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Volleyball, boys soccer, girls tennis, girls golf, and cross country

Volleyball, boys soccer, girls tennis, girls golf, and cross country
Written by highergroundintl

HighSchoolOT is entering its third year of doing both final rankings and all-state teams for every sport sponsored by the NC High School Athletic Association, a only-of-its-kind feat for a statewide media outlet.

In the 2021-22 year, 276 different schools ended the year in a HighSchoolOT ranking while 368 different schools were represented on all-state teams.

Sports that determine their state champions by a state meet have a top 25 statewide ranking. All others, like those determined by a 64-team bracket, have top 25 rankings for the eastern half of the state (East/West lines follow the NCHSAA’s county split which groups Caswell, Alamance, Chatham, Moore, and Richmond in the East while Rockingham, Guilford, Randolph, Montgomery, and Anson are in the West) and one for the western half of the state.

If you’ve missed the preseason football rankings, here are links to the East preseason top 25, where Cardinal Gibbons is first, and the West preseason top 25, where Chambers are tops to start the year.

Below, you’ll find our preseason rankings in cross country, girls golf, girls tennis (East/West), boys soccer (East/West), and volleyball (East/West).

All No. 1 teams in our final rankings are honored at the end of the 2022-23 athletics season at HSOT Honors.

To see where teams stood in our final rankings of the 2021 season, click here.

Cross Country — Girls

Cuthbertson starts the year in first, no surprise given the Cavaliers’ recent dominance in the sport. HighSchoolOT will publish a final ranking at the end of the season.

  1. Cuthbertson
  2. Cardinal Gibbons
  3. Weddington
  4. Hoggard
  5. Marvin Ridge
  6. Ardrey Kell
  7. Laney
  8. Chapel Hill
  9. Reagan
  10. Mount Tabor
  11. Charlotte Country Day
  12. Providence Day
  13. Myers Park
  14. Watauga
  15. East Chapel Hill
  16. Panther Creek
  17. Hough
  18. Broughton
  19. Leesville Road
  20. Apex
  21. North Lincoln
  22. West Henderson
  23. Charlotte Latin
  24. NCSSM
  25. Corinth Holders

Cross Country — Boys

Weddington is our preseason No. 1 despite a strong case that can be made for Christ School. Last year’s No. 1, Mount Tabor, is fourth. HighSchoolOT will publish a final ranking at the end of the season.

  1. Weddington
  2. Christ School
  3. Green Hope
  4. Mount Tabor
  5. Marvin Ridge
  6. Millbrook
  7. Broughton
  8. Chapel Hill
  9. Cardinal Gibbons
  10. Ardrey Kell
  11. Durham Academy
  12. Lake Norman
  13. Hoggard
  14. Croatan
  15. Coastal Christian
  16. North Lincoln
  17. Cary Academy
  18. Charlotte Catholic
  19. Riverside (Durham)
  20. TC Roberson
  21. Reagan
  22. Cleveland
  23. Brevard
  24. Covenant Day
  25. Apex Friendship
Lily Rowe

Girls Golf

Until someone knocks them off, Reagan is our preseason No. 1 yet again. However, Cardinal Gibbons and Ardrey Kell and not far behind. HighSchoolOT will publish a final ranking at the end of the season.

  1. Reagan
  2. Ardrey Kell
  3. Cardinal Gibbons
  4. Durham Academy
  5. Green Hope
  6. Pinecrest
  7. O’Neal School
  8. North Raleigh Christian
  9. Northwest Guilford
  10. West Forsyth
  11. Wayne Country Day
  12. Jordan
  13. Marvin Ridge
  14. Newton-Conover
  15. Weddington
  16. Green Level
  17. Cox Mill
  18. Hoggard
  19. Pine Lake Prep
  20. Carmel Christian
  21. Holly Springs
  22. Fike
  23. Millbrook
  24. Myers Park
  25. Saint Mary’s
Cape Fear girls tennis: Brooke Bieniek & Anna Piland

Girls Tennis — East

East Chapel Hill’s 4A runner-up finish gave the Wildcats the top spot last year after an 21-1 campaign, and that’s where they start again this year in a top-loaded East. HighSchoolOT will also publish a midseason ranking and a final ranking.

  1. East Chapel Hill
  2. Leesville Road
  3. Cardinal Gibbons
  4. Apex Friendship
  5. Green Hope
  6. New Hanover
  7. Cape Fear
  8. Green Level
  9. Panther Creek
  10. Jordan
  11. Millbrook
  12. Durham Academy
  13. Cary Academy
  14. Cape Fear Academy
  15. Heritage
  16. Arendell Parrott
  17. Hoggard
  18. Broughton
  19. Enloe
  20. Rocky Mount
  21. Raleigh Charter
  22. Terry Sanford
  23. Chapel Hill
  24. Orange
  25. Fike

Girls Tennis — West

Marvin Ridge rolled through 4A last year and returns almost its entire lineup from an undefeated season. HighSchoolOT will also publish a midseason ranking and a final ranking.

  1. Marvin Ridge
  2. Myers Park
  3. Ardrey Kell
  4. Hough
  5. Charlotte Catholic
  6. Weddington
  7. Charlotte Country Day
  8. Charlotte Latin
  9. Page
  10. Asheville Trailblazers (Homeschool)
  11. Forestview
  12. Lake Norman Charter
  13. Lake Norman
  14. North Lincoln
  15. Charlotte Christian
  16. Hendersonville
  17. Gaston Day
  18. Mount Airy
  19. Salisbury
  20. Watauga
  21. Shelby
  22. Hickory
  23. Grimsley
  24. Davie County
  25. Bishop McGuinness
Boys Soccer: Shelby vs.  Greene Central (Nov. 20, 2021)

Boys Soccer — East

New Hanover ended last year as the top team in the East for the second season in a row, but Cardinal Gibbons starts this season in the top spot after a 4A East runner-up finish last year. HighSchoolOT will publish weekly rankings until the playoffs begin, then save the final ranking for after the state championships.

  1. Cardinal Gibbons
  2. Green Hope
  3. Green Level
  4. New Hanover
  5. Jacksonville
  6. Apex
  7. Croatan
  8. Chapel Hill
  9. Greene Central
  10. Leesville Road
  11. Western Alamance
  12. Middle Creek
  13. Lee County
  14. Durham Academy
  15. Wakefield
  16. First Flight
  17. Wake Forest
  18. Broughton
  19. DH Conley
  20. Rosewood
  21. Williams
  22. Lumberton
  23. Fike
  24. West Johnston
  25. Clinton

Boys Soccer — West

Shelby ended last season in the top spot, but Providence takes over as a new season begins. HighSchoolOT will publish weekly rankings until the playoffs begin, then save the final ranking for after the state championships.

  1. Providence
  2. Christ the King
  3. Myers Park
  4. AC Reynolds
  5. Concord
  6. Cox Mill
  7. South Mecklenburg
  8. Shelby
  9. Hough
  10. Carmel Christian
  11. TC Roberson
  12. Weddington
  13. Lake Norman
  14. Hickory
  15. Mount Airy
  16. Hibriten
  17. East Lincoln
  18. Ardrey Kell
  19. Stuart Cramer
  20. Gaston Day
  21. North Henderson
  22. Lincolnton
  23. Southwest Guilford
  24. Hendersonville
  25. Calvary Day
Volleyball: Cedar Ridge vs. Cedar Ridge.  North Iredell (Nov. 6, 2021)

Volleyball — East

Green Level starts this year where the 4A champs left off, but not far behind is reigning 3A champ Cedar Ridge. HighSchoolOT will publish weekly rankings until the playoffs begin, then save the final ranking for after the state championships.

  1. Green Level
  2. Cedar Ridge
  3. Cardinal Gibbons
  4. Green Hope
  5. Millbrook
  6. DH Conley
  7. JH Rose
  8. North Raleigh Christian
  9. Chapel Hill
  10. Camden County
  11. Middle Creek
  12. Hunt
  13. Apex Friendship
  14. Ashley
  15. Holly Springs
  16. Hoggard
  17. Cape Fear
  18. Broughton
  19. Bartlett Yancey
  20. Neuse Charter
  21. Coastal Christian
  22. Gray’s Creek
  23. NCSSM
  24. Carrboro
  25. Perquimans

Volleyball — West

Ardrey Kell ended last season as the No. 1 team in the West, but the 4A runners-up start this year behind a 3A runner-up. North Iredell is returning everyone from last year’s team. HighSchoolOT will publish weekly rankings until the playoffs begin, then save the final ranking for after the state championships.

  1. North Iredell
  2. Providence
  3. Watauga
  4. Ardrey Kell
  5. West Rowan
  6. Gaston Day
  7. Asheville Christian
  8. TC Roberson
  9. Fred T. Forard
  10. Union Academy
  11. Reagan
  12. Hough
  13. Southwestern Randolph
  14. Crest
  15. McMichael
  16. Marvin Ridge
  17. West Forsyth
  18. West Henderson
  19. Weddington
  20. North Henderson
  21. Bishop McGuinness
  22. Kings Mountain
  23. Mount Pleasant
  24. East Surry
  25. University Christian
Football: Tarboro vs.  Mitchell (Dec. 10, 2021)
Football: Seventy-First vs.  South View (Oct. 12, 2021)
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Football: Havelock vs.  Charlotte Catholic (May 7, 2021)
Southern Durham Spring Football (May 26, 2022)

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