#1 Blair Academy & #2 Wyoming Seminary to battle for national championship

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There are only three weeks to go until the final USA TODAY/National High School Coaches Association Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings are released, but this weekend will shape the national championship chase.

Top-ranked Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) and No. 2 Wyoming Seminary (Kingston, PA) will square-off at the National Prep Championships at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Blair, which beat SEM in its dual meet, has won 34 of the last 35 national prep titles. Wyoming Seminary broke Blair’s streak of 33 straight championships two years ago. Also competing at Lehigh will be No. 24 Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA).

As far as this week’s rankings, there are no changes, but with the New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania individual championships being wrestled over the next two weekends, expect some shifting.

In Minnesota this weekend, all eyes will be on the AAA Team Duals where No. 15 Apple Valley (Apple Valley, MN) and No. 20 St. Michael-Albertville (Albertville, MN) could meet in the finals.

In Texas, kudos to No. 25 Allen (Allen, TX), which won its seventh straight team University Interscholastic League individual team title. The Eagles scored 230.5 team points, the second most team points in UIL State
History behind its own record of 251.5 points. Allen had five state champs and twelve state place winners.

NHSCA/USA TODAY Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings

Week 11

#1 Blair Academy (16-1)

Blairstown, New Jersey

Previous: #1

#2 Wyoming Seminary (13-1)

Kingston, Pennsylvania

Previous: #2

#3 Graham (14-0)

St. Paris, Ohio

Previous: #3

#4 Bethlehem Catholic (20-1)

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Previous: #4

#5 Bergen Catholic (16-2)

Oradell, New Jersey

Previous: #5

#6 Buchanan (10-0)

Clovis California

Previous: #6

#7 St. Edward (26-2)

Lakewood, Ohio

Previous: #7

#8 Oak Park River Forest (24-3)

Oak Park, Illinois

Previous: #8

#9 Clovis (12-3)

Clovis, California

Previous: #9

#10 Belle Vernon Area (18-2)

Belle Vernon, PA

Previous: #10

#11 Lake Highland Prep (3-2)

Orlando, Florida

Previous: #11

#12 Tuttle (15-3)

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Previous: #12

#13 Mount Carmel (21-0)

Chicago, Illinois

Previous: #13

#14 Poway (8-0)

Poway, California

Previous: #14

#15 Apple Valley (17-1)

Apple Valley, Minnesota

Previous: #15

#16 Washington Community (14-6)

Washington, Illinois

Previous: #16

#17 Marmion Academy (19-5)

Aurora, Illinois

Previous: #17

#18 Carl Sandburg (17-2)

Orland Park, Illinois

Previous: #18

#19 Elyria (13-1)

Elyria, Ohio

Previous: #19

#20 St. Michael-Albertville (19-3)

Albertville, Minnesota

Previous: #20

#21 Boyertown (22-1)

Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Previous: #21

#22 Nazareth (19-4)

Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Previous: #22

#23 Archer (17-0)

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Previous: #23

#24 Malvern Prep (14-1)

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Previous: #24

#25 Allen (5-0)

Allen, Texas

Previous: #25

Receiving consideration (alphabetical) – Anoka (Minnesota); Brownsburg (Indiana); Camden County (Georgia); Delta (Ohio); Fort Dodge (Iowa); Kasson-Mantorville (Minnesota); Kiski Area (Pennsylvania); Pomona (Colorado); Southeast Polk (Iowa); Warren Central (Indiana); West Des Moines Valley (Iowa)

Editor’s Note: The NHSCA/USA TODAY Super 25 national high school wrestling rankings are produced by High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher and Corey Haddad for the National High School Coaches Association and USA TODAY High School Sports.

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