It was another stagnant week in the rankings as many of the Top Teams prepare for and run their Championship meets. We should get a better picture of any changes following this week. That being said, Penncrest and Haverford did swap spots yet again, as the two teams dueled at the CAL Championship.
These Power Rankings are not meant to predict the Outcome of State Meets in November. In fact, some schools on this list aren't even in the same classification or the PIAA at all.
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.
Boys Top 10 Teams - POWER RANKINGS Edition #6
North Allegheny will compete this week at the TSTCA Championship. Its to be seen if we see their entire starting lineup, but we expect some version of North Allegheny to win the championship meet relatively easily.
Episcopal Academy scored another victory at the Inter-AC Championship yesterday (10/17) to keep their undefeated season alive.
LaSalle didn't compete this weekend, but most recently finished ninth in a prestigious and stacked Eastern Championship field at the Manhattan Cross County Invitational.
Grove City did not compete this week but most recently won the their home Grove City - John Sample Invitational on 10/1.
Manheim Township did not compete this weekend, but most recently kept their streak of strong performances alive with a win in the Paul Short Run Brown race. They'll race at the Lancaster Lebanon League Championship today (10/18).
North Penn will compete at the Suburban One League Championship on Friday - 10/21
Hempfield (3) will compete against Manheim Township at today's Lancaster Lebanon League Championship.
Exeter did not compete this weekend in preparation for the end of the season.
Cumberland Valley won the Midd Penn Championship by holding off Hershey. They averaged 16:50 and logged a 36-second compression.
Haverford got revenge. A week after finishing behind Penncrest at the DELCO Championship, Haverford re-emerged as the victors of the CAL Championship in yet another close bout. At this point it is clear that these teams are neck and neck with each other. It'll make for an interesting battle when we head to Districts.
Teams on the Bubble (NR)