The reigning Class B champs will be burning up the trails toward NXN and last year's top runner from States is rated the best guy anywhere in New York, so this is a group to keep your eye on.
Big changes are expected in Class A this year, and some big winning streaks may be in a little trouble.
It's flush times again in the CHSAA, and a big pack of teams are looking to be the leader on the parade grounds in 2017.
Trinity and Collegiate are set for another nailbiter in the AIS, but there are a few other teams that think they should be on top.
A strong and hugely competitive year for New York XC seems to be on the way, and the top team is burning to get back to Portland after an eight year absence.
Last year's States battle between Greenwich and Maple Grove could be set for round two between the intact squads of the Witches and Red Dragons, but some other teams want to join the action.
The Class C race appears set for another close encounter at States as the new Panther rulers try to stay in the lead.
After big graduation losses throughout Class B, a familiar favorite is likely feeling devilishly good.
There is a familiar large Hornet on top of the roost in Class A, but the overall competition in the sections will be the closest in years.
Notre Dame aims for its 4th straight CHSAA title, but the Firebirds of Kellenberg are trying to soar to the top.
Judgment Day will be coming to the PSAL again this year as Benjamin Cardozo goes for a repeat title and Brooklyn Tech tries to engineer an upset.
The AIS may have another season of surprises prepped to spring on us as a strong group of runners return for another big year.
Following a year of big finishes, some new faces and teams are pushing to the fore in 2017.