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DyeStat cross country pre-season rankings - Northwest

North Central WA boys, Jesuit Portland girls are #1


rank Club(School) state comment
1 North Central XC Club (North Central) WA State 3A champ returns top 7 in bid for NTN title
2 Portland Harriers (Jesuit) OR State 4A runner-up by 2 returns 6 of 7 with deep team
3 Veradale XC Club (Central Valley) WA State 4A 3rd behind Ferris/Mead returns 4 key runners in tight spread
4 Crater XC Club (Crater) OR State 3A winner returns 5 of 7 with 4 all-staters
5 Stark Street XC Club (Central Catholic) OR State 4A champ suffered big losses but has 2 blue-chippers and others coming off injury
6 Mead XC Club (Mead) WA #2 NW and 5th NTN returns only 2 of 6 but has improving young talent
7 Kodiak XC Club (Kodiak) AK State 4A winner and #5 NW returns 3 of 7 led by state champ with strong JV moving up
8 Lake Stevens XC Club (Lake Stevens) WA State favorite Joey Bywater leads an excellent squad
9 Kalispell XC Club (Flathead) MT A tight pack of 4 pace team looking to regain state title
10 Maple Valley XC Club (Tahoma) WA Return 5 of 6 from 5th place state 4A race

Northwest boys bubble teams alphabetically:
Borah (ID), Bozeman (MT), Burlington-Edison (WA), Ferris (WA), Gig Harbor (WA), Klamath Union (OR), Lake City (ID), Mountain View (ID), North Bend (OR), Seattle Prep (WA), Skyline (WA), Tahoma (WA).


rank Club(School) state comment
1 Portland Harriers (Jesuit) OR State 6A champ and #3 NW has 6 of 7 back plus improving newcomers
2 Fairbanks XC Club (West Valley) AK State 4A champ, #1 NW and 15th NTN returns 4 of 7 as coach Doug Herron departs
3 Gig XC Club (Gig Harbor) WA State 4A champ and #4 NW loses #1 and #3 girls but strong enough to be state favorite
4 Boise Striders (Boise) ID State 5A champ and #5 NW has 4 back from state top-16 and lots of experience
5 Billings XC Club (Billings Senior) MT State 2A champ, #2 NW and 14th NTN loses 2 key scorers, working with 5 back
6 Bozeman XC Club (Bozeman) MT State 2A runner-up has top 5 back plus returning 11:22 3200 runner
7 Sammamish XC Club (Eastlake) WA State 4A 3rd-placer has top 5 back
8 Jefferson XC Club (Jefferson) WA State 4A runner-up and #6 NW loses #1 and #5 but still returns 7 of top 10
9 Sunset XC Club (Sunset) OR State 6A runner-up has 5 of 7 back
10 S. Eugene XC Club (South Eugene) OR State 6A 3rd-placer has 4 of 7 back after excellent track season

Northwest girls bubble teams alphabetically:
Bear Lake (ID), Bellarmine (WA), Billings West (MT), Eagle (ID), Juneau (AK), Redmond (WA), Snohomish (WA), Squalicum (WA), Tualatin (OR), W. Anchorage (AK).