The award, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and the N.C. High School Athletic Association, recognizes excellence in interscholastic athletics by North Carolina high schools.
Broughton leads the 4-A rankings, thanks to the state championship won by the men's cross country team, a runner-up finish in the state championship by the men's soccer team, and a regional final runner-up finish by the volleyball team. Four Broughton teams - men's cross country, men's soccer, volleyball, and women's tennis - won conference championships in the fall.
Standings for the Wells Fargo Cup are determined by performance in state championship events.
Broughton has a narrow lead in the standings over Green Hope, which won the Cup last year. The only other area teams in the top 15 in the 4-A standings are Panther Creek (#6) and Wakefield (#13).