Following Week of Saturday, September 18
As always, Week
1 rankings include a lot of guesses and a few omissions as many teams either have not run in an invitational, competed with partial squads, or are just heavily into the development process for the back part of the lineup. A lot of teams were at the McDaniels-Baxter Pre-States meet on Saturday, but for big chunk of the teams the meet served as more of a relaxed exploration of the course on a day that turned pretty beastly for the later races. Elsewhere, some major invites such as Suffern, Queensbury, Regis, Bob Pratt, West Seneca West, and Red Dragon were big influencers on setting the baseline for the 2021 rankings. Results from previous week's meets such as the VVS, Warwick Wave, Somers Big Red, Springstead Shaker, and Blackbird are also featured. Much, more more to come in the weeks ahead.