North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Wachovia Cup State Standings Announced For Fall Sports

2009 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 2009-10 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 31st year.

Cary Green Hope sits atop the 4-A standings with Asheville T.C. Roberson in second place, while Chapel Hill, new to the 3-A classification, paces that group of schools. Salisbury holds the top position among 2-A schools with Pittsboro Northwood in second, and Hendersonville and the North Carolina School of Science and Math are one-two in the 1-A classification standings.

Green Hope earned a state championship in women’s cross country and playoff points in four other sports, including a runner-up finish in men’s soccer. Green Hope tallied 197.5 points to 155 for T.C. Roberson. Roberson’s best performance was a second-place finish in women’s cross country.

Defending 4-A champ Myers Park is in third at 147.5.

Chapel Hill’s sweep of the 3-A cross country crowns and second-place finish in men’s soccer were the top performances for Tiger teams, who tallied playoff points in five sports for a 247.5 total, just five points ahead of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, which has moved from 2-A to 3-A. Gibbons won the 3-A volleyball state title, was second to Chapel Hill in both men’s and women’s cross country, and also finished in the top eight in women’s tennis, men’s soccer and football.

Perennial contender Charlotte Catholic is in third place, just 7.5 points behind Chapel Hill at 235. Catholic won the women’s tennis state championship but also recorded playoff points in five other fall sports. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge is in fourth.

Salisbury holds a 22.5-point edge over Northwood in the 2-A standings with a total of 230. Salisbury’s top fall finishes included a women’s tennis state title and first place among 2-A teams in women’s golf. Northwood placed second in men’s soccer and third in women’s golf among 2-A schools and had a whopping six teams earn playoff points. East Lincoln, the men’s cross country champ in the classification, is third with 165 points and Carrboro fourth at 157.5.

A state championship in men’s soccer and second-place finish in women’s cross country helped lift Hendersonville to the top 1-A spot with 182.5 points. The North Carolina School of Science and Math finished fourth or better in three different state championships, including winning the women’s tennis state crown, for a 150 total.

Just back in third is Robbinsville with 147.5 points. Robbinsville had a strong showing in cross country, including a state title by the men and third-place finish by the women, and a state semifinal berth in football.

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.





1. Hendersonville 182.5

2. NC School of Science and Math 150

3. Robbinsville 147.5

4. Albemarle 140

5. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 127.5

6. Mount Airy 117.5

7. Pender 107.5

Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 107.5

9. Dixon 102.5

10. Southwest Onslow 92.5

11. West Montgomery 90

12. East Montgomery 80

Lake Norman Charter 80

14. Hayesville 75

Wallace – Rose Hill 75


1. Salisbury 230

2. Northwood 207.5

3. East Lincoln 165

4. Carrboro 157.5

5. Charles D. Owen 135

6. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 120

7. Topsail 105

8. Newton-Conover 102.5

Shelby 102.5

10. Surry Central 95

East Duplin 95

12. Mountain Heritage 80

Tarboro 80

Reidsville 80

Central Davidson 80

North Surry 80


1. Chapel Hill 247.5

2. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 242.5

3. Charlotte Catholic 235

4. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 182.5

5. Asheville 157.5

6. West Henderson 130

7. Eastern Alamance 120

8. Belmont South Point 115

9. Wilson Ralph L Fike 97.5

Northern Guilford 97.5

11. West Rowan 85

12. Western Alamance 80

Hickory 80

South Johnston 80

15. Greenville D.H. Conley 72.5

Havelock 72.5

Jacksonville 72.5

Waynesville Tuscola 72.5

Southern Nash 72.5


1. Cary Green Hope 197.5

2. Asheville TC Roberson 155

3. Charlotte Myers Park 147.5

4. Raleigh Broughton 130

5. Charlotte Ardrey Kell 125

6. Greenville JH Rose 122.5

7. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 115

8. West Johnston 110

9. Asheville A.C. Reynolds 107.5

Greensboro Page 107.5

11. Greensboro Grimsley 105

12. Jamestown Ragsdale 97.5

13. Wilmington New Hanover 95

14. Southern Pines Pinecrest 87.5

15. Raleigh Athens Drive 85

Raleigh Sanderson 85

Matthews David W. Butler 85