High school sports polls for Oct. 23, 2012
Football
No. SchoolRecordPrev.
1. Gilman5-21
2. Calvert Hall6-12
3. River Hill8-03
4. Arundel8-04
5. Westminster8-05
6. Old Mill7-16
7. Franklin7-17
8. Dunbar7-18
9. St. Paul's7-09
10. Archbishop Spalding5-310
11. Atholton7-111
12. Broadneck6-212
13. Edmondson7-113
14. Milford Mill7-114
15. South River6-215
Other teams considered: Catonsville (5-3), Douglass (5-3), Hereford (6-2), John Carroll (6-1), Mount Hebron (5-2), North Harford (6-2)

No. SchoolRecordPrev.
1. McDonogh9-1-32
2. Loyola10-2-21
3. Arch. Curley11-3-23
4. Marriotts Ridge14-04
5. Gilman10-2-45
6. Severna Park14-06
7. Centennial11-1-17
8. Mount St. Joseph7-78
9. Calvert Hall6-7-110
10. Catonsville10-1-29
11. Perry Hall9-3-211
12. North County11-2-1
13. Oakland Mills11-313
14. Bel Air9-3-114
15. North Harford12-1-115
Other teams considered: Kenwood (9-2-1), Liberty (11-2), Mount Hebron (10-4), Patterson Mill (10-2-2), River Hill (7-3-3), St.Paul's (13-6), Severn (9-3-3)

Girls soccer
No. SchoolRecordPrev.
1. McDonogh14-11
2. River Hill14-02
3. Arundel14-05
4. South River12-24
5. Arch. Spalding 11-3-36
6. C. Milton Wright12-1-13
7. Eastern Tech11-0-27
8. Catonsville11-18
9. Perry Hall9-2-210
10. Fallston9-2-29
11. Century9-3-211
12. Westminster9-2-113
13. Atholton8-4
14. Broadneck9-2-2
15. North Harford10-3-112
Other teams considered: Chesapeake-AA (10-3-1), Institute of Notre Dame (13-2-1), John Carroll (9-6-1), Marriotts Ridge (8-4-1), Mercy (10-8), Notre Dame Prep (5-4-3), Severn (9-7-1), Southern-AA (9-5).

Field hockey
No. SchoolRecordPrev.
1. Garrison Forest16-01
2. South River12-1-12
3. Glenelg13-13
4. Hereford13-05
5. Bryn Mawr16-34
6. Severna Park10-36
7. Broadneck11-37
8. Arch. Spalding14-59
9. Westminster11-18
10. Century10-2-210
11. Atholton10-2
12. C. Milton Wright10-315
13. Notre Dame Prep8-511
14. Mt. Hebron11-313
15. Manchester Valley9-2
Other teams considered: Annapolis (9-3), Catonsville (9-3), Marriotts Ridge (10-4), McDonogh (10-4-1), Mount de Sales (13-2), North Harford (10-5), River Hill (11-3), Seton Keough (15-3-2), Sparrows Point (11-1).

Volleyball
No. SchoolRecordPrev.
1. Arundel12-01
2. Centennial12-02
3. Seton Keough14-03
4. Dulaney13-05
5. Winters Mill9-06
6. Severna Park11-24
7. Bel Air14-08
8. Glenelg9-29
9. Broadneck7-511
10. Mount Hebron9-37
11. South River9-313
12. Francis Scott Key11-110
13. Reservoir7-512
14. River Hill9-314
15. Arch. Spalding11-415
Other teams considered: Atholton (8-4), Hereford (10-2), Perry Hall (10-3), Roland Park (14-2), St. Paul's (12-4), Towson (11-3)..

Boys cross country
No. SchoolPrev.
1. Severna Park1
2. Hereford2
3. River Hill3
4. Loyola5
5. Centennial4
6. Mount Hebron7
7. Catonsville9
8. Gilman6
9. Perry Hall
10. Reservoir
Other teams considered: Annapolis, Atholton, Dulaney, Marriotts Ridge, Westminster, Wilde Lake.

Girls cross country
No. SchoolPrev.
1. Hereford1
2. River Hill2
3. Centennial4
4. Severna Park5
5. Reservoir3
6. Broadneck6
7. Dulaney7
8. Westminster8
9. Arch. Spalding9
10. North Harford
Other teams considered: John Carroll, Marriotts Ridge, Mount de Sales, South River.

How the polls are conducted: The Baltimore Sun polls are compiled weekly by the sports staff after observing events and consulting with coaches.