After a week in which the number of unbeaten cross country teams in District 2 was reduced from 11 to 6, the Crestwood and Mid Valley boys took advantage of protecting their perfect records to move up in the Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Rankings of District 2 teams.
The North Pocono boys and Crestwood girls, two of the unbeaten teams, continued to hold down the top spots in the rankings, which were released Monday afternoon.
There are now three boys and three girls teams with unbeaten records after going into the week with seven boys and four girls teams fitting that description.
Dallas and Montrose joined Crestwood and Mid Valley in making upward moves in the boys rankings while Valley View, North Pocono, Hazleton Area and Dallas are the teams on the rise on the girls side.
North Pocono handed Abington Heights its first boys loss and picked up five wins in the busiest day of the Lackawanna League season in terms of team scoring. It was the one week on the schedule that teams are scored against their two travel partners in the cluster scheduling format as well as the other three opponents. The Trojans went 5-0 on the week to reach 14-0.
Crestwood emerged as the last unbeaten in the Wyoming Valley Conference with two wins and traded places with Abington Heights, taking over second.
Mid Valley moved up from fifth to fourth.
Dallas made the week’s biggest move, handing Berwick its first defeat and using its three wins to jump from 11th to fifth.
Berwick slips one spot into sixth.
Holy Redeemer holds seventh after winning three meets, including handing Lake-Lehman its first loss.
Montrose posted five wins and handed Scranton Prep its first loss to move from ninth to eighth.
The first losses dropped Lake-Lehman from fourth to ninth and Scranton Prep from eighth to 10th.
Honesdale slipped one spot to 11th despite going 5-0
Delaware Valley remained in 12th.
The last three unbeaten girls teams – Crestwood, Abington Heights and Holy Redeemer – combined for 11 wins and remained 1-2-3, in that order.
Montrose, which has lost only on a tiebreaker to Abington Heights, held fourth with its five wins and Scranton did the same to remain in fifth. Both teams are 13-1.
The first change is Valley View moving up from seventh to sixth after going 4-1 and giving Abington Heights its second closest meet of the season.
Lake-Lehman suffered its first loss, against Holy Redeemer, and exchanged spots with Valley View, dropping one position to seventh.
Honesdale won its five meets to remain in eighth, followed by three teams that climbed one spot – North Pocono, Hazleton Area and Dallas in ninth through 11th.
Scranton Prep slipped from ninth to 12th.
The rankings with records and last week’s rank:
CENTURY DENTAL ASSOCIATES CROSS COUNTRY POWER RANKINGS