This is not intended to replace the Colorado Track XC coaches polls. Those will be coming. You should see the first of those the week of the first meets of the season.
The fact that Colorado Track XC coaches polls are forthcoming tacitly assumes that my fellow coaches will disagree with me here and there about who the top ten teams are. That's okay. I'll make brief cases for my top ten teams (though without a specific order at this point) here and wait to see what I learn from how the other coaches cast their ballots.
I'll divide this article--and all in this series--into three groups: The Top Teams, The Second Tier, and Teams to Keep an Eye On. Click on Next to view The Top Teams.
Also, please note that I've done a short piece on The Classical Academy girls on an extra page. I won't identify my team as a Top Team, a Second Tier team, or a Team to Keep an Eye On, but you'll get some picture of the story at TCA and you can figure out what to do with that on your own.
In cases where I've already done a preseason feature on a team, I've linked to that feature at the beginning of the paragraph about that team.