2019 Girls XC Power Rankings: Week Two

The Liberty girls continue to rise in our rankings after placing fourth at the Howard County Invitational even while missing one of their top runners. (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 Broadneck girls made their season debut and did not disappoint at the Howard County Invitational, leaping over the idle Northern girls into the third spot. The Hereford girls likely would have won the Barnhart Invitational had JV race winner Meghan Benda run the varsity race, so they jump into the top ten.

Both the Leonardtown (second at Howard County Invitational with return of Nelle Ray) and Liberty (fourth, despite missing one of their top runners) are our biggest risers among teams that had already been in the rankings. Howard County powerhouses Atholton and Centennial both also crack the top 25 after being on the "next five" list last week.

1. Howard High School Lions (hold)


2. Severna Park High School Falcons (hold)

Finished 1st at White Clay Creek Classic

3. Broadneck High School Bruins (up 1)

Finished 1st at Howard County Invitational

4. Northern-Calvert High School Patriots (down 1)


5. Bel Air High School Bobcats (hold)


6. Walt Whitman High School Vikings (hold)

Finished 3rd at Oatlands Invitational

7. Dulaney High School Lions (up 1)

Finished 1st at Barnhart Invitational

8. Hereford High School Bulls (up 5)

Finished 3rd at Barnhart Invitational

9. Urbana High School Hawks (hold)

Finished 18th at Oatlands Invitational

10. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (down 3)

Finished 17th at Oatlands Invitational

11. Towson High School Generals (up 1)

Finished 2nd at Barnhart Invitational

12. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons (down 1)

Finished 19th at Oatlands Invitational

13. Leonardtown High School Raiders (up 4)

Finished 2nd at Howard County Invitational

14. Calvert High School Cavaliers (up 1)

Finished 21st at Oatlands Invitational

15. Liberty High School Lions (up 4)

Finished 4th at Howard County Invitational

16. Thomas S. Wootton High School Patriots (hold)


17. Atholton High School Raiders (previously unranked)

Finished 3rd at Howard County Invitational

18. South Carroll High School Cavaliers (up 2)

Finished 2nd at Hood College Invitational

19. Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart High School Gators (down 1)


20. South River High School Seahawks (down 10)

Finished 5th at Howard County Invitational

21. Middletown High School Knights (hold)

Ran at Braddock Relays (no results yet)

22. Centennial High School Eagles (previously unranked)

Finished 6th at Howard County Invitational

23. Arundel High School Wildcats (hold)

Finished 7th at Howard County Invitational

24. C.H. Flowers High School Jaguars (up 1)

Finished 1st at Prince George's County Invitational

25. Maryvale Prep High School Lions (down 3)


The next five: Holton-Arms High School, Boonsboro High School, C. Milton Wright High School, Academy of the Holy Cross, Oakdale High School