1. Mount Hebron
Last season: 19-0, ranked No.1
The only thing better than 10 state crowns is 11. Don't look for anyone to knock the loaded Vikings from their pedestal.
Last season: 17-1, No. 3
Only three starters remain, but that's enough to give the Bulls a leg up on the competition and fuel another state Class 2A/1A title run.
3. Notre Dame Prep
Last season: 10-4-1, No. 8
In a tight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference, the Blazers get the early edge based on a huge contingent of experienced players and some speedy youngsters.
Last season: 16-3, No. 5
The state Class 4A-3A champs' stingy defense should hold off opponents while an all-new attack comes around.
5. Roland Park
Last season: 8-8, No. 9
Will last season's disappointing finish provide motivation for a Reds' run at the A Conference championship?
6. Bryn Mawr
Last season: 12-4-3, No. 6
Look for the young Mawrtians to reload quickly and dive right into a crowded A Conference race.
Last season: 13-5-2, No. 12
A lot of returning firepower should mean smooth sailing for the Admirals in the tough A Conference.
8. Severna Park
Last season: 13-2-1, No. 7
Some questions surround the young Falcons, but top-notch goalie Brooke Shinnaberry should keep them in a lot of games.
9. South River
Last season: 11-3, No. 13
If the Seahawks don't fizzle out as they did late last season, they should make a run at their Arundel foes.
10. Mount de Sales
Last season: 13-4-3, No. 11
Don't look for the Sailors to fall far in the A Conference despite graduating entire defense.
11. Seton Keough
Last season: 13-6, No. 12
Look for the B Conference champs to hit the ground running in the A Conference and against a tough out-of-conference schedule.
Last season: 13-1-1, No. 2
The A Conference champs took a huge hit from graduation, including the loss of All-Metro Player of the Year Katie Chrest, but don't count them out yet.
13. St. Mary's
Last season: 10-9-3, unranked
Ten starters graduated but there should be enough talent left to challenge every A Conference foe.
14. St. Paul's
Last season: 9-8, No. 14
Jim Stromberg, who takes over as head coach, should bring stability to a program that has its ninth coach in 13 years.
Last season: 14-5, No. 15
With a strong returning group, the Panthers could be ready to make a move back toward the top in Anne Arundel.