The Preseason MileSplit50 Top 25 Boys Team Rankings

No. 5: Coeur d'Alene (ID)

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Analysis: This team could the surprise of the nation in 2023. And we have them at five for a very good reason. 

Coeur d'Alene returns all seven runners from its team last year, a squad that only finished third at the Idaho Class 5A Championships and seventh at the NXR Northwest. 

But they have the fifth-fastest returning 5K in the country at 15:36.01, they have a top 15 returning speed ranking average and, on top of that, the program returners star runner Max Cervi-Skinner, who seems inclined for a breakout season in 2023. 

The team opened up its fall campaign on Aug. 25 with a perfect 15 points and an average of 15:43 in Montana.

Biggest Question: Will the high praise be too much early on for Coeur d'Alene? 

We will admit. Being ranked so high can have its drawbacks. There is a great deal of expectation for any team ranked inside the top 10. But if this squad can get through that so-called pressure, then it could a fruitful season ahead. 



25Aug. 21 -- Ridgefield (CT)
24Aug. 21 -- Bentonville (AR)
23Aug. 21 -- Ventura (CA)
22Aug. 21 -- McCallie School (TN)
21Aug. 21 -- Rocky Mountain (ID)
20Aug. 22 -- Portland Jesuit (OR)
19Aug. 23 -- Downers Grove North (IL)
18Aug. 24 -- Riverton (UT)
17Aug. 25 -- Great Oak (CA)
16Aug. 26 -- Valor Christian (CO)
15Aug. 27 -- Carmel (IN)
14Aug. 28 -- Wichita Trinity Academy (KS)
13Aug. 29 -- Union Catholic (NJ)
12Aug. 30 -- Farragut (TN)
11Aug. 31 -- University (WV)
10Sept. 1 -- CBA (NJ)
9Sept. 2 -- Stevens Point (WI)
8Sept. 3 -- Herriman (UT)
7Sept. 4 -- Wayzata (MN)
6Sept. 5 -- Belen Jesuit (FL)
5Sept. 6 -- Coeur d'Alene (ID)
4Sept. 6 -- Southlake Carroll (TX)
3Sept. 6 -- New Orleans Jesuit (LA)
2Sept. 6 -- Crater (OR)
1Sept. 6 -- American Fork (UT)