Friday, August 24, 2012

Boys Pre-Season National Team Rankings #11-35

National Boys Pre-Season Rankings – Teams #11-35


Here is the list of teams on the national #11-35 teams. 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!


11. Arcadia CA
12. Stillwater Area MN
Carmel IN
Trabuco Hills CA
15. Carlsbad CA
16. The Woodlands TX
Summit OR
18. Waterford Mott MI
Dowling Catholic IA
20. Burbank CA
21. Vista Murrieta CA
Blacksburg VA
23. Belen Jesuit FL
24. Central Catholic OR
Northport NY
26. Herriman UT
27. Sue Cleveland NM
28. Carlmont CA
29. Gig Harbor WA
30. Siuslaw OR
Highland Milford MI
Belvidere North IL
Valparaiso IN
West Windsor-Plainsboro South NJ
35. Stockdale CA


If you look at the teams listed here, and the regional rankings, you will notice that three regions look very deep to start the year: California has seven teams ranked in the top 35, while both the Midwest and Northwest have six. Also, the only region that doesn’t have more than one team make the cut is New York, but don’t be surprised at all if that changes by the time the Manhattan Invite is done and we can see how well teams like Fayetteville-Manlius compare head-to-head with the rest of the Northeast.

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