N&O wrestling rankings: Chapel Hill drops

Posted by J. Mike Blake on January 13, 2014 

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    Rk. School Pvs. Record
    1. Holly Springs 128-1
    2. Cary312-1
    3. Sanderson412-1
    4. West Johnston519-3
    5. Riverside69-2
    6. Orange817-2
    7. Millbrook715-3
    8. Northwood916-4
    9. Knightdale107-2
    10. Panther Creek1214-4
    11. Northern Durham1412-3
    12. Person1510-2
    13. Chapel Hill213-3
    14. Corinth HoldersNR8-2
    15. Western HarnettNR15-8

Injuries are a part of wrestling – the more you can avoid them the better the season goes – but it sure does make figuring out The News & Observer wrestling rankings for the greater Triangle area a difficult task.

Before the winter break, Chapel Hill was undefeated in dual-team matches – with quality wins against Panther Creek and Northwood – and winning tournaments. But with injuries piling up, the Tigers lost three dual-team matches last weekend.

The Tigers dropped 11 spots in this week’s rankings to No. 13. At the same weekend dual tournament at Northwood, No. 1 Holly Springs went undefeated and now is 7-0 against the rest of the top 15.

Chatham Central and Athens Drive fell out of the top 15, allowing Two Rivers 3A leader Corinth Holders and second-place Western Harnett to move in.

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