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January 13, 2014

N&O wrestling rankings: Chapel Hill drops

Chapel Hill’s injuries knock it down several spots in this week’s rankings. Chatham Central and Athens Drive fall out in favor of Corinth Holders and Western Harnett.

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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