Baylor has the sixth best overall high school athletic program in the nation, and the best in Tennessee, based on the final 2015-16 standings in the MaxPreps Cup race.
MaxPreps Cup rankings are compiled by giving schools points for finishing first or second at the state level. For states that don't have state competition, point totals are adjusted to award first and second-place teams at the section level. Points are also awarded for size of playoff division, size of state, and type of sport.
Here are the top ten programs in the country, according to MaxPreps.com. (Baylor's combined state championship in swimming is not listed.) For a complete listing, visit MaxPreps.com.
1. Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) - 1,122
State titles: Boys swimming, girls soccer, girls swimming, girls volleyball, football, baseball, boys tennis, girls track, softball.
2. Bentonville (Ark.) - 958
State titles: Boys swimming, girls swimming, girls tennis, girls cross country, boys soccer, girls soccer, softball.
3. Westminster (Atlanta) – 877
State titles: Girls soccer, baseball, boys swimming, football, girls cross country, boys tennis, boys golf.
4. Summit (Bend, Ore.) - 856
State titles: Boys cross country, football, girls soccer, girls swimming, girls volleyball, girls cross country, boys golf, girls golf, boys tennis, girls track, baseball.
5. Marist (Atlanta) – 824
State titles: boys cross country, girls swimming, girls cross country, boys golf, boys tennis.
6. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.) - 822
State titles: Boys golf, boys tennis, girls tennis, softball.
7. Punahou (Honolulu) – 814
State titles: boys soccer, boys swimming, girls swimming, girls cross country, girls golf, boys tennis, girls tennis, boys volleyball, girls water polo.
8. Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) - 811
State titles: Football, girls basketball, girls softball, girls swimming, boys golf, baseball, boys lacrosse.
9. Bozeman (Mont.) - 804
State titles: Boys cross country, football, girls basketball, girls volleyball, girls cross country, boys tennis, girls tennis.
10. Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.) – 784
State titles: baseball, girls soccer, girls basketball , boys track, boys golf, boys cross country, girls cross country.