2019 Girls XC Power Rankings: Week Seven

The Whitman girls swapped with Walter Johnson for the second straight week after they defended their Montgomery County title. (Photo by EJ Trapsi)

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

The Whitman girls emerged victorious from a showdown with Walter Johnson at the Montgomery County Championships. After Walter Johnson had the better day out of the two teams at the Manhattan Invitational on October 12 the Wildcats briefly moved into the number four spot, but Whitman's tight 1-5 spread helped them defend their county title and move back into the slot they have occupied for most of the year.

The other top-ten matchup came at the Baltimore County Championships where the Dulaney girls defeated Hereford by six points on their home course. Like the Vikings, the Dulaney girls swap places with Hereford on our week seven team rankings. The big movers of the week were the Sherwood and Gaithersburg girls, both of whom move into the top 25 for the first time all season (Sherwood was part of "the next five" last week). The Warriors and Trojans finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at the Montgomery County Championships.

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 (up 1)

Finished 1st at Montgomery County Championships

5. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (down 1)

Finished 2nd at Montgomery County Championships

6. Bel Air High School Bobcats (hold)


7. Northern-Calvert High School Patriots (hold)


8. Dulaney High School Lions (up 1)

Finished 1st at Baltimore County Championships

9. Hereford High School Bulls (down 1)

Finished 2nd at Baltimore County Championships

10. Liberty High School Lions (hold)


11. Urbana High School Hawks (hold)

Finished 1st at CMC Championships

12. South Carroll High School Cavaliers (hold)


13. Leonardtown High School Raiders (hold)


14. Towson High School Generals (hold)

Finished 3rd at Baltimore County Championships

15. Calvert High School Cavaliers (hold)


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

Finished 3rd at Montgomery County Championships

17. South River High School Seahawks (hold)


18. Sherwood High School Warriors (previously unranked)

Finished 4th at Montgomery County Championships

19. Maryvale Prep High School Lions (up 1)


20. Centennial High School Eagles (up 1)


21. Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart High School Gators (up 1)


22. Gaithersburg High School Trojans (previously unranked)

Finished 5th at Montgomery County Championships

23. Arundel High School Wildcats (hold)


24. Middletown High School Knights (hold)

Finished 2nd at CMC Championships

25. C.H. Flowers High School Jaguars (hold)


The next five: Montgomery Blair High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Holton-Arms High School, Huntingtown High School, Atholton High School