Wells Fargo State Cup Standings Announced for 2018-19

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association in conjunction with Wells Fargo released the final standings in the 40th annual Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2018-19 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.

This year there were no back-to-back winners of the cup. Cardinal Gibbons dethroned Green Hope to win the 4A Classification. Marvin Ridge claims victory over Weddington for the 3A Classification. In the 2A Classification, Croatan slipped past Lake Norman Charter to claim the State Cup.  In the 1A Classification, the Community School of Davidson earned the school’s second State Cup win all-time. 

4A State Cup: Cardinal Gibbons takes the top spot in the 4A ranks after the spring sports season. The Crusaders held off Myers Park by 53 points on the way to their Cup win. During the spring season, Cardinal Gibbons had championships in men’s and women’s lacrosse along with a third-place finish in men’s golf and a regional finals appearance in men’s tennis. The Crusaders won a State Championship in women’s cross country in the fall. They also reached the regional final in volleyball, men’s soccer and wrestling to highlight their year. 

4A Wells Fargo Cup Final Standings

1 – Cardinal Gibbons – 605 
2 – Myers Park – 552 
3 – Green Hope – 505 
4 – Panther Creek – 400 
5 – Ronald Reagan – 394.5 
6 – West Forsyth – 367.5 
7 – Hough – 360 
8 – Southeast Raleigh – 330 
9 – Cary – 320 
10 – Broughton – 307.5

3A State Cup: Marvin Ridge dominated the spring season, almost doubling their fall and winter total in the final third of the year. The Mavericks finished with a whopping 132.5-point margin over Weddington. The Mavericks took home second-place finishes in baseball and men’s tennis, along with a tied second-place finish in women’s lacrosse, a third-place finish in men’s golf, tied third-place finishes in men’s lacrosse and softball and a fifth-place finish in women’s track. Marvin Ridge earned points in all but one spring sport to vault the Mavericks past Weddington. The Mavericks grabbed State Championships in volleyball and men’s swimming while earning a state runner-up finish in men’s soccer during the fall and winter to lay the foundation for their victory.

3A Wells Fargo Cup Final Standings

1 – Marvin Ridge – 702.5 
2 – Weddington – 570 
3 – Cuthbertson – 512.5 
4 – Chapel Hill – 492.5 
5 – Charlotte Catholic – 467.5 
6 – Northern Guilford – 381.5
7 – Mount Tabor – 376.5
8 – East Chapel Hill – 372.5 
9 – Conley – 305 
10 – Hillside – 287.5 

2A State Cup: Croatan scraped past Lake Norman Charter for the 2A Classification State Cup, winning by just five points. The Cougars finished the spring sports season with a second-place finish in men’s track, a third-place finish in men’s lacrosse for 2A playoff entrants and a tied fifth-place finish in women’s soccer.  Croatan earned the State Cup on the strength of individual sports performances. The Cougars won a State Championship in men’s indoor track, while finishing as state runner-up in men’s swimming, wrestling, and men’s outdoor track. 

2A Wells Fargo Cup Final Standings

1 – Croatan – 515 
2 – Lake Norman Charter – 510 
3 – Carrboro – 460 
4 – North Lincoln – 412.5 
5 – N.C. School of Science and Math – 387.5
6 – First Flight – 375 
T7 – Salisbury – 297.5
T7 – Durham School of the Arts – 297.5 
9 – East Lincoln – 287.5 
10 – North Davidson – 255 

1A State Cup: Community School of Davidson won the race for the State Cup in the 1A Classification, edging Pine Lake Prep by 47.5 points. The Spartans secured a State Championship in men’s golf and were the top 1A finisher in the men’s lacrosse playoffs. Community School of Davidson finished as the state runners-up in men’s soccer, and the Spartans were solid across many sports, earning points in men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, men’s basketball, men’s indoor track, men’s and women’s swimming.

1A Wells Fargo Cup Final Standings

1 – Community School of Davidson – 447.5 
2 – Pine Lake Preparatory – 400 
3 – East Surry – 382.5 
4 – Franklin Academy – 377.5 
5 – Murphy – 372.5 
6 – Raleigh Charter – 370 
7 – Polk County – 365 
8 – Bishop McGuinness – 350 
9 – Research Triangle – 340 
10 – Lincoln Charter – 307.5 


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.