Rankings: The Southern Section's Top 25 Teams

Nico Young and Newbury Park (left) won at Woodbridge, Mateo Joseph and Great Oak won at Clovis. The defending CIF-Southern Section and CIF-State champs for Divisions 2 and 1, respectively, won't meet again head-to-head until Nike Cross Nationals in Portland the first weekend of December. (Credit: DeAnna Turner)


With several leagues holding their league finals starting THIS weekend, thus kicking off the 2019 postseason in the Southern Section, many of the section's best either competed at the Mt. SAC Invitational or the Riverside Invitational last weekend. Meanwhile, Orange County's best clashed against one another two weeks ago. 

With that, we take our third glance at the section's top 25 teams, per gender, regardless of division. These are subjective rankings, taking into account the different courses that each squad has competed on along with the variety of lineups each squad has utilized thus far.