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Heartland Region
November 15, 2008 at Sioux Falls SD

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Two teams and five individuals will qualify for NXN national finals December 6, 2008 at Portland OR. 
Heartland Team Rankings - September 25
Rankings by Marc Bloom and Rich Gonzalez; distributed by NSSF

Wayzata MN boys, Dowling Catholic IA girls retain #1 rankings

Last week's ranking in parentheses.  BT=bubble team.  NR=not ranked

1.Wayzata (MN) [1]       Wins Heartland Classic (IA) by 62 over state rival Edina
2.Bismarck (ND) [2]  Wins Quarterback Inv taking 5 of top 9
3.Eden Prairie (MN) [3]  Wins Eagle Inv by 114 with 24-second spread
4.Edina (MN) [4]    2nd in Heartland Classic
5.Stevens Point (WI) [6]   Wins Smiley Inv by 72 with 48-second spread
6.Shawnee Mission NW (KS) [5]  3rd in Heartland Classic
7.St. Thomas Aquinas (KS) [8]   unofficial 3rd at Missouri Stampede in results foul-up
8.Manhattan (KS) [7]   unofficial 4th at Missouri Stampede
9.Fremont (NE) [NR]    4th in Heartland Classic
10.Yankton (SD) [9]   Wins Norfolk Inv by 39 points

Cut: Cedar Rapids Washington (IA) [10]

Bubble teams alphabetically: Alexandria (MN), Iowa City (IA), Kearney (NE), Madison-La Follette (WI), Madison West (WI), Moorhead (MN), Owatonna (MN), Sioux Falls Roosevelt (SD), Valley (IA)    

1.Dowling Cath (IA) [1] Wins Heartland Classic by 15 without top runner Katie Flood
2.Lakeville North (MN) [2]   No major meet
3.Eden Prairie (MN) [6]   Wins Eagle Inv by 44 over Lakeville So
4.Minnetonka (MN) [4]   Wins St. Olaf Inv by 50 over White Bear Lake
5.Lakeville So (MN) [3]  Distant 2nd to Eden Prairie at Eagle meet
6.Bismarck (ND) [5]   Wins Quarterback Inv for second straight win over Dickinson
7.Whitefish Bay (WI) [9]  Wins home invite by 61 over Brookfield East running 1-2-3
8.Iowa City West (IA) [BT]  2nd at Heartland Classic, well ahead of strong regional teams
9.Lawrence Free State (KS) [7]  Wins Baldwin Inv with 5 in top 20
10.Yankton (SD) [8]   Wins Norfolk (NE) Inv by 3 points without #1 girl

Cut: Sioux Falls Roosevelt (SD) [10]   

Bubble teams alphabetically: Bay Port (WI), Blue Valley NW (KS), DeSoto (KS), Dickinson (ND), Hopkins (MN), Lincoln Pius X (NE), Manhattan (KS), Millard No (NE), Minot (ND), Olathe East (KS), Omaha Westside (NE), Shakopee (MN), Sioux Falls Roosevelt (SD), Urbandale (IA), West Fargo (ND)