Final Wachovia Cup State Standings Announced


Wachovia Bank, N.A., along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings for the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2005-2006 sports season.



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 27th year.



Topsail was able to break the two-year streak by Durham School of the Arts by claiming its first-ever cup in the 1-A classification. There was also a new champion in 2-A, as Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons was able to secure the top spot. Skyland T.C. Roberson rolled past Charlotte Catholic to its second consecutive first--place finish in the 3-A classification. Charlotte Providence paced the 4-A classification, taking its third straight Wachovia title.



In the 1-A classification, Topsail placed in four out of the seven spring sports. A second place finish in men’s tennis, fifth in women’s outdoor track, and a trip to the quarterfinals in baseball helped Topsail to a total of 392.86 points. Polk County took home second place after finishing third in women’s soccer and fourth in men’s outdoor track to compile 357.5 points. A quarterfinals appearance in men’s tennis, a tie for sixth in men’s track, and a fifth place finish in men’s golf helped Hendersonville secure third, with 332.5.



In the 2-A classification, champion Cardinal Gibbons clinched the top spot with 562.5 points resulting from a first-place finish in men’s tennis and two runner-up finishes in women’s outdoor track and men’s golf. West Henderson, with 375 points, remains in second place for the year due to placing fourth in men’s golf and women’s track and sharing fifth place in baseball. With 310 points, Cedar Ridge moved into the third-place position, securing a third in women’s track and tying for fifth in baseball.



In the 3-A classification, T.C. Roberson scored the most points out of any school in each of the classifications with 600 points. Securing points in five out of seven spring sports, Roberson earned second-place finishes in both men’s and women’s track. Charlotte Catholic, with 422.5 points, clinched a fifth-place tie in women’s soccer to land in second place overall. Burlington Williams took third place, finishing second in men’s tennis to accumulate 398.75 points.



In the 4-A classification, after a close race all year, Charlotte Providence clinched first with 472.5 points, leaving Apex in second place with 377.5 points. Providence used second-place finishes in men’s tennis and women’s soccer and a third in men’s golf to secure its third straight cup. Apex finished third in women’s track and tied for fifth in women’s soccer. Raleigh Broughton, with 332.5 points, brought home a state crown in women’s soccer and a runner-up spot in men’s golf to finish in third place overall.



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 – FINAL 2005-06



1-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. Hampstead Topsail 392.86

2. Polk County 357.5

3. Hendersonville 332.5

4. Mount Airy 325

5. Bishop McGuinness 275.36

6. Hayesville 260

7. North Stokes 255

8. Raleigh Charter 247.5

9. Manteo 245.36

10. North Johnston 232.86

11. Elkin 232.5

12. East Surry 222.5

Alleghany 222.5

14. Chatham Central 217.5

15. South Stokes 212.86



2-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 562.5

2. West Henderson 375

3. Cedar Ridge 310

4. Reidsville Senior 290

Salisbury 290

6. Wilkes Central 282.5

7. Burlington Cummings 262.5

8. East Lincoln 257.5

9. East Bend Forbush 242.5

10. Shelby 240

Kill Devil Hills First Flight 240

12. Surry Central 217.5

13. West Stokes 207.5

14. Brevard 205

15. Charles D. Owen 202.5

North Rowan 202.5



3-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1.Skyland T.C. Roberson 600

2. Charlotte Catholic 422.5

3. Burlington Walter Williams 398.75

4. Jamestown Ragsdale 337.5

5. Jacksonville 335

6. Mooresville Senior 305

7. Rocky Mount 267.5

8. Wilson Fike 262.5

9. Hickory 245

10. Asheville 241.25

11. Southwest Guilford 240

12. Winston-Salem Parkland 225

13. Northeast Guilford 220

14. Pikeville C.B. Aycock 212.5

15. Hickory St. Stephens 205



4-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. Charlotte Providence 472.5

2. Apex 377.5

3. Raleigh Broughton 332.5

4. Chapel Hill 325

5. Charlotte Myers Park 305

6. Southern Pines Pinecrest 302.5

7. North Mecklenburg 300

8. New Bern 262.5

9. East Chapel Hill 257.5

10. Morrisville Green Hope 255

11. Greensboro Page 245

12. Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds 242.5

13. Northwest Guilford 240

South Mecklenburg 240

15. Raleigh Athens Drive 230