2019 Boys XC Power Rankings: Week Nine

Harford Tech's improved depth Thursday allowed them to make a run at Fallston for the 2A East title - and saw the Cobras crack the top 25 for the first time since week one. (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!

This week's rankings shook up more than usual as every public school team was in action on Thursday (or Friday) for their respective regional championships. Some teams at the top had close calls (including River Hill in an unexpectedly close battle with Centennial, and Dulaney giving Northwood a fight at 4A North). Centennial's near-upset (they lost to River Hill by two points on their home course) makes them this week's biggest riser in the rankings, up six spots.

There were plenty of other risers, too. Both C. Milton Wright and Mount Hebron moved up four spots as they gain momentum heading into next week's 3A state meet. Meanwhile both the Wootton and Harford Tech boys crack the top 25 after not making last week's list (Wootton was featured on last week's "next five"). Harford Tech nearly beat Fallston at the 2A East region meet, showing the best depth they have all season as their 4-6 runners gave them a legitimate shot at taking down Fallston. With a top three as good as theirs, the Cobras will go as far as their next runners can take them next week at the 2A state meet.

1. Severna Park High School Falcons (hold)

Finished 1st at 4A East Regionals

2. River Hill High School Hawks (hold)

Finished 1st at 3A East Regionals

3. Northwood High School Gladiators (hold)

Finished 1st at 4A North Regionals

4. Dulaney High School Lions (hold)

Finished 2nd at 4A North Regionals

5. Calvert Hall High School Cardinals (hold)


6. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (hold)

Finished 1st at 4A West Regionals

7. Oakdale High School Bears (up 2)

Finished 1st at 2A West Regionals

8. Liberty High School Lions (up 2)

Finished 1st at 2A West Regionals

9. Montgomery Blair High School Blazers (down 2)

Finished 3rd at 4A North Regionals

10. Centennial High School Eagles (up 6)

Finished 2nd at 3A East Regionals

11. Richard Montgomery High School Rockets (down 3)

Finished 2nd at 4A West Regionals

12. Sherwood High School Warriors (down 1)

Finished 4th at 4A North Regionals

13. South River High School Seahawks (hold)

Finished 2nd at 4A East Regionals

14. Broadneck High School Bruins (down 2)

Finished 3rd at 4A East Regionals

15. Archbishop Spalding High School Cavaliers (down 1)


16. C. Milton Wright High School Mustangs (up 4)

Finished 1st at 3A North Regionals

17. Winston Churchill High School Bulldogs (hold)

Finished 3rd at 4A West Regionals

18. Fallston High School Cougars (up 3)

Finished 1st at 2A East Regionals

19. Mount Hebron High School Vikings (up 4)

Finished 3rd at 3A East Regionals

20. Towson High School Generals (down 5)

Finished 2nd at 3A North Regionals

21. Harford Tech High School Cobras (previously unranked)

Finished 2nd at 2A East Regionals

22. Arundel High School Wildcats (down 3)

Finished 4th at 4A East Regionals

23. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Barons (down 5)

Finished 5th at 4A West Regionals

24. Thomas S. Wootton High School Patriots (previously unranked)

Finished 4th at 4A West Regionals

25. Howard High School Lions (down 1)

Finished 5th at 4A East Regionals

The next five: Springbrook High School, North Point High School, Gilman High School, Paint Branch High School, Bel Air High School