2017-18 Wells Fargo Cup Fall Standings announced

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association in conjunction with Wells Fargo released the final standings in the 39th annual Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2017-18 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 fall sports season, Green Hope remains on top after the fall season following their incredible performances last year in the 4A division. Meanwhile, Chapel Hill swoops in to hold first after the fall over defending Cup Champions Marvin Ridge for the 3A class. In the 2A division, First Flight surpasses last year’s victor, Lake Norman Charter for the fall sports season.  Lastly, in the tightest race so far this year, Franklin Academy holds a slim lead over Mount Airy for the top spot in 1A.

Green Hope keeps hold of their possession of the top spot in the 4A ranks after the fall sports season. The Falcons have a lead of 30 points ahead of Cardinal Gibbons. Green Hope took home State Championships for volleyball, women's tennis and men's cross country. They followed that up with a second-place finish in women's cross country.

Chapel Hill is on top of the 3A race with a comfortable lead of 47.5 points over Marvin Ridge. The Tigers took home state championships in women’s cross country and men’s soccer. They also received a second-place finish in volleyball and a third-place finish in men's cross country.

First Flight and Lake Norman Charter beat out Ledford for the top spot in the 2A division. With second-place finishes in men's soccer and men's cross country, the Nighthawks managed to secure a 30-point lead over the second-place finisher. The Nighthawks also tied for third place in women's tennis. 

Franklin Academy holds first place in a close race in the 1A division. With three schools within five points of each other, the patriots came out on top. Franklin Academy was 2.5 points ahead of Mount Airy and 5 points ahead of Bishop McGuinness. The Patriots secured a women’s cross country state championship, came in second-place for men’s soccer and received a third-place finish for men's cross country.

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 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.

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 Fall Standings

1 – Franklin Academy – 192.5

2 – Mount Airy – 190

3 – Bishop McGuinness – 187.5

4 – Murphy – 135

T5 – East Surry – 125

T5 – Lincoln Charter – 125

7 – Raleigh Charter – 122.5

8 – Community School of Davidson – 115

T9 – Falls Lake Academy – 107.5

T9 – Pine Lake Preparatory – 107.5

11 – Robbinsville – 102.5

T12 – Holmes – 95

T12 – Polk County – 95

14 – Highland School of Technology – 90

15 – Tarboro – 85 

 

2A Wells Fargo Cup Fall Standings

T1 –  First Flight – 162.5

T1 - Lake Norman Charter - 162.5

3 – Ledford – 132.5

4 – North Lincoln – 130

5 – Currituck County – 122.5

6 – Carrboro – 120

7 – East Duplin – 117.5

8 – Durham School of the Arts – 105

9 – North Carolina School of Science and Math – 102.5

10 – Maiden 92.5

11 – Hendersonville – 87.5

T12 – Hibriten – 85

T12 – Newton-Conover – 85

T12 – Salisbury – 85

T12 – Wallace-Rose Hill – 85 

 

3A Wells Fargo Cup Fall Standings

1 –  Chapel Hill – 220

2 – Marvin Ridge – 172.5

3 – Mount Tabor – 165

4 – Weddington – 160

5 – A.C. Reynolds – 155

6 – Charlotte Catholic – 135

7 – New Hanover – 122.5

8 – Cox Mill – 120

9 – Cuthbertson – 105

10 – Northern Guilford – 100

11 – Lee County – 97.5

T12 – Cape Fear – 87.5

T12 – Roberson – 87.5

T14 – North Iredell – 85

T14 – Rockingham County – 85

 

4A Wells Fargo Cup Fall Standings

1 – Green Hope – 275

2 – Cardinal Gibbons – 245

3 – Hough – 162.5

4 – Myers Park – 157.5

5 – Ronald Reagan – 142.5

6 – Hoggard – 117.5

7 – Providence – 110

8 – Broughton – 105

9 – Mallard Creek – 102.5

T10 – Heritage – 95

T10 – Sanderson – 95

T12 – Ardrey Kell – 92.5

T12 – Leesville Road – 92.5 

T14 - Harding University - 85

T14 - Wake Forest - 85