Flower Mound returns their entire top 7. Their #1-3 was one of the best in the nation as seen at nationals, and all three return.
The good: Scoring 3, 5, and 12 at nationals is absolutely fantastic to see coming back
The bad: Having one of the best top 3 in the nation doesn't mean much if your 4th and 5th are ways back. They might return all 7, but they also scored: 73, 106, 141, 146, for #4-7.
Boys: Southlake Carroll they had a bad run at NXN, as they came down with the flu prior. Arguable that maybe they were better in the early season (I disagree?). Performed well early season finishing 3rd at Woodbridge, to the two teams who ended up 3rd and 4th at nationals. This was despite Jude (#1 or #2 guy) running in the other Varsity race at Woodbridge.
+Returns 4 of their top 7 (the upper runners).
+The spread from #1-5 has usually been within 20~ seconds all year long (besides nationals)
+They have a very deep secondary roster. Literally could have swapped guys out from #5-7 with #8-12 and still saw similar results. Their secondary varsity won the Rated Varsity race at Woodbridge, showcasing they did have depth. From what I have seen, they have a very solid returning top 8, with two other potentials.
-Subpar performance at NXN, so not expected to perform well next year compared to other teams who have many returnees (who finished far better)
-They graduate Logan (who was consistently either #1 or #2 this year with Jude)