Arizona 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 Arizona.

1Desert Vista High School (AZ)3.441325000m 1-2 Gap (29.20)
2Highland High (AZ)6.243151600m 1-4 Average (4:42.37)
3Brophy College Preparatory (AZ)6.762305000m 1-5 Gap (1:52.50)
4Flagstaff High School (AZ)7.162111600m 1-4 Average (4:40.82)
5Campo Verde High School (AZ)7.62345000m 1-2 Gap (32.65)
6Page High School (AZ)9.084195000m 1-5 Gap (1:15.99)
7Chandler High School (AZ)9.882215000m 1-4 Average (17:00.10)
8Saguaro High School (AZ)10.56215000m 1-4 Gap (1:03.00)
9Mesa Mountain View High School (AZ)13.45415000m 1-2 Gap (48.30)
10Corona del Sol High School (AZ)13.94285000m 1-3 Gap (53.30)
11Gila Ridge High School (AZ)14.42425000m 1-4 Gap (1:51.00)
12North Canyon High School (AZ)14.92295000m 1-4 Average (17:10.63)
13Skyline High School (AZ)17.810311600m 1-4 Average (4:51.61)
14Deer Valley High School (AZ)18.712325000m 1-3 Gap (56.81)
15Desert Mountain High School (AZ)19.15415000m 1-3 Gap (1:24.10)
16Tuba City High School (AZ)19.61443200m 1-4 Average (11:01.54)
17Rincon University High School (AZ)206375000m 1-3 Gap (1:04.51)
18Catalina Foothills High School (AZ)20.03335000m 1-4 Average (17:16.27)
19Pinnacle High School (AZ)20.512275000m 1-5 Gap (1:45.50)
20Basha High School (AZ)21.710365000m 1-5 Gap (1:59.00)
21Hamilton High School (AZ)22.09445000m 1-4 Gap (2:02.60)
22Northland Preparatory Academy (AZ)22.29345000m 1-4 Average (17:17.05)
23Cactus Shadows High School (AZ)22.53483200m 1-4 Average (11:05.56)
24Red Mountain High School (AZ)23.15283200m 1-4 Average (10:40.04)
25Sandra Day O Connor High School (AZ)23.18395000m 1-2 Gap (43.98)
26Perry High School (AZ)249445000m 1-2 Gap (1:04.60)
27Chandler Preparatory Academy (AZ)25.217405000m 1-4 Average (17:28.35)
28Independence High School (AZ)26.29421600m 1-4 Average (4:54.67)
29Chinle High School (AZ)29.416441600m 1-4 Average (4:54.80)
30Sunrise Mountain High School (AZ)30.717375000m 1-4 Average (17:23.73)
31Boulder Creek High School (AZ)32.819505000m 1-2 Gap (2:03.00)
32Hopi High School (AZ)33.12335000m 1-5 Gap (1:54.60), Not Enough Data
33South Mountain High School (AZ)33.913485000m 1-5 Gap (3:07.47), Not Enough Data
34Prescott High School (AZ)34.219493200m Top 4
35Mountain Ridge High School (AZ)34.66465000m 1-5 Gap (2:46.10)
36Salpointe Catholic High School (AZ)34.816491600m Top 4
37Carl Hayden Community High School (AZ)34.919471600m 1-4 Average (4:56.27)
38Centennial High School (AZ)36.022485000m 1-5 Average (17:59.14)
39Mountain Pointe High School (AZ)36.018495000m 1-5 Average (17:59.50)
40Millennium High School (AZ)37.324431600m 1-4 Average (4:54.75)
41Cibola High School (AZ)39.326505000m 1-3 Gap (2:38.00)
42Phoenix Central High School (AZ)39.523505000m 1-5 Gap (3:32.70)
43Mesquite High School (AZ)39.720455000m 1-4 Gap (2:04.66), Not Enough Data
44Buena High School (AZ)41.726501600m 1-4 Average (4:58.30)
45Blue Ridge High School (AZ)42.334475000m 1-2 Gap (1:22.29), Not Enough Data
46Marana High School (AZ)43.023475000m 1-5 Average (17:56.59), Not Enough Data
47Ganado High School (AZ)4436495000m 1-3 Gap (2:22.70), 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

By using all of these factors and weighting them appropriately, we should get a really good and balanced idea of who are the best teams. This is especially designed for returning teams.