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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 18
Rankings by Marc Bloom and Rich Gonzalez; distributed by NSSF

Wayzata MN boys, Dowling Catholic IA girls still #1.

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


1.Wayzata (MN) [1]       No major meet

2.Bismarck (ND)  [2]        Wins Mandan Kiwanis Inv taking 4 of top 8

3.Eden Prairie (MN) [3]   Wins Metro Inv by 35 points with 30-second spread

4.Edina (MN) [5]        Wins Applejack Inv by 53 points over strong field

5.Shawnee Mission NW (KS) [4]    No major meet

6.Stevens Point (WI) [7]  Sweeps top 7 places at home invite

7.Manhattan (KS) [BT] Defeats Aquinas to win Emporia meet

8.St. Thomas Aquinas (KS) [6]       2nd to Manhattan at Emporia meet

9.Yankton (SD) [8]       Wins Augustana Meet of Champs with 5 in top 14

10.C Rapids Washington (IA) [10]    No major meet

Cut: Norfolk (NE) [10]

Bubble team alphabetically: Alexandria (MN), Kearney (NE), Madison-La Follette (WI), Moorhead (MN), Norfolk (NE), Owatonna (MN), Pleasant Valley (IA), Sioux Falls Roosevelt (IA), Valley (IA)

1.Dowling Cath (IA) [1]        Wins Bobcat Inv by 59 with 5 in the top 10

2.Lakeville North (MN) [4]           Wins Applejack Inv by 45 over Minnetonka, Lake So and other state powers

3.Lakeville South (MN) [2]       3rd at Applejack Inv after defeating Minnetonka by 20 the previous week

4.Minnetonka (MN) [6]       2nd at Applejack Inv after earlier tie-breaker loss to Lakeville North

5.Bismarck (ND) [3]      Wins Mandan Kiwanis Inv by 8 over Dickinson            

6.Eden Prairie (MN) [9]          Wins Metro Inv by 28 over Chaska

7.Lawrence Free State (KS) [NR]           Wins Millard So Inv by 29 over Nebraska powers Millard North and Marian                              

8.Yankton (SD) [5]      Wins Augustana Meet of Champs by 21 points

9.Whitefish Bay (WI) [10]           No major meet

10.Sioux Falls Roosevelt (SD) [7]             No major meet

Cut: Manhattan (KS) [8]

Bubble teams alphabetically: Bay Port (WI), Blue Valley NW (KS), Chaska (MN), DeSoto (KS), Dickinson (ND), Fargo South (ND), Iowa City West (IA), Lincoln Pius X (NE), Manhattan (KS), Marian (NE), Millard No (NE), Minot (ND), Olathe East (KS), Omaha Westside (NE), Urbandale (IA), West Fargo (ND)