The hills were burning with some great action for week 5's rankings, and the Hawks, Spartans, and Flaming Arrows were dominating, while the Blue Streaks had a big rebound.
A lighter weekend followed the successive blasts of McQuaid and Manhattan, but the trails saw enough action to shake the rankings around a bit.
Manhattan ruled the day in Week 4's ranking's action, and only the bravest of the brave survived.
There was no escape from New York City last weekend as the Manhattan Invitational grabbed the nation's attention in a very big way.
McQuaid gave us some wild times on the first Saturday in October, and a huge Manhattan Eastern States race looms ahead of the top ranked teams.
The big action at McQuaid on the first Saturday in October led to some big changes in the rankings, and still more turbulence is on the way this weekend.
The second week of rankings for the guys takes on the big Pre-States meet at Chenango Valley and a wide-ranging weekend of action.
The second week of rankings picks up after a big Pre-States meet at Chenango Valley and a wild weekend of action.
The first week of rankings set the season's stage after a big week at Queensbury, East Aurora, Suffern, and a big Wayne's world of action.
The year was 1950, the beginning of everything. In an inner-city park in upstate New York, a hundred runners got the gun for a race to the future.
The path to the Class D title is almost always mysterious in the preseason, but the action will be wild as teams dive in to roil the waters for Lake Placid.
Class C lost all of its top 10 runners and a bunch of its top teams from last year, so what survives for this year's big battle?
The Pittsford Mendon Vikings are trying to sail to an unprecedented fourth straight Class B state championship, but there could be dangerous seas ahead.
Class A is likely heading for some wilder times, and it should be very fun to watch.
The AIS action is about to get underway, and the question is whether Trinity can stop a Collegiate team that has a 19-year streak going.
The PSAL is back for another big season with Stuyvesant trying to fight off all contenders and again go for the carrot cake.
The CHSAA teams had another great year in 2015, but after the graduation of a huge corps of seniors, what does 2016 hold in store?
It may be a brave new world of NY XC for the guys as big changes seem to be blowing in the wind, and that spells big-time excitement.
Those who cannot remember the past just need to go to a lot more New York XC meets this year to get a whole lot more great memories.
Every season has a few new nuggets of info you may or may not need to know to get prepped for the trails.
There are a lot of questions about the upcoming season for the NY XC guys, and fortunately we get to enjoy a lot of great action before they get answered.
The greatest group of runners in Class D history is gone, but there will be a lot of exciting trail mavens this year ready to blaze in their forerunners' footsteps.
New York's Class C title is up for grabs this season, and old favorites and new hopefuls are lining up to make a run for the crown.
The action is always wild in Class B, and this year could be one of the craziest ever in a time of big changes.
The 2016 season is approaching for the toughest state class in the nation, New York's Class A. Who's going to run big?