2017-2018 Winter Wells Fargo State Cup Standings

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association in conjunction with Wells Fargo released the Winter 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 winter sports season, Green Hope remains on top after their incredible performance last season in the 4A division. Meanwhile, Marvin Ridge reclaims the top spot from Chapel Hill for the 3A class. In the 2A division, Croatan surpasses last season's leader First Flight for the winter sports season.  In the 1A classification, Mount Airy stays on top. 

Green Hope keeps hold of their possession of the top spot in the 4A ranks after the winter sports season. The Falcons had a whopping lead of 172 points ahead of Cardinal Gibbons. Green Hope took home State Championships for men's indoor track and men's swimming. 

The 3A race is led by Marvin Ridge as the Mavericks hold a lead of 22.5 points over Weddington. The Mavericks took home a state championship in men's swimming and a second-place finish in women's swimming. 

Croatan edged Lake Norman Charter for the top spot in the 2A division. With championships in men's swimming and men's indoor track along with second-place finishes in wrestling and women's indoor track, the Cougars managed to secure a 17.5-point lead over second-place, Lake Norman Charter. 

Mount Airy leads the 1A division with a comfortable lead of 40 points ahead of the second-place, Lincoln Charter. The Granite Bears secured a women’s basketball championship and a tied third-place finish in wrestling. 

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 Winter Standings

1 – Mount Airy – 332.5 

2 – Lincoln Charter – 292.5 

3 – Franklin Academy – 270 

T4 – Bishop McGuinness – 257.5 

T4 – Raleigh Charter – 257.5 

6 – Pine Lake Preparatory – 255 

7 – Murphy – 240 

8 – Polk County – 230 

9 – East Surry – 220 

10 – Community School of Davidson – 205 

T11 – Robbinsville – 182.5 

T11 – Pamlico County – 182.5 

13 – John A. Holmes – 170 

14 – Hobbton – 165 

15 – Research Triangle – 150   

 

2A Wells Fargo Cup Winter Standings

1 –  Croatan – 310 

2 – Lake Norman Charter – 292.5 

3 – Carrboro – 260 

4 – North Lincoln – 235 

5 – Salisbury – 222.5

6 – First Flight 217.5 

7 – Ledford – 212.5 

8 – North Carolina School of Science and Math – 197.5 

9 – Durham School of the Arts – 175 

10 – East Duplin – 170 

11 – Mountain Heritage – 167.5

12 – Currituck County – 157.5 

T13 – Kinston – 152.5 

T13 – North Davidson – 152.5 

15 – Hendersonville – 142.5  

 

3A Wells Fargo Cup Winter Standings

1 –  Marvin Ridge – 362.5 

2 – Weddington – 340

3 – Chapel Hill – 325 

4 – Mount Tabor – 260 

T5 – Northern Guilford – 255 

T5 – Charlotte Catholic – 255 

T7 – Cuthbertson – 205 

T7 – Cox Mill – 205 

9 – East Chapel Hill – 195 

10 – A.C. Reynolds – 190 

11 – New Hanover – 180 

12 – Jacksonville – 160 

T13 – Roberson – 152.5 

T13 – Havelock – 152.5 

T15 – Eastern Guilford – 145 

T15 – Parkland – 145 

T15 – Cape Fear – 145 

 

4A Wells Fargo Cup Winter Standings

1 – Green Hope – 452.5 

2 – Cardinal Gibbons – 280 

3 – Myers Park – 265 

T4 – Hough – 247.5

T4 – West Forsyth – 247.5 

6 – Southeast Raleigh – 210 

7 – Ronald Reagan – 207.5 

8 – Cary – 205 

T9 – Heritage – 197.5 

T9 – Leesville Road – 197.5 

11 – Broughton – 187.5 

T12 – Providence – 175 

T12 – Mallard Creek – 175 

T14 – Ardrey Kell – 165 

T14 – Garner – 165