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 37th year.
Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, which won the Cup at the 3-A level before moving up in classification, is atop the standings among the 4-A schools, while Weddington paces the 3-A class. Carrboro, which has won the Cup for the last four years, leads the way in 2-A and Community School of Davidson is in first place among the 1-A schools.
Gibbons, which captured the state 4-A crowns in volleyball, women’s cross country and women’s golf while garnering playoff points in six sports, tallied 270 points to build a substantial lead. Cary Green Hope, which has won or shared each of the last six state Cups, is in second with 152.5 points, which includes a second-place finish in women’s cross country, a top four placement in women’s tennis and fourth place in men’s cross country.
Charlotte Myers Park and Greensboro Page are tied for third with 142.5 points, with Myers Park finishing second in women’s tennis and Page the runner-up in 4-AA football. Raleigh Broughton is in fifth with 125 points.
Weddington’s fall total of 235 points, which represents playoff points in five sports, included state championships in both men’s soccer and men’s cross country and a trip to the final four in women’s tennis. Second-place Fayetteville Terry Sanford is at 160 points, which also included a visit to the final four in women’s tennis and a tie for second among 3-A schools in women’s golf.
Chapel Hill, with a state championship in women’s cross country and second place finish in men’s cross country, tallied 152.5 points, good for third place. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (150) is fourth and Lee County (145) is in fifth.
In 2-A, perennial power Carrboro rolled up 195 points in the fall, with its fall performances including a second place in women’s cross country, third in men’s cross country, and state semifinal appearances in volleyball and women’s tennis. That put the Jaguars ahead of second-place Salisbury at 157.5.
Salisbury won the men’s soccer championship, was in the state semifinals in women’s tennis and was fourth among 2-A schools in women’s golf.
Lake Norman Charter is in third at 155, followed by the North Carolina School of Science and Math at 150 and Hendersonville with 142.5 points.
In the 1-A classification, Community School of Davidson leads the way with 215 points on the strength of state playoff points in five sports, with its best finishes a third-place slot in women’s cross country and getting to the state semifinals in football. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day, which won the women’s cross country state title as well as taking the top spot among 1-A schools in women’s golf, tallied 155 points to put it in second.
Raleigh Charter is in third with 135 points, with Kernersville Bishop McGuinness in fourth at 125 after taking the 1-A state title in women’s tennis. Walkertown is fifth at 122.5 points, buoyed by winning the state championship in men’s cross country.
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.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
WELLS FARGO CUP STANDINGS AFTER FALL SPORTS 2015
1-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS 1. Community School of Davidson 215 2. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 155 3. Raleigh Charter 135 4. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 125 5. Walkertown 122.5 6. Franklin Academy 117.5 7. Mount Airy 110 8. Wallace Rose-Hill 107.5 9. Gastonia Highland School of Technology 97.5 10. East Carteret 90 11. Robbinsville 85 Alleghany 85 Pine Lake Prep 85 14. Durham Voyager Academy 82.5 15. Avery County 80 Princeton 80 2-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS 1. Carrboro 195 2. Salisbury 157.5 3. Lake Norman Charter 155 4. Durham N.C. School of Science and Math 150 5. Hendersonville 142.5 6. Franklin 112.5 7. Durham School of the Arts 105 8. Newport Croatan 100 9. Clinton 90 10. Brevard 85 South Granville 85 12. Siler City Jordan-Matthews 80 Shelby 80 Monroe 80 Washington 80 West Davidson 80 Bunn 80 3-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS 1. Weddington 235 2. Fayetteville Terry Sanford 160 3. Chapel Hill 152.5 4. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 150 5. Lee County 145 6. Cameron Union Pines 125 7. Eastern Alamance 110 8. Rocky Mount 107.5 South Iredell 107.5 Asheville 107.5 Northern Guilford 107.5 12. Hickory 92.5 13. Rockingham County 85 Crest 85 North Lincoln 85 4-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOL POINTS 1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 270 2. Cary Green Hope 152.5 3. Charlotte Myers Park 142.5 Greensboro Page 142.5 5. Raleigh Broughton 125 6. Charlotte Providence 122.5 7. Greenville J.H. Rose 117.5 Cornelius W.A. Hough 117.5 9. Wilmington New Hanover 110 10. Charlotte Catholic 107.5 11. Northwest Guilford 100 Apex 100 13. Charlotte Ardrey Kell 97.5 14. Pfafftown Ronald Reagan 92.5 15. Charlotte Mallard Creek 85 Cary Panther Creek 85 Winston-Salem Mount Tabor 85