The California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section has announced divisional alignments for boys’ and girls’ cross country in 2017, pending final enrollment figures.
The CIF-SS Cross Country divisions are based on California Basic Educational Data (CBED) information from the 2016-2017 year. When CBED information for 2017-18 has been submitted to CIF-SS and the State Department of Education (by Oct. 1), any school that incurs a gain or loss in enrollment of a minimum of 15 percent in the current year will utilize the new CBED data for placement into the corresponding division.
All division listings below — for Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Diocese of Orange — are tentative until final divisional placement is posted after Oct. 15, once CBED information has been analyzed and adjusted. No schools are allowed to compete outside of their enrollment-based division.
The initial “top 10” polls are expected to be released by the CIF later in August. The regular season starts Aug. 31, the post-season Nov. 10, and state championships Nov. 25.
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Division 1 (2470 and above): Loyola.
Division 2 (2469-2050): Mater Dei.
Division 3 (2049-1430): Damien, Santa Margarita, Servite, St. John Bosco,
Division 4 (1429-600): Alemany, Bishop Amat, Bishop Montgomery, Cathedral, Chaminade, Crespi, Don Bosco Tech, J.Serra, La Salle, Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks), Paraclete, Salesian, St. Francis, St. Paul, Verbum Dei.
Division 5 (599 and below): Bell-Jeff, Bishop Diego, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, Mary Star of the Sea, Padre Pio Academy, Providence (Burbank), Santa Clara, Serra, St. Anthony, St. Bernard, St. Bonaventure, St. Genevieve, St. Joseph (Santa Maria), St. Michael’s Prep, St. Monica Academy, St. Monica (Santa Monica), St. Pius X-St. Matthias, Villanova Prep.
GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Division 2: Mater Dei.
Division 3: Santa Margarita.
Division 4: Alemany, Bishop Amat, Bishop Montgomery, Chaminade, Flintridge Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart, J.Serra, La Reina, La Salle, Louisville, Marymount, Mayfield, Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks), Notre Dame Academy, Paraclete, Rosary, St. Joseph (Lakewood), St. Lucy’s Priory, St. Paul.
Division 5: Alverno, Bell-Jeff, Bishop Conaty-Loretto, Bishop Diego, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, Connelly, Holy Family, Mary Star of the Sea, Padre Pio Academy, Pomona Catholic, Providence (Burbank), Ramona Convent, Sacred Heart of Jesus, San Gabriel Mission, Santa Clara, Serra, St. Anthony, St. Bernard, St. Bonaventure, St. Genevieve, St. Joseph (Santa Maria), St. Mary’s Academy, St. Monica Academy, St. Monica (Santa Monica), St. Pius X-St. Matthias, Villanova Prep.