2012 PennTrackXC PA Team Rankings - November 10 FINAL

We begin our seventh year of the PennTrackXC.com XC Team Rankings - a poll of coaches from around the state to rank the top cross country teams of the season. This year for the first time, two are reserved for the top five A/Small schools, top five AA/Small schools, while as has been the case since its inception, the Top 10 reflects all PA schools, whether A, AA, AAA, public or private.

Again this year, we'll wait for two weekends of competition before making any adjustments – giving many of the teams an opportunity to get their first races under their spikes. Remember, this poll is for fun, and is intended solely to spark conversation about the sport. Once we're on a weekly schedule, the poll will be published on either Wednesdays or Thursdays.

 

August 31: Pre-Season | September 14 | September 21 | September 27 | October 5 | October 12 | October 24 (post-conferences) | October 31 (post-districts) | November 8 - Final |

 

 

FINAL Poll: November 10

Girls Top Ten

1. Pennsbury (1): AAA State Champions for 3rd straight year with 43 points
2. Unionville (1): AAA Runner Up for 2nd straight year with 86 points
3. Central Bucks West (1): 3rd place in AAA state race with 141 points
4. Cumberland Valley (3): 4th place in AAA state race with 156 points
5. Mount Lebanon (7): 5th place in AAA state race with 158 points
6. North Penn (1): 6th place in AAA state race with 180 points
7. State College: 7th place in AAA state race with 201 points
8. Palmyra (3): AA State Champions with 91 points
9. Dallas (2): AA Runner Up with 94 points
10. North Hills (7): 8th place in AAA state race with 210 points.

AA Girls

1. Palmyra (3): AA State Champions with 91 points
2. Dallas (2): AA Runner Up with 94 points
3. Holy Redeemer (2): 3rd place in AA state race with 121 points
4. Villa Maria Academy (10): 4th place in AA state race with 151 points
5. York Suburban (3): 5th place in AA state race with 166 points

A Girls

1. Elk Lake (2): A State Champions with 66 points
2. West Middlesex (10): A Runner Up with 100 points
3. Central Cambria (6): 3rd place in A state race with 129 points
4. Germantown Friends (Independent): Independent school state champions
5. Elk County Catholic (9): 4th place in A state race with 146 points

Boys Top Ten

1. West Chester Henderson (1): AAA State Champions with 69 points
2. Cardinal O’Hara (12): AAA Runner Up with 69 points on tiebreaker
3. Council Rock North (1): 3rd place in AAA state race with 137 points
4. North Allegheny (7): 4th place in AAA state race with 149 points
5. LaSalle (12): 5th place in AAA state race with 185 points
6. Great Valley (1): 6th place in AAA state race with 200 points
7. West Chester East (1): 7th place in AAA state race with 218 points
8. Pottsgrove (1): AA State Champions with 96 points
9. Cumberland Valley (3): 8th place in AAA state race with 245 points
10. Grove City (10): AA Runner Up with 99 points

AA Boys

1. Pottsgrove (1): AA State Champions with 96 points
2. Grove City (10): AA Runner Up with 99 points
3. Annville-Cleona (3): 3rd place in AA state race with 151 points
4. Tunkhannock (2): 4th place in AA state race with 152 points
5. Scranton Prep (2): 5th place in AA state race with 152 points

A Boys

1. NE Bradford (4): A State Champions with 96 points
2. Germantown Friends (Independent): Independent School State Champions
3. Elk Lake (2): A Runner Up with 133 points
4. Saegertown (10): 3rd place in A state race with 142 points
5. Oswayo Valley (9): 4th place in A state race with 155 points

 

 

 

October 31: Update #7

 

Top 10 Girls Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)

1. Unionville (1): Won District 1 AAA title with 54 points
2. Pennsbury (1): 2nd place in District 1 AAA race with 69 points
3. Mount Lebanon (7): Won District 7 AAA title with 49 points
4. Central Bucks West (1): 3rd place in District 1 AAA race with 135 points
5. Cumberland Valley (3): Won District 3 AAA title with 61 points
6. Palmyra (3): Won District 3 AA title with 49 points
7. North Penn (1): 4th place in District 1 AAA race with 186 points
8. Holy Redeemer (2): Won District 2 AA title with 50 points
9. Dallas (2): 2nd place in District 2 AA race with 53 points
10. Governor Mifflin (3): 2nd place in District 3 AAA race with 99 points

 


Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Girls Teams

1. Palmyra (3): Won District 3 AA title with 49 points
2. Holy Redeemer (2): Won District 2 AA title with 50 points
3. Dallas (2): 2nd place in District 2 AA race with 53 points
4. Archbishop Wood (12): Won District 12 AA title with 15 points
5. Villa Maria Academy (10): Won District 10 AA title with 37 points

 


Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Girls Teams

1. Elk Lake (2): Won District 2 A title with 40 points
2. Central Cambria (6): Won District 6 A title with 33 points
3. New Hope Solebury (1): Won District 1 A title with 16 points
4. West Middlesex (10): Won District 10 A title with 43 points
5. Penn Cambria (6): 2nd place in District 6 A race with 48 points

 


Top 10 Boys Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)

1. Cardinal O'Hara (12): Won District 12 AAA title with 20 points
2. West Chester Henderson (1): Won District 1 AAA title with 67 points
3. North Allegheny (7): Won District 7 AAA title with 50 points
4. Council Rock North (1): 2nd place in District 1 AAA race with 133 points
5. West Chester East (1): 3rd place in District 1 AAA race with 196 points
6. Lasalle (12): 2nd place in District 12 AAA race with 40 points
7. Great Valley (1): 4th place in District 1 AAA race with 218 points
8. Downingtown West (1): 5th place in District 1 AAA race with 253 points
9. Cumberland Valley (3): Won District 3 AAA title with 166 points
10. Fox Chapel (7): 2nd place in District 7 AAA race with 136 points

 


Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Boys Teams

1. Pottsgrove (1): Won District 1 AA title with 23 points
2. Grove City (10): Won District 10 AA title with 26 points
3. Scranton Prep (2): Won District 2 AA title with 54 points
4. Bonner Prendie (12): Won District 12 AA title with 21 points
5. Malvern Prep (Independent): 3rd place in Independent School State Race with 89 points

 


Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Boys Teams

1. Northeast Bradford (4): Won District 4 A title with 31 points
2. Germantown Friends (Independent): Won PA Independent School Title with 47 points
3. Saegertown (10): Won District 10 A title with 92 points
4. Penn Charter (Independent) 2nd place in Independent School State Race with 58 points
5. West Middlesex (10): 2nd place in District 10 A race with 93 points.

 

 

 

 

 

October 24: Update #6

 

Top 10 Girls Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)

1. Unionville (1): Ches-Mont League Champions with 29 points
2. Pennsbury (1): SOL National Conference Champions with 20 points
3. Mount Lebanon (7): Tri-State Champions with 54 points
4. Dallas (2): Ed Narkiewicz League Champions with 43 points
5. Central Bucks West (1): SOL Continental Conference Champions with 30 points
6. Palmyra (3): Mid-Penn Conference Champs with 70 points
7. Cumberland Valley (3): 2nd place at Mid-Penn with 87 points
8. Governor Mifflin (3): Berks County Champions with 39 points
9. Council Rock North (1): 2nd place at SOL National with 48 points
10. North Penn (1): 2nd place at SOL Continental with 56 points

 


Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Girls Teams

1. Dallas (2): Ed Narkiewicz League Champions with 43 points
2. Palmyra (3): Mid-Penn Conference Champs with 70 points
3. Archbishop Wood (12): Philadelphia Catholic League Champions with 35 points
4. Holy Redeemer (2): 2nd place at Ed Narkiewicz Champs with 44 points
5. Villa Maria Academy (10): 3rd place at Tri-States with 206 points

 


Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Girls Teams

1. Elk Lake (2): Off weekend
2. Central Cambria (6): Laurel Highlands League Champions with 45 points
3. West Middlesex (10): Ran sub varsity squad at Mercer County Champs
4. North East (10): D10 Region 4 Champions with 39 points
5. Penn Cambria (6): 3rd place at Laurel Highlands with 71 points

 


Top 10 Boys Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)

1. Cardinal O'Hara (12): Philadelphia Catholic League Champions with 17 points
2. North Allegheny (7): Tri-States Champions with 49 points
3. West Chester Henderson (1): Ches-Mont League Champions with 45 points
4. Council Rock North (1): SOL National Conference Champions with 28 points
5. Mount Lebanon (7): 2nd place at Tri-States with 139 points
6. West Chester East (1): 2nd place at Ches-Monts with 75 points
7. Lasalle (12): 2nd place at Philadelphia Catholic League with 48 points
8. Pennsbury (1): 2nd place at SOL National with 44 points
9. Great Valley (1): 3rd place at Ches-Monts with 77 points
10. Hershey (3): Mid-Penn Conference Champions with 96 points

 


Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Boys Teams

1. Pottsgrove (1): PAC 10 League Champions with 33 points
2. Grove City (10): 5th at Tri-States with 219 points
3. Malvern Prep (Independent): Inter-Ac Champions with 42 points
4. Scranton Prep (2): Off weekend
5. Bonner/Prendie (12): 3rd place at Philadelphia Catholic League with 106 points

 


Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Boys Teams

1. Northeast Bradford (4): NTL League Champions with 44 points
2. North East (10): D10 Region 4 Champions with 43 points
3. West Middlesex (10): Ran sub varsity squad at Mercer County Champs
4. Germantown Friends (Independent): Friends League Champions with 17 points
5. Penn Charter (Independent): 2nd place at Inter-Ac Champs with 48 points

 

 

 

 

October 12: Update #5
 

 

Top 10 Girls Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)


1. Unionville (1): Sat out varsity runners at Steel City Invitational
2. Pennsbury (1): Off weekend
3. Mount Lebanon (7): Winners of Varsity A race at Pittsburgh Central Catholic with 61 points
4. Dallas (2): Team was off, Regan Rome won Ridgway Invitational
5. Central Bucks West (1): Winners of Souderton Invitational with 40 points
6. Cumberland Valley (3): winners of Cumberland County Championship by one point over Carlisle 66-67
7. Council Rock North (1): 2nd at Steel City Invitational by 1 point to Downingtown East w/o #5 runner
8. Palmyra (3): Off weekend
9. Governor Mifflin (3): Off weekend
10. Downingtown East (1): Winners of Steel City Invitational with 35 points


 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Girls Teams


1. Dallas (2): Team was off, Regan Rome won Ridgway Invitational
2. Palmyra (3): Off weekend
3. Holy Redeemer (2): Off weekend
4. Archbishop Wood (12): 3rd place at Salesianum Championship race with 78 points
5. Villa Maria Academy (10): Winners of Harbor Creek Invitational with 26 points


 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Girls Teams


1. Elk Lake (2): Off weekend
2. West Middlesex (10): Swept the first three team places at home invitational relay
3. Penn Cambria (6): 2nd place at Ridgway Invitational with 72 points
4. North East (10): 3rd place at Harbor Creek Invitational with 100 points
5. Central Cambria (6): 4th place at Harbor Creek Invitational with 110 points


 

Top 10 Boys Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)


1. Cardinal O'Hara (12): Winners of DELCO Championships with 19 points
2. North Allegheny (7): Winners of Varsity A race at Pittsburgh Central Catholic with 27 points
3. West Chester Henderson (1): Off weekend
4. Mount Lebanon (7): 2nd place in Varsity A race at Pittsburgh Central Catholic with 69 points
5. LaSalle (12): Winners of Shore Coaches Championship race with 117 points
6. Pennsbury (1): 8th place at Shore Coaches Championship race with 189 points
7. West Chester East (1): Off weekend
8. Council Rock North (1): Winners of Steel City Invitational with 23 points
9. Cumberland Valley (3): Winners of Cumberland County Championship with 50 points
10. Downingtown West (1): Off weekend


 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Boys Teams


1. Pottsgrove (1): Off weekend
2. Scranton Prep (2): Off weekend
3. Grove City (10): Winners of Grove City Invitational with 17 points
4. Malvern Prep (Independent): Winners of Small School race at Salesianum with 51 points
5. Bonner/Prendie (12): 6th place at DELCO Championships with 161 points


 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Boys Teams


1. Northeast Bradford (4): Off weekend
2. West Middlesex (10): winners of home relay invitational via tiebreaker over Maplewood
3. Penn Charter (Independent): Off weekend
4. North East (10): Winners of Harbor Creek Invitational with 56 points
5. Germantown Friends (Independent): Off weekend

 

 

 

October 5: Update #4

 

Top 10 Girls Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)

1. Unionville (1): Off weekend
2. Pennsbury (1): Winners of Puma Challenge race @ Carlisle with 20 points
3. Mount Lebanon (7): Off weekend
4. Council Rock North (1): Winners of Council Rock North Invitational with 51 points
5. Dallas (2): Off weekend
6. Central Bucks West (1): Off weekend
7. Cumberland Valley (3): 3rd place (1st PA) at Paul Short Run Brown race with 250 points
8. Governor Mifflin (3): 4th place at Paul Short Run Brown race with 275 points
9. Palmyra (3): Runners up of Puma Challenge race @ Carlisle with 83 points
10. Laurel Highlands (7): Off weekend

 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Girls Teams

1. Dallas (2): Off weekend
2. Palmyra (3): Runners up of Puma Challenge race @ Carlisle with 83 points
3. Holy Redeemer (2): 9th place at Paul Short Run Brown race with 386 points
4. Archbishop Wood (12): Winners of Ocean State Invitational (RI) with 97 points
5. Moon Area (7): Off weekend

 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Girls Teams

1. Central Cambria (6): Off weekend
2. Elk Lake (2): Off weekend
3. West Middlesex (10): Winners of Cochranton Invitational with 45 points
4. Laurel (7): Off weekend
5. Penn Cambria (6): Off weekend

 

 

Top 10 Boys Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)

1. Cardinal O'Hara (12): 3rd place behind two US top 5 teams at Great American XC Festival Race of Champions with 161 points
2. North Allegheny (7): Off weekend
3. West Chester Henderson (1): Winners of Puma Challenge race at Carlisle with 60 points
4. Pennsbury (1): Off weekend
5. Mount Lebanon (7): Off weekend
6. West Chester East (1): Winners of Paul Short Run Brown race with 152 points
7. Lower Dauphin (3): Off weekend
8. Council Rock North (1): Winners of Council Rock North Invitational with 50 points.
9. Cumberland Valley (3): 3rd place at Paul Short Run Brown race with 207 points
10. Downingtown West (1): 3rd place at Maymont X-Country Invitational with 184 points

 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Boys Teams

1. Pottsgrove (1): 10th place at Paul Short Run Brown Race with 397 points
2. Scranton Prep (2): 12th place at Paul Short Run Brown Race with 430 points
3. Holy Ghost Prep (1): 28th place at Paul Short Run Brown Race with 669 points
4. Grove City (10): Off weekend
5. Bonner/Prendie (12): 2nd place at Carlisle Champions race with 122 points

 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Boys Teams

1. Northeast Bradford (4): 2nd on tiebreaker at McQuaid Invitational with 100 points
2. West Middlesex (10): 2nd place at Cochranton Invitational with 111 points
3. Penn Charter (Independent): 2nd place at Paul Short Run White race with 182 points
4. North East: 4th place at McQuaid Invitational with 204 points
5. Germantown Friends (Independent): Off weekend

 

 

 

 

September 27: Update #3

 

Top 10 Girls Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)

1. Unionville (1): Winners of PIAA Foundation Gold race with 43 points
2. Pennsbury (1): Runner-up of PIAA Foundation Gold race with 80 points
3. Mount Lebanon (7): 3rd place at PIAA Foundation Gold race with 130 points
4. Council Rock North (1): Off weekend
5. Dallas (2): Winners of PIAA Foundation Blue race with 70 points
6. Governor Mifflin (3): Off weekend
7. Central Bucks West (1): Winners of Bulldog Invitational Large School race with 24 points
8. Palmyra (3): Off weekend. Perfect 15 at their county meet a week before
9. Laurel Highlands (7): 4th place at PIAA Foundation Gold race with 208 points
10. Central Bucks East (1): 5th place at PIAA Foundation Gold race with 220 points

 

 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Girls Teams

1. Dallas (2): Winners of PIAA Foundation Blue race with 70 points
2. Palmyra (3): Off weekend
3. Holy Redeemer (2): Runner-up of PIAA Foundation Blue race with 132 points
4. Archbishop Wood (12): Off weekend
5. Moon Area (7): 3rd place at PIAA Foundation Blue race with 185 points


 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Girls Teams

1. Central Cambria (6): Off weekend
2. West Middlesex (10): Winners of Sharpsville Invitational with 60 points
3. Elk Lake (2): Winners of PIAA Foundation White race with 47 points
4. Laurel (7): 4th place at Sharpsville Invitational with 158 points
5. Penn Cambria (6): Off weekend


 

Top 10 Boys Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)

1. Cardinal O'Hara (12): Winners of PIAA Foundation Gold Race with 40 points
2. North Allegheny (7): Runner-up of PIAA Foundation Gold Race with 75 points
3. West Chester Henderson (1): Off weekend
4. Pennsbury (1): 3rd place at PIAA Foundation Gold Race with 135 points
5. Mount Lebanon (7): 4th place at PIAA Foundation Gold Race with 158 points
6. West Chester East (1): Winners of Bulldog Invitational Large School race with 28 points
7. Lower Dauphin (3): 5th place at PIAA Foundation Gold Race with 267 points
8. Council Rock North (1): Off weekend
9. Downingtown West (1): Runner-up of Bulldog Invitational with 49 points
10. Cumberland Valley (3): Off weekend


 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Boys Teams

1. Pottsgrove (1): Winners of PIAA Foundation Blue race with 85 points
2. Scranton Prep (2): Runners up of PIAA Foundation Blue race with 98 points
3. Holy Ghost Prep (1): 4th place at Bulldog Invitational Small School race with 112 points
4. Grove City (10): 3rd place at PIAA Foundation Blue race with 125 points
5. Monsignor Bonner (12): 4th place at PIAA Foundation Blue race with 176 points


 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Boys Teams

1. Northeast Bradford (4): Winners of PIAA Foundation White race with 73 points
2. West Middlesex (10): 2nd place at Sharpsville Invite with 170 points
3. Penn Charter (Independent): Winners of George School Invitational with 20 points
4. North East (10): Off weekend
5. Germantown Friends (Independent): 8th place at Bowdoin Invite (NY) with 168 points

 

 

 

 

September 21: Update #2

 

Top 10 Girls Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)


1. Pennsbury (1): Debut at PIAA Foundation Saturday
2. Unionville (1): Best score at 2 mile Cherokee Invitational. 1-5 spread of 35 seconds in top 14 out of 800+ runners
3. Mount Lebanon (7): Won AAA race at Slippery Rock Invite with 17 points and 91 second spread.
4. Central Bucks East (1): 3rd place at Briarwood Invitational Championship, four points out of first place.
5. Council Rock North (1): Off weekend
6. Governor Mifflin (3): Off weekend
7. Dallas (2): Finished 7th at Lackawanna County with top seven not competing
8. Palmyra (3): Won the Lebanon County title with 8 in the top 9 overall with 45 second 1-5 spread
9. Downingtown West (1): Finished 4th out of 70 teams at Cherokee 2 mile Invitational with 32 second 1-5 spread
10. Downingtown East (1): Finished 4th at Briarwood Championship, 8 points behind Central Bucks East

 

 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Girls Teams


1. Dallas (2): Finished 7th at Lackawanna County with top seven not competing
2. Palmyra (3): Won the Lebanon County title with 8 in the top 9 overall with 45 second 1-5 spread
3. Archbishop Wood (12): Won Division II title at Briarwood with 60 points and 26 second 1-5 spread
4. Holy Redeemer (2): Off weekend
5. Villa Maria Academy (10): 5th place in division 2 race @ Boardman (OH) Invitational


 

 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Girls Teams


1. Central Cambria (6): Won Single A race at Slippery Rock with 64 points
2. West Middlesex (10): Off weekend
3. Laurel (7): 2nd place in Single A race at Slippery Rock with 81 points
4. Elk Lake (2): Finished 2nd at Mansfield Invite with 43 points and 97 second 1-5 spread
5. Penn Cambria (6): Off weekend

 

 

Top 10 Boys Teams (All Classes - Public & Private)


1. Cardinal O'Hara (12): Won the Briarwood Championship with 36 points and 32 second 1-5 spread
2. North Allegheny (7): Won Division 1 race at Borardman (OH) Invite with 93 points with 40 second 1-5 spread
3. West Chester Henderson (1): 2nd place in the Briarwood Championship race with 92 points
4. Mount Lebanon (7): 7th place at Boardman (OH) Invite with 232 points
5. Pennsbury (1): Off weekend
6. Lower Dauphin (3): Off weekend
7. West Chester East (1): Scored 17 points to win the Chris Fretz Invite
8. Downingtown West (1): 2nd place out of 70 teams at Cherokee 2 mile Invitational behind Tatnall (DE)
9. Council Rock North (1): 4th place in the Briarwood Championship race with 135
10. Cumberland Valley (3): Off weekend


 

 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Boys Teams


1. Grove City (10): 8th place in Division 1 race at Boardman (OH) Invitational with 309 points
2. Holy Ghost Prep (1): Off weekend
3. Monsignor Bonner (12): Off weekend
4. Annville Cleona (3): Off weekend
t5. Germantown Friends (Private) Placed 5 in top 13 vs. Henderson & Dwtn. West 9/7, finishing 2nd
      Pottsgrove (1): Off weekend


 

 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Boys Teams


1. Northeast Bradford (4): Off weekend
2. West Middlesex (10): Off weekend
3. Penn Charter (Independent): Won Division 2 race at Briarwood with 38 points and 40 second spread
4. North East (10): Won single A race at Slippery Rock with 90 points
5. Fairview (10): Off weekend

 

 

 

September 14: Update #1

 

Top 10 Girls Teams (All - Public & Private)
 

1. Pennsbury (1) - Opens at PIAA Foundation on 9/22
2. Unionville (1) - Won Immaculata Relays
3.
Central Bucks East (1) - Won John Sharp and their home meat with strong pack
4. Mount Lebanon (7) - Top PA team at RW&B
5. Council Rock North (1) - Won Cliff Robbins and Abington
6. Governor Mifflin (3) - 3rd at Immaculata and won Spiked Shoe handily

7. Dallas (2) - Wins PTXC-4 over AAA teams, 2nd to CR North at Cliff Robbins
8. Palmyra (3) - Won LVC with 20 points and seven runners under 21
9. Downingtown West (1) - 4th at Immaculata Relays and won GFS 2-miler
10. Cumberland Valley (3) - 2nd at PTXC-4 behind Dallas

 


 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Girls Teams
 

1. Dallas (2) - Wins PTXC-4 over AAA teams, 2nd to CR North at Cliff Robbins
2. Palmyra (3) - Won LVC with 20 points and seven runners under 21
3. Archbishop Wood (12) - 4th at home meet (Sharp) and win Centaur
4. Holy Redeemer (2) - 3rd at PTXC-4
5. Villa Maria Academy (10) - Won McDowell, 8th at RW&B (top small school)

 

 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Girls Teams
 

1. Central Cambria (6) - Won Bear Mountain and Forest Hills
2. West Middlesex (10) - Win Hornet Harrier and Big Red (White)
3. Laurel (7) - 2nd in Big Red (Red) and at Hornet Harrier
4.
Penn Cambria (6) - 3rd at Forest Hills, 2nd A
5. Elk Lake (2) - 4th at Cliff Robbins behind three AAA teams

 

 

 

Top 10 Boys Teams (All - Public & Private)
 

1. North Allegheny (7) - Outstanding 17-sec spread in RW&B (16:07-16:24). Won CalU wk1
2. Cardinal O'Hara (12) - Debut at Briarwood
3. West Chester Henderson (1) - Strong pair of two-mile races.
4. Lasalle (12) - Opens at Briarwood
5. Mount Lebanon (7) - 2nd at RW&B with 40-sec spread off of 16:06
6. Pennsbury (1) - Won at John Sharp and Central Bucks East
7. Lower Dauphin (3) - Won PTXC-4 Gold race over Cumberland Valley & Hershey

8. West Chester East (1) - Won at Abington over Council Rock North, Great Valley & Penncrest
t9. Hershey (3) and Cumberland Valley (3) - 2nd and 3rd at PTXC-4, five points behind Lower Dauphin
 


 

Top 5 Class AA+Small Private School Boys Teams
 

1. Grove City (10) - 3rd in loaded RW&B
2. Holy Ghost Prep (1) - Top AA at John Sharp Inv.

3. Monsignor Bonner (12) - Top AA at Central Bucks East
4. Annville Cleona (3) - Won LVC with 36 points

5. Pottsgrove (1) - 3rd at QuadX

 

 

Top 5 Class A+Small Private School Boys Teams
 

1. Northeast Bradford (4) - 3rd @ Cliff Robbins and 5th (top small school) at PTXC-4
2. West Middlesex (10) - Won Hornet Harriet, then beat Maplewood by 50 at Big Red
3. Towanda (4) - Beat Canton at Wyalusing Lasagna
4. North East (10) - Top small school at Spiked Shoe
, beat Fairview by 50
5. Fairview (10) - Top small school at McDowell, beat North East by 18

 

 

 

 

August 31: Pre-Season

 

Top 10 Girls Teams (All - Public & Private)
 

1. Pennsbury (1)
2. Unionville (1)
3. Downingtown East (1)
4. West Chester Henderson (1)
5. Palmyra (3)
6. Central Bucks East (1)
7. Mount Lebanon (7)
8. Dallas (2)
9. North Penn (1)
10. Council Rock North (1)

 


 

Top 5 Class AA School Girls Teams
 

1. Palmyra  (3)
2. Dallas (2)
3. St Basil's Academy (1)
4. Archbishop Wood (12)
5. Danville (4)

 

Top 5 Class A School Girls Teams
 

1. Elk Lake (2)
2. Central Cambria (6)
3. Sharpsville (10)
4. West Middlesex (10)
5. Penn Cambria (6)

 

 

Top 10 Boys Teams (All - Public & Private)
 

1. Cardinal O'Hara (12)
2. West Chester Henderson (1)
3. Lasalle (12)
4. Council Rock North (1)
5. Mount Lebanon (7)
6. Great Valley (1)
7. North Allegheny (7)
8. Cumberland Valley (3)
9. North Penn (1)
10. Kiski Area (7)


 

Top 5 Class AA School Boys Teams
 

1. Pottsgrove (1)
2. Grove City (10)
3. Monsignor Bonner (12)
4. Holy Ghost Prep (1)
5. Annville Cleona (3)

 

 

Top 5 Class A School Boys Teams
 

1. Canton (4)
2. Westmont Hilltop (6)
3. Northeast Bradford (4)
4. Maplewood (10)
5. Christopher Dock (1)/Masterman (12)

 

 

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  • CoachSchoolz / 2 Years Ago
    District 4 gets two teams in the top 3. The only problem is that with the new classifications, only one team from District 4 can go to states.
  • nkosiek / 2 Years Ago
    Same with O'Hara and La Salle of D12.
  • 12withouTLimits3 / 2 Years Ago
    West Middlesex should definitely be in the boys A rankings over Maplewood. In fact, I have no idea how Maplewood made it at all. (No offense to them)
  • wtcccoach / 2 Years Ago
    Seven out of the top 10 teams in the PA Girls' Rankings are from District One AAA. Only five of those teams would make it out of the district with the other two left to watch. Two of the other teams aren't even AAA teams. They did three classifications but nothing in District One had dramatically changed. Ultimately it's the same teams competing as in previous years. Not a bad thing but just an interesting topic.
  • runthrowjump / 2 Years Ago
    The point was to say which was the best team in the state, not which teams are going to States. LaSalle/O'Hara can both make States if they get enough guys in the top places. Also, if LaSalle doesn't make States, they will still be better than 90% of the teams in the State (assuming they live up to the hype), they just had bad luck and had to face the best team (according to the hype), O'Hara.
  • rofe94 / 2 Years Ago
    Every year since the Philadelphia Catholic League joined the PIAA they were able to put 2 teams in the to pten in AAA boys. Wheather it be Lasalle O'Hara or St. Joes Prep. TO say that the3rd ranked overall team may not make it to states because of new classifications is absurd. Lasalle is one of the best teams in the state
  • eroman62 / 2 Years Ago
    Where can I find how many teams qualify for states per classification/District?
  • danlikesXC / 2 Years Ago
    well i guess la sale will just have to recruit better next year! dont cry when one school that can recruit from thousands is pushed out by another
  • Xcrunner257 / 2 Years Ago
    @danlikesXC I don't understand what you mean by "recruit better for next year". How does Lasalle recruit track and cross country runners?
  • tcoyle13 / 2 Years Ago
    @Xcrunner257 Trust me guys, absolutely no one on our team was recruited. I personally do not know anyone at our school who got a scholarship to come play sports at la salle. I came to la Salle for the education and atmosphere, and I have gotten the most out of my last 3 years so far.
  • patrackfan12 / 2 Years Ago
    @tcoyle13 - congrats on your success on the track and all that LaSalle offers to you off the track - a great education, etc ... but - I guaren-darn-tee you that LaSalle, O'Hara, Wood, Prep, etc recruit student-athletes ... I have talked to parents that have had their kids recruited by multiple Philly Catholic schools - that is not to say that some schools have tried to work their way around the system - I know of a young man that was heavily recruited to leave a catholic school and attend school that he was not a resident of ... anyway ... LaSalle and O'Hara are 2 of the top schools in the state this year and it would be a shame if they do not get the chance to both go after the AAA State title ... good luck to all!!!
  • aebcvxc / 2 Years Ago
    @patrackfan12 You do realize that the PIAA would never let transfers like that occur, right? There have been numerous issues like that that the PIAA has dealt with, and I sincerely doubt that a high school recruits its cross country team.
  • patrackfan12 / 2 Years Ago
    @aebcvxc - in a perfect world, kids would go to the school that they are supposed to and catholic/private schools would respect the "boundaries" that are set for them and not recruit kids ... I've seen it (I was actually in a bit of a bidding war for a prospect when I was coaching - he was choosing between a catholic school and 2 public schools - one of which he did not have residency ... )
    I was happy to see the PCL included in the PIAA but it makes me angry every time I see a Prep/Catholic school in a A/AA/AAA title game/championship - at the smaller level - they have an unfair advantage!!!
    I'm off of my soapbox ... thanks for allowing me to vent
  • 12withouTLimits3 / 2 Years Ago
    D10 gets 3 of the top 5 spots for boys A. Yet we can only send 2 to states. Ugh.
  • Masonsfive / 2 Years Ago
    @12withouTLimits3 I think there is some value in checking with PIAA, owing to the fact that on the PIAA web site 3 single A boys team slots are allotted to D10, while on the D10 web site, only two are. The discrepancy was pointed out in an earlier post - D2 females and D10 females both have 2 single A slots (according to the PIAA web site) and D2 males have only 1 single A slot, while D10 has 3 slots.
  • Western100 / 2 Years Ago
    Anyway, it is cool seeing LD, CV, and Hershey in the mix here, they all deserve it and I don't even think LD had its absolute best day at PTXC4 and CV definitely did not, they will peak late, and Hershey will be around as well...should be a lot of surprises this year from these teams, and the top dogs are going to kick butt no matter what, they are beasts, recruited or not. Pennsbury has a lot of talent as well. I am partial to the D3 teams and look for great things from them.
  • PTXC / 2 Years Ago
    It is nice to see D3 in the mix.
  • jt1967 / 2 Years Ago
    Keep an eye on the AA teams out of District 2. Three out of the top 6 teams at the PIAA Invitational, with Scranton Prep coming out on top of Grove City.
  • Masonsfive / 2 Years Ago
    Great showing from D2, this weekend should clear some things up with Carlisle & Paul Short drawing some powerful teams also... some who didn't run the Foundation meet.
  • jt1967 / 2 Years Ago
    District 2 sends 2 AA teams to States; both will be in the top 5 in Hershey with Pottsgrove, Grove City and M. Bonner. The top three teams in Wyoming Valley Conference will be duking it out the next several weeks in head to heads, Coaches Meet and Districts to see who will make the trip with Scranton Prep.
  • jt1967 / 2 Years Ago
    Forgot about Annville Cleona...they look strong and should be expected to knock one of the teams I previously mentioned out of the top 5
  • Masonsfive / 2 Years Ago
    Quick question - since the PIAA classification for AA has an upper limit of 415 boys, how does Bonner/Prendie compete in AA with 492 boys? Is this the result of a co-op arrangement?
  • runrox1 / 2 Years Ago
    @Masonsfive

    Bonner and Prendie are participating under the co-op rule. Co-op enrollments are calculated this way (new for this cycle): You count 100% of the larger school's enrollment, and add 50% of the smaller school's enrollment
  • Masonsfive / 2 Years Ago
    @runrox1 How many boys are at Prendie - an all girls school?
  • runrox1 / 2 Years Ago
    @Masonsfive

    It looks like those schools have merged into one school. PIAA lists male enrollment at 492 and female at 453; not sure how they are AA. Good luck to A-C at Districts/States.
  • Masonsfive / 2 Years Ago
    @runrox1 We all have a tendency to act in our own self-interest, but since AC has become quite used to competing against much larger schools - particularly in the LL League - I believe our team looks forward to being a top contender at leagues, districts and states, no matter who we face where.
  • sverige55 / 2 Years Ago
    All I know is O'Hara had 4 guys ahead of a 4:12 miler (Huemmler) at Delcos. They deserve the #1 rank and the target on their backs..That's called rounding into shape! I'm estimating OHara around 85-90 points at states, WC Henderson 137, NA 140. Henderson might show a bit more upside, as they peak well at the end, as the last 4 weeks come 'round, but O'Hara is amazing right now. These top 3 seem to be light years ahead of everybody else.
  • seancollins1996 / 2 Years Ago
    On the Boys top ten, LD was 7th last week, had an off week and dropped off the list. D-town West was 10th last week, didnt run, and stayed ranked. What was the logic behind this.
  • sverige55 / 2 Years Ago
    Check that PCL Boys title race out with O Hara getting 3 in front and 3 right behind the 4:11 state 1600 champ from LaSalle...
  • distancecoach / 2 Years Ago
    @PTXCdude Groh apparently had a medical issue at MPC but he does leave the impression that the crisis-of-confidence demon is getting into his head. He was w/Corcoran and Hamilton w/less than 800m to go at MPC and then started walking. That was the difference in the team score.

    If he's 100% and running 100%, LD will be a tough team to beat at the D3 meet. Given how Todaro and Williams have been running this Fall, Groh is going to have a very difficult time getting into that No. 1 slot at the finish.

    Indivs: Todaro, Williams, Groh.

    Team: GM, LD, Hershey.
  • letsgorocks / 2 Years Ago
    @distancecoach

    Big Spring (Todaro) is AA
  • lisagoodyear / 1 Years Ago
    GO LEBO GIRLS & BOYS!!!!!!!
  • jt1967 / 1 Years Ago
    What's the drainage like on the Hershey course? Will Saturday be a day for the Mudders?
  • distancecoach / 1 Years Ago
    Ugh. Wish you had waited the two weeks before posting a new poll. But if you had to put a new poll up, Dallas should have stayed as the top AA girls team. And the team that won the head-to-head at Mid-Penns should be rated ahead of the team that was 2nd at that meet regardless of how the 2nd place team's coach insulted the winner by talking about how his girls had so many things going on that day. All teenage girls have tons of things going on. All the time.
  • aebcvxc / 1 Years Ago
    @distancecoach If you look at the times from districts, we still whooped you. Sorry, but you lost pretty handily there. Not to mention that I have no idea what you're talking about. Skip is always courteous in defeat, and he always says that while we have a good team, the other was better that day. I'm sorry that your girls are not higher than ours, and I wish you luck at states.
  • distancecoach / 1 Years Ago
    @aebcvxc Comparing times from different races always makes for interesting conversation but how can any team "whoop" another when they are not in the same race? Reduces your comments to silliness. As for the gist of another's comments, read the Oct 24 coverage on cumberlink.
  • sverige55 / 1 Years Ago
    o way any predictions can hold up this Saturday. The conditions will be 'challenging' to say the least. I refer to TriStates in 2006 (the worst mud conditions I have EVER seen, and expect this aturday at Parkview) where the 2-time D7 boys champ finished 7th or 8th and the eventual state champ in AA finished 22nd. In that meet the lightweight runners actually held up better on that course (Josh C, TJ Hobart) than the bigger guys like van Kooten and Zarzeczny and my own son who took a 30-yard header and slide a half mile in. All I can say is press on, everyone! Nothing is guaranteed!
  • aebcvxc / 1 Years Ago
    @distancecoach A. a minute margin seems to say something... B. he never mentioned a single other team in his comments. If you seem to think that his comments were directed at you, I'm sorry, but that seems paranoid. I'm glad you're making it to states, and I apologize that you aren't ranked higher. Often times I disagree with the rankings, and I would assume that you do too.
  • jt1967 / 1 Years Ago
    I nailed the top five 5 weeks ago with both D2 AA teams going 4-5. Had the other 3 teams picked too. Check out Tunkhannok for returmers.
  • jt1967 / 1 Years Ago
    @distancecoach I guess they had the top AA girls team picked correctly