2019 Boys XC Power Rankings: Week One

The South River boys crack the top ten after one week on the heels of a third-place finish at the Seahawk Invitational. (Photo by Keeley Olson)

After ranking our top 50 teams before the season we will post updated top 25 rankings at the beginning of every week!

The top teams in the state did little to prove us wrong over the weekend. Severna Park and River Hill were a cut above the rest at the Seahawk Invitational and look like 4A and 3A favorites, respectively. Perhaps the biggest development was Oakdale defeating Liberty (although they both won their respective divisions) at the Brunswick Invitational, as the 2A team battle could revolve around the two teams in November.

Our biggest risers were the Arundel boys. Behind senior Tanner Piotrowski the Wildcats finished fourth at the Seahawk Invitational and look like a team that could potentially challenge for a top-five spot at the state meet.

1. Severna Park High School Falcons (hold)

Finished 1st at Seahawk Invitational

2. River Hill High School Hawks (hold)

Finished 2nd at Seahawk Invitational

3. Calvert Hall High School Cardinals (up 1)

Finished 2nd at PTXC 11

4. Richard Montgomery High School Rockets (up 1)

Finished 1st at Interstate Classic (large schools)

5. Oakdale High School Bears (up 1)

Finished 1st at Brunswick Invitational (large schools)

6. Liberty High School Lions (down 3)

Finished 1st at Brunswick Invitational (small schools)

7. Northwood High School Gladiators (up 1)

Finished 2nd at Woodward Relays

8. Dulaney High School Lions (down 1)

Finished 1st at BCPS Relays

9. Towson High School Generals (hold)

Finished 2nd at BCPS Relays

10. South River High School Seahawks (up 1)

Finished 3rd at Seahawk Invitational

11. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (up 2)

Finished 1st at Woodward Relays

12. Hereford High School Bulls (up 3)

Finished 4th at BCPS Relays

13. Harford Tech High School Cobras (down 3)


14. C. Milton Wright High School Mustangs (up 2)


15. Arundel High School Wildcats (up 10)

Finished 4th at Seahawk Invitational

16. Walt Whitman High School Vikings (up 1)

Finished 5th at Seahawk Invitational

17. Gilman High School Greyhounds (up 3)

Finished 6th at Seahawk Invitational

18. Montgomery Blair High School Blazers (up 4)

Finished 3rd at Woodward Relays

19. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons (hold)

Finished 4th at Woodward Relays

20. Broadneck High School Bruins (up 4)


21. Howard High School Lions (down 3)

Finished 7th at Seahawk Invitational

22. Winston Churchill High School Bulldogs (down 10)

Finished 7th at Woodward Relays

23. Williamsport High School Wildcats (up 4)

Finished 1st at Interstate Classic (small schools)

24. Mount Hebron High School Vikings (down 10)

Finished 8th at Seahawk Invitational

25. Loyola-Blakefield High School Dons (up 3)

Finished 9th at Seahawk Invitational

The next five: Chopticon High School, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Mount St. Joseph High School, Bel Air High School