North Carolina High School Athletic Association

2014 Fall Season Wells Fargo Cup Leaders Announced


            Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings for fall sports in the Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2014-15 academic year.

            The Wells Fargo Cup is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Cup program is in its 36th year.

            Raleigh Broughton and defending Wells Fargo Cup champion Cary Green Hope are one-two in the 4-A standings, while defending Cup champion Cardinal Gibbons paces the 3-A class.  Carrboro, which has won the Cup for the last three years, leads the way in 2-A and Kernersville Bishop McGuinness is in first place among the 1-A schools.

            Broughton, which captured the state 4-A crown in men's cross country and was second in men’s soccer, recorded 190 points to hold a 2.5-point edge over Green Hope. Green Hope, which claimed both the 4-A women's cross country and women’s golf crowns, has 187.5 points.

            Charlotte Providence, the 4-A runner-up in volleyball and third-place finisher in women’s cross country, is in third place with 165 points, followed by Charlotte Myers Park (162.5) and Charlotte Catholic (140). Among the top performances by Myers Park were state runner-up finishes in women’s tennis and women’s cross country, while Catholic advanced to the state semifinals in women’s tennis and was state runner-up in football.

            Cardinal Gibbons had another terrific fall season in 3-A with state championships in six of the seven fall sports, with only football failing to win a state title. The Crusaders earned a total of 335 points, ahead of second-place Weddington’s 225.

            Weddington’s fall total, which represents playoff points in five sports, included runner-up finishes in men’s cross country and football and top-four placement in men’s soccer and women’s tennis. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge, which captured the Wells Fargo Cup in 3-A last year, is in third with 195 points, followed by Chapel Hill (180) and Northern Guilford (135), which won the 3-AA football crown.

           The top five in the 3-A standings are in the identical order to the fall standings a year ago.

           In 2-A, Carrboro rolled up 227.5 points in the fall, with its fall performance including three state semifinal appearances in volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s dual team tennis, a fifth-place spot in men’s cross country and the state title in women’s cross country. That puts the Jaguars well ahead of second-place Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math at 180 points.

           NCSSM won the men’s cross country championship, was second in women’s tennis, and also garnered points in women’s golf and women’s cross country.

           Lake Norman Charter is in third at 167.5, followed by Franklin (145) and East Lincoln (130).  East Lincoln captured the 2-AA football state championship.

           In the 1-A classification, Bishop McGuinness leads the way on the strength of state titles in men’s cross country and women’s tennis, and a state runner-up finish in women’s cross country. Bishop McGuinness has 175 points, 10 ahead of Community School of Davidson.

           CSD won the women’s 1-A cross country title, finished fourth in men’s cross country, and got to the state quarterfinals in both men’s soccer and volleyball.

          Misenheimer Grey Stone Day is in third with 162.5, with its top performances in the fall a second place in women’s golf among 1-A teams and third in men’s cross country.

         Swain County is in fourth at 125 points and Wallace-Rose Hill, state champions in both football and men’s soccer, is fifth at 120.

         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 then eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Wells Fargo 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, 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.





SCHOOL                                                                    POINTS

1. Bishop McGuinness                                               175

2. Community School of Davidson                             165

3. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day                                 162.5

4. Swain County                                                          125

5. Wallace-Rose Hill                                                   120

6.  East Surry                                                              115

     Raleigh Charter                                                      115

7. Princeton                                                                 107.5

8. Lakewood                                                                100

    Robbinsville                                                            100

10. Franklin Academy                                                 87.5

11. Avery                                                                     85

12. Elkin                                                                      82.5

13. Boonville Starmount                                              75

       Gastonia Highland School of Technology              75

15. Mount Airy                                                            72.5

      Alleghany                                                              72.5



SCHOOL                                                                    POINTS

1. Carrboro                                                                  227.5

2. Durham N.C. School of Science and Math             180

3. Lake Norman Charter                                              167.5

4. Franklin                                                                   145

5. East Lincoln                                                            130

6. Hendersonville                                                        125

7.  Salisbury                                                                122.5

      Croatan                                                                 122.5

9. Newton-Conover                                                     107.5

10.South Granville                                                        105

11.Washington                                                            102.5

12. West Davidson                                                      92.5

13. Brevard                                                                  87.5

14. Shelby                                                                   80

      Durham School of the Arts                                   80

      Monroe Central Academy                                     80



SCHOOL                                                                    POINTS

1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons                                       335

2. Weddington                                                             225

3. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge                                           195

4. Chapel Hill                                                              180

5. Northern Guilford                                                   135

6. Fayetteville Terry Sanford                                       107.5

7. Lee County                                                              102.5

    Asheville                                                                  102.5

9. A.C. Reynolds                                                         92.5

10. Shelby Crest                                                          85

11. Havelock                                                                80

      Statesville                                                              80

      West Henderson                                                   80

      Fred T. Foard                                                        80

15. Cameron Union Pines                                           77.5




SCHOOL                                                                    POINTS

1. Raleigh Broughton                                                  190

2. Cary Green Hope                                                    187.5

3. Charlotte Providence                                               165

4. Charlotte Myers Park                                              162.5

5. Charlotte Catholic                                                    140

6. Cary Panther Creek                                                 132.5

7. Pfafftown Ronald Reagan                                       130

8. Southern Pines Pinecrest                                         100

9. Wilmington Hoggard                                              95

      Charlotte Ardrey Kell                                            95

      Cornelius W.A. Hough                                         95

12.  Asheville T.C. Roberson                                      87.5

13.  Greensboro Dudley                                              85

       Raleigh Wakefield                                                85

       Charlotte Mallard Creek                                       85