Cleveland Second In State Wrestling Poll

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Cleveland Blue Raiders maintained their second place spot in the state wrestling poll behind Christian Brothers.  Cleveland dominated the Class AAA state dual champioship match on Saturday in Nashville.

Christian Brothers won the Division II state dual meet.

Baylor moved into the fourth spot.

Now in its 21st year, The Poll is primarily a measure of dual meet strength with some consideration to individual tournament strength. Votes are cast by a state-wide panel of high school wrestling coaches and are based on a maximum Power Ranking of 100%.

STATE POLL:

RANK

SCHOOL

POWER

RANKING

LAST WEEK

1

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

99

1

2

CLEVELAND

93

2

3

FATHER RYAN

83

3

4

BAYLOR

67

5

5

WILSON CENTRAL

64

7

6

MCCALLIE

63

6

7

SODDY DAISY

51

4

8

HERITAGE

36

8

9

BRADLEY CENTRAL

26

9

10

BLACKMAN

16

11

11

WALKER VALLEY

15

10

12

MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY

13

12

Others receiving votes: CLARKSVILLE, INDEPENDENCE, GREENEVILLE, MARYVILLE, PIGEON FORGE, RAVENWOOD


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