's (11-1) Last week: No. 4