The Nike Team Nationals pre-season rankings have been released and the Southeast region rankings include a total of 3 teams from Alabama. Appearing at #4 on the Southeast boys list is last year's 6A State runner-up Smiths Station. Returning 3 all state runners, they are the only AL boys team in the preseason ranking.
The Girls rankings give us last years girls 6A and 5A state champions, Mountain Brook and Scottsboro coming in at #7 and #10 respectively. Mountain Brook returns all of last years top 5 runners this year while Scottsboro returns 4.