2011 NJ High School XC Poll - Week 5

Christian Brothers / Voorhees Stay at the Top


Despite the fact that the Grandaddy of XC Festivals, The Manhattan Invitational, took place this weekend (Sunday this year for the religious observation of Yom Kippur), there was very little movement in the NJRunners TopTen. Many teams, especially in the Girls rankings chose to take the weekend off after the excitement and hard racing at Shore Coaches on 10/1. This week will start the County /. Conference portion of Championship time and we should start to see teams making their later season moves towards the top. Take a look and tell us what you think.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


GIRLS: Week 5          
        Last Pre  
RANK TEAM VOTES 1ST PLACE Week Season Looking Back
1 Voorheees 100 10 1 1 No Race
2 Hillsborough 78   3 2 No Race
3 Rumson-Fair Haven 73   5 NR Won Girls F Race @ Manhattan Inv.
4 Ridge 72   4 4 Won Team Tite at CJ Shootout
5 Mt. St. Dominic 65   2 6 3rd in F Race @ Manhattan Inv.
6 Ridgewood 51   6 NR No Race
7 Lenape 41   8 NR No Race
8 Hunterdon Central 26   9 8 No Race
9 Bernards 20   10 NR No Race
10 RBC 19   7 5 No Race
Also Receiving Votes:          
Randolph (9) Bridgewater (3) Cherokee (2) Jackson Mem. (1)    


The big news on the Girls side is the return of Hillsborough to the #2 spot after Mt. St. Dominic Academy experienced a bit of a rough go at Manhattan and dropped down to the 5th spot. Rumson, on the other hand has really started to hit it's stride, and off of  winning the F race at Vanny behind the individual victory of Rachel Christ , moves up 2 notches to #3. The balance of the Top Ten jockeys a little from 6-10.



BOYS: Week 5          
        Last Pre  
RANK TEAM VOTES 1ST PLACE Week Season Looking Back
1 CBA 100 10 1 1 Won Eastern States Championships @ Manhattan 
2 Don Bosco 90   3 4 4th in Eastren States Race
3 WW-P So 80   2 2 7th in Eastern States Race
4 Westfield 70   4 3 8th in Eastern States Race
5 Ridgewood 55   5 5 13th in Eastern States Race
6 Haddonfield 49   6 8 No Race
7 Pope John 35   7 NR No Race
8 Hillsborough 19   8 9 No Race
9 Morris Hills 16   9 NR 18th in A Race @ Manhattan
10 Hackensack 15   NR NR 2nd in E Race at Manhattan
Also Receiving Votes:Ridge (8) No. Hunterdon (7)    
Freehold Twp. (4) Lacey (2)        


It may be too early to anoint CBA, but they are looking more and more like an ALL TIME team. Their win in the Eastern States race at VCP was masterful and it does not look like anyone, at least on this coast, can run with them.   Don Bosco moves back to #2 after taking 4th in the Eastern States race on Sunday. They will battle WW-P So. and Westfield for the 2 spot, most likely, for the rest of the season. The Cinderella Hackensack Comets make the Top Ten for the first time off of their runner up finish in the E race at Mannhattan.