Connecticut Boys Composite XC Team Scores 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.

1Staples High School (CT)2.6414--
2Xavier High School (CT)41245000m 1-5 Gap (1:23.97)
3William Hall High School (CT)4.161295000m 1-2 Gap (29.18)
4Danbury High School (CT)5.81125000m 1-4 Average (17:07.22)
5Tolland High School (CT)7.883375000m 1-2 Gap (45.51)
6Glastonbury High School (CT)8.525165000m 1-4 Gap (50.40)
7Fairfield Warde (CT)9.684275000m 1-3 Gap (1:02.19)
8Suffield High School (CT)13.910365000m 1-3 Gap (1:20.21)
9Bristol Central High School (CT)14.08285000m 1-4 Average (17:39.35)
10Trumbull High School (CT)14.46305000m 1-2 Gap (32.99)
11Wilbur Cross High School (CT)14.56315000m 1-2 Gap (34.00)
12New Milford High School (CT)18.06505000m 1-5 Gap (3:10.90)
13Shelton High School (CT)18.69455000m 1-2 Gap (1:19.49)
14Ridgefield High School (CT)19.65395000m 1-4 Average (17:53.55)
15Fairfield Ludlowe (CT)20.811395000m 1-2 Gap (53.61)
16Amity High School (CT)22.69475000m 1-2 Gap (1:25.00)
17Darien High School (CT)23.08311600m 1-4 Average (4:56.44)
18Conard (CT)23.613475000m 1-3 Gap (1:40.20)
19Southington High School (CT)23.89321600m 1-4 Average (4:56.83)
20Haddam-Killingworth (CT)24.117385000m 1-2 Gap (47.91)
21Fairfield Prep High School (CT)24.77485000m 1-3 Gap (1:42.73)
22Pomperaug (CT)24.91195000m 1-4 Average (17:28.48), Not Enough Data
23E.O. Smith High School (CT)25.57313200m 1-4 Average (11:06.11)
24Middletown High School (CT)26.015445000m 1-2 Gap (1:17.80)
25Cheshire High School (CT)26.817413200m 1-4 Average (11:35.54)
26Ellington High School (CT)28.915505000m Top 5
27Greenwich High School (CT)29.213505000m 1-5 Average (18:21.65)
28Hotchkiss School (CT)29.46435000m 1-5 Gap (2:13.00), Not Enough Data
29Unattached Club ()29.77485000m 1-5 Gap (2:45.41), Not Enough Data
30Berlin High School (CT)30.411275000m 1-5 Average (17:46.31), Not Enough Data
31Guilford High School (CT)30.418425000m 1-4 Average (17:56.25)
32Newtown High School (CT)31.218315000m 1-4 Gap (1:23.75), Not Enough Data
33New Canaan High School (CT)31.49385000m 1-5 Gap (1:59.83)
34Westminster School (CT)31.614435000m 1-2 Gap (1:15.00), Not Enough Data
35Immaculate High School (CT)31.74505000m 1-4 Average (18:10.07), Not Enough Data
36Joel Barlow High School (CT)31.914423200m Top 4
37Bolton High School (CT)32.215455000m 1-4 Gap (1:47.70)
38Choate Rosemary Hall Prep (CT)34.113485000m 1-4 Gap (2:12.00), Not Enough Data
39Manchester High School (CT)35.024475000m Top 5
40Brookfield High School (CT)35.419345000m 1-4 Average (17:47.45), Not Enough Data
41East Lyme High School (CT)35.725465000m 1-5 Gap (2:32.00)
42East Catholic High School (CT)37.026465000m 1-2 Gap (1:19.60), Not Enough Data
43Old Saybrook High School (CT)37.121505000m 1-2 Gap (2:05.40)
44Enfield High School (CT)37.36475000m Top 4, Not Enough Data
45Old Lyme High School (CT)38.63485000m 1-4 Average (18:08.83), Not Enough Data
46Wilton High School (CT)39.05483200m Top 4, Not Enough Data
47Newington High School (CT)39.813415000m 1-4 Average (17:55.25), Not Enough Data
48Cromwell High School (CT)42.128481600m 1-4 Average (5:08.51), Not Enough Data
49Canton High School (CT)42.12485000m 1-5 Average (18:21.05), Not Enough Data
50Terryville High School (CT)45.919485000m Top 5, 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.