2017 XC Preseason Power Rankings - Class 1 Boys Teams

10. Humansville

Location: Humansville, MO

Enrollment: 112

Head Coach: Robbie Bates

2016 District (Place): 5 (2nd)

2016 State Place: 4th

Key Top 7 Returners: Braeden Decker (2), Freddie Weider (4), Justin McDowell (5), Mason Wheeler (7)

Humansville is arguably taking one of the biggest hits due to graduation this season. The 4th place team in 2016, the Tigers are losing perennial single-digit scorer Dustin Shoemaker. Replacing Shoemaker will be tough, but it appears that rising sophomore Braeden Decker, with his 17:31 PR, will be up to the task. Decker was profiled in our top 15 rankings and will lead his four returning teammates hopefully back to the podium in 2017. As you will see, though, District 5, should it stay the same, will produce at least one major casualty, leaving one very deserving team out of the November classic.