Minnesota Boys Preseason Composite XC Team Rankings

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Find out who our data based ranking system projects in the preseason as the top returning boys cross country squads in the state of Minnesota.

RankTeamScoreHighestLowestWeakness
1Mounds View High School (MN)3.4427--
2Stillwater High School (MN)4.922295000m 1-2 Gap (27.50)
3Edina High School (MN)6.163235000m 1-4 Gap (47.90)
4Wayzata High School (MN)6.61445000m 1-2 Gap (47.40)
5Sartell-Saint Stephen High School (MN)8.843275000m 1-5 Gap (1:06.19)
6White Bear Lake High School (MN)11.06275000m 1-4 Gap (57.30)
7Minneapolis Washburn High School (MN)11.95385000m 1-2 Gap (36.60)
8Rosemount High School (MN)12.95335000m 1-4 Gap (1:04.10)
9Minnetonka High School (MN)135405000m 1-2 Gap (40.72)
10Hopkins High School (MN)13.36315000m 1-2 Gap (28.50)
11Chanhassen High School (MN)14.54425000m 1-4 Gap (1:21.10)
12Red Wing High School (MN)14.86273200m 1-4 Average (10:28.76)
13Bemidji High School (MN)16.08241600m 1-4 Average (4:43.49)
14Willmar High School (MN)16.210265000m 1-5 Gap (1:05.97)
15Eden Prairie High School (MN)16.47305000m 1-2 Gap (28.10)
16Prior Lake High School (MN)16.75395000m 1-4 Average (17:14.27)
17Forest Lake Area High School (MN)18.611335000m 1-2 Gap (31.00)
18Alexandria High School (MN)20.712445000m 1-5 Gap (1:39.60)
19Farmington High School (MN)20.816345000m 1-2 Gap (32.00)
20Buffalo High School (MN)22.410445000m 1-3 Gap (1:08.49)
21Roseville Area High School (MN)24.014495000m 1-4 Gap (1:39.10)
22Mankato Loyola High School (MN)24.14411600m 1-4 Average (4:48.28)
23Saint Paul Highland Park High School (MN)25.62395000m 1-3 Gap (1:02.60)
24Saint Paul Central High School (MN)25.62471600m Top 4
25Waconia High School (MN)26.414395000m 1-5 Gap (1:26.70)
26Lakeville South High School (MN)28.68435000m 1-3 Gap (1:08.40)
27Moorhead High School (MN)28.817415000m 1-4 Average (17:15.65)
28Mankato West High School (MN)30.73365000m 1-4 Average (17:12.78), Not Enough Data
29Hastings High School (MN)30.820425000m 1-3 Gap (1:05.60), Not Enough Data
30Perham High School (MN)31.818473200m Top 4
31Saint Michael-Albertville High School (MN)32.624455000m 1-4 Gap (1:23.60)
32Robbinsdale Armstrong High School (MN)32.64481600m Top 4
33Rochester Area Home (MN)32.91495000m 1-5 Gap (1:50.60), Not Enough Data
34Winona High School (MN)3325463200m Top 4
35Maple Grove High School (MN)33.19485000m 1-4 Gap (1:34.70)
36Woodbury High School (MN)34.49405000m 1-4 Average (17:15.20)
37Albert Lea High School (MN)35.923375000m 1-2 Gap (35.60), Not Enough Data
38Jordan High School (MN)36.427485000m 1-5 Gap (1:48.00)
39Saint Thomas Academy (MN)37.028495000m Top 4
40Andover High School (MN)37.426475000m 1-4 Gap (1:26.27)
41Owatonna High School (MN)38.11505000m 1-4 Average (17:25.20), Not Enough Data
42Eagan High School (MN)38.328505000m 1-3 Gap (1:34.88), Not Enough Data
43East Ridge HS (MN)38.622505000m Top 4
44G-F-W High School (MN)39.311455000m 1-4 Average (17:18.76), Not Enough Data
45Northfield High School (MN)39.57445000m Top 4, Not Enough Data
46Minnehaha Academy (MN)40.82495000m 1-5 Average (17:33.45), Not Enough Data
47Little Falls High School (MN)41.833435000m 1-4 Gap (1:22.09), Not Enough Data
48La Crescent High School (MN)4334505000m 1-4 Gap (1:52.10), Not Enough Data
49Shakopee High School (MN)44.210485000m Top 5, Not Enough Data


What are composite team rankings?

A few years ago, MileSplit developed a data based number-cruncher system to rank cross country teams called "composite" team rankings. The rather complicated algorithm takes into account both cross country and track seasons, based on various categories and weights. It even indicates what the computer believes the biggest weakness is at this point.

Teams that did not have much of a track season or did not have at least four of their top distance runners out for track may see their scores drop. However, teams that busted it and looked great this past spring will show higher. Hopefully it is a good balance to predict who is strong coming in! It does not necessarily take into account any new freshman or transfers.

The score represents the team's weighted composite average rank across all categories. The highest column represents the highest ranking they received in a category, and conversely the lowest is the worst ranking they received in a category.

If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a link to "Composite" scoring. This is a type of scoring that gives a team a rank on a number of different categories, with different weights on each:

  • XC 5K Team Rank (normal)
  • XC 5K 1-5 Split
  • XC 5K 1-5 Average
  • XC 5K 1-4 Rank (normal)
  • XC 5K 1-4 Split
  • XC 5K 1-4 Average
  • XC 5K 1-3 Split
  • XC 5K 1-2 Split
  • Outdoor 1600m Top 4 (normal)
  • Outdoor 1600m Top 4 Average
  • Outdoor 3200m Top 4 (normal)
  • Outdoor 3200m Top 4 Average


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