2019 Girls XC Power Rankings: Week One

The Flowers girls were one of four teams to make big leaps into our top 25 team rankings! (Photo by Craig Amoss)

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

The showdown at the Seahawk Invitational shook up some of our rankings at the top. Even with Northern down one of their top returners, they would have been hard-pressed to top Howard and Severna Park, who look to be head and shoulders above the rest of the teams in the state to begin the 2019 season.

Four teams make huge leaps into our top 25. Flowers (second at Spiked Shoe - top Maryland team) and Good Counsel (first at Bullis) jumped from the back of the top 50. The Liberty girls won the small schools division at the Brunswick Invitational with the help of freshmen Julia and Izzy Lucas, and the Calvert girls made a strong statement at Seahawk behind cross-country newcomer Kirsten Prince.

1. Howard High School Lions (up 2)

Finished 1st at Seahawk Invitational

2. Severna Park High School Falcons (hold)

Finished 2nd at Seahawk Invitational

3. Northern-Calvert High School Patriots (down 2)

Finished 4th at Seahawk Invitational

4. Broadneck High School Bruins (hold)


5. Bel Air High School Bobcats (hold)


6. Walt Whitman High School Vikings (up 1)

Finished 3rd at Seahawk Invitational

7. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (down 1)

Finished 2nd at Woodward Relays

8. Dulaney High School Lions (hold)

Finished 1st at BCPS Relays

9. Urbana High School Hawks (up 1)

Finished 1st at Brunswick Invitational (large schools)

10. South River High School (down 1)

Finished 5th at Seahawk Invitational

11. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Barons (up 1)

Finished 1st at Woodward Relays

12. Towson High School Generals (up 1)

Finished 2nd at BCPS Relays

13. Hereford High School Bulls (down 2)

Finished 4th at BCPS Relays

14. C. Milton Wright High School Mustangs (hold)


15. Calvert High School Cavaliers (previously unranked)

Finished 6th at Seahawk Invitational

16. Thomas S. Wootton High School Patriots (down 1)


17. Leonardtown High School Raiders (up 3)

Finished 7th at Seahawk Invitational

18. Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart High School Gators (up 3)


19. Liberty High School Lions (previously unranked)

Finished 1st at Brunswick Invitational (small schools)

20. South Carroll High School Cavaliers (up 2)

Finished 2nd at Brunswick Invitational (small schools)

21. Middletown High School Knights (down 3)

Finished 8th at Seahawk Invitational

22. Maryvale Prep High School Lions (up 1)

First at Lake Forest Invitational

23. Holton-Arms High School Panthers (up 8)

Finished 4th at Woodward Relays

24. C.H. Flowers High School Jaguars (up 21)

Finished 2nd at Spiked Shoe Invitational

25. Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Falcons (up 21)

Finished 1st at Bullis Invitational

The next five: Centennial High School, Sherwood High School, Arundel High School, Atholton High School, Oakdale High School