2019 Boys XC Power Rankings: Week Eight

The Wright boys defended their UCBAC title by beating Fallston by just four points on Wednesday. (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 top teams took care of business this past weekend at their county and conference championships. Severna Park, River Hill, Oakdale and Liberty all won handily at their respective meets. Meanwhile, Wright held off Fallston (again) to take the UCBAC title, and the closest race came at the SMAC Championships where North Point beat Chopticon on a tiebreaker (both are currently ranked in the "next five").

Big movers this week include Arundel, who finished just one point behind South River and six points behind Broadneck at the Anne Arundel County Championships behind individual winner Tanner Piotrowski. The Howard boys are the only new team to crack the top 25 (moving up from last week's "next five") after squeaking past Mount Hebron for third place at their county championships.

1. Severna Park High School Falcons (hold)

Finished 1st at Anne Arundel County Championships

2. River Hill High School Hawks (hold)

Finished 1st at Howard County Championships

3. Northwood High School Gladiators (hold)


4. Dulaney High School Lions (hold)


5. Calvert Hall High School Cardinals (hold)


6. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (hold)


7. Montgomery Blair High School Blazers (hold)


8. Richard Montgomery High School Rockets (hold)


9. Oakdale High School Bears (up 1)

Finished 1st at Frederick County Championships

10. Liberty High School Lions (up 1)

Finished 1st at Carroll County Championships

11. Sherwood High School Warriors (up 1)


12. Broadneck High School Bruins (up 1)

Finished 2nd at Anne Arundel County Championships

13. South River High School Seahawks (down 4)

Finished 3rd at Anne Arundel County Championships

14. Archbishop Spalding High School Cavaliers (hold)


15. Towson High School Generals (hold)


16. Centennial High School Eagles (hold)

Finished 2nd at Howard County Championships

17. Winston Churchill High School Bulldogs (up 1)


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


19. Arundel High School Wildcats (up 3)

Finished 4th at Anne Arundel County Championships

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

Finished 1st at UCBAC Championships

21. Fallston High School Cougars (hold)

Finished 2nd at UCBAC Championships

22. Bel Air High School Bobcats (up 1)

Finished 3rd at UCBAC Championships

23. Mount Hebron High School Vikings (down 6)

Finished 4th at Howard County Championships

24. Howard High School Lions (previously unranked)

Finished 3rd at Howard County Championships

25. Gilman High School Greyhounds (down 1)


The next five: Springbrook High School, North Point High School, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Hereford High School, Chopticon High School