USA TODAY/NHSCA Super 25 HS wrestling rankings – Week 13

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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

Previous: #1

#2 Wyoming Seminary

Kingston, Pennsylvania

Previous: #2

#3 Graham

St. Paris, Ohio

Previous: #3

Notes won Ohio Division II individual team title with five state champs

#4 Bergen Catholic

Oradell, New Jersey

Previous: #4

Notes: For the second straight year, BC finished with four state champs

#5 Bethlehem Catholic

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Previous: #5

Notes: Won PIAA Northeast Regional with nine wrestlers qualifying for this weekend’s AAA individual state championships

#6 Buchanan

Clovis California

Previous: #6

Notes: Won its second CIF championship with 10 medalists

#7 St. Edward

Lakewood, Ohio

Previous: #7

Notes: Won its 30th overall OHSAA Division I title with two state champs

#8 Oak Park River Forest

Oak Park, Illinois

Previous: #8

#9 Clovis

Clovis, California

Previous: #9

#10 Belle Vernon Area

Belle Vernon, PA

Previous: #10

#11 Lake Highland Prep

Orlando, Florida

Previous: #11

Notes: Won Class A state title with nine state champs

#12 Tuttle

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Previous: #12

#13 Poway

Poway, California

Previous: #13

#14 Apple Valley

Apple Valley, Minnesota

Previous: #14

#15 Washington Community

Washington, Illinois

Previous: #15

#16 Marmion Academy

Aurora, Illinois

Previous: #16

#17 Carl Sandburg

Orland Park, Illinois

Previous: #17

#18 Elyria

Elyria, Ohio

Previous: #18

#19 Mount Carmel

Chicago, Illinois

Previous: #19

#20 St. Michael-Albertville

Albertville, Minnesota

Previous: #20

#21 Nazareth

Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Previous: #21

#22 Boyertown

Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Previous: #22

#23 Malvern Prep

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Previous: #23

#24 Archer

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Previous: #24

#25 Delta

Delta, Ohio

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.

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