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Sunday, October 07, 2012

NCS Mid-Season Divisional Cross Country Rankings

I am updating these rankings following the weekend action.  Comments?  Did I completely miss any teams that deserve to be in the top 5?  Who are the most dangerous teams not ranked in the top 3?  Who are the locks to win NCS?  What teams are going to make noise at the state meet as well?

Division I Boys
1.  De La Salle HS
2.  San Ramon Valley HS
3.  Amador Valley HS
4.  Granada HS
5.  Santa Rosa HS

Division I Girls
1.  Granada HS
2.  Monte Vista HS
3.  Amador Valley HS
4.  San Ramon Valley HS
5.  James Logan HS

Division II Boys
1.  Alameda HS
2.  Maria Carrillo HS
3.  College Park HS
4.  Dublin HS (added here following Clovis Invite)
5.  Ukiah HS

Division II Girls
1.  Maria Carrillo HS
2.  College Park HS
3.  Casa Grande HS
4.  Alameda HS
5.  Washington HS

Division III Boys
1.  Campolindo HS
2.  Acalanes HS
3.  Miramonte HS
4.  Bishop O'Dowd School
5.  Redwood HS
Wildcard:  Northgate HS

Division III Girls
1.  Las Lomas HS
2.  Acalanes HS
3.  Redwood HS
4.  Miramonte HS
5.  Bishop O'Dowd School
Wildcard:  Campolindo HS

Division IV Boys
1.  Piner HS
2.  San Rafael HS
3.  Sir Francis Drake HS
4.  St. Mary's Berkeley School
5.  El Molino HS

Division IV Girls
1.  Arcata HS
2.  Piedmont HS
3.  St. Mary's Berkeley School
4.  Sir Francis Drake HS
5.  Piner HS

Division V Boys
1.  St. Joseph Notre Dame
2.  Athenian School
3.  Sonoma Academy School
4.  University HS
5.  Marin Academy School
6.  Lick Wilmerding

Division V Girls
1.  Branson School
2.  University HS
3.  Lick Wilmerding HS
4.  College Prep School
5.  Marin Academy School
6.  Convent

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe fun to add a sixth team to DV girls? (Because Top6 to State this year).

Albert Caruana said...

Good point. I added a 6th team to the boys and girls rankings in Division V.

Anonymous said...

You know the trouble with mid season rankings? You never know if the teams you are comparing yourself with are competing at full strength. This weekend the team I root for will be w/o two of their top five runners for instance.

I guess it all gets sorted out at the state qualifying meets and the rankings are just a fun motivational tool.

Anonymous said...

Campo girls not ranked. I'm sure Chucks Army really needs a fire lit under them.

Anonymous said...

at some point you have to stop saying "this team is good but they don't have their number x runner because of (insert variety of reasons here )" Most people don't realize that one of the hardest parts of coaching is getting an entire team to the start line healthy and fit on race day. by mid-season, the woulda-shoulda-coulda's ought to disappear.

Anonymous said...

Hey Albert-SRV's Devries is out for the season with a fractured foot, according to his Facebook page. Was that factored in your #2 ranking?

Albert Caruana said...

SRV finished 2nd at Stanford without Devries so for right now they are still 2nd.

combo said...

this d3 NCS race is almost gonna be as insane as last year. what happened to redwood? i thought they were legit this year?

John said...

All that matters is how the teams finish at NCS and CIF. Some teams have already raced a lot (with more to come) while other programs traditionally race best during the early to mid season before petering out in November. This year will be no different is my guess but it will still be great to watch how things unfold at Hayward and Woodward Park.

Anonymous said...

While Las Lomas girls won Div 3 at Clovis Acalanes would have been right with them if two of their girls hadn't run Fr-So instead. Las Lomas will have a number 3/4 runner back from injury next Sat.

With Miramonte finishing 4th in the race, the NCS Div III meet is shaping up to be a DFAL affair.

JimS

Anonymous said...

+redwood, and o'dowd.

Anonymous said...

whatever happened to Connor McCarthy from Amador Valley High?

Anonymous said...

I believe 3 of Amador's top 5 didn't run at Clovis due to the SAT. From what i've heard, McCarthy has been recovering from injury but is doing well and will be racing this week.

Anonymous said...

I think Northgate Boys Varsity deserves a fair mention after their 1st place finish at Artichoke. They're improving as a team and should be a solid contender in Division III.

Albert Caruana said...

I noticed that as well. Well done by Northgate HS at the Artichoke.

What I have done is added a wildcard team to both Division III rankings.

Feel free to comment on other teams that deserve recognition in other divisions.

Anonymous said...

Bishop O'Dowd ran Clovis without it's #2 man in state meet 800 medalist Eugene Hamilton. Also has a freshmen in the top 7 who is the son of a former Cal all american and 8:55 perp two miler Tom Downs. Might want to move them up.

Anonymous said...

Clayton Valley beat College Park at Ed Sias and De La Salle, they should be ranked too.

Anonymous said...

With regards to Bishop O' Dowd, that can be said for any team. Acalanes ran without their #2 runner, and ran their top freshman who ran a top five time down in the frosh/soph race. Miramonte ran without their #2 as well, who finished 2nd overall to tyler hanson in the first dfal center meet and only ran 5 overall. At some point, the rankings have to be based off of performances, it can't be a waiting game for every school to have their perfect team, because that might not ever happen.

Albert Caruana said...

Excellent point. I think when people rank teams or individuals, they should specify as to whether those rankings are current or projecting to the end of the season.

I tried to be as current as possible and will adjust the rankings as we get closer to the section meets.

Anonymous said...

No matter the order O'Dowd, Miramonte, and Acalanes all showed that they are solid teams. At season's end I would not be surprised if those three were seperated by less than 10 pts top to bottom.

Anonymous said...

That said what is Campolindo #1 rating based on.?

Albert Caruana said...

Campolindo is ranked #1 since they won the first DFAL meet vs. Acalanes and Miramonte without Aiden Goltra. He's back competing now and will make his debut this Friday at Roughrider.

Anonymous said...

Hamilton is not a 800 meter state medalist... thats just wrong. with that said he still runs a 1:52... lol.
interesting how both O'Dowd and Miramonte were missing their number 2.

John said...

Campo also beat Miramonte and BoD at Stanford without Goltra. Btw, this past Saturday was SAT testing which might explain why some seniors didn't race.

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