State Wachovia Cup Standings Listed For Fall

2010 Fall Season Wachovia Cup Leaders Announced

Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo company, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association today announced the standings for fall sports 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 performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Wachovia Cup program is in its 32nd year.

Charlotte Myers Park sits atop the 4-A standings with defending champion Cary Green Hope in second place, while Charlotte Catholic in 3-A paces that group of schools. Salisbury holds the top position among 2-A schools with Carrboro just behind in second, and the North Carolina School of Science and Math and Hendersonville are one-two in the 1-A classification standings.

Myers Park tallied 180 points to take the lead among 4-A schools for the fall, to 172.5 for Green Hope. Myers Park, the 2008-09 Wachovia Cup champion, was the runner-up in the state women's dual team tennis tournament and also finished second in men's soccer among the four sports in which the Mustangs garnered playoff points. Green Hope earned state championships in both men's and women's cross country and tied for third in women's dual team tennis.

Charlotte Ardrey Kell is in third place with 120 points, while Watauga is fourth and Davie County fifth.

Charlotte Catholic enjoyed a terrific fall season as the only 3-A school scoring playoff points in all seven fall sports. Catholic has a total of 290 points but is only 17.5 points ahead of runner-up Cardinal Gibbons, who scored in six sports.

Catholic was the state champion in women's dual team tennis and finished third in both women's golf and women's cross country, and the Cougars also advanced to the state semifinals in both men's soccer and football. Gibbons enjoyed state championships in three different sports, including volleyball, women's cross country and men's soccer.

Chapel Hill is in third with 175 points, followed by West Henderson (147.5) and Northern Guilford (130).

Salisbury holds a 7.5-point edge over Carrboro in the 2-A standings with a total of 225 points. Salisbury's top fall performances included three first-place finishes, in women's tennis, women's golf, and the recent 2-AA football championship. Carrboro swept both cross country titles and had five different teams earn playoff points for its total of 217.5.

Hillsborough Cedar Ridge is in third with 167.5 and Shelby fourth at 155. 

 In the 1-A classification, the North Carolina School of Science and Math captured the state crown in women's dual team tennis and finished second in both men's cross country and men's soccer. Those performances helped power NCSSM to the top spot among 1-A schools with 135 points. Hendersonville, which has won the most Wachovia Cups all-time with 13, is in second with 135 points. Bearcat teams won state titles in both women's cross country and men's soccer. 

Pender won the state 1-A volleyball championship and was the state runner-up in 1-AA football, and that puts the Patriots in third place with 130 points. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness, the defending Cup champion, is fourth and Robbinsville fifth.

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, again after the winter sports, and then 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 2010

1-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. NC School of Science and Math 180

2. Hendersonville 135

3. Pender 130

4. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness127.5

5. Robbinsville 122.5

6. Lake Norman Charter 120

7. Southwest Onslow 100

8. West Wilkes 97.5

9. Murphy 92.5

10. Hayesville 85

     Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 85

12. Albemarle 80

    Mount Airy   80

14. Wallace-Rose Hill 75

15. East Montgomery 72.5

     Riverside (Martin) 72.5

2-A CLASSIFICATION

1. Salisbury 225

2. Carrboro 217.5

3. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 167.5

4. Shelby 155

5. Pittsboro Northwood 137.5

6. East Lincoln 132.5

7. Elizabeth City Northeastern 125

   Tarboro 125

9. Hampstead Topsail 105

10. Surry Central 102.5

    North Lincoln 102.5

    East Duplin 102.5

13. Brevard 97.5

14. Lincolnton 95

15. Waxhaw Cuthbertson 90

3-A CLASSIFICATION

1. Charlotte Catholic 290

2. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 272.5

3. Chapel Hill 175

4. West Henderson 147.5

5. Northern Guilford 130

6. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 125

7. Concord 102.5

   Weddington 102.5

9. Wilson Hunt 95

10. South Brunswick 92.5

11. West Rowan 85

12. Gastonia Ashbrook 80

    North Iredell 80

    Eastern Alamance 80

    Boiling Springs Crest 80

    Hickory 80

4-A CLASSIFICATION

1. Charlotte Myers Park 180

2. Cary Green Hope 172.5

3. Charlotte Ardrey Kell 120

4. Watauga 117.5

5. Davie 115

6. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 112.5

7. Raleigh Broughton 110

8. Asheville T.C. Roberson 105

9. Raleigh Athens Drive 102.5

  Charlotte Providence 102.5

 Wake Forest-Rolesville 102.5

12. East Chapel Hill 97.5

13. South Mecklenburg 95

    Lake Norman 95

15. New Bern 92.5