Delaware XC 2013 Boys Preseason State Computer Rankings

We just developed a brand new number-cruncher, allowing us to do these rankings. The rather complicated algorithm takes into account both cross country and track seasons, based on various categories and weights. I (Jason Byrne) developed this on about 12 hours of coding on Friday, forgetting all about lunch that day! But very pleased with the result here. 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 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.

 

Rank Team Score Highest Lowest Weakness
1 Tatnall (DE) 1.96 1 6 --
2 Newark High School (DE) 4 1 5 --
3 Salesianum School (DE) 4.52 2 25 5000m 1-2 Gap (39.60)
4 Caesar Rodney High School (DE) 4.6 2 10 5000m 1-3 Gap (42.90)
5 Charter School of Wilmington (DE) 4.96 3 20 5000m 1-2 Gap (32.90)
6 Caravel Academy (DE) 10.0 3 19 5000m 1-5 Gap (1:56.4)
7 Appoquinimink High School (DE) 13.6 6 30 5000m 1-2 Gap (1:27.6)
8 St. Mark's High School (DE) 13.7 6 35 5000m 1-2 Gap (1:53.1)
9 Glasgow (DE) 15.4 5 25 5000m 1-5 Gap (2:26.4)
10 Hodgson Vo-Tech (DE) 15.8 2 22 5000m 1-4 Average (18:52.4)
11 Middletown High School (DE) 16.6 12 26 5000m 1-2 Gap (44.70)
12 Brandywine High School (DE) 17.7 10 34 5000m 1-2 Gap (1:47.9)
13 St. George's Technical High School (DE) 19.6 10 30 5000m 1-3 Gap (1:38.3)
14 Concord High School (DE) 19.7 1 7 5000m 1-4 Average (17:32.3), Not Enough Data
15 Conrad (Henry C.) Schools of Science (DE) 20.3 11 27 5000m Top 4
16 Sussex Technical High School (DE) 21.1 5 14 5000m 1-2 Gap (21.70), Not Enough Data
17 Delaware Military Academy (DE) 22 7 12 --
18 Wilmington Christian School (DE) 24 2 32 5000m 1-5 Average (20:44.0)
19 Cape Henlopen High School (DE) 24.5 8 22 5000m 1-3 Gap (1:13.4), Not Enough Data
20 Archmere Academy (DE) 25.8 9 25 5000m 1-3 Gap (1:23.2), Not Enough Data
21 William Penn High School (DE) 26.6 9 19 5000m 1-4 Average (18:16.0), Not Enough Data
22 Milford High School (DE) 27.8 10 20 5000m 1-4 Average (18:34.7), Not Enough Data
23 St. Andrews (DE) 28.1 12 31 5000m 1-2 Gap (1:27.9), Not Enough Data
24 Sanford School (DE) 28.8 3 28 5000m 1-4 Average (19:23.6), Not Enough Data
25 Dover High School (DE) 30 13 24 5000m 1-4 Average (18:56.8), Not Enough Data
26 Indian River (DE) 31.5 4 33 5000m Top 4, Not Enough Data
27 Wilmington Friends (DE) 32.5 14 37 5000m 1-2 Gap (1:57.9), Not Enough Data
28 Alexis I. DuPont High School (DE) 33.2 20 27 5000m 1-4 Average (19:19.9), Not Enough Data
29 Christiana High School (DE) 33.3 15 29 5000m 1-4 Average (19:36.8), Not Enough Data
30 Tower Hill School (DE) 35.0 23 36 5000m 1-3 Gap (2:29.0), Not Enough Data
31 Delcastle High School (DE) 35.4 8 34 5000m 1-4 Average (20:38.6), Not Enough Data
32 Mount Pleasant High School (DE) 35.4 25 33 5000m 1-4 Gap (2:45.6), Not Enough Data
33 St. Thomas More Prep (DE) 36.3 7 35 5000m Top 4, Not Enough Data
34 Polytech High School (DE) 37.6 21 37 5000m Top 4, Not Enough Data
35 Lake Forest High School (DE) 37.7 30 38 5000m 1-2 Gap (2:06.2), Not Enough Data
36 Sussex Central High School (DE) 40.3 28 38 5000m Top 4, Not Enough Data
37 Pencader Charter (DE) 40.7 32 44 5000m 1-2 Gap (3:28.1), Not Enough Data

Related Returning Boys XC Rankings

Based on Cross Country 5K Based on Track 1600m Based on Track 3200m