|Wachovia Cup State Standings|
|Written by Rick Strunk|
|Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:08|
Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association today announced the standings after the winter sports seasons in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2010-11 academic year.The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Wachovia Cup program is in its 32nd year.
Defending Wachovia Cup champ Cary Green Hope holds on to first place in the 4-A standings with Charlotte Myers Park in second. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons has moved into first among 3-A schools, with fall leader Charlotte Catholic slipping into second. Salisbury continues to pace the 2-A classification with Carrboro in the number-two slot, while Kernersville Bishop McGuinness moves past Durham North Carolina School of the Arts and Hendersonville to take over the top spot among the 1-A schools.
In the 4-A classification, Green Hope was the runner-up in the state 4-A men's swimming championships, sixth in women's swimming and was also second in women's winter track to tally 322.5 points to 230 for Myers Park, whose only winter playoff points came from an eighth-place finish in men's swimming. Lake Norman is third with 217.5 points, getting to the state semifinals in dual team wrestling, finishing fourth in men's swimming and eighth in women's swimming. Lake Norman is just ahead of Asheville T.C. Roberson with 215 points.
Cardinal Gibbons had an excellent winter season, recording first-place finishes in both 3-A men's swimming and women's winter track in addition to taking fifth place in women's swimming. Gibbons has a total of 437.5 points, 17.5 ahead of Charlotte Catholic. Catholic garnered its winter playoff points in swimming, winning the state title in 3-A women's and finishing second in men's. Chapel Hill, with a pair of third-place finishes in both swimming championships and a trip to the regional finals in men's basketball, has 327.5 points, good for third place. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge is fourth with 325.
Defending Cup champion Salisbury held on to the top spot among 2-A schools, winning the state 2-A women’s basketball championship for the third straight year and recording playoff points in five other winter sports. Salisbury was the top 2-A team in women's winter track, second in men's winter track, third in women's swimming, seventh in men's swimming and a regional qualifier in men's basketball. The classification leader has rolled up 487.5 points to build a substantial margin over Carrboro, which has 342.5 points. Carrboro was the top swim team among 2-A schools in both women's and men's competition.
Pittsboro Northwood, the state runner-up in 2-A men's basketball and a regional qualifier in women's, is third with 240 points. East Lincoln, which also collected playoff points in both men's and women's swimming, is fourth with 237.5.
In the 1-A classification, Bishop McGuinness had an excellent winter and scored playoff points in five sports, including the top finish among 1-A teams in women's basketball for the sixth consecutive year. Bishop was also third among 1-A schools in both swimming championships. Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math is in second place with a total of 305 points, which includes playoff points in both men's and women's swimming and a second-place spot among 1-A schools in men's winter track.
Hendersonville is third with 275 points and North Rowan has vaulted into fourth after winning the state 1-A men's basketball crown and taking top honors among 1-A teams in both winter track competitions.
Wachovia Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state-championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wachovia Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer then eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Wachovia Cup points.
Points are awarded for all sports as follows: 50 for first, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 25 for sixth, 20 for seventh and 15 for eighth. In the event of a tie, the schools receive an equal number of points based on the number of teams that tie and the number of teams that finish higher in the standings. Five points are awarded for each sanctioned sport in which a school competes.
Wachovia Cup standings are announced three times each school year: once after the fall and then the winter sports, and concluding with the winner after the spring sports season ends in June. The engraved silver cups are presented during NCHSAA Day activities at UNC-Chapel Hill each fall.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
WACHOVIA CUP STANDINGS AFTER WINTER SPORTS 2010-11
2-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS
3-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS
4-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS
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