2010 NCRunners.com Preseason XC Rankings

The preseason rankings are done solely by NCRunners.com and are not voted on by the coaches. The first installment of the 2010 XC Coaches Poll will be released around the end of August. More information will follow shortly on the upcoming Coaches Poll.

Below you will find the NCRunners.com Coaches Poll for each classification and each gender. The rankings are based on the following:
* returning rankings (based on last year's results)
* information received this summer
* coaching
* track improvement
* assumption (in a few cases) that a team will find a 5th runner

These rankings are simply to help get coversation started. Once again, there will be a 2010 Coaches Poll so each coach around the state can have the opportunity to express their own opinion. The first votes for that poll are due August 29th by midnight.


1)    Green Hope (could be one of the best teams in state history)
2)    Watauga
3)    Cary
4)    TC Roberson
5)    Ardrey Kell
6)    Millbrook
7)    Athens Drive
8)    Myers Park
9)    Providence
10)    Lake Norman


1)    Leesville Road (they get the nod, but this one will be very close all season)
2)    Broughton
3)    Green Hope
4)    Watauga
5)    Myers Park
6)    TC Roberson
7)    Ardrey Kell
8)    Jack Britt
9)    West Johnston
10)    Northwest Guilford


1)    Chapel Hill (they will look to match the CH boys, but it shouldn't be as easy)
2)    Cardinal Gibbons
3)    Charlotte Catholic
4)    Weddington
5)    Marvin Ridge
6)    Orange
7)    North Buncombe
8)    West Henderson
9)    West Carteret
10)    Fike


1)    Chapel Hill (based on last year, this should be the best team in NC this season)
2)    Marvin Ridge
3)    Nash Central
4)    Jay Robinson
5)    Cardinal Gibbons
6)    Orange
7)    Charlotte Catholic
8)    Union Pines
9)    East Rowan
10)    Weddington


1)    Carrboro (a very good team that should dominate the 2A girls competition)
2)    Cuthbertson
3)    North Lincoln
4)    Salisbury
5)    Owen
6)    West Stokes
7)    Croatan
8)    Madison
9)    Northwood
10)    West Stanly


1)    Carrboro (given nod as they will try and match the girls, could be a close state meet)
2)    Lincolnton
3)    Owen
4)    Central Davidson
5)    Cuthbertson
6)    First Flight
7)    East Lincoln
8)    Surry Central
9)    North Lincoln
10)    South Stokes


1)    Hendersonville (should be a solid 1A team and on paper has big advantage)
2)    Gray Stone Day
3)    North Carolina School of Science and Math
4)    Lake Norman Charter
5)    Bishop McGuinness
6)    Robbinsville
7)    Swain County
8)    East Wilkes
9)    Murphy
10)    Raleigh Charter


1)    North Carolina School of Science and Math (yes, 3 transfers?, all of whom could have impact on the top 7, maybe 5)
2)    Lake Norman Charter
3)    Robbinsville
4)    Hayesville
5)    Hendersonville
6)    South Stanly
7)    Bishop McGuinness
8)    Princeton
9)    Murphy
10)    Raleigh Charter

NCISAA 1A/2A/3A Independent Girls

1)    Charlotte Latin (superb talent, could be 2nd best team in the state of NC this year, 5 under 19:00?)
2)    Ravenscroft
3)    Providence Day
4)    Forsyth Country Day
5)    Asheville Christian Academy
6)    Cary Christian School
7)    Caldwell Academy
8)    Asheville School
9)    Cannon School
10)    Greensboro Day

NCISAA 1A/2A/3A Independence Boys

1)    Durham Academy (defending champs, Coach Cullen can get it done, could be close between 3 teams)
2)    Providence Day
3)    Cary Academy
4)    North Raleigh Christian Academy
5)    Asheville Christian Academy
6)    Charlotte Country Day
7)    Cannon School
8)    Charlotte Latin
9)    High Point Christian Academy
10)     Asheville School