POWER RANKINGS: Top 10 Boys Teams - Edition #1

These Power Rankings are not meant to predict the Outcome of State Meet's in November. In fact, some schools on this list aren't even in the same classification.

Because Cross Country is so unpredictable and there are so many variables at play, these power rankings are somewhat speculative. They are derived from a combination of performances, analytics, and opinions.

In the next few weeks, you may see a lot of movement in these Power Rankings as teams round into midseason form. We look forward to watching some teams prove us wrong, and other teams prove us right.

Without further ado, here are your Power Rankings - 2022 Edition #1.

Boys Top 10 State Team Power Rankings - 2022 Edition #1

North Allegheny came out in force and won the Red, White and Blue Invitational handedly. With a 1-5 Split of 41-seconds and an average of 16:10, they will be hard to beat.
LaSalle hasn't opened its season yet, but some rumblings say they may have the best team in the state. They will be lead by Drew Brill who has run 15:03 over 5k on the track, and will be competing for the individual title in November.
Parkland opened the season with a win at Northampton Invitational. The victory was highlighted by a 35-second 1-5 split and a 16:22 average.

Hempfield finished tenth at last year's state meet and returned six of their top seven. They opened their season at the Unionville 2 Mile Bash and performed well, while their top boy, Aidan Hodge won the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational and set a PA #7.


Grove City opened the season with a dominant 17 point victory at the Rocket Invitational, sweeping the first three spots. They then finished fourth at Red, White and Blue, but did so without their top boy, Joshua Jones. With him in the lineup, they would've placed second by a considerable margin.

Penncrest finished second to Parkland at the Northampton Invitational, but had a strong showing. With Gavin Mogck scoring a low stick for them, they have the power to knock off some teams.
Manheim opened the season with an impressive fourth place finish at the Riverside Kickoff Classic in August. We haven't seen them compete since, but they did boast a 1-6 split of just over 50 seconds. 
Cumberland Valley showed up at PTXC 13 and scored a runner-up finish to Northeast powerhouse Saint Anthony's (NY). They average 17:03 over the challenging Kutztown course. They were led by Joseph Butler and Andrew Hampton, while Jordan Tiday was their fourth finisher. We expect him to move up after he placed seventh at the state meet last year.
Twin Valley opened their season with three straight wins. They probably deserve to be higher on this but we'll let time tell. Of note, they haven't raced any of the other teams on this list yet. Led by Anthony Engle and Ben Meister, they will certainly be in the conversation come November.
Souderton finished third to Parkland and Penncrest at the Northampton Invitational, but their strength resides in their three low sticks. Aiden Maue, James Kuduk and Aidan Kearns all finished in the top five at that meet, running 16:15 or faster.