November 6th NSSF Rankings

Weekly High School X-Country Regional Rankings 2008 Team rankings by Marc Bloom and Rich Gonzalez. Individuals-To-Watch lists by national and state correspondents.

Boys Midwest

(IL, IN, MI, MO, OH)

1.Naperville No (IL) [1]             Decisive sectional winner over Geneva and Neuqua Valley

2.York (IL) [3]                           Wins sectional by 72 points, state meet Sat

3.Geneva (IL) [4]                       2nd to Naperville No in sectional, state meet Sat

4.Neuqua Valley (IL) [2]            3rd in sectional still missing key scorer, state meet Sat

5.Carmel (IN) [5]                       Wins one-race State final over Carroll with 21 sec. spread

6.St. Louis Univ (MO) [6]          Wins sectional holding out varsity, state meet Sat

7.Fort Wayne Carroll (IN) [8]    Late-season rally for close 2nd to Carmel in State final

8.Pioneer (MI) [9]                      Wins State Div I by 73 points with 31-second spread

9.Lee’s Summit West (MO) [7]   Takes 5 of top 9 in sectional, state meet Sat

10.Mason (OH) [BT}               Clutch victory in State Div I led by soph state champ Wills

Cut: Medina (OH) [10]

Bubble teams alphabetically: Bay City Western (MI), College Hts Christian (MO), Fishers (IN), Franklin Central (IN), Green (OH), Heritage (MI), Hillard Davidson (OH), Jefferson City (MO), Kickapoo (MO), Lake Orion (MI), Liberty (MO), Linden (MI), Lyons Township (IL), McCutcheon (IN), Mentor (OH), Medina (OH), North Central (IN), Palatine (IL), Parkway West (MO), Reynoldsburg (OH), St. John Jesuit (OH)



Edmonds, Stuart, Twinsburg

Roberts, Shawn, Centerville

Roys, Donny, Medina

Wills, Zach, Mason

Yarnell, Kevin, St. John's Jesuit



Girls Midwest

(IL, IN, OH, MI, MO)


1.Geneva (IL) [1]                        Wins regional by 45 points led by victorious Whitley

2.Carmel (IN) [2]                        Wins one-race State final by 105 points

3.Magnificat (OH) [4]               Wins State Div I by 53 points with all underclassmen

4.Lee’s Summit West (MO) [3]   Wins Class 4 Section 4 by 29 points, state meet Sat

5.Sandburg (IL) [5]                      Wins Reavis Sectional by 6 over Hinsdale, state meet Sat

6.Hinsdale Central (IL) [7]           Close 2nd to Sandburg in sectional, state meet Sat

7.CVCA (OH) [BT]                    Previously ranked team wins State Div II by 45

8.Traverse City Cent (MI) [9]      Wins State Div I by 19 points with 38-second spread

9.Lake Central (IN) [BT]             Distant 2nd to Carmel in one-race State final

10.Buffalo Grove (IL) [BT]          Wins Schaumburg sectional by 7 over Palatine

Cut: Palatine (IL) [6], Oak Hills (OH) [10]

Bubble teams alphabetically: Columbus North (IN), East Kentwood (MI), East Grand Rapids (MI), Eureka (MO), Franklin Central (IN), Grand Haven (MI), Hoffman Estates (IL), Hoover (OH), Jefferson City (MO), Kickapoo (MO), Lafayette (MO), Lyons Township (IL), Minster (OH), Oak Hills (OH), Palatine (IL), Prospect (IL), Rockford (MI), Saline (MI), Schaumburg (IL), Springboro (OH), St. Ursula-Cincinnati (OH), Upper Arlington (OH), Valparaiso (IN),  Washington (MO), Westfield (IN), West Plains (MO), York (IL)



Brink, Tori, Hilliard Davidson

Chambers, Madeline, Magnificat

Gillespie, Katie, CVCA

Hamilton, Carly, Springboro

Morgan, Stephanie, Barnesville

Neczypor, Hannah, North Royalton

Norman, Samantha, Louisville

Ridder, Brooklyne, Oak Hills

Thomas, Michelle, Glen Este