2009 Minnesota Statewide
American Legion Baseball
Coaches & Media Poll

(Division 1)

Last Updated: 7/28/09

Each week during the season, 15 respected coaches and analysts of amateur baseball from across the State individually choose their top ten Minnesota American Legion Baseball teams -- ranking the teams, from first through tenth place. Ten points are awarded to a team for a first place vote, nine for a second place vote, and so on, with a tenth place vote earning one point. The votes are tallied by a non-voting third party and forwarded to the Minneapolis/St. Paul newspapers each week for publication, as well as to a number of other newspapers in outstate Minnesota.

The Top Ten
(as of 7/26/09)
Pre-State Tournament
Team Last Poll Position This Poll Position Total Points 1st Place Votes*
Apple Valley 76ers 1 1 127 10
Hopkins* 11 2 104 2
Hamline Purple* 7 3 84  
Excelsior* 5 4 82  
Eden Prairie 2 5 74 1
Rochester Patriots* 16 6 65  
St Paul Park* -- 7 42 1
Grand Rapids* 17 8 30  
Eagan* -- 9 26.5  
Wayzata* 18 10 23.5  

Complete 2009 Poll Results
(Printable Version of Full Results each week, in PDF format)
Week 1: May 31, 2009
Week 2: June 7, 2009
Week 3: June 14, 2009
Week 4: June 21, 2009
Week 5: June 28, 2009
Week 6: July 5, 2009
Week 7: July 12, 2009
Week 8: July 19, 2009
Week 9: July 26, 2009

2008 Poll Results
2007 Poll Results
2006 Poll Results
2005 Poll Results


Minnesota American Legion Baseball thanks the following publications and
organizations for their interest and partnership in publishing the
Statewide American Legion Coaches & Media Poll

Minneapolis Star Tribune St. Paul Pioneer Press St. Cloud Times
Fargo Forum Duluth News Rochester Post Bulletin
Mankato Free Press Brainerd Daily News Winona Daily News
Sun Current Bemidji Pioneer Let's Play Softball and Baseball
New Ulm Journal Grand Forks Herald Play Ball Minnesota! (MN Twins)
District 1 Scores Website Lillie Suburban Newspapers This Week Newspapers

Additional publications that wish to be added to the Poll Results Distribution list
should e-mail their contact information, including fax number to



Visit the Gopher Glassic Website
July 10th through 14th, 2009
48 Teams! Multiple Sites all across the Twin Cities!


2009 State Tournament Information & Details
Official MN State Tournament Website
The 2009 Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be hosted by New Ulm. Play begins on Thursday, July 30, 2009 and continues through Sunday, August 2, 2009. Team check-in will take place on
Wednesday, July 29, 2009, with the annual banquet being held that evening.

  2008 Official MN State Tournament Site 2007 Official MN State Tournament Site
2006 Excelsior Tournament Site 2006 Official MN State Tournament Site 2005 MN State Tournament Site
MN Department Baseball Website


Prior Year Poll Results

2002 Poll Results

2001 Poll Results




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