Section 5 could see two teams in the top five of the poll face each other for a trip to state. BOLD (8-0) earned the top seed, while Minneota (8-0) is the No. 2 seed. The Warriors are ranked fourth in the AP poll, and largely cruised through their schedule — though they faced no section opponents in the regular season.
Minneota (8-0) is ranked fifth and had a similarly dominant run through the regular season. The Vikings won the 2014 and ’15 Class 1A state titles.
No. 3 seed Dawson-Boyd went 7-1 in the regular season, the lone loss a 48-21 game against Minneota.