National Boys Pre-Season Rankings – Teams #36-75
Here is the list of teams on the national “Honorable Mention” list, which is the teams #36-75. I broke them down alphabetically by region. Just a reminder on how I come up with my rankings, this is all based almost strictly off of what each team returns from their championship XC meets (State meet and NXN series, or in California’s case CIF Section Finals + State finals) and their best track times of the year from 1500m-5000m. In the national rankings, I do give a little more credit to how good programs have been over the past several years, but it is not overriding – it more or less just breaks ties between teams that seem otherwise very even.
Now, on to the lists!
California Boys (5): Dana Hills (CIF-SS), De La Salle (CIF-NCS), Mt. Carmel (CIF-SDS), Rancho Cucamonga (CIF-SS), St. John Bosco (CIF-SS)
Heartland Boys (3): Arrowhead WI, Edina MN, Wayzata MN
Midwest Boys (11): Ann Arbor Pioneer MI, Columbus North IN, Jones Prep IL, Lawrence Central IN, Mason MI, Naperville North IL, Neuqua Valley IL, O’Fallon IL, Olentangy Liberty OH, Prospect IL, Warsaw Community IN
Northeast Boys (5): Cardinal O’Hara PA, Council Rock North PA, La Salle College PA, Pope John XXIII NJ, West Chester Henderson PA
Northwest Boys (4): Henry Jackson WA, Jesuit OR, Kamiakin WA, Mt. Spokane WA
New York Boys (3): Fayetteville-Manlius NY, St. Anthony’s NY, Walt Whitman NY
Southeast Boys (5): Brentwood TN, Colonial FL, Lexington SC, Needham Broughton NC, Tatnall College Prep DE
South Boys (1): Houston Strake Jesuit TX
Southwest Boys (3): Mountain View UT, Mountain Vista CO, Ogden UT