2019 Girls XC Power Rankings: Week Four

When the dust had settled and the results were merged, Leah Kannan and the Blair girls had finished among the top ten teams at DCXC and move into our top 25. (Photo by Brandon Miles)

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

After many of the state's top teams battled at Bull Run last weekend, this was a much lighter weekend as most of them opted for a week of training and rest. However, things get more interesting down near the bottom of the rankings. The Montgomery Blair girls leap into our rankings after being unranked, as they finished ahead of fellow ranked teams Stone Ridge and Bethesda-Chevy Chase in DCXC's merged results.

Elsewehere, both Century and Huntingtown make appearances on our "next five" list coming off wins at the two smaller in-state invitationals of the weekend (Wildcat and Chesapeake invitationals, respectively). Our biggest risers? Walter Johnson, who only moved up two spots, but good enough to move them down into the single digits. The Wildcats had two race winners on Saturday (Ella Gaul in the junior race and Jenna Goldberg in the senior race).

1. Howard High School Lions (hold)


2. Severna Park High School Falcons (hold)


3. Broadneck High School Bruins (hold)


4. Walt Whitman High School Vikings (hold)

Finished 1st at DCXC Invitational (merged)

5. Bel Air High School Bobcats (hold)


6. Northern-Calvert High School Patriots (hold)


7. Hereford High School Bulls (hold)


8. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (up 2)

Finished 2nd at DCXC Invitational (merged)

9. Liberty High School Lions (down 1)


10. Urbana High School Hawks (down 1)


11. Dulaney High School Lions (hold)


12. Towson High School Generals (hold)


13. Leonardtown High School Raiders (up 1)


14. Calvert High School Cavaliers (up 1)


15. Thomas S. Wootton High School Patriots (up 1)

Finished 5th at DCXC Invitational (merged)

16. Maryvale Prep High School Lions (up 1)


17. South River High School Seahawks (up 1)

Finished 8th at Chesapeake Invitational

18. Montgomery Blair High School Blazers (previously unranked)

Finished 9th at DCXC Invitational (merged)

19. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Barons (down 6)

Finished 15 at DCXC Invitational (merged)

20. South Carroll High School Cavaliers (down 1)


21. Centennial High School Eagles (down 1)


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

Finished 10th at DCXC Invitational (merged)

23. C.H. Flowers High School Jaguars (down 1)

Finished 2nd at Six Flags Safari Invitational

24. Arundel High School Wildcats (hold)

Finished 2nd at Chesapeake Invitational

25. Middletown High School Knights (down 2)

Finished 26th at Carlisle Invitational (Challenge race)

The next five: Atholton High School, River Hill High School, Holton-Arms High School, Huntingtown High School, Century High School