Delaware Boys Composite XC Team Scores 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 Delaware.

RankTeamScoreHighestLowestWeakness
1Tatnall (DE)3.442155000m 1-4 Gap (1:20.83)
2Salesianum School (DE)3.721205000m 1-2 Gap (24.60)
3Caesar Rodney High School (DE)4.922165000m 1-2 Gap (19.43)
4Newark Charter (DE)8.41121600m Top 4
5Charter School of Wilmington (DE)8.643385000m 1-2 Gap (1:30.00)
6Concord High School (DE)8.781145000m 1-4 Average (18:08.76)
7Sussex Technical High School (DE)8.84145000m 1-4 Gap (1:14.30)
8Cape Henlopen High School (DE)10.36365000m 1-2 Gap (1:13.18)
9Polytech High School (DE)11.38155000m 1-4 Average (18:15.85)
10Archmere Academy (DE)11.57225000m 1-5 Gap (2:09.39)
11St. Mark's High School (DE)13.93335000m 1-2 Gap (56.13)
12Delaware Military Academy (DE)14.59215000m 1-4 Average (18:35.51)
13Conrad (Henry C.) Schools of Science (DE)15.06225000m 1-4 Gap (1:39.08)
14St. Andrews (DE)18.5285000m 1-3 Gap (26.04), Not Enough Data
15Wilmington Friends (DE)19.35465000m 1-2 Gap (2:27.87)
16Middletown High School (DE)20.910385000m 1-5 Gap (4:43.63)
17Alexis I. DuPont High School (DE)22.11365000m 1-4 Average (20:20.58)
18Dover High School (DE)24.48255000m 1-2 Gap (35.12), Not Enough Data
19Lake Forest High School (DE)25.010235000m 1-2 Gap (26.76), Not Enough Data
20Delcastle High School (DE)25.416425000m 1-2 Gap (1:42.43)
21William Penn High School (DE)25.56375000m 1-4 Average (20:29.11)
22Caravel Academy (DE)2610415000m 1-2 Gap (1:42.36)
23Sussex Central High School (DE)28.04255000m 1-4 Average (18:46.84), Not Enough Data
24Mount Pleasant High School (DE)28.115305000m 1-2 Gap (46.80), Not Enough Data
25Christiana High School (DE)2912395000m 1-4 Average (21:06.15)
26Newark High School (DE)29.111355000m 1-2 Gap (1:07.31), Not Enough Data
27Smyrna High School (DE)30.218245000m 1-2 Gap (31.01), Not Enough Data
28Milford High School (DE)30.28255000m 1-4 Gap (1:50.56), Not Enough Data
29Appoquinimink High School (DE)30.215295000m 1-3 Gap (1:44.63), Not Enough Data
30MOT Charter (DE)31.02335000m 1-4 Average (19:42.45), Not Enough Data
31St. Georges Tech (DE)32.44355000m 1-4 Average (19:45.44), Not Enough Data
32Hodgson Vo-Tech (DE)33.72328--
33Tower Hill School (DE)35.023385000m 1-3 Gap (2:15.16), Not Enough Data
34Sanford School (DE)35.112365000m 1-4 Gap (2:50.65), Not Enough Data
35Red Lion Christian (DE)36.727395000m 1-2 Gap (1:32.04), Not Enough Data
36Sussex Academy of Arts & Science HS (DE)36.721375000m 1-2 Gap (1:15.43), Not Enough Data
37Wilmington Christian School (DE)36.93455000m 1-3 Gap (4:00.41), Not Enough Data
38Delmar (DE)39.828485000m 1-2 Gap (3:32.17), Not Enough Data
39St. Elizabeth High School (DE)40.426385000m 1-4 Average (20:51.88), Not Enough Data
40Brandywine High School (DE)43.334435000m 1-2 Gap (1:47.64), Not Enough Data
41Freire Charter School (DE)43.621465000m 1-4 Gap (8:32.28), Not Enough Data
42Howard Tech High School (DE)44.138455000m 1-2 Gap (2:14.01), Not Enough Data
43Delaware Design Lab High School (DE)44.322455000m 1-4 Average (24:28.22), 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.


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