What if we reseeded the 2018 California State XC meet?


The 2018 California State XC meet seems like a distant memory and before we are headlong into the 2019 Track and Field season, I would like to take a closer look at the results of the most recent state XC meet. The first state meet was contested at Woodward Park in 1987 with three divisions. A fourth division was added in 1990 and the current format with five divisions was finalized in 1996. The divisional breakdowns have fluctuated since that year as mandated by the CIF and at this moment, each section is given autonomy on how they place their teams. The one variance is that Division V teams cannot exceed 600 students. Since all sections are not created equally as in size, what we end up with is a large disparity in the rest of the divisions as you will see below.

The data you will see below was accumulated by Jesuit coach, Walt Lange. He has been one of the most successful distance coaches in California and his boys have won 9 state team titles during the state meet era. Coach Lange was also one of our coaches that we profiled in our California Coaching Legends series. You can check that profile HERE.

Below you can see the actual boys team results of the 2018 CIF State Meet on the left while the stats on the right show the results if all sections used the same numbers for all divisions. (You can also view the stats you see below at this LINK if you want a cleaner version.) The Section links will take you to each section's divisional breakdown if you wanted to do your own research.

By reshuffling the teams after their section meets, you would now get equitable competition in all divisions. The teams that have been dominant over the years are usually the result of taking on smaller schools. How many of you knew that the Division III state champion team (Ridgeview) had 2532 students? The Division II state championship team (Newbury Park) is listed with 2452 students and while it is smaller than Ridgeview, Newbury Park would be in Division I in any other section. By holding all sections to the same divisional breakdowns, this would eliminate this type of disparity.

If you have any comments about the following stats, feel free to use the comment section below or chat at us on twitter @milesplitca.

2018 California State XC Reality & Fantasy

Section cbeds




Central
Reality D1 2045-4739


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team times


Fantasy D1 2385-4142


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team times


Central Coast
LA City
1Great Oak-SS32491:16:491Great Oak-SS32491:16:49Sac-Joaquin
2West Ranch-SS25041:17:052West Ranch-SS25041:17:05San Diego
3Dana Hills-SS25541:18:283Newbury Park-SS24521:17:51San Francisco(Lowell)
4Dublin-NCS28321:18:474Dana Hills-SS25541:18:28Northern
5Jesuit-SJS21681:19:105Dublin-NCS28321:18:47Oakland
(Skyline)
6Poly (Long Beach)-SS41421:19:226Claremont-SS24141:18:50North Coast
7Bellarmine-CCS33001:19:377Loyola-SS24221:18:56Southern
8Crescenta Valley-SS26451:19:438Poly (Long Beach)-SS41421:19:22
9Paso Robles-CS21441:20:029Bellarmine-CCS33001:19:37
10Clovis North-CS24981:20:4710Crescenta Valley-SS26451:19:43
11Mira Costa-SS25571:21:2211Ridgeview-CS25321:20:01
12Los Altos-CCS22341:21:3512Woodbridge-SS23851:20:22
13California-SS28291:21:4813Clovis North-CS24981:20:47
14El Camino (O.Side)-SDS28501:21:5914El Toro-SS24371:21:07
15Dougherty Valley-NCS32251:22:0315Mira Costa-SS25571:21:22
16Granada Hills-LAS47391:22:0916California-SS28291:21:48
17San Marcos-SDS33411:22:1117El Camino (O.Side)-SDS28501:21:59
18Davis-SJS28351:22:1318Dougherty Valley-NCS32251:22:03
19Palo Alto-CCS20451:22:4519Granada Hills-LAS47391:22:09
20Buchanan-CS27041:22:4620San Marcos-SDS33411:22:11
21El Camino Real-LAS35671:22:4621Davis-SJS28351:22:13
22Lowell-SFS27311:23:4122El Camino Real-LAS35671:22:46
23?23Buchanan-CS27041:22:46
24Lowell-SFS27311:23:41
Reality D2 1700-2452Fantasy D2 1869-2270
1Newbury Park-SS24521:17:511La Costa Canyon-SDS18941:17:55
2La Costa Canyon-SDS18941:17:552Jesuit-SJS21681:19:10
3Claremont-SS24141:18:503Paso Robles-CS21441:20:02
4Loyola-SS24221:18:564Thousand Oaks-SS22391:20:32
5St Francis-MV-CCS17601:19:215West Torrance-SS20301:20:40
6Woodbridge-SS23851:20:226Granada-NCS22441:20:48
7Thousand Oaks-SS22391:20:327De La Salle-NCS20781:21:33
8Granada-NCS22441:20:488Los Altos-CCS22341:21:35
9El Toro-SS24371:21:079Poway-SDS22661:21:45
10Whitney-SJS18661:21:2910Indio-SS19651:21:50
11De La Salle-NCS20781:21:3311Simi Valley-SS22701:22:16
12Poway-SDS22661:21:4512Liberty-Bakersfield-CS20811:22:28
13Simi Valley-SS22701:22:1613Rocklin-SJS20461:22:36
14Liberty-Bakersfield-CS20811:22:2814Bella Vista-SJS20151:22:40
15Rocklin-SJS20461:22:3615Palo Alto-CCS20451:22:45
16Bella Vista-SJS20151:22:4016Redwood-NCS18921:22:56
17Willow Glen-CCS17001:23:1717Moorpark-SS19271:23:22
18Del Norte-SDS21881:23:2618Del Norte-SDS21881:23:26
19San Luis Obispo-CS15231:23:3219Agoura-SS20801:23:42
20College Park-NCS20421:24:2320College Park-NCS20421:24:23
21Mitty-CCS17411:24:5321Scripps Ranch-SDS22341:24:55
22Scripps Ranch-SDS22341:24:5522University City-SDS18691:26:24
23Venice-LAS20381:28:1323Venice-LAS20381:28:13
24Skyline-OS17561:31:5424West Bakersfield-CS20101:30:02
Reality D3 848-2532Fantasy D3 1322-1866
1Ridgeview-CS2532!1:20:011St Francis-MV-CCS17601:19:21
2Campolindo-NCS13761:20:162Campolindo-NCS13761:20:16
3West Torrance-SS20301:20:403Whitney-SJS18661:21:29
4Indio-SS19651:21:504Maria Carrillo-NCS16121:21:56
5Maria Carrillo-NCS16121:21:565Palos Verdes-SS17781:22:23
6Palos Verdes-SS17781:22:236Chico-NS18111:22:40
7Chico-NS18111:22:407Brea Olinda-SS18071:22:55
8Brea Olinda-SS18071:22:558Willow Glen-CCS17001:23:17
9Redwood-NCS18921:22:569Esperanza-SS16831:23:23
10Moorpark-SS19271:23:2210El Capitan-SDS16751:23:28
11Esperanza-SS16831:23:2311San Luis Obispo-CS15231:23:32
12El Capitan-SDS16751:23:2812Nevada Union-SJS16591:24:00
13Agoura-SS20801:23:4213South Pasadena-SS14901:24:33
14Nevada Union-SJS16591:24:0014Merced-SJS17311:24:36
15Corcoran-CS8481:24:3615Las Lomas-NCS15501:24:43
16Merced-SJS17311:24:3616Cathedral-SS13781:24:49
17Las Lomas-NCS15501:24:4317Mitty-CCS17411:24:53
18Cathedral Catholic-SDS15891:25:0718Cathedral Catholic-SDS15891:25:07
19Greenfield-CCS11791:25:1919Vista Del Lago-SJS18001:25:28
20Vista Del Lago-SJS18001:25:2820Ocean View-SS13781:26:32
21University City-SDS18691:26:2421West Hills-SDS17231:26:57
22West Hills-SDS17231:26:5722Piner-NCS13451:27:04
23Sacred Ht Cath-CCS13221:27:4723Sacred Ht Cath-CCS13221:27:47
24Canoga Park-LAS14151:29:5524Canoga Park-LAS14151:29:55
2525Skyline-OS17561:31:54
Reality D4 504-2010Fantasy D4 558-1282
1Laguna Beach-SS10841:20:091Laguna Beach-SS10841:20:09
2Sir Francis Drake-NCS12301:20:542Sir Francis Drake-NCS12301:20:54
3Placer-SJS12821:21:253Placer-SJS12821:21:25
4JSerra-SS11921:22:134JSerra-SS11921:22:13
5Foothill Technology-SS10011:22:145Foothill Technology-SS10011:22:14
6King City-CCS10781:22:486King City-CCS10781:22:48
7Sage Creek-SDS12521:23:387Sage Creek-SDS12521:23:38
8Scotts Valley-CCS8021:23:568Scotts Valley-CCS8021:23:56
9Christian Brothers-SJS11591:24:079Christian Brothers-SJS11591:24:07
10South Pasadena-SS14901:24:3310Corcoran-CS8481:24:36
11Cathedral-SS13781:24:4911Greenfield-CCS11791:25:19
12Calaveras-SJS8781:25:2812Calaveras-SJS8781:25:28
13Pacific Grove-CCS6151:25:2913Pacific Grove-CCS6151:25:29
14Harvard/Westlake-SS11591:25:3514Harvard/Westlake-SS11591:25:35
15Marin Catholic-NCS7471:26:1415Marin Catholic-NCS7471:26:14
16Ocean View-SS13781:26:3216Crawford-SDS11101:27:26
17Piner-NCS13451:27:0417Coronado-SDS11481:28:13
18Crawford-SDS11101:27:2618Xavier Prep-SS5581:28:38
19Coronado-SDS11481:28:1319Bishop O'Dowd-NCS12361:30:06
20University Prep-NS5041:29:0420Sutter-NS7551:30:14
21West Bakersfield-CS20101:30:0221Lindsay-CS10821:30:29
22Bishop O'Dowd-NCS12361:30:0622Chowchilla-CS11131:31:34
23Sutter-NS7551:30:1423California City-CS5631:34:27
24Lindsay-CS10821:30:2924Waterford-SJS5731:39:11
25Sherman Oaks CES-LAS10171:39:1625Sherman Oaks CES-LAS10171:39:16
Reality D5 168-1113Fantasy D5 168-534
1St. Margarets-SS4651:23:161St. Margarets-SS4651:23:16
2Lick Wilmerding-NCS4991:24:492Lick Wilmerding-NCS4991:24:49
3Thacher-SS2431:25:373Thacher-SS2431:25:37
4Rincon Vly Christian-NCS1681:25:424Rincon Vly Christian-NCS1681:25:42
5Viewpoint-SS5311:25:545Viewpoint-SS5311:25:54
6Woodcrest Christian-SS3391:26:036Woodcrest Christian-SS3391:26:03
7Flintridge Prep-SS4041:26:127Flintridge Prep-SS4041:26:12
8Crystal Springs-CCS2901:26:418Crystal Springs-CCS2901:26:41
9San Francisco Univ-NCS4111:27:029San Francisco Univ-NCS4111:27:02
10Desert Christian/Lan.-SS1701:27:4510Desert Christian/Lan.-SS1701:27:45
11Convent & Stuart Hall-NCS4411:27:5311Convent & Stuart Hall-NCS4411:27:53
12Head-Royce-NCS3701:28:0112Head-Royce-NCS3701:28:01
13Holtville-SDS5341:28:2013Holtville-SDS5341:28:20
14Xavier Prep-SS5581:28:3814Francis Parker-SDS5001:28:42
15Francis Parker-SDS5001:28:4215Santa Fe Christian-SDS4371:28:53
16Santa Fe Christian-SDS4371:28:5316York-CCS2101:28:59
17York-CCS2101:28:5917University Prep-NS5041:29:04
18Nueva School-CCS3471:30:5118Nueva School-CCS3471:30:51
19College Preparatory-NCS3631:31:2019College Preparatory-NCS3631:31:20
20Chowchilla-CS1113?1:31:3420Capital Christian-SJS4491:33:44
21Capital Christian-SJS4491:33:4421Mt. Shasta-NS2961:33:48
22Mt. Shasta-NS2961:33:4822New West Charter-LAS4121:35:48
23California City-CS5631:34:27
24New West Charter-LAS4121:35:48
25Waterford-SJS5731:39:11

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