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YAIAA cross country: midseason power rankings

Many YAIAA sports are approaching -- or already have reached -- the midway point of their fall seasons. With that in mind, let's revisit the balance of power in the YAIAA by sport.

Give us your take on these teams in the comments section below. First up is cross country.

BOYS' RANKINGS1. Dallastown (preseason rank: 3) -- The ultra competitive Division I has yet to see a frontrunner emerge, but the Wildcats are 10-0 overall and boast one of the league's top runners in Patrick Reilly.

2. York Suburban (NR) -- With Division II wrapped up, the Trojans have yet to suffer a team defeat.

3. Spring Grove (NR) -- The Rockets are right there with Dallastown atop the Division I standings.

4. South Western (NR) -- The Mustangs get this spot because they, too, have not dropped a Division I dual match.

5. Red Lion (1) -- Although the Lions have not been as strong as last year, they only have one loss with a new cast. That's not too shabby.

6. Central York (NR) -- The Panthers are in a similar spot as Red Lion, but with a little more experience from last year's team, minus their top runner from districts. This is a pack that could make more noise with the approaching postseason.

7. Biglerville (NR) -- Considering the Canners were a winless team last season, the numbers are starting to catch up with the individual talent. Biglerville sits tied atop Division III.

GIRLS' RANKINGS1. York Suburban (1) -- The Trojans have stood their ground and, with an unbeaten dual mark, remain our No. 1 girls' team.

2. Dover (NR) -- The Eagles are the only team yet to lose in Division I play.

3. Dallastown (NR) -- Overall, the Wildcats sit at 8-2 and still have a division title within reach as they hunt the Eagles.

4. Susquehannock (NR) -- Trying to chase down Suburban is no easy task, but the Warriors have cemented themselves in that No. 2 spot of Division II. They also were not mathematically eliminated from contention of the Division II title as of this post. Rachel Banchiere recently won a race that included multiple Division I schools.

5. New Oxford (4) -- Considering these Colonials edged Delone Catholic at this week's meet in Littlestown, they will get the higher nod.

6. Delone Catholic (3) -- Kate Mowrey set a course record at Littlestown, and Squirettes are ahead of the pack in Division III.

7. South Western (NR) -- Bruce Lee's bunch is in contention in Division I, which is impressive considering A) the Mustangs have only six runners and B) they finished 0-6 last year in league play.