The final Minnesota Basketball News Top 10 poll will be very well represented at the Class 3A state basketball tournament starting on Wednesday at Williams Arena, as the top four teams and six of the top eight will be looking to raise the trophy on Saturday evening. Not only are the top four teams in the rankings in the tournament field, they’re the top four seeds in the tournament.
As was the case with the Class 4A tournament field, 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.
The following are the top four seeds in the Class 3A basketball tournament along with their quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota.