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11/8/12 - Boys XC Super 25 High School Team Cross Country Rankings By Marc Bloom

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The Running Times Super 25

Boys High School Cross Country Rankings, Nov. 8, 2012

Girls Rankings

(Previous rankings on Oct. 25 in parentheses. NR=not ranked)

1. Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ [1]
Obliterates its team time course record by 18 seconds per man running 15:09 for 5K with 7-second spread to dominate Shore Conference champs on fast course in Lakewood.

2. Carroll HS, Southlake, TX [2]
Dominates regional taking four of top eight with 15:17 scoring average for 5K, state meet on Saturday.

3. North Central HS
, Spokane, WA [3]
Wins 3A state championship by 37 points with five boys in top 14 while missing No. 1 harrier Kai Wilmot nursing an injury.

4. American Fork HS, American Fork, UT [4]
Training for Nov. 17 Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) Southwest Regional after completing unbeaten season with 5A state title last month.

5. Arcadia HS, Arcadia, CA [5]
No major meet since last ranking, state sectionals this weekend.

6. St. Xavier HS, Cincinnati, OH [6]
Wins state Division I title by 53 points with 18-second spread.

7. Henderson HS, West Chester, PA [22]
Wins state 3A title in tie-breaker over favored O’Hara in spectacular race on very tough course in Hershey.

8. Cardinal O’Hara HS, Springfield, PA [9]
Second to Henderson on tie-breaker in state 3A finals.

9. St. Xavier HS, Louisville, KY [8]
Takes seven of top eight places in regional, state meet on Saturday.

10. York HS, Elmhurst, IL [11]
Wins 28th state 3A title under coach Joe Newton (the most for an Illinois coach in any sport) as Dukes outscore runner-up O’Fallon by 35 points.

11. Dowling Catholic HS, W. Des Moines, IA [7]
Led by victorious senior Jason Thomas, wins state 4A title by 52 points.

12. Chantilly HS, Chantilly, VA [13]
Victorious national contender Sean McGorty leads regional win by 46 points, state meet on Saturday.

13. The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands, TX [12]
Wins regional by 76 points, state meet on Saturday.

14. Stillwater HS, Stillwater, MN [14]
Victorious senior Wade Hall leads team to state 2A title by 34 points.

15. Cleveland HS, Rio Rancho, NM [21]
Easy regional winner after previous week’s 35-39 victory over Los Alamos in Los Alamos Invitational, state meet on Saturday.

16. Los Alamos HS, Los Alamos, NM [11]
Easy regional winner after narrow loss to Cleveland in home invite, state meet on Saturday.

17. Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA [19]
No major meet since last ranking, state sectionals this weekend.

18. Kamiakin HS, Kennewick, WA [16]
Second to North Central in state 3A with 20-second spread.

19. Bismarck HS, Bismarck, ND [18]
Victorious national contender Jake Leingang leads team to eighth straight state class A championship by 59 points.

20. Mountain Vista HS, Highlands Ranch, CO [20]
Wins state 5A title over Fairview with 18-second spread.

21. Jones College Prep, Chicago, IL [15]
Wins state 2A championship by 41 points.

22. Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ [23]
Takes top four places to dominate Bergen County Meet of Champs on fast 5K course in Mahwah.

23. Fayetteville-Manlius HS, Manlius, NY [24]
Victorious national contender Nick Ryan leads Stotans to sectional title by 32 points, state public schools champs on Saturday.

24. Carmel HS, Carmel, IN [NR]
Wins one-race state final by 23 points over Ft. Wayne Carroll with 9-second spread.

25. Milford HS, Highland, MI [NR]
Wins state Division I by 84 points with victorious sophomore Brian Kettle leading the way.

Boys Top 10 Regional Ranking

New York
1. Fayetteville-Manlius
2. Northport
3. Arlington
4. Warwick Valley
5. Walt Whitman
6. St. Anthony’s
7. Saratoga Springs
8. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons
9. Rush-Henrietta
10. Collegiate

Northeast 
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
1. Christian Brothers (NJ)
2. Henderson (PA)
3. Cardinal O’Hara (PA)
4. Don Bosco (NJ)
5. Bishop Hendricken (RI)
6. Council Rock No. (PA)
7. No. Allegheny (PA)
8. La Salle (RI)
9. La Salle (PA)
10. Pope John (NJ)

South
(Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas)
1. Southlake Carroll (TX)
2. The Woodlands (TX)
3. Strake Jesuit (TX)
4. Marcus (TX)
5. Bentonville (AR)
6. Plano West (TX)
7. Kingwood (TX)
8. Jenks (OK)
9. Flower Mound (TX)
10. Boerne (TX)

Southeast
(Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)
1. St. Xavier (KY)
2. Chantilly (VA)
3. Broughton (NC)
4. Tatnall (DE)
5. Brentwood (TN)
6. Blacksburg (VA)
7. Marietta (GA)
8. Belen Jesuit (FL)
9. Lexington (SC)
10. Severna Park (MD)

Midwest
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio)
1. St. Xavier (OH)
2. York (IL)
3. Jones (IL)
4. Carmel (IN)
5. Milford (MI)
6. O’Fallon (IL)
7. Ft. Wayne Carroll (IN)
8. Lyons Township (IL)
9. Mason (OH)
10. St. Louis Univ. (MO)

Heartland
(Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
1. Dowling Catholic (IA)
2. Stillwater (MN)
3. Bismarck (ND)
4. Madison West (WI)
5. Edina (MN)
6. La Follette (WI)
7. Sioux Falls Lincoln (SD)
8. Wayzata (MN)
9. Stevens Point (WI)
10. Fremont (NE)

Southwest
(Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)
1. American Fork (UT)
2. Cleveland (NM)
3. Los Alamos (NM)
4. Mountain Vista (CO)
5. Davis (UT)
6. Herriman (UT)
7. Fairview (CO)
8. Coronado (CO)
9. Bonneville (UT)
10. St. Pius X (NM)

Northwest
(Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington)
1. North Central (WA)
2. Kamiakin (WA)
3. Central Valley (WA)
4. Nathan Hale (WA)
5. Seattle Prep (WA)
6. Summit (OR)
7. Mt. Spokane (WA)
8. Eisenhower (WA)
9. Gig Harbor (WA)
10. Rocky Mountain (ID)

California
1. Arcadia
2. Carlsbad
3. Vista Murrieta
4. California
5. Dana Hills
6. Dos Pueblos
7. Trabuco Hills
8. Westlake
9. Saugus
10. Palos Verdes


Marc Bloom’s high school cross-country rankings have played an influential role in the sport for more than 20 years and led to the creation of many major events, including Nike Cross Nationals and the Great American Cross Country Festival. He published his cross-country journal, Harrier, for more than two decades.



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