Connecticut Girls 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 girls cross country squads in the state of Connecticut.

RankTeamScoreHighestLowestWeakness
1Glastonbury High School (CT)1.4415--
2Avon High School (CT)5.61125000m 1-5 Gap (1:33.00)
3Greenwich High School (CT)7.893195000m 1-2 Gap (22.13)
4Ridgefield High School (CT)113395000m 1-5 Gap (3:11.57)
5Guilford High School (CT)11.92455000m 1-2 Gap (1:25.15)
6Danbury High School (CT)13.43465000m 1-2 Gap (1:25.59)
7Cheshire High School (CT)13.44405000m 1-2 Gap (1:10.30)
8E.O. Smith High School (CT)14.83435000m 1-2 Gap (1:15.15)
9Simsbury High School (CT)16.15235000m 1-4 Gap (1:53.00)
10Hamden High School (CT)16.310205000m 1-5 Average (21:28.33)
11Immaculate High School (CT)16.42475000m 1-2 Gap (1:31.46)
12Mercy High School (CT)16.67305000m 1-2 Gap (35.00)
13Haddam-Killingworth (CT)178345000m 1-4 Gap (2:08.18)
14Staples High School (CT)17.16311600m 1-4 Average (6:04.95)
15Rham High School (CT)17.68345000m 1-2 Gap (45.66)
16Pomperaug (CT)18.21105000m 1-5 Gap (1:17.72), Not Enough Data
17William Hall High School (CT)18.52375000m 1-4 Average (21:48.50), Not Enough Data
18Fairfield Ludlowe (CT)19.06485000m 1-4 Average (22:11.50), Not Enough Data
19Norwich Free Academy (CT)19.36325000m 1-2 Gap (41.04)
20Wilton High School (CT)19.68495000m 1-2 Gap (1:56.63)
21Old Saybrook High School (CT)21.110315000m Top 4
22Old Lyme High School (CT)21.33341600m 1-4 Average (6:08.95)
23Southington High School (CT)22.811435000m 1-3 Gap (2:03.93)
24Darien High School (CT)23.011495000m 1-5 Average (22:34.21)
25Ellington High School (CT)25.35305000m 1-3 Gap (1:28.00)
26Nonnewaug High School (CT)27.010455000m 1-5 Gap (3:27.00)
27New Canaan High School (CT)28.714445000m 1-4 Average (22:04.75)
28Tolland High School (CT)28.913365000m 1-4 Average (21:45.43)
29Stonington High School (CT)29.24295000m 1-4 Average (21:33.24), Not Enough Data
30New Milford High School (CT)29.517365000m 1-2 Gap (51.60), Not Enough Data
31Weston High School (CT)29.62315000m 1-4 Average (21:37.00), Not Enough Data
32Newtown High School (CT)29.810455000m 1-4 Gap (2:32.10), Not Enough Data
33Trumbull High School (CT)31.215435000m 1-5 Gap (3:20.85)
34Daniel Hand High School (CT)31.815285000m 1-4 Average (21:30.55), Not Enough Data
35Derby High School (CT)3217345000m 1-5 Gap (2:44.00), Not Enough Data
36Coginchaug Regional High School (CT)34.911505000m 1-5 Gap (4:34.00)
37Saint Bernard High School (CT)35.216465000m 1-5 Gap (3:28.90), Not Enough Data
38Lauralton Hall High School (CT)35.333465000m 1-4 Gap (2:35.50)
39East Lyme High School (CT)36.922405000m 1-5 Gap (3:12.30), Not Enough Data
40Granby High School (CT)38.522505000m 1-4 Average (22:13.25), Not Enough Data
41Rocky Hill High School (CT)38.911445000m 1-5 Gap (3:21.00), Not Enough Data
42South Windsor High School (CT)39.121385000m 1-4 Average (21:51.25), Not Enough Data
43Shelton High School (CT)40.518491600m 1-4 Average (6:38.02)
44Middletown High School (CT)41.232485000m 1-4 Gap (3:11.20), Not Enough Data
45Bacon Academy (CT)41.825455000m 1-4 Average (22:05.25), Not Enough Data
46Shepaug Valley (CT)45.31505000m 1-5 Average (22:34.96), Not Enough Data
47Hopkins School (CT)46.135505000m 1-4 Gap (4:13.00), 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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