Fall Sports Wachovia Cup Standings Listed

Wachovia Bank, N.A., along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings for fall sports in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2006-2007 academic year.



The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia Bank, N.A., and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Wachovia Cup program is in its 28th year.



Raleigh Broughton sits atop the 4-A standings with defending Wachovia Cup champ Charlotte Providence in second place. Asheville T.C.Roberson paces the 3-A classification ahead of perennial power Charlotte Catholic, while Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons holds the top spot among 2-A schools. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness has a 17.5-point lead over defending champion Hampstead Topsail in the 1-A classification standings.



Raleigh Broughton scored playoff points in five different fall sports, paced by a state championship in men’s soccer and runner-up finish in women’s tennis, to lead the 4-A classification standings. That put the Caps ahead of Providence, which was runner-up in volleyball and women’s cross country, in the state semifinals in women’s tennis and quarterfinals in football.



Chapel Hill is in third place, 2.5 points ahead of Wilmington Hoggard.



In the 3-A classification, T.C. Roberson has a 2.5-point lead over Catholic after winning men’s cross country, finishing second in women’s, getting to the state semifinals in men’s soccer and quarterfinals in women’s tennis. Catholic was runner-up in football and fourth place in both cross-country events.



Asheville is in third at 142.5 points and Wilson Fike, which had the top 3-A women’s golf team, is fourth at 130.



Cardinal Gibbons paces the 2-A standings by virtue of state titles in volleyball, men’s soccer and both men’s and women’s cross country. West Henderson is just under 50 points off the pace, with playoff points in five sports including a runner-up finish in volleyball, third in men’s cross country and fourth in women’s cross country.



Salisbury is in third place in the 2-A Cup chase and Shelby, after winning a state football crown, is in fourth.

Bishop McGuinness teams did not win a single state team championship in the fall, but scored in five different playoff sports to build its advantage over Topsail. Topsail was the top-rated team in women’s golf among the 1-A schools and was runner-up in women’s tennis to take second place.



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 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 FALL SPORTS 2006



1-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 187.5

2. Hampstead Topsail 170

3. N.C. School of Science and Math 135

4. Polk County 127.5

5. Hayesville 120

Hendersonville 120

7. Mount Airy 110

8. Elkin 107.5

9. Pender 102.5

Siler City Jordan-Matthews 102.5

11. Manteo 97.5

12. Dixon 85

13. Murphy 80

14. Thomasville 75

15. East Bladen 67.5

Louisburg 67.5

Williamston 67.5



2-A CLASSIFICATION

1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 275

2. West Henderson 227.5

3. Salisbury 157.5

4. Shelby 150

5. Black Mountain Charles D. Owen 132.5

6. Pittsboro Northwood 107.5

7. Kill Devil Hills First Flight 102.5

8. Durham School of the Arts 97.5

9. Boonville Starmount 95

10. Reidsville 87.5

Orange 87.5

12. Newton-Conover 80

Burlington Cummings 80

Surry Central 80

North Lincoln 80



3-A CLASSIFICATION

1. Asheville T.C. Roberson 190

2. Charlotte Catholic 187.5

3. Asheville 142.5

5. Wilson Fike 130

6. Lake Norman 115

7. Jacksonville 110

8. Southwest Guilford 107.5

9. Pfafftown Ronald Reagan 105

Western Alamance 105

Mooresville 105

12. Enka 97.5

13. Cameron Union Pines 95

14. Burlington Walter Williams 92.5

15. Eastern Randolph 85

Hickory 85



4-A CLASSIFICATION

1. Raleigh Needham Broughton 201.67

2. Charlotte Providence 185

3. Chapel Hill 157.5

4. Wilmington Hoggard 155

5. Charlotte Myers Park 145

6. Greensboro Page 142.5

7. Morrisville Green Hope 134.17

8. Northwest Guilford 117.5

9. North Mecklenburg 115

10. Asheville A.C. Reynolds 110

11. Southern Pines Pinecrest 95

Watauga 95

13. Greenville Rose 85

14. Raleigh Leesville Road 82.5

15. Charlotte Independence 80

Person 80

West Charlotte 80