Missouri 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 Missouri.

RankTeamScoreHighestLowestWeakness
1Lee's Summit West High School (MO)2.5616--
2Raymore-Peculiar High School (MO)6.721375000m 1-2 Gap (47.00)
3Fatima High School (MO)9.125225000m 1-3 Gap (55.33)
4West Plains High School (MO)9.42425000m 1-5 Gap (2:44.30)
5Festus High School (MO)10.01235000m 1-4 Average (20:20.09)
6Blue Springs South High School (MO)11.31495000m 1-4 Gap (2:41.89)
7Park Hill South High School (MO)11.78215000m 1-5 Gap (1:41.29)
8Parkway West High School (MO)12.81273200m Top 4
9Central (St. Joseph) High School (MO)13.55315000m 1-2 Gap (39.97)
10Blue Springs High School (MO)14.13395000m 1-4 Gap (1:58.40)
11Washington High School (MO)16.81475000m 1-5 Gap (3:05.82)
12Platte County High School (MO)17.54505000m 1-5 Gap (3:31.10)
13Francis Howell High School (MO)18.33355000m 1-5 Average (20:53.04)
14Carl Junction High School (MO)19.23375000m 1-5 Gap (2:26.10)
15Bolivar High School (MO)20.16325000m 1-2 Gap (41.57)
16Lindbergh High School (MO)20.76415000m 1-2 Gap (1:13.03)
17Rock Bridge High School (MO)21.52371600m 1-4 Average (5:51.87)
18Lee's Summit North High School (MO)22.67301600m 1-4 Average (5:49.32)
19Nerinx Hall High School (MO)22.711361600m 1-4 Average (5:51.62)
20Branson High School (MO)24.07401600m 1-4 Average (5:54.35)
21Liberty North High School (MO)25.210441600m 1-4 Average (5:55.72)
22Liberty High School (MO)25.313475000m 1-2 Gap (1:46.16)
23Kirkwood High School (MO)25.316405000m Top 5
24Joplin High School (MO)25.415341600m Top 4
25Jackson High School (MO)25.810475000m 1-4 Gap (2:34.83)
26Westminster Christian Academy (MO)26.58495000m Top 5
27Grain Valley High School (MO)26.611495000m 1-2 Gap (1:52.17), Not Enough Data
28Francis Howell North High School (MO)26.89475000m Top 4
29Kearney High School (MO)27.917365000m 1-3 Gap (1:23.08)
30Staley High School (MO)28.217485000m 1-5 Gap (3:06.43)
31Jefferson City High School (MO)30.013505000m 1-4 Gap (2:50.75)
32Carthage High School (MO)30.616441600m Top 4
33Eureka High School (MO)30.614495000m Top 4
34Lafayette (Wildwood) High School (MO)30.815505000m 1-2 Gap (2:14.33)
35Webster Groves High School (MO)31.813495000m 1-5 Gap (3:17.89)
36Owensville High School (MO)31.818395000m 1-2 Gap (57.84), Not Enough Data
37Holt High School (MO)32.416455000m 1-5 Gap (2:51.47)
38Helias Catholic High School (MO)33.013443200m 1-4 Average (13:37.79)
39Ft. Zumwalt West High School (MO)34.225475000m Top 5
40Moberly High School (MO)34.225413200m 1-4 Average (13:33.11)
41Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau) High School (MO)34.621435000m 1-3 Gap (1:48.34), Not Enough Data
42Cor Jesu Academy (MO)35.018415000m 1-5 Average (21:03.83), Not Enough Data
43Holden High School (MO)36.320435000m Top 4
44Ladue Horton Watkins High School (MO)37.126435000m 1-2 Gap (1:14.90), Not Enough Data
45Parkway Central High School (MO)38.014505000m 1-4 Average (21:01.35)
46Marquette High School (MO)38.316505000m 1-5 Average (21:14.07), Not Enough Data
47Potosi High School (MO)38.88495000m 1-4 Average (21:00.17), Not Enough Data
48St. Teresa's Academy (MO)40.120481600m Top 4, Not Enough Data
49St. Joseph's Academy (MO)41.124391600m 1-4 Average (5:54.32), Not Enough Data
50Seckman High School (MO)41.334493200m 1-4 Average (13:59.28)

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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