CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA George Wythe-Wytheville, Maggie Walker, Blacksburg, Jamestown, Princess Anne, and Oakton sit atop of the Group standings following the winter sports season.  Blacksburg (3A) is the only leader from the fall season still holding the top spot in their Group standings.  The Bruins continued its season-long dominance with an impressive winter, while Maggie Walker is looking to win a fourth straight Cup, and Oakton (6A) is aiming for a third Cup in five years.  Jamestown (4A) is a previous Cup winner, while  George Wythe (1) and Princess Anne (5A) are hoping to hoist its first Cup.

First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports – the state champions’ state champion.

Cups are presented for athletic and academic activities to the top school in each of the League’s enrollment groups.

The winner of the Wells Fargo Cup is determined by a point system based on performance in state championship events.  Points are awarded for all sanctioned sports in the following manner.

First place                      50                   Fifth place                     30

Second place                45                   Sixth place                     25

Third place                    40                   Seventh place               20

Fourth place                 35                   Eighth place                  15

In the event of a tie, the schools received an equal number of points based on the number of schools that tie and the number schools that finish higher in the standings.  For example, semifinal losers split third and fourth place points (37.5 points each).