TEAM RANKINGS Newbury Park, Buchanan Remain Atop CA's Best


Two of the elite returning high school XC teams in the United States, Newbury Park's boys and Buchanan's girls, lead the MileSplitCA statewide top 10 team rankings. (Photos by Raymond Tran and DeAnna Turner)

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This is an update from our Sept. 7 statewide "preseason" high school cross country top-10 rankings list for the 2022 fall season.

This is a subjective list adding September competition data to adjust our preseason list.  


1. Newbury Park (SS) - Panthers' first true challenge comes Oct. 8. 

2. Granada (NC) - Impressive fourth behind three nationally-ranked teams at Woodbridge.

3. Great Oak (SS) - Wolfpack boys placed fifth at both Woodbridge and Bob Firman.

4. San Clemente (SS) - Tritons were No. 3 CA team at Woodbridge and dominated in Dana Hills win.

5. Ventura (SS) - Cougars were the No. 4 CA team at Woodbridge. 

6. Torrey Pines (SD) - Top team in San Diego was the No. 5 CA team at Woodbridge. 

7. Clovis (CS) - CA's No. 6 team in the elite race at Woodbridge. 

8. Redondo Union (SS) - Fourth at Portland XC with a 46-second 1-5 split.

9. Madera South (CS) - Rebounded from 11th among CA teams at Woodbridge to fifth at Portland.

10. San Luis Obispo (CS) - Wins at Ojai and Atascadero after runner-up placing to Madera South at Morro Bay.


1. Buchanan (CS) - At less than 100%, still the best at Woodbridge, and now U.S. No. 1.

2. JSerra (SS) - Beat nationally-ranked teams at Woodbridge and crushed at Dana Hills.

3. Los Altos (CC) - Top team in NorCal with impressive wins at Lowell and De La Salle.

4. Newbury Park (SS) - Panthers were the No. 3 CA team at Woodbridge.

5. St. Francis (SJ) - Troubies are 3-0 with wins at Oakmont, Lagoon Valley, and Jessup.

6. Rancho Cucamonga (SS) - Running tight 1-5s to impress at Woodbridge and Portland.

7. Campolindo (NC) - Best team at Ed Sias, runner-up to Los Altos at De La Salle.

8. Granite Bay (SJ) - Beat Whitney and Oak Ridge in early league cluster. 

9. Great Oak (SS) - Fifth among CA teams at Woodbridge with a tight 1-5 pack.

10. Torrey Pines (SD) - Top team in San Diego was 8th among CA teams at Woodbridge.


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