While the opening rounds of the Class 4A section tournaments featured a number of upsets, order was restored by the time the section championship hardware was raised. In seven of the eight section championship games the team with the higher seed won the game; six of those teams were the top seed in their section. The relative lack of a Cinderella team makes for a star-studded 4A field, and it also made the job of seeding the top five teams very difficult.
Coaches from the eight teams that qualified for the state tournament got together on Saturday morning to discuss the participating teams and to determine which teams should receive the seeds. Per Minnesota State High School League rules, seeds are given to five teams in the tournament; the other three teams draw their quarterfinal opponents at random from the teams seeded 1-3. Seeds four and five play each other in the first round.
Following are the seeds for the state Class 4A basketball tournament along with their quarterfinal matchups on Wednesday at the Target Center in Minneapolis.