So it's a perfect time to evaluate where athletes in various states rank in comparison to their opponents ahead of the important national qualifying races. Who's on the cusp? Who are regional favorites? There's only one winner, but there are five overall individual auto-qualifiers out of each regional -- and possibly one or more at-large candidates, too.
We're looking, lastly, at the California Region, which operates a bid differently. In absence of an actual Nike Cross Nationals Region, athletes from the state are pulled from the CIF State Cross Country Championships, which takes place a week before NXN.
Check out the links below to see where your athletes currently rank. At the bottom of each stats page, we've also include the top 50 teams in California based on overall average.