National Girls 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 Girls (12): Acalanes (CIF-NCS), Aptos (CIF-CCS), Campolindo (CIF-NCS), Dana Hills (CIF-SS), JSerra (CIF-SS), Marina (CIF-SS), Palos Verdes (CIF-SS), Rancho Bernardo (CIF-SDS), San Lorenzo Valley (CIF-CCS), Saugus (CIF-SS), St. Francis (CIF-SJS), Tesoro (CIF-SS)
Heartland Girls (3): Arrowhead WI, Shakopee MN, Wayzata MN
Midwest Girls (6): Beavercreek OH, Birmingham Seaholm MI, Crystal Lake Central IL, Glenbard West IL, Palatine IL, Wheaton-Warrenville South IL
Northeast Girls (2): Barrington RI, Pennsbury PA
Northwest Girls (2): Bozeman MT, South Eugene OR
New York Girls (5): Burnt Hills NY, Greenwich Central NY, Miller Place NY, North Shore NY, Suffern NY
Southeast Girls (5): Colonial Forge VA, Estero FL, Green Hope NC, Midlothian VA, Providence FL
South Girls (3): Dallas Highland Park TX, Lewisville Flower Mound TX, The Woodlands College Park TX
Southwest Girls (2): Arapahoe CO, Mountain Vista CO