In the preseason I talked about how it looked like the new league alignments between the North Bay League and Sonoma County League would be causing a big imbalance with no changes by the NCS to adjust qualifying into the NCS Redwood Championship meet.
A quick look at how the leagues fared at that meet shows that sure enough the NBL, this year, is about equal in strength to both the SCL and Big 5 leagues together, even though all the leagues receive the same six qualifying spots into the meet.

Here is the combined (boys & girls) number of points scored at the NCS Redwood Championship meet by league.

NBL 360 points
MCAL 300.5
Big 5 165.5
SCL 165

Here are the other breakdowns.

Boys Team Scores

NBL/198.5 pts
Maria Carrillo 74
Casa Grande 32.5
Rancho Cotate 26
Cardinal Newman 24
Windsor 18
Santa Rosa 10
Ukiah 10
Montgomery 4

MCAL/175
Novato NOVA 57
Sir Francis Drake DRAK 45
Tamalpais TAMA 38
Redwood RDWO 18
Terra Linda TELI 10
San Rafael SARA 7

SCL/74.5
Petaluma 33
Piner 20
Sonoma Valley 12
Healdsburg 8.5
El Molino 1
Elsie Allen 0
Analy 0

Big 5/48
Fortuna FORT 20
Eureka EURE 18
McKinleyville MCKI 6
Arcata ARCT 4

Girls Team Scores

NBL/162
Santa Rosa 61
Montgomery 30
Maria Carrillo 28
Windsor 26
Casa Grande 12
Ukiah 4
Cardinal Newman 1

MCAL/125.5
Tamalpais TAMA 50
Redwood RDWO 31
Novato NOVA 22
Sir Francis Drake DRAK 18
Terra Linda TELI 4.5

Big 5/117.5
McKinleyville MCKI 48
Arcata ARCT 29.5
Eureka EURE 24
Fortuna FORT 10
Del Norte DENO 6

SCL/91
Healdsburg 42
Petaluma 20
Piner 20
Analy 5
Sonoma Valley 4
El Molino 0
Elsie Allen 0