Friday, October 14, 2011 National Cross Country Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

There's no change at the top of the latest National Team Rankings.

On the boys' side of the equation, defending national champion Arcadia (California) remains #1 after a strong showing at the Surf City Huntington Beach Central Park Invitational.  The Apaches placed five runners in the top 10.

Arcadia is trying to become the first boys' team ton win back-to-back national titles since Mead High School (Washington) did it in 1992 and 1993.  Click here to read a story from on the Apaches.

Only four schools in all have been able to reign as national champs in back-to-back years.  Carmel (Indiana) did it in 1981 and 1982; Deerfield (Illinois) did it in 1976 and 1977; and South Eugene (Oregon) had a three-peat from 1973 through 1975.

Here's a look at the latest Boys' Top 50 Rankings from

1. Arcadia, CA
2. Bismarck, ND
3. Christian Brothers Academy, NJ
4. Southlake Carroll, TX
5. Davis, UT
6. Calvin Christian, MI
7. Fayetteville Manlius, NY
8. Arlington, NY
9. Fort Collins, CO
10. American Fork, UT
11. Carmel, IN
12. Palos Verdes, CA
13. Columbus North, IN
14. Palatine, IL
15. Rock Bridge, MO
16. Shaker, NY
17. Stillwater, MN
18. Cardinal O'Hara, PA
19. Arrowhead, WI
20. North Allegheny, PA
21. Great Oak, CA
22. Rush Henrietta Sperry, NY
23. Don Bosco Prep, NJ
24. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
25. York, IL
26. North Central, WA
27. Belen Jesuit Preparatory, FL
28. Belvidere North, IL
29. Mount Lebanon, PA
30. Trabuco Hills, CA
31. Hamilton Southeastern, IN
32. Loyola, CA
33. Brookwood, GA
34. Brentwood, TN
35. Eisenhower, WA
36. Bishop Hendricken, RI
37. Campolindo, CA
38. Gig Harbor, WA
39. Piner, CA
40. St. Xavier, KY
41. Saint Anthony's, NY
42. Fairview, CO
43. The Woodlands, TX
44. West Windsor Plainsboro South, NJ
45. Westfield, NJ
46. Bellarmine Prep, CA
47. Kamiakin, WA
48. Holy Trinity, FL
49. Mountain Vista, CO
50. Midlothian, VA

On the girls' side, Fayetteville Manlius is rolling toward its sixth straight national championship after an impressive day at the 39th Annual Manhattan Invitational Girls Eastern Championship Race.  F-M topped #5 Tatnall (Delaware), #7 North Shore (New York) and #27 Champlain Valley (Vermont).

Here's the latest Girls' Top 50 Rankings from

1. Fayetteville Manlius, NY
2. Carmel, IN
3. Saratoga Springs, NY
4. La Costa Canyon, CA
5. Tatnall, DE
6. Xavier College Preparatory, AZ
7. North Shore, NY
8. Monarch, CO
9. New Trier, IL
10. Assumption, KY
11. Southlake Carroll, TX
12. Dowling Catholic, IA
13. Monticello, MN
14. Kingwood, TX
15. Green Hope, NC
16. Great Oak, CA
17. Saugus, CA
18. Classical Academy, CO
19. Bozeman, MT
20. Simi Valley, CA
21. Burnt Hills-Balston Lake, NY
22. Voorhees, NJ
23. Summit, OR
24. Wheaton Warrenville South, IL
25. Pennsbury, PA
26. Bronxville, NY
27. Champlain Valley, VT
28. Saline, MI
29. Fort Collins, CO
30. Mountain View, ID
31. Campolindo, CA
32. Redondo Union, CA
33. Midlothian, VA
34. Skyline, UT
35. Lake Park, IL
36. Cherry Creek, CO
37. Palatine, IL
38. West Chester Henderson, PA
39. Colonial Forge, VA
40. Fairview, CO
41. Ogden, UT
42. The Woodlands, TX
43. Canandaigua, NY
44. Grosse Pointe South, MI
45. Mountain Vista, CO
46. Glacier Peak, WA
47. Wasilla, AK
48. Tesoro, CA
49. Boulder, CO
50. North Rockland, NY

Click here to listen to co-founder Aron Taylor talk about the rankings on the October 13th NHSCA Sports Hour.

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