Schools that dominated in cross country stand at the top of the MaxPreps Cup standings.
Following the completion of the fall sports season, Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.)
tops the list after finishing first in the Tennessee Class 1A Division 2 state championships for boys and girls cross country and football. Webb also finished second in girls volleyball.
Webb has 359 points, edging out St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
, which has 338 points. St. Thomas Aquinas had strong showings in football (first), volleyball (second) and girls cross country (first).
The MaxPreps Cup attempts to rank the nation's top athletic programs. The formula used to rank schools takes into account finishes in 21 boys and girls sports (a team must finish either first or second in the state to receive points) along with the size of the state, the size of the school and the popularity of the sport. National rankings are also included in the final point totals.
Schools that performed well in cross country dominate the list with eight of the top 10 teams winning at least one state title in either boys or girls cross country.View the final 2012 MaxPreps Cup Standings
St. Pius X Catholic (Atlanta, Ga.)
ranks third on the list with 314 points after capturing state titles in boys and girls cross country and finishing second in football and girls volleyball.Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.)
is fourth with 313 points, claiming state titles in boys and girls cross country and girls volleyball.Jenks (Okla.)
rounds out the top five with 304 points. The Trojans won state titles in boys and girls cross country and football.
The rest of the top 10 includes Punahou (Honolulu)
, with 300 points, Carmel (Ind.)
with 294 points, Carroll (Southlake, Texas)
with 282 points, Cedar Park (Texas)
with 270 points and Lakeville North (Minn.)
with 257 points.
The only fall sports considered for the initial point tabulation were football, volleyball and boys and girls cross country. Due to some states playing soccer, tennis and golf in different parts of the school year, those sports will be considered following spring competition.