Commentary

Programs of the decade (11-50)

Originally Published: December 29, 2009
By Mike Loveday & Sheldon Shealer | ESPN RISE

Who are the best programs of the decade?

This could be quite a subjective debate. However, we have tried to apply a little science to this argument, and below is our countdown to the No. 1 program of the decade.

In sizing up the best programs, the following factors are given consideration: win-loss record, number of playoff appearances, quality of postseason results and, ultimately, number of championships. Each program in Maryland was ranked based on win-loss records and quality points in each of these areas to arrive at the overall Top 50 programs for the decade of 2000-2009. A perfect score would be 8.000, and that could only be achieved by winning 10 straight Class 4A state titles with a perfect record every season.

The team of the 1990s was Seneca Valley.

Who will top the list for the 2000s?

1-5 | 6-10 | 11-50 | All-Decade Team | Decade's Top Performances |

ESPN RISE/MDVarsity.com Maryland Programs of the Decade (11-50)
No. PROGRAM RATING RECORD TITLES
11 Loyola 3.6389 77-31 3
12 Gwynn Park 3.6222 94-24 1
13 Suitland 3.5513 87-27 2
14 Urbana 3.5070 91-25 2
15 Sherwood 3.4948 96-25 1
16 River Hill 3.4553 98-22 2
17 Potomac 3.3336 81-32 2
18 Douglass-PG 3.2777 90-26 0
19 Broadneck 3.2320 91-25 0
20 Fort Hill 3.2116 91-26 0
21 Elkton 3.1826 73-42 1
22 Old Mill 3.1400 91-25 1
23 Seneca Valley 3.1228 87-26 1
24 Edmondson 3.1079 78-34 1
25 Middletown 3.0673 80-36 0
26 Gaithersburg 3.0338 69-39 1
27 Northwest 3.0318 76-34 1
28 Eleanor Roosevelt 3.0165 85-26 0
29 Lackey 2.8792 77-40 0
30 Quince Orchard 2.8745 81-30 1
31 Archbishop Spalding 2.8264 65-41 3
32 Queen Anne's 2.8008 77-36 0
33 Westlake 2.7787 86-29 1
34 Arundel 2.7684 78-36 0
35 Catoctin 2.7154 65-48 1
36 Friendly 2.6702 67-39 1
37 City College 2.6119 80-29 0
38 C.H. Flowers 2.5949 74-25 0
39 Glenelg 2.5259 77-31 0
40 McDonogh 2.5214 64-31 1
41 Beall 2.4895 49-27 0
42 Parkdale 2.4527 57-48 1
43 Calvert 2.4500 52-52 1
44 Bowie 2.3985 54-49 1
45 Aberdeen 2.3577 55-49 1
46 Patuxent 2.3333 72-36 0
47 Henry Wise 2.3314 28-18 0
48 Snow Hill 2.2939 70-43 0
49 Clarksburg 2.2884 32-11 0
50 Wilde Lake 2.2819 77-31 1