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Here are the brackets for the boys' state basketball tournament

This tourney absolutely loaded from top to bottom.
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Apple Valley, DeLaSalle and Minnehaha Academy return to defend their 2017 championships at the 2018 boys' state basketball tournament. 

The brackets for all four classes were released Sunday morning. The top five seeds in each class are voted on with the final three being placed in the bracket via a random draw.

Class AAAA

Tre Jones and the defending champion Apple Valley are in as the 2-seed, just behind No. 1 Cretin-Derham Hall in what certainly looks like a loaded field with multiple championship contenders. 

Third-seeded Lakeville North is a sneaky pick to win it all since they've already shown the ability to beat Apple Valley, Eden Prairie and Wayzata. 

Valley split with Lakeville North and lost its only matchup against Cretin-Derham Hall, which lost just two games all season, one of them to another tourney team, Eden Prairie. 

Class AAA

The DeLaSalle Islanders are looking to extend their state record streak of six consecutive championships, and they're favored again as the No. 1 overall seed. 

The 2-seed is the Austin Packers (26-2), who lost to the Islanders in last year's state championship game. This year, Austin is loaded again and has already proved capable of beating top teams in the state. 

Class AA

Minnehaha Academy is back as the No. 1 seed after winning the title in 2017. Their only losses this season came at the hands of Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Minneapolis North and Austin, three of which are in the tourney, too. 

Jalen Suggs, the 6'4'' sophomore guard for Academy, is among the best players in the country for the Class of 2020. 

Brooklyn Center is in as the No. 2 seed after upsetting Minneapolis North in sections. They're in the tourney for the third time in school history and the first time since 1983. 

Class A

The No. 1 seed is Mayer Lutheran, which clinched a berth in the tourney with an incredible buzzer beater to knock off Springfield in the section final. 

The rest of the field is loaded with three one-loss teams, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (30-1), North Woods (29-1) and Cass Lake-Bena (29-1). 

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