6. Severna Park

Last season: Unranked

Postseason: Ninth in Class 4A state title meet

Outlook: With senior Julie Koffler and a good group of younger runners, the Falcons should be near the top of the pack in Anne Arundel County this season.

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7. Dulaney

Last season: Unranked

Postseason: Seventh in Class 4A state title meet

Outlook: Senior Isabel Griffith, the top local finisher (fourth) in last year’s Class 4A state championship race, returns to lead the Lions this fall.

8. Reservoir

Last season: No. 1

Postseason: Class 3A state champion

Outlook: The Gators lost a bunch of runners from last year’s team that won the Class 3A state title, but seniors Karli Smiraglia and Katie Wilson return for the chance to repeat.

9. Liberty

Last season: Unranked

Postseason: Fifth in Class 2A state title meet

Outlook: Junior Sarah Rinehart should anchor a team that seeks to improve on its performance from last season when the Lions placed sixth in the Carroll County championship.

10. Century

Last season: No. 7

Postseason: Third in Class 2A state title meet

Outlook: After finishing third in Carroll County and third at the Class 2A state championship meet last year, the Knights return most of their top runners.

Others considered: Broadneck (No. 2), Catonsville (unranked), Mount de Sales (unranked), Perry Hall (unranked)