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National Pre-Season XC 2019

BOYS Teams - National 2019

Bill Meylan (July 26, 2019)


  • Boys - Contending National Teams
  •  ... I do this each pre-season for my own interest and to gather background information
  • Purpose
  •  ... Get a general idea where the national teams might rank overall
  • Ranking Method
  •  ... General extension of the 2018 XC season into 2019
  •  ... Focus on cross country results ... modify selectively with track results
  •  ... Exclude teams with limited data or data that can't be guessed readily
  •  ... First Criteria - consider teams that competed in the NXN Regional races
  •  ... Consider performance in championship races
  •  ... Initially, combine about 70 teams in a single race scenario (via speed ratings)
  •  ... Eliminate 10-20 teams with worst scores in an iterative process
  •  ... Stop when 30 teams remain ... Manipulate scores and positions based on other factors

Once the real season starts, I tend to ignore the pre-season.

Remember ... this list is just an informational starting point ... Real 2019 race results are what count.

Also Remember ... Most top boy's teams contain a fair number of seniors, and those seniors graduate ... Significant graduation from last year means projecting many of the teams below requires guessing - occasionally it's a "shot -in-the-dark guess".

I did add some Regional Projections


 Pre-Season National BOYS Teams 2019

 Pre-Season Projection - BOYS National Team Contenders - 2019
 ... Note - Scores have been modified to reflect NXN scoring - Previous scores included extra teams (July 29, 2019)

      School                 State   Score     NXN Region
      --------------------   -----   -----     ----------
  1   Great Oak               CA      200      California
  2   Loudoun Valley          VA      201      Southeast
  3   Corner Canyon           UT      220***   Southwest
  4   Fayetteville-Manlius    NY      240      New York
  5   Newbury Park            CA      245      California
  6   York                    IL      265      Midwest
  7   The Woodlands           TX      300      South
  8   Dakota Ridge            CO      340**    Southwest
  9   St. Charles East        IL      345      Midwest
  10  Tahoma Senior           WA      350      Northwest
  11  Wheaton Warrenville So  IL      351      Midwest
  12  Christian Brothers      NJ      365      Northeast
  13  El Paso Eastwood        TX      375      South
  14  Lewis And Clark         WA      385      Northwest
  15  Dublin                  CA      386      California
  16  Clovis North-CS         CA      390      California
  17  La Salle Academy        RI      391      Northeast
  18  Southlake Carroll       TX      395      South
  19  Bishop Hendricken       RI      400      Northeast
  20  Jesuit                  OR      410      Northwest
  21  Huntsville              AL      420      Southeast
  22  Davis UT                UT      430      Southwest
  23  Bellarmine-CCS          CA      440      California
  24  Hersey                  IL      450      Midwest
  25  Middleton               WI      455      Heartland
  26  Mountain Vista          CO      460      Southwest
  27  Kamiakin                WA      465      Northwest
  28  Dana Hills              CA      470      California
  29  Oswego East             IL      475      Midwest
  30  Dowling Catholic        IA      480      Heartland
    ** Heard that a top runner from Dakota Ridge
       MAY be transferring to a school in the New York
       to Connecticut area - Score would obviously change!
    *** Aug 8 - Top runner (Easton Allred) has a stress fracture
       in his foot and could be out for 3 weeks to 6 months.
       Corner Canyon would drop 8 to 10 places without him.

    The next group is basically in order following the
     list above ... Many are very close and the order
      could be shuffled ... some could be above as well.

       Loyola-SS                CA     California
       Flower Mound             TX     South
       Camas                    WA     Northwest
       Belen Jesuit Prep        FL     Southeast
       Highland High            AZ     Southwest
       Western Albemarle        VA     Southeast
       La Costa Canyon          CA     California
       North Central            WA     Northwest
       Cherokee                 NJ     Northeast
       Central Catholic         OR     Northwest
       American Fork            UT     Southwest
       Mounds View              MN     Heartland
       Sandburg                 IL     Midwest
       El Toro-SS               CA     California
       Saint Paul Highland Park MN     Heartland
       LaSalle College          PA     Northeast
       Siegel                   TN     Southeast
       Haddonfield Memorial     NJ     Northeast
       Carmel                   IN     Midwest
       Lone Peak                UT     Southwest
       Westfield                NJ     Northeast
       LaSalle College          PA     Northeast
       Albemarle                VA     Southeast
       Lexington                MA     Northeast
       West Springfield         VA     Southeast
       Fort Wayne Concordia Lut IN     Midwest
       Bozeman                  MT     Northwest
       Woodridge                OH     Midwest
       Severna Park             MD     Southeast
       Poway-SDS                CA     California
       Germantown               WI     Heartland
       Lucas Lovejoy            TX     South
       W Windsor Plainsboro  So NJ     Northeast
       Albuquerque Academy      NM     Southwest
       Pleasant Valley          IA     Heartland
       Satellite                FL     Southeast
       Preston                  ID     Northwest
       Xavier                   NY     New York
       Mead Senior              WA     Northwest
       North Allegheny          PA     Northeast
       Eastview                 MN     Heartland

  *** I may have missed a team or two going through
        my databases as quickly as I did

  • Where did the scores come from?
  •  ... 2018 Seasonal Speed Ratings
  •  ... Manual manipulation based on track results (but not that many)
  •  ... Manual manipulation based on Guessing
  • Last Year's Pre-Season Projections (Guesses)
  •  ... 2018 Projections & NXN Results are shown in a table below
  •  ... Of the 22 teams at NXN 2018, I did not identify 7 teams (they were unranked in the top 30 teams and not listed in the extra team list)
  •  ...  7 of the top 14 teams at NXN 2018 were ranked in my pre-season top 10 teams ... 5 of the top 7 teams at NXN were ranked in my top 9 pre-season teams
Note ... Boys Pre-Season rankings are generally harder to generate than Girls rankings ... The reason is that boys teams are generally more senior-dominated than girls teams, so a higher percentage of boys graduate ... therefore, fewer boys teams are "identifiable" as being strong going into the following year.


  • General Comments for the Coming Season
  •  ... Top pre-season teams are typically highly-ranked teams from the previous year that return a solid core of good runners
  •  ... 15 of the top 30 teams above competed at NXN Nationals last year
  •  ... 4 of the top 5 teams above finished in the top 9 at NXN Nationals last year
  •  ... 3 of top 4 teams have won NXN in past 5 years
  • Great Oak and Loudoun Valley are virtually even-up and Too Close to Call ... Corner Canyon is not far behind with Fayetteville-Manlius next.


 Comments on the TOP 20 Teams:

#1 - Great Oak CA ... Great Oak finished 2nd at NXN Nationals last year, 6th in 2017, 6th in 2016 and Great Oak won NXN Nationals in 2015 ... Great Oak lost 3  runners to graduation from their NXN and State Meet team, but return a talented core of runners and have some good returning JV runners.

The returning speed ratings that I used used project scores for both Great Oak and Loudoun Valley were a bit problematic when going 7 deep, so I "played" a bit with some ranges and Monte Carlo analysis and it helped me guess ... After flipping a few coins and looking at the overall numbers, Great Oak gets placed at the #1 position because the speed ratings give them an advantage ... Great Oak lost 3 runners to graduation while Loudoun Valley lost 4 runners ... The returning speed ratings from NXN Nationals were 186, 185, 180 and 174 for Great Oak and 189, 185 and 156 for Loudoun Valley (the 156 can be dismissed as a off race) ... But both teams have some really good returning runners, and that includes some runners who were not in NXN who may decide the outcome at season's end.

Great Oak's returning overall speed ratings are about 186, 182, 179, 174 and 173 ... Depth of squad, experience at the course and winning in 2015 were considerations.

#2 - Loudoun Valley VA ... Loudoun Valley is the two-time defending NXN Champion ... they won NXN by an impressive 70 point margin in 2017 and by 37 points over Great Oak last year ... However, Loudoun Valley had  4 runners from the NXN National team graduate (the #2, #3, #5 and #6 finishers) ... As noted last year - Fortunately for Loudoun Valley, they have additional good runners at a national-caliber team level ... Loudoun Valley reloaded last year, so maybe they can do it again.

The ranking problem is to project overall speed ratings ... this applies to all teams, but Loudoun Valley is the defending champion and I'm trying to guess the #1 team ... Loudoun Valley's ability to race really well at Glendoveer must also be considered (included in the guess or manipulate the raw numbers) ... I decided the returning overall speed ratings for Loudoun Valley would be 188, 184, 174, 173 and 171 ... Top rated-runner (Carlos Schultz) is profiled on the National Individual Boys Pre-Season Page (#32).

#3 - Corner Canyon UT ... Corner Canyon did not compete at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 5th at NXR Southwest ... Corner Canyon was the Utah State 5A champion, and the top 5 guys from States and top 4 from NXR return ... and adding to an already good team, Corner Canyon is getting an elite transfer from Colorado (Easton Allred) ..... Aug 8 Update ... Easton Allred has a stress fracture in his foot diagnosed shortly after the Nike Elite Distance Camp ... He could be out anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months ... Without Easton Allred, Corner Canyon's pre-season position drops by 8 to 10 places.

Easton Allred has transferred from Mountain Vista CO to Corner Canyon ... He finished 5th at NXN Nationals last year ... and is profiled on the National Individual Boys Pre-Season Page (#6) ...  Returning speed ratings are about 193, 182, 175, 171, 169 and 168.

#4 - Fayetteville-Manlius NY ... The Fayetteville-Manlius guys have been an auto qualifier to NXN Nationals the last 11 years ... FM finished 5th at NXN last year, 2nd in 2017 and won NXN in 2014 ... FM did not have their best team performance at NXN Nationals last year (but still finished 5th) ... They won NXR New York with an excellent team performance ... FM returns 5 of 7 runners, but lose their top runner from NXN & NXR ... Full individual profiles of 3 FM runners on the NY Boys Top Runners Page ... Returning speed ratings are about 185, 185 179, 170 and 155 ... Additional data on FM is available at the NY Boys Pre-Season Team Rankings page.

#5 - Newbury Park CA ... Newbury Park finished 6th at NXN last year ... They were 3rd in the California State merge and selected as an "At-Large" team ... Newbury Park competed very nicely in their first NXN experience ... They return 5 of 7 runners including their top two ... Top runner (Nico Young) is my #2 ranked runner in the nation - Full profile on the National Individual Boys Pre-Season Page (#2) ... Returning speed ratings are about 196, 183, 175, 173 and 160 ... similar to FM, I expect the #5 rating will be higher (the question is "How much higher?").

#6 - York IL ... York did not compete at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 3rd at NXR Midwest, but were not selected as an "At-Large" team ... York won the first Nike Team National Championship in 2004 (a team that could be considered as good as any winning team at NXN, but there are several other contenders) ... Last year, York finished 4th at Illinois States before having their best team performance at NXR ... York returns their entire team ... Returning speed ratings are about 190, 175, 175, 170 and 168 ... Top runner (Ethan Kern) is profiled on the National Individual Boys Pre-Season Page (#15).

#7 - The Woodlands TX ... The Woodlands did not compete at NXN Nationals last year (but have competed at NXN Nationals many times) ... They finished 4th at the NXR South Regional (not their best team performance) ... The Woodlands won the Texas State 6A Championship ... The Woodlands returns their entire team ... Returning speed ratings are about 185,177,171, 168, 165, 164 and 163.

#8 - Dakota Ridge CO ... Dakota Ridge finished an outstanding 3rd at NXN Nationals last year with a great team performance (only 1 point behind Great Oak) ... They were the Colorado State 5A Champions ... Dakota Ridge returns 4 of 7 runners from NXN and NXR (top finisher from NXN and NXR graduated), but they return a solid core of runners ... Top returning runner (Connor Ohlson) is profiled on the National Individual Boys Pre-Season Page (#9) ... Returning speed ratings are about 193, 182, 180 and 175 ... a rating for the #5 runner requires a guess (I do this for a number of teams) ..... Another problem in ranking Dakota Ridge is some information that was sent to me from a reliable source, namely one of the returning runners may be transferring to a school in the lower New York-Connecticut area ... That would obviously raise the projected team score (and rank).

#9 - St. Charles East IL ... St. Charles East did not compete at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 5th at NXR Midwest ... they also finished 5th at Illinois States 3A ... St. Charles East returns 5 of 7 runners, but the retuning speed ratings get them ranked (top 4 from States return) ... Returning speed ratings are about 179, 175, 173, 168 and 163.

#10 - Tahoma Senior WA ... Tahoma Senior did not compete at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 8th at NXR Northwest, but won the Washington State 4A Championship ... Tahoma Senior returns 6 of 7 runners ... Returning speed ratings are about 179, 178, 171, 165, 164 and 151.

#11 - Wheaton Warrenville South IL ... Wheaton Warrenville South finished 13th at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 2nd at NXR Midwest (only 3 points behind Hershey), and won the Illinois State 3A race handily ... they return 5 of 7 runners ... Returning speed ratings are about 182, 175, 170, 168 and 161.

#12 - Christian Brothers NJ ... Christian Brothers is a multi-time competitor at NXN Nationals (won in 2011 and were 2nd in 2013) ... they finished 18th at NXN Nationals last year, 7th in 2017 and 7th in 2016 ... Like the previous year, Christian Brothers graduated 3 runners from their top 7 at NXN Nationals; however, they are typically a deep team so I'm giving them the benefit-of-the-doubt with respect to reloading ... Returning speed ratings are about 180, 172, 168, 168, 165 and 163.

#13 - El Paso Eastwood TX ... El Paso Eastwood finished 22nd at NXN Nationals last year ... They won the NXN South Regional and were the Texas State 5A Champion ... El Paso Eastwood returns 5 of 7 runners, including their top two ... Returning speed ratings are about 173, 172, 171, 167 and 163.

#14 - Lewis and Clark WA ... Lewis and Clark finished 10th at NXN Nationals last year ... They finished 3rd at NXR Northwest and were selected as an "At-Large" team ... They finished 4th in the Washington State 4A race ... Lewis and Clark returns 4 of 7 runners, including top runner (Wil Smith) who is profiled on the National Individual Boys Pre-Season Page (#29) ... Returning speed ratings are about 189, 177, 171 and 162 ... the #5 runner requires a guess, and I gave them some credit for having a good returning core of runners ... But this again points out that guessing is used for these pre-season rankings.

#15 - Dublin CA ... Dublin did not compete at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 8th in the overall California State Merge ... Dublin returns 4 of 7 runners from States ... Returning speed ratings are about 186, 175, 173, 162 and 160.

#16 - Clovis North CA ... Clovis North did not compete at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 24th in the overall California State Merge ... However, Clovis North returns their top 5 runners ... Returning speed ratings are about 186, 175, 171, 165 and 158 ... Note that a strong returning core (3 runners or 2 top runners) gets credit.

#17 - La Salle Academy RI ... La Salle did not compete at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 4th at the NXR Northeast Regional, and finished a close 2nd to Bishop Hendricken at the Rhode Island State Meet (Bishop Hendricken finished 4th at NXN Nationals) ... La Salle returns 5of 7 runners from States and NXR ... Returning speed ratings are about 180, 177, 168, 165 and 161.

#18 - Southlake Carroll TX ... Southlake Carroll is a multi-time competitor at NXN Nationals ... Last year, Southlake Carroll finished 20th at NXN Nationals after finishing 2nd (to El Paso Eastwood) at NXR South ... Southlake Carroll returns 4 of 7 including the top two from NXN and States, and Southlake Carroll commonly reloads quite nicely ... Returning speed ratings are about 182, 176, 167, 163 and 161.

#19 - Bishop Hendricken RI ... Bishop Hendricken finished an excellent 4th at NXN Nationals last year (surprising some people, including me) ... they finished 2nd at NXR Northeast and won the Rhode Island State Meet ... they return only 3 of 7 runners (losing their top 2 runners) ... Returning speed ratings are about 180, 176, 171 and 159 ... I made a guess at the #5-position giving Bishop Hendricken credit for a good XC program and good-to-great performances at the NXR and NXN races.

#20 - Jesuit OR ... Jesuit OR did not compete at NXN Nationals last year ... they finished 7th at NXR Northwest after finishing 2nd (to Central Catholic) at the Oregon State 6A race (they lost on a tie-breaker) ... Jesuit OR returns 6 of 7 from States and 5 of 7 from NXR ... Returning speed ratings are about 177, 171, 168, 167, 162 and 154.

NOTE ..... The scores above indicate that many teams rate very closely ... The positions are just a guess at one point in time before the cross country season starts.

Pre-season ranking is part data and part "educated guessing", and at the national level, I use significant amount of guessing ... margins of error and uncertainty is large ... My "guesses" are just one guy's opinion ...  Some Regional Projection lists are available at the bottom of this page.



 Last Year's (2018) Boy's Pre-Season Projections ... and corresponding results with NXN Nationals

                                           NXN                   Finish Order at            Last Year's
      School               State  Score   Region                    NXN 2018                Pre-Season Projection
      -------------------  -----  -----   ------           -----------------------------    -----------------------
  1   Loudoun Valley          VA    255   Southeast        1   Loudoun Valley         VA  -  #1   pre-season
  2   Great Oak               CA    260   California       2   Great Oak              CA  -  #2   pre-season
  3   Burnt Hills             NY    265   New York         3   Dakota Ridge           CO  -  #19  pre-season
  4   Fayetteville-Manlius    NY    275   New York         4   Bishop Hendricken      RI  -  #9   pre-season
  5   St. Francis (Mt View)   CA    285   California       5   Fayetteville-Manlius   NY  -  #4   pre-season
  6   Wheaton Warrenville So  IL    290   Midwest          6   Newbury Park           CA  -  unranked
  7   American Fork           UT    325   Southwest        7   American Fork          UT  -  #7   pre-season
  8   Dana Hills              CA    330   California       8   West Ranch             CA  -  unranked
  9   Bishop Hendricken       RI    365   Northeast        9   Bolles                 FL  -  #17  pre-season
  10  Central Valley          WA    375   Northwest        10  Lewis And Clark        WA  -  #25  pre-season
  11  Kamiakin                WA    375   Northwest        11  La Costa Canyon        CA  -  unranked
  12  Christian Brothers      NJ    390   Northeast        12  Mountain Vista         CO  -  unranked
  13  Flower Mound            TX    395   South            13  Wheaton Warrenville So IL  -  #6   pre-season
  14  Middleton               WI    396   Heartland        14  Burnt Hills            NY  -  #3   pre-season
  15  Dowling Catholic        IA    397   Heartland        15  Kamiakin               WA  -  unranked
  16  Wayzata                 MN    398   Heartland        16  Central Valley         WA  -  #10  pre-season
  17  Bolles                  FL    399   Southeast        17  Mounds View            MN  -  unranked
  18  Xavier                  CT    400   Northeast        18  Christian Brothers     NJ  -  #12  pre-season
  19  Dakota Ridge            CO    415   Southwest        19  Hershey                IL  -  unranked
  20  Plymouth                MI    425   Midwest          20  Southlake Carrol       TX  -  #30+ group pre-season
  21  Haddonfield Mem.        NJ    430   Northeast        21  Middleton              WI  -  #14  pre-season
  22  Camas                   WA    440   Northwest        22  El Paso Eastwood       TX  -  #30+ group pre-season
  23  Carmel                  IN    440   Midwest
  24  Edmonds Woodway         WA    450   Northwest
  25  Lewis And Clark         WA    450   Northwest
  26  Indianapolis Cathedral  IN    450   Midwest
  27  Cary                    NC    451   Southeast
  28  Fishers                 IN    460   Midwest
  29  Corning                 NY    460   New York
  30  La Salle Academy        RI    470   Northeast
  30* Smithson Valley         TX    470   South


Boys Pre-Season Regional Projections 2019

Some viewers have asked me to do a Pre-season Regional "Guess" ... Below are some numbers from my worksheets by Region showing teams I considered.

Remember ... My main purpose is to identify teams for Nationals and not to do an in-depth evaluation for each region (New York is the only exception) ... That's why the list below is limited in some respects ... I looked at cross country performances from 2018 (from my databases only) and selected potential National teams ... I needed to find enough data on enough returning runners to make a guess without additional time-consuming searching (otherwise, teams get excluded).

I do not believe it is worth spending lots of time on the pre-season because we will find out soon enough who is good (and unexpectedly good) when the real season starts ... The pre-season lists help me identify teams to watch.


    Great Oak               CA     70     California
    Newbury Park            CA     90     California
    Dublin                  CA    120     California
    Clovis North-CS         CA    125     California
    Bellarmine-CCS          CA    135     California
    Dana Hills              CA    135     California
    Loyola-SS               CA    145     California
    La Costa Canyon         CA    150     California
    El Toro-SS              CA    160     California
    Poway-SDS               CA    170     California

    Middleton               WI    106     Heartland
    Dowling Catholic        IA    115     Heartland
    Mounds View             MN    134     Heartland
    Saint Paul Highland Par MN    154     Heartland
    Germantown              WI    162     Heartland
    Pleasant Valley         IA    167     Heartland
    Eden Prairie            MN    171     Heartland
    Eastview                MN    174     Heartland
    Lawrence Free State     KS    175     Heartland
    Williston               ND    189     Heartland
    Stevens Point           WI    191     Heartland
    Sioux Falls Lincoln     SD    195     Heartland
    Century                 ND    216     Heartland
       *** Note - Could not find enough guys from
             Wayzata at a certain level to guess
             a score, so they were excluded.

    York                    IL     75     Midwest
    St. Charles East        IL     90     Midwest
    Wheaton Warrenville So  IL     95     Midwest
    Hersey                  IL    115     Midwest
    Oswego East             IL    120     Midwest
    Sandburg                IL    130     Midwest
    Carmel                  IN    141     Midwest
    Fort Wayne Concordia Lu IN    143     Midwest
    Woodridge               OH    145     Midwest
New York (see NY Boys Projection Page)
    Fayetteville-Manlius    NY    125     New York
    Xavier                  NY    280     New York
    Shenendehowa            NY    315     New York
    Guilderland             NY    350     New York
    Saratoga                NY    375     New York
    Burnt Hills             NY    380     New York
    Beaver River            NY    390     New York
    East Aurora             NY    395     New York
    Warwick Valley          NY    405     New York
    Saranac Lake            NY    415     New York
    Mount Academy           NY    420     New York
    Ithaca                  NY    435     New York
    Corning                 NY    450     New York
    Shaker                  NY    460     New York
    Liverpool               NY    465     New York

    Christian Brothers      NJ     95     Northeast
    La Salle                RI    115     Northeast
    Bishop Hendricken       RI    130     Northeast
    Cherokee                NJ    150     Northeast
    Westfield               NJ    151     Northeast
    LaSalle College         PA    155     Northeast
    Haddonfield Memorial    NJ    160     Northeast
    Lexington               MA    165     Northeast
    W Windsor Plainsboro So NJ    175     Northeast
    North Allegheny         PA    185     Northeast
    Coe Brown Academy       NH    190     Northeast
    Mendham                 NJ    195     Northeast

    Tahoma Senior           WA     90     Northwest
    Jesuit                  OR    100     Northwest
    Lewis And Clark         WA    105     Northwest
    Kamiakin                WA    120     Northwest
    Camas                   WA    125     Northwest
    Central Catholic        OR    126     Northwest
    North Central           WA    130     Northwest
    Bozeman                 MT    150     Northwest
    Preston                 ID    165     Northwest
    Mead Senior             WA    170     Northwest

    The Woodlands           TX     65     South
    El Paso Eastwood        TX     70     South
    Southlake Carroll       TX     75     South
    Flower Mound            TX    100     South
    Lucas Lovejoy           TX    130     South
    Houston Strake Jesuit   TX    145     South
    Bentonville             AR    150     South
    Fayetteville            AR    165     South
    Deer Creek              OK    180     South

    Loudoun Valley          VA     60     Southeast
    Huntsville              AL    120     Southeast
    Belen Jesuit Prep       FL    150     Southeast
    Western Albemarle       VA    155     Southeast
    Siegel                  TN    160     Southeast
    Albemarle               VA    170     Southeast
    Severna Park            MD    175     Southeast
    West Springfield        VA    176     Southeast
    Providence Day School   NC    190     Southeast
    Satellite               FL    195     Southeast
    Vestavia Hills          AL    196     Southeast
    Chapel Hill             NC    197     Southeast
    Dorman                  SC    210     Southeast

    Corner Canyon           UT     50     Southwest
    Dakota Ridge            CO     90 **  Southwest
    Davis UT                UT    100     Southwest
    Mountain Vista          CO    115     Southwest
    Highland High           AZ    120     Southwest
    American Fork           UT    121     Southwest
    Lone Peak               UT    135     Southwest
    Albuquerque Academy     NM    150     Southwest
    Farmington              UT    170     Southwest
      ** Heard one of the top Dakota Ridge
         runners MAY be transferring to a
         school in the New York to
         Connecticut area - score would