The News & Observer wrestling rankings

01/06/2014 11:14 PM

01/06/2014 11:44 PM

After a weekend full of dual tournaments, three teams joined The News & Observer wrestling rankings for the greater Triangle area. Much has changed since before the winter break, although the top three teams are still the same.

No. 1 Holly Springs went 5-0 in its fourth annual Hawk Duals, and No. 3 Cary went 5-0 at the West Stanly Duals. No. 2 Chapel Hill has not competed in a dual match since the break.

Sanderson went 5-0 in its Sanderson Duals, edging runner-up and No. 5 West Johnston. West Johnston’s three losses have come to Holly Springs and Sanderson (twice).

Millbrook jumps up seven spots after knocking off previous No. 6 Wake Forest in conference action Friday before going 5-0 in the Cap Eight-Greater Neuse Challenge. Riverside, which has not wrestled in a dual match since the break, moved up four spots.

Orange fell four spots after a 41-40 loss to Swansboro.

Rk. Team Rec.
1. Holly Springs (1) 23-1
2. Chapel Hill (2) 11-0
3. Cary (3) 11-1
4. Sanderson (5) 10-1
5. West Johnston (8) 19-3
6. Riverside (10) 8-2
7. Millbrook (14) 11-1
8. Orange (4) 16-2
9. Northwood (9) 13-3
10. Knightdale (12) 6-2
11. Chatham Central (11) 11-3
12. Panther Creek (NR) 12-4
13. Athens Drive (NR) 11-6
14. Northern Durham (15) 7-3
15. Person (NR) 9-2

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