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NP boys, Crestwood girls end No. 1

With conference, district and state competition to use as evaluation and the season complete, the final Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Rankings of District 2 teams were released late Monday morning.

They look much like the season-opening rankings.

The top seven boys teams and five of the top six girls teams from the preseason rankings wound up within two spots of their original position.

The North Pocono boys and Crestwood girls, both District 2 Class 3A champions by comfortable margins, wound up as No. 1 teams.

North Pocono opened the season in third, took over the top spot in the third of 10 weekly polls and held it the rest of the way. The Trojans were unbeaten champions of the Lackawanna League.

Crestwood was first in every set of rankings during the season. The Lady Comets were unbeaten champions of the Wyoming Valley Conference.

Five teams made positive moves for the final rankings of the season.

Montrose and Abington Heights moved up to second and third while Elk Lake joined the rankings on the girls side.

Lake-Lehman and Crestwood each moved up in boys.

Abington Heights and Holy Redeemer remained second and third in boys.

Lake-Lehman and Crestwood moved up one spot each to fourth and fifth.

Montrose dropped two places to sixth.

The second half of the rankings – Mid Valley seventh, followed, in order, by Dallas, Scranton Prep, Honesdale, Blue Ridge and Berwick – remained the same as the previous week.

Montrose, Abington Heights and each gained one position while Holy Redeemer dropped from second to fourth in girls.

Dallas, Honesdale, Valley View, North Pocono, Lake-Lehman, Scranton and Delaware Valley held fifth through 11th.

Elk Lake moved into the 12th spot after finishing in the top half of the field in the state Class A race.

The rankings, with records, district finish, state team finishes and previous positions:



RankSchoolRecordDistrictStateLast Rank
  1.North Pocono23-01st in 3A14th in 3A  1
  2.Abington Heights22-12nd in 3ANA  2
  3.Holy Redeemer14-21st in 2A13th in 2A  3
  4.Lake-Lehman15-12nd in 2A14th in 2A  5
  5.Crestwood15-13rd in 2ANA  6
  6.Montrose20-31st in A10th in A  4
  7.Mid Valley19-44th in 2ANA  7
  8.Dallas13-35th in 2ANA  8
  9.Scranton Prep20-36th in 2ANA  9
10.Honesdale19-47th in 2ANA10
11.Blue Ridge15-82nd in A14th in A11
12.Berwick13-38th in 2ANA12


RankSchoolRecordDistrictStateLast Rank
  1.Crestwood16-01st in 3A13th in 3A  1
  2.Montrose21-21st in A3rd in A  3
  3.Abington Heights23-02nd in 3ANA  4
  4.Holy Redeemer15-11st in 2A14th in 2A  2
  5.Dallas13-32nd in 2A12th in 2A  5
  6.Honesdale21-24th in 2ANA  6
  7.Valley View20-33rd in 2ANA  7
  8.North Pocono19-45th in 2ANA  8
  9.Lake-Lehman12-46th in 2ANA  9
10.Scranton19-44th in 3ANA10
11.Delaware Valley13-103rd in 3ANA11
12.Elk Lake13-102nd in A11th in ANR

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