2005 State Fall Season Wachovia Cup Leaders Announced

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 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.

Hampstead Topsail leads Murphy by 42.5 points in the 1-A classification standings. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons holds the top spot among 2-A schools, while Charlotte Catholic paces the 3-A classification after winning six consecutive Wachovia Cups at the 2-A level. Charlotte Myers Park sits atop the 4-A standings with defending Wachovia Cup champ Charlotte Providence in second place.

Topsail teams had an outstanding fall, scoring playoff points in five of seven sports including runner-up finishes among 1-A teams in women’s tennis and women’s golf. Murphy placed third in men’s cross country, was in the final four in football and the top eight in volleyball. Thomasville, with state titles in both football and men’s soccer, is in third and Hayesville, with double state championships in men’s and women’s cross country, is in fourth place overall.

Cardinal Gibbons paces the 2-A standings by virtue of state titles in volleyball and women’s cross country and a runner-up finish in men’s soccer. Wilkes Central is 60 points off the pace, with a state championship men’s soccer team, second-place finish in women’s cross country and third-place tie in women’s tennis.

West Henderson, the runner-up in 2-A volleyball, was third in women’s cross country and fourth in men’s cross country to move into third place in the Cup chase.

In the 3-A classification, Charlotte Catholic had a state championship in football, a runner-up finish in men’s cross-country and third place in women’s cross country among the five sports in which it earned playoff points. Mooresville was second in men’s soccer, tied for third in volleyball and also earned points in both men’s and women’s cross country to put it in second, 47.5 points back. T.C. Roberson, tied for third in the Wachovia standings with Burlington Williams, captured top honors in both men’s and women’s cross country while Williams was runner-up in football and in the state semifinals in women’s tennis.

Myers Park scored playoff points in five different fall sports, paced by third-place finishes in men’s cross country and women’s golf, to lead the 4-A classification standings. That put the Mustangs ahead of Providence, which won the state 4-A volleyball crown and was second in women’s cross country. Apex is in third, powered by a state championship in men’s soccer and trips to the state semifinals in both volleyball and women’s tennis.

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.





1. Hampstead Topsail 182.5

2. Murphy 140

3. Thomasville 130

4. Hayesville 125

5. North Stokes 120

6. Alleghany 117.5

7. Hendersonville 107.5

8. Polk County 100

9. Manteo 97.5

10. North Johnston 95

11. Siler City Jordan-Matthews 90

Rosewood 90

13. Avery County 87.5

14. Chatham Central 80

15. South Stokes 75

West Montgomery 75


1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 227.5

2. Wilkes Central 167.5

3. West Henderson 155

4. Black Mountain Charles D. Owen 142.5

5. Salisbury 130

6. Reidsville 115

7. Newton-Conover 95

Brevard 95

9. Northside (Onslow) 82.5

10. Greene Central 80

Clinton 80

Shelby 80

Surry Central 80

14. Roanoke Rapids 77.5

15. Farmville Central 75

Lincolnton 75

North Lincoln 75


1. Charlotte Catholic 230

2. Mooresville 182.5

3. Asheville T.C. Roberson 175

Burlington Walter Williams 175

5. Asheville 160

6. Jacksonville 110

7. Wilson Fike 107.5

8. Eastern Randolph 90

Northeast Guilford 90

10. Cameron Union Pines 87.5

Lake Norman 87.5

12. Jamestown Ragsdale 85

13. Northwest Cabarrus 82.5

14. Greenville D.H. Conley 80

Asheboro 80

Western Alamance 80

Pikeville Charles B. Aycock 80

Newton Fred T. Foard 80


1. Charlotte Myers Park 212.5

2. Charlotte Providence 175

3. Apex 160

4. Chapel Hill 135

5. Raleigh Broughton 130

Greensboro Page 130

7. North Mecklenburg 120

Morrisville Green Hope 120

9. Northwest Guilford 117.5

10. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 112.5

11. Southern Pines Pinecrest 110

12. Raleigh Wakefield 92.5

13. Clayton 87.5

East Chapel Hill 87.5

15. Greenville Rose 85

Raleigh Leesville Road 85