Two defending champions play in Class 2A, with Caledonia the top seed in Section 1 and Minneapolis North, the 2016 Class 1A champ, the top seed in Section 4.
Section 3 might have a more interesting battle at the top. Redwood Valley (7-1) is the top seed, but No. 2 seed Pipestone Area (7-1) was the state runner-up in 2015 and played in the 2014 tournament as well. Redwood Valley, ranked fifth in the AP poll, won the regular-season matchup 29-14 in Pipestone. The Arrows are ranked sixth in the poll.