Connecticut Boys Preseason Composite XC Team Rankings

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Find out who our data based ranking system projects in the preseason as the top returning boys cross country squads in the state of Connecticut.

RankTeamScoreHighestLowestWeakness
1Fairfield Warde (CT)4.441135000m 1-4 Gap (55.22)
2Staples High School (CT)4.561365000m 1-5 Gap (2:09.63)
3William Hall High School (CT)4.761195000m 1-2 Gap (28.00)
4Xavier High School (CT)5.921245000m 1-2 Gap (32.00)
5Suffield High School (CT)8.101143200m Top 4
6Tolland High School (CT)8.44165000m 1-3 Gap (36.00)
7Haddam-Killingworth (CT)8.763215000m 1-4 Gap (1:14.34)
8Amity High School (CT)11.64345000m 1-4 Gap (1:45.84)
9Danbury High School (CT)12.63365000m 1-4 Gap (1:50.20)
10Lyman Memorial High School (CT)14.412183200m 1-4 Average (10:43.93)
11Fairfield Prep High School (CT)16.13495000m 1-2 Gap (1:51.72)
12Glastonbury High School (CT)16.38335000m 1-2 Gap (46.00)
13Trumbull High School (CT)18.47265000m 1-5 Gap (1:50.42)
14Southington High School (CT)18.86255000m 1-4 Average (17:39.47)
15Immaculate High School (CT)19.510305000m 1-3 Gap (1:02.10)
16Manchester High School (CT)20.413455000m 1-2 Gap (1:16.00)
17New Milford High School (CT)21.45495000m 1-3 Gap (2:15.40)
18New Canaan High School (CT)22.19371600m 1-4 Average (5:10.78)
19Newtown High School (CT)22.24165000m 1-4 Gap (58.80), Not Enough Data
20Hamden High School (CT)22.511435000m 1-5 Gap (2:37.45)
21Ellington High School (CT)22.86375000m 1-5 Gap (2:11.00)
22Fairfield Ludlowe (CT)23.410425000m 1-4 Average (18:22.00)
23Middletown High School (CT)25.213391600m 1-4 Average (5:12.23)
24Cheshire High School (CT)26.515505000m 1-2 Gap (1:58.00)
25Pomperaug (CT)27.19245000m 1-4 Average (17:38.62), Not Enough Data
26Shelton High School (CT)28.210501600m 1-4 Average (5:51.38)
27E.O. Smith High School (CT)29.310375000m 1-4 Average (18:15.78)
28Darien High School (CT)29.513465000m 1-3 Gap (1:51.74)
29Northwestern Regional High School (CT)29.514255000m 1-2 Gap (32.90), Not Enough Data
30Guilford High School (CT)29.75315000m 1-4 Average (18:00.42), Not Enough Data
31Bristol Central High School (CT)30.615495000m 1-4 Average (18:29.25)
32Ridgefield High School (CT)31.44495000m 1-5 Average (18:46.40)
33Coginchaug Regional High School (CT)32.819495000m 1-5 Gap (4:00.24)
34East Catholic High School (CT)33.87505000m 1-4 Gap (3:24.20)
35Lewis Mills High School (CT)34.19345000m 1-4 Average (18:03.03), Not Enough Data
36Berlin High School (CT)36.311465000m 1-4 Average (18:25.65), Not Enough Data
37Weston High School (CT)37.126425000m 1-4 Gap (2:04.80), Not Enough Data
38Old Saybrook High School (CT)37.226485000m 1-4 Gap (2:55.75)
39Lyman Hall High School (CT)37.726355000m 1-4 Average (18:04.75), Not Enough Data
40Plainville High School (CT)37.812421600m Top 4, Not Enough Data
41East Lyme High School (CT)38.120405000m 1-4 Average (18:19.75), Not Enough Data
42Fitch High School (CT)40.031415000m 1-5 Gap (2:29.00), Not Enough Data
43Ledyard High School (CT)41.529475000m 1-5 Gap (3:20.00), Not Enough Data
44Nonnewaug High School (CT)41.82445000m Top 5, Not Enough Data
45Northwest Catholic High School (CT)43.430505000m 1-5 Average (18:47.90), Not Enough Data
46Enfield High School (CT)44.331485000m 1-4 Average (18:26.43), Not Enough Data
47New Fairfield High School (CT)47.335485000m 1-3 Gap (2:09.81), Not Enough Data

What are composite team rankings?

A few years ago, MileSplit developed a data based number-cruncher system to rank cross country teams called "composite" team rankings. The rather complicated algorithm takes into account both cross country and track seasons, based on various categories and weights. 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 past 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.

If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a link to "Composite" scoring. This is a type of scoring that gives a team a rank on a number of different categories, with different weights on each:

  • XC 5K Team Rank (normal)
  • XC 5K 1-5 Split
  • XC 5K 1-5 Average
  • XC 5K 1-4 Rank (normal)
  • XC 5K 1-4 Split
  • XC 5K 1-4 Average
  • XC 5K 1-3 Split
  • XC 5K 1-2 Split
  • Outdoor 1600m Top 4 (normal)
  • Outdoor 1600m Top 4 Average
  • Outdoor 3200m Top 4 (normal)
  • Outdoor 3200m Top 4 Average

By using all of these factors and weighting them appropriately, we should get a really good and balanced idea of who are the best teams. This is especially designed for returning teams.


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