2016-2017 Wells Fargo State Cup Standings Winter

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association in conjunction with Wells Fargo released the final standings in the 38th annual Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2016-17 academic year. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.

After the winter sports season, Green Hope remains on top after their incredible performances last year in 4A. Meanwhile, Marvin Ridge keeps their position in front of Weddington for the 3A class. In 2A, Lake Norman Charter once again comes out on top.  For 1A, Mount Airy is more than 80 points ahead of Lincoln Charter and last season’s champion Raleigh Charter. 

Green Hope maintains possession of the top spot in the 4A ranks after the winter sports season. The Falcons had a comfortable lead of 172 points ahead of Cardinal Gibbons and Ronald Reagan who were tied for second place. Green Hope took home a third-place finish in men’s indoor track and a fourth-place finish in women’s swimming.  

Marvin Ridge is on top of the 3A race with a 107-point lead over Weddington. The Mavericks took home state championships in men’s indoor track, men’s swimming and women’s swimming. They also received a tied fourth-place finish in women’s indoor track.

Lake Norman Charter holds a narrow ten-point advantage over Carrboro in the 2A race. Their lead over defending champion, Carrboro, can be attributed to their fifth-place finish in women’s swimming. Carrboro received a second-place finish in wrestling and a third-place finish in women’s swimming.   

The Granite Bears of Mount Airy are atop the 1A standings. The Bears are 80 points ahead of their closest competition, winning a women’s basketball championship and a second-place finish in men’s indoor track.

Wells Fargo 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, Wells Fargo Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer than eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the 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 and 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.

Wells Fargo Cup standings are announced three times each school year: once after the fall and the winter sports and concluding with the overall winner after the spring sports season ends.

 

1A Wells Fargo Cup Winter Standings

1 – Mount Airy – 390

2 – Lincoln Charter – 310

3 – Raleigh Charter – 265

4 – Bishop McGuinness – 240

T5 – Gray Stone Day – 225

T5 – Franklin Academy – 225

T7 – Murphy – 202.5

T7 – Community School of Davidson – 202.5   

9 – Wallace-Rose Hill – 192.5

10 – East Carteret – 177.5

11 – Riverside-Martin – 167.5

12 – West Montgomery – 157.5

13 – Whiteville – 152.5

14 – Voyager – 147.5

15 – Roxboro Community – 145

 

2A Wells Fargo Cup Winter Standings

1 – Lake Norman Charter – 305

2 – Carborro – 295

3 – NC School of Science & Math – 260

4 – Croatan – 250

5 – First Flight – 247.5

6 – Northside- Jacksonville – 187.5

7 – Brevard – 185   

T8 – Smoky Mountain – 182.5

T8 – North Surry – 182.5

10 – Durham School of the Arts – 177.5

11 – Hendersonville – 170

12 – Shelby – 167.5

T13 – Clinton – 165

T13 – Washington – 165

14 –  Chase – 152.5

 

3A Wells Fargo Cup Winter Standings

1 – Marvin Ridge – 492.5

2 – Weddington – 385

3 – Chapel Hill – 365

4 – Northern Guilford – 292.5

5 – Cox Mill – 222.5

6 – Jacksonville – 190

7 – West Carteret – 172.5

8 – Concord – 167.5

9 – Cuthbertson – 165

10 – Asheville – 162.5  

11 – A.C. Reynolds – 155

12 – Hickory Ridge – 152.5

T13 – Freedom – 145

T13 – Terry Sanford – 145

15 – Orange – 142.5

 

4A Wells Fargo Cup Winter Standings

1 – Green Hope – 402.5

T2 – Cardinal Gibbons – 230

T2 – Ronald Reagan – 230

4 – Charlotte Catholic – 220

5 – Leesville Road – 215

6 – West Forsyth – 210  

7 – W.A. Hough – 202.5

8 – Myers Park – 195

9 – Providence – 180

10 – Broughton – 172.5

T11 – Pinecrest – 160

T11 – Southeast Raleigh – 160

13 – Davie – 152.5

14 – Page – 150

T15 – Northwest Guilford – 142.5

T15 – South Mecklenburg – 142.5