No rankings or predications can ever be 100% accurate. Every year there are teams that rise above their previous status and individuals who make surprising quantum improvements that change the entire dynamic of their team. If these ranking trouble you, you have two choices: Send updated information on why your team rating is inaccurate to Coach Todd & Deb James,
or work hard and make your team better than we predicted. It only takes five runners to win a championship. Any school listed in the following pages could win this year.