Last season: No. 1
Postseason: IAAM champion
Outlook: The Eagles now have won five straight IAAM titles, and they'll be hard to stop this year. The formula remains the same: lots of depth and talent — too much for most other teams to deal with.
Last season: No. 2
Postseason: Class 3A state champion
Outlook: Much like McDonogh, it's all about depth and talent. Hereford's got plenty of both, such as state champion Sarah Ashwood, and the Bulls move down from Class 3A to 2A this year.
Last season: No. 3
Postseason: Class 2A state runner-up
Outlook: The Lions have a lot of good underclassmen who can give them points all over the place. Liberty and Hereford could battle for the state title.
Last season: No. 6
Postseason: 15th in Class 4A
Outlook: Isabel Griffith won a state title in cross country, and her improvement should give the Lions a push. Dulaney, with lots of talent, could be well-rounded.
5. South River
Last season: No. 4
Postseason: Ninth in Class 4A
Outlook: The Seahawks are stuck again in a tough region and class, one of the most competitive in the state. Still, they have plenty of talent to find success again.