Four of the top seven teams in the USA TODAY/National High School Coaches
Association Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings closed-out the 2015-2016 in big style last weekend.
In Ohio, No. 3 Graham (St. Paris) captured the Division II individual tournament state championship with five state champs. No. 7 St. Edward (Lakewood) captured two individual titles on its way to the Division I title and Delta (Delta) won the Division III title with four champs. The D-III title moves Delta into this week’s Super 25 at No. 25, which is the only change in the latest rankings.
In New Jersey, for the second straight year, No. 4 Bergen Catholic (Oradell) had four state champs, including Nick Suriano, who became just the second New Jersey wrestler to finish his career with four state championships while finishing undefeated in his career. Suriano was a perfect 159-0 during his four years.
And in California, No. 6 Buchanan (Clovis) ended No. 9 Clovis‘ run of five straight CIF titles. Buchanan had ten medalists.
The curtain falls on the season this weekend with the Pennsylvania High
School Wrestling Championships.
Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) remains No. 1 in the latest rankings followed by No. 2 Wyoming Seminary (Kingston, PA).
Our final rankings will be released next Wednesday.
USA TODAY/National High School Coaches Association Super 25
#1 Blair Academy
Blairstown, New Jersey
#2 Wyoming Seminary
St. Paris, Ohio
Notes won Ohio Division II individual team title with five state champs
#4 Bergen Catholic
Oradell, New Jersey
Notes: For the second straight year, BC finished with four state champs
#5 Bethlehem Catholic
Notes: Won PIAA Northeast Regional with nine wrestlers qualifying for this weekend’s AAA individual state championships
Notes: Won its second CIF championship with 10 medalists
#7 St. Edward
Notes: Won its 30th overall OHSAA Division I title with two state champs
#8 Oak Park River Forest
Oak Park, Illinois
#10 Belle Vernon Area
Belle Vernon, PA
#11 Lake Highland Prep
Notes: Won Class A state title with nine state champs
#14 Apple Valley
Apple Valley, Minnesota
#15 Washington Community
#16 Marmion Academy
#17 Carl Sandburg
Orland Park, Illinois
#19 Mount Carmel
#20 St. Michael-Albertville
#23 Malvern Prep
Previous: Not Ranked
Notes: Won Ohio Division III individual team championship with four state champs
Receiving consideration (alphabetical) – Allen (Texas); Anoka (Minnesota); Brownsburg (Indiana); Camden County (Georgia); Fort Dodge (Iowa); Kasson-Mantorville (Minnesota); Kiski Area (Pennsylvania); Pomona (Colorado); Southeast Polk (Iowa); Warren Central (Indiana); West Des Moines Valley (Iowa)
Note: The USA TODAY/NHSCA Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings are produced by High School Football America for the NHSCA.