2019 Girls XC Power Rankings: Week Nine

The Maryvale Prep girls have been our top-ranked private school team since week two, and this past week they won the IAAM title. (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 Howard girls once again beat Severna Park at the 4A East regionals, and this time their margin of victory (17 points) was larger than it was when the teams last met at Frank Keyser. Unlike the boys rankings there was not very much movement as the regional meets played out about as expected between the top teams. Dulaney and Bel Air flipped after both won their respective races at Dulaney High School. Hereford moves down out of the top ten after they finished third at 3A North without #1 runner Caroline Benda, but are more than capable of a top-three performance at the 3A state meet next week.

No new teams crack the top 25, as the final ten teams in the rankings remain the same. However, Wright and Great Mills both sneak back into the "next five" list; it's the first time for C. Milton Wright since week two and the first for Great Mills since week three.

1. Howard High School Lions (hold)

Finished 1st at 4A East Regionals

2. Severna Park High School Falcons (hold)

Finished 2nd at 4A East Regionals

3. Broadneck High School Bruins (hold)

Finished 3rd at 4A East Regionals

4. Walt Whitman High School Vikings (hold)

Finished 1st at 4A West Regionals

5. Walter Johnson High School Wildcats (hold)

Finished 2nd at 4A West Regionals

6. Dulaney High School Lions (up 1)

Finished 1st at 4A North Regionals

7. Bel Air High School Bobcats (down 1)

Finished 1st at 3A North Regionals

8. Northern-Calvert High School Patriots (hold)

Finished 1st at 3A South Regionals

9. Liberty High School Lions (up 1)

Finished 1st at 2A West Regionals

10. Urbana High School Hawks (up 1)

Finished 3rd at 4A West Regionals

11. South Carroll High School Cavaliers (up 1)

Finished 2nd at 2A West Regionals

12. Hereford High School Bulls (down 3)

Finished 3rd at 3A North Regionals

13. Towson High School Generals (hold)

Finished 2nd at 3A North Regionals

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

Finished 4th at 4A West Regionals

15. Leonardtown High School Raiders (down 1)

Finished 4th at 4A East Regionals

16. Huntingtown High School Hurricanes (hold)

Finished 2nd at 3A South Regionals

17. Sherwood High School Warriors (hold)

Finished 2nd at 4A North Regionals

18. Calvert High School Cavaliers (hold)

Finished 1st at 2A South Regionals

19. Maryvale Prep High School Lions (hold)

Finished 1st at IAAM Championships

20. Arundel High School Wildcats (hold)

Finished 5th at 4A East Regionals

21. Middletown High School Knights (hold)

Finished 3rd at 2A West Regionals

22. Centennial High School Eagles (hold)

Finished 1st at 3A East Regionals

23. Holton-Arms High School Panthers (hold)

Finished 2nd at Montgomery County Private School Championships

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

Finished 1st at 4A South Regionals

25. South River High School Seahawks (hold)

Finished 6th at 4A East Regionals

The next five: Montgomery Blair High School, Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart High School, Gaithersburg High School, C. Milton Wright High School, Great Mills High School