Green Hope returns 6 of their top 7, can they be the best team in state history?
Cuthbertson return 4 of their top 5 from last season and bring in likely the best freshman class in North Carolina to support it.
Broughton lose 4 of their top 7 from last fall, but are going to be as strong as ever this season.
Chapel Hill girls are once again loaded, and could be the top team in North Carolina this year.
Mount Tabor returns a really strong top 4, but can they find a 5th man?
Green Hope again will be back and contenders for the NCHSAA 4A Team Title.
Chapel Hill returns tremendous depth and the best 1-5 gap in North Carolina
Weddington girls lose no one and have no seniors on a young squad that will challenge for a 3A Team State Title this fall.
Weddington boys are young, but they're going to be a 3A contender this fall!
One of the smallest schools in North Carolina will again be one of the best girls teams in cross country.
Apex Friendship is in it's third year as a school and will already be contenders for the podium this fall.
Cary Academy have a loaded sophomore class, can the youngsters get it done making it a 3-peat for the Chargers?
Cary returns a strong group of underclassman that will look to bring the Imps back to the state meet
West Forsyth returns as the #18 team in NC, but they could be scary good this season.
Panther Creek returns an extremely young squad heading into the 2017 XC season and will remain as a force in NC over the next few years.
Providence return a ton of strong seniors, but can their pack of 5 prevail this season.
Cary Academy is the two time defending NCISAA 3A State Champions, but can they make it three straight?
Apex took 6th at the state meet last season, can they contend for the podium in 2017?
Providence returns a very strong top 3, but has to find some guys to fill out their top 7 after graduating a lot of depth last spring.
Broughton returns a team that's capable of being a podium team in November, but have a lot of girls who don't run track leaving questions of how strong they'll be out of the gate.
Providence Day rank 26th in our returning rankings, find out what they jumped to 11th in our countdown!
The Catamount's missed out on the state meet the last two seasons, but look poised to make their return
Cardinal Gibbons lose a lot, but if you know this Gibbons program you know they're never going to disappear.
Lila Peters, Lauren Ammons and Sanderson return a very strong squad this season that could be the best in the 4A East region.
Durham Academy could be one of the biggest surprises heading into this cross country season.
Reagan returns a dynamic 1-2 punch, but have some holes in their top 5 that need to be filled.
R.J. Reynolds lose some firepower up front, but have plenty of potential to reload this season.
Will Lake Norman Charter finally bring home the NCHSAA 2A Team title after coming up just short two years in a row?
A.C. Reynolds lose one senior and return a ton of underclassman that will have a lot of success this season.
Charlotte Catholic has the potential to be really good this year if everything comes together