Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2019 NCS Cross Country Rankings #2

Here is my second attempt at the NCS rankings now that we are heading toward league championship season. Please feel free to post your thoughts in the comment section below. I would especially welcome feedback on the 3-5 teams in each division. Anything that is pointed out will be appreciated.

Division I Boys
1) Dublin
2) Amador Valley
3) Dougherty Valley
4) James Logan
5) Berkeley

Division I Girls
1) Amador Valley
2) Dougherty Valley
3) Dublin
4) California
5) Berkeley

Division II Boys (Updated)
1) De La Salle
2) Granada
3) Liberty
4) College Park
5) Redwood

Division II Girls
1) Redwood
2) Granada
3) College Park
4) San Ramon Valley
5) Monte Vista

Division III Boys
1) Maria Carrillo
2) Campolindo
3) Casa Grande
4) Tamalpais
5) Piner

Division III Girls
1) Campolindo
2) Maria Carrillo
3) Alameda
4) Tamalpais
5) Piner

Division IV Boys
1) Sir Francis Drake
2) Acalanes
3) Alhambra
4) Bishop O'Dowd
5) Albany

Division IV Girls
1) Miramonte
2) Piedmont
3) Bishop O'Dowd
4) Marin Catholic
5) St. Mary's

Division V Boys
1) University
2) St. Joseph Notre Dame
3) Sonoma Academy
4) Head-Royce
5) Convent and Stuart Hall

Division V Girls
1) University
2) Lick-Wilmerding
3) Head-Royce
4) Urban
5) Marin Academy

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

What justifies SRV's tie with Redwood in D2 boys?

Albert Caruana said...

Where do SRV and Redwood belong? What places for those two teams?

Anonymous said...

DIV is very interesting because Sir Francis Drake appears to have a couple of their front runners injured. They still have the best runner in the division, but not as much depth as expected, with no one else breaking 17 at clovis. Although they are the heavy favorite to win the division, watch out for Acalanes and Bishop O' Dowd. Acalanes looks like the most complete team with 5 runners under 17 for 5k. Bishop O' Dowd has arguably the best duo in the division, 2 runners at 15:49 and 15:56 on the NCS course, Hayward), as of today, although they need to lessen their spread to have a chance of competing for the division title. Looking forward to a great November!

Anonymous said...

Don't count College Park boys out. They beat a couple of those ranked teams.

Albert Caruana said...

I will go back and check in regards to College Park. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What counts Monte Vista out of D2 Boys? They have 4 boys under 16 and are ranked number 2 when it comes to PR's

Anonymous Coward said...

Well, Monte Vista was behind all those teams at Mariner so there's that. Sub 16 at Woodbridge is a lot different than say sub 16 at Mt.Sac, times are relative when it comes to cross. It will be exciting to see who gets those two last spots in D2 boys and the last spot in D1 boys. thanks for the rankings

anonymous said...

For Div V Boys -- Marin Academy has faster 5k and 3 mile times than Sonoma and should be ranked. Head Royce has faster 5k and 3 mile times than St. Joes.

Albert Caruana said...

Regarding the Division II rankings, I looked at the Mariner Invitational and it seemed pretty straightforward as far as the rankings.

I will go back and look at the Division V teams that you mentioned and see if there should be any changes.

Anonymous said...

Campo and MC boys is going to be a battle at MOC!

Albert Caruana said...

At MOC and State...two of the best teams in Division III!

Anonymous said...

Individuals?

Anonymous said...

From an North Bay League perspective, this looks good. #1 Carrillo and #2 Campolindo should be a great battle. Carrillo is primed for a great finish at State.

Piner boys being ranked seems a bit off. I'd have Windsor ahead. They are very strong from the top 3 & beat Piner easily at Mariner.

Analy girls are quite strong, but I am not sure they make top 5. Not enough competition up here at D4 level to see how they stack up.

Keep up the good work !

Anonymous said...

Alameda D3 Boys deserve a second look. WACC regular season champions with the last two meets held over Haywards NCS course.

Anonymous said...

Alameda D3 Boys deserve a second look. WACC regular season champions with the last two meets held over Haywards NCS course.

Love this site.

Anonymous said...

How many individuals from each division get to advance to CIF? And is it based off of time or placement?

Anonymous said...

What is your reasoning for Bishop O'Dowd over Alhambra in DIV Boys? Alhambra beat Bishop O'Dowd at Ed Sias, and when comparing Bishop O'Dowd's De La Salle Invite and Alhambra's DAL #2 Meet times, both from Newhall Park, Alhambra is faster.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 1:06,

The first five individuals (who are NOT part of a State-qualifying team) advance to State, providing that they also place within the top 12/14/16/18/20, depending on division.

If you want specifics for each division, look at page 5 of the NCS Guide here:

http://www.cifncs.org/sports/cross_country/coaches/CrossCountry19.pdf

Anonymous said...

@anonymous, 7:33 pm
Ok boomer

Anonymous said...

D3 Rankings seem off towards the bottom. Tamalpais lost to Clayton Valley at Mariner and Northgate has consistently beat Clayton Valley this season...
Also Northgate beat Casa Grande by a sound 30 points at Castro Valley Invitational.
And beat Piner at the Farmers Invitational...

Albert Caruana said...

I will look at Division 3 more closely.

Anonymous said...

Bishop O' Dowd's Hayward High (NCS Course) time (16:42 avg)this season are better than Alhambra's (16:48)

Anonymous said...

Individual Rankings by division?

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