USA XC Rankings, 2012, Girls Teams; as of 12/4



MileSplit’s National Cross Country Rankings, 2012; Girls Teams; as of December 4

These rankings are based on 2012 XC performances to date; weighted somewhat to NXN National (where swamp-like course conditions affected some teams more than others), but also taking into account results in NXN Regionals and other meets this fall.

RANKINGS, TEAMS, GIRLS (school, location; prior ranking):
1.  Fayetteville-Manlius HS, Manlius, NY; 1st
2.  Southlake Carroll HS, Southlake, TX; 3rd
3.  Carmel HS, Carmel, IN; 8th
4.  Saratoga Springs HS, Saratoga Springs, NY; 4th
5.  Tatnall HS, Wilmington, DE; 7th
6.  East Aurora HS, East Aurora, NY; 23rd
7.  Wayzata HS, Plymouth, MN; 15th
8.  Fort Collins HS, Fort Collins, CO; 16th
9.  Pennsbury HS, Fairless Hills, PA; 5th
10.  Assumption HS, Louisville, KY; 6th
11.  New Trier HS,  Winnetka, IL; nr
12.  Unionville HS, Kennett Square, PA; 9th
13.  Davis HS, Kaysville, UT; 14th
14.  Seaholm HS, Birmingham, MI; 10th
15.  Camas HS, Camas, WA; 19th
16.  Great Oak HS, Temecula, CA; 2nd
17.  Coeur D’Alene HS, Coeur D’Alene, ID; 13th
18.  Lake Braddock HS, Burke, VA; 11th
19.  Grosse Pointe South HS, Grosse Pointe, MI; 12th
20.  Naperville North HS, Naperville, IL; 22nd
21.  Saugus HS, Saugus, CA; 21st
22.  Pine Creek HS, Colorado Springs, CO; 17th|
23.  Eagan HS, Eagan, MN; nr
24.  Academy of the Holy Names, Albany, NY; nr
25.  Estero HS, Estero, FL; 20th

Honorable Mention (alphabetic order):
American Fork HS, American Fork, UT
Arrowhead HS, Hartland, WI
Ballston Lake HS, Burnt Hills, NY
Barrington HS, Barrington, RI
Bishop Carroll HS, Wichita, KS
Bishop Feehan HS, Atteboro, MA
Bismarck HS, Bismarck, ND
Bismarck Century HS, Bismarck, ND
Bolles HS, Jacksonville, FL
Bonita HS, LaVerne, CA
Bozeman HS, Bozeman, MT
Brookwood HS, Snellville, GA
Buchanan HS, Clovis, CA;
Carrboro HS, Carrboro, NC
Carroll HS, Fort Wayne, IN
Cedar Rapids Kennedy HS, Cedar Rapids, IA
Central Bucks West HS, Doylestown, PA
Chevy Chase HS, Bethesda, MD
Coe Brown Academy, Northwood, NH
College Park HS, The Woodlands, TX
Dowling Catholic HS, West Des Moines, IA
Eagan HS, Eagan, MN
East Ridge HS, Woodbury, MN
Eureka HS, Eureka, MO
Fairview HS, Boulder, CO
Flower Mound HS, Flower Mound, TX
Fontainbleau HS, Mandeville, LA
Francis Howell HS, Saint Charles, MO
Franklin Central HS, Indianapolis, IN
Glacier Peak HS, Snohomish, WA
Glenbard West HS, Glen Ellyn, IL
Grant HS, Portland, OR
Green Hope HS, Cary, NC
Hamilton Southeastern HS, Fishers, IN
HB Plant HS, Tampa, FL
Hebron HS, Lewisville, TX
Hillsborough HS, Hillsborough, NJ
Kingwood HS, Kingwood, TX
Johnstown HS, Johnstown, IA
La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, CA
Lake Park HS, Roselle, IL
Linn-Mar HS, Marion, IA
Los Alamos HS, Los Alamos, NM
Marcus HS, Flower Found, TX
Marist HS, Atlanta, GA
Mason HS, Mason, OH
Mendham HS, Mendham, NJ
Midlothian HS, Midlothian, VA
Monarch HS, Louisville, CO
Morgantown HS, Morgantown, WV
Mountain Brook HS, Mountain Brook
Mountain Crest HS, Hyrum, UT
Mountain View HS, Mesa, AZ
Mountain Vista HS, Highlands Ranch, CO
Neenah HS, Neenah, WI
New Trier HS,  Winnetka, IL
North Shore HS, Glenhead, NY
Oakton HS, Vienna, VA
Ogden HS, Ogden, UT
Park City HS, Park City, UT
Peabody HS, Peabody, MA
Plainview HS, Ardmore, OK
Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, IA
Prospect HS, Mt. Prospect, IL
Providence HS, Charlotte, NC
Rapid City Central HS, Rapid City, SD
Rocky Mountain HS, Meridan, ID
Rush-Henrietta HS, Henrietta, NY 
Saline HS, Saline, MI
Simi Valley HS, Simi Valley, CA
South Eugene HS, Eugene, OR
St Francis HS, Sacramento, CA
St Mary’s Academy, Portland, OR
St Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, MO
St Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL
St Thomas Aquinas HS, Overland Park, KS
St Vincent-St Mary HS, Akron, OH
Stevens HS, Rapid City, SD
Suffern HS, Suffern, NY
Sunset HS, Portland, OR
The Classical Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands, TX
Voorhees HS, Glen Gardner, NJ
Walton HS, Marietta, GA
West Lafayette HS, West Lafayette, IN
Xavier College Prep, Phoenix, AZ

Click here to visit our Top 25 Girls Individual Rankings, 12/3.

MileSplit’s weekly rankings will follow through the end of the season; as -  girls’ individuals each Monday, girls’ teams on Tuesdays, boys’ individuals on Wednesdays, and boys’ teams on Thursdays.


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  • nmichell / 2 Years Ago
    These rankings more or less mirror what happened at NXN. I'm curious if there is some underlying cause for the poor showing by Great Oak? I know several other teams that had at least one girl sick.
  • dcfilms / 2 Years Ago
    I noticed Estero from FL ranked 25th. Way over ranked. Notice what happened to the FL runners at Footlocker south....they all did poorly except Bridget Blake. FL teams are overated. They can't compete against teams that train in the hills. They run on flat courses and get good times, but when they compete in bigger meets, they aren't up there. Take a look at Great American and the Nike Regional. Cardinal Gibbons and Green Hope, two North Carolina schools, are easily better than any FL girls team. Easily.
  • JcoleXC2014 / 2 Years Ago
    @dcfilms Its not their fault that Florida doesn't have hills. Nothing they can do about it. This is just based on times ran, everyone knows that no 2 XC courses are the same. Its just time based
  • kacygirl1 / 2 Years Ago
    I am speaking on behalf of the Girls Estero Cross Country team. I am aware that some of us did not run our expected times, including myself, at FootLocker but there were some girls on the Estero team that did PR. Don’t question our abilities off of 1 race, also we didnt prepare as well as we should have considering we had a fun filled week celebrating our 3rd straight state title. Yes we don’t have as much experience on hills but im sure that we will give any other team a run for their money. We are tough and deal with any terrain that is thrown at us.
  • dsoles / 2 Years Ago
    Great Oak showed poorly due to the course. We were not prepared for the mud and it showed. This was my responsibility to prepare them for, and we just didn't do it. We focused on our State meet and showed what we could do there. Unfortunately I did not have them prepared to run at that same level on the Nike Course. The girls tried hard, I just didn't have them prepared for that level of mud. Congrats to all the amazing teams this season! :)
  • dcfilms / 2 Years Ago
    How Cardinal Gibbons in North Carolina is not even on the honorable mention list is a mystery. It has to be an oversight. They, along with Green Hope, were the two best girls team in NC and would easily, both of them, beaten any girls team in FL this year. As for the FL teams, I'm just stating a fact. The FL teams cannot compete on a level with most other teams in the country. My reasons are two: they have the disadvantage of lack of hills for training and also have to deal with high summer heat (which affects long distance training). Now, when it comes to great teams, the NY girls teams have proven 9 years in the row that they are the most dominate in the country. Nine Nike national meets and all 9 won by NY schools. Fayetteville-Manlius is certainly an amazing team. Give credit and congrats to their Coach and his runners. What they have done is really remarkable to win the last 7 national titles in a row. ESPN should do a story on that. Truly amazing. Saratoga Springs is another amazing girls program. Always up there ranked very high year in and year out.
  • JcoleXC2014 / 2 Years Ago
    I do recall a year where Florida swept Foot Locker South.