Buckley Rankings Return

The Buckley rankings return for another year. Not only do you get the order of teams, but you get Buckley's geat insights at the same time. THe most up to date rankings will always be found at the CHSAA website - http://www.chsaatrack.org/


CHSAA Rankings

The Buckley Rankings (Pre-Season)

1. St.Anthony's...plethora of distance runners return (Sather, Walshak, Cherkis, Murphy,
et al); will their slogan be "Yes, We Can," as the Friars look to return to the halcyon
days of the Carter administration
2. Chaminade...we all know that the Flyers (Dayton U. is the hometown of the Wright
Bros.) were decimated by graduation; however, Carreiro's charges are like Mao
Zedong's Red Army in Korea (they're numerous and relentless); Kiley leads
3. Monsignor Farrell...many pundits have the Lions at #1, but must rebound from debacle
of last year's XC Cities; "Alex Orlando & Dawn" will be knocking at the ceiling for the
top spot
4. Fordham Prep...three quality returners led by the elder Jennings; if Febles can convert
all the 800 meter speed to the 2 1/2 distance, the Rams can conceivably win it all
5. Kellenberg Memorial...better than others think; a resurgent Posch + Cook (16th last
year in Cities)+ an underappreciated Nicoletti will make the State Meet (I say as a
team, you say as individuals)
6. Bishop Ford...the last set of twins still standing, the Gilhuley's lead the Falcons; back
scorers are a problem for all teams from #5 down
7. Iona Prep...terrific one-two punch of Halpin/Shephard; Jan Mitchell will have to be at his
best to bring along others; the Gaels are rated this low due to the school's connection
to the Mara family; I now must pay $5000 each for my 2 season tickets to the Football
Giants for my PSL (Personal Seat License); I have had these tickets since 1963 and
my wife's father served with Wellington Mara on the USS Randolph in the Pacific during
WW II (along with Soupy Sales); this is the only remaining forum in which I can
8. Holy Trinity...Muller's Titans have a nice returning core group that performed so well in
2007 XC Cities; maybe
9. St.Joseph by the Sea...buoyed by last year's very strong Soph squad, the Vikings will
look to improve on this rating
10.St.Peter's...James Cannon is certainly a top contender, but can last year's Frosh
Champs help enough; Eagles can be a real wild card
11. Xavier...two fine returnees in Mirand and Elie-Vieux, but Dormer needs a lot more


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  • toetheline / 6 Years Ago
    What do you think? Should Farrell be higher? How good can Fordham Prep be? Can Iona move up? The CHSAA is always exciting to watch....
  • TZ800 / 6 Years Ago
    I would look for Farrell to be at the top of this list by the end of the season
  • pauliewalnuts21 / 6 Years Ago
    Xavier takin it all son