N-G wrestling Top 10: Dec. 7, 2018

N-G wrestling Top 10: Dec. 7, 2018

Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS unveils his first rankings of the 2018-19 season (ratings courtesy Illinois Mat Men):

RANK, TEAM (PREV.)

1. Prairie Central (1)

Hawks topped Clinton, rank 10th in first Class 1A poll, return state champ Brandon Hoselton (195).

2. Clinton (2)

Maroons kept close with Prairie Central, return second-ranked 1A 195-pounder Micah Downs.

3. Mahomet-Seymour (3)

Bulldogs own early triumph over Centennial, but aren't yet in any state rankings conversations.

4. LeRoy/Tri-Valley (7)

Panthers snagged a victory over St. Joseph-Ogden, look to get their name in state rankings chase.

5. Monticello (4)

Sages, rated 12th in first IMM 1A poll, retain services of Henry Dawson (182), Ethan O'Linc (126).

6. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher (—)

Falcons, behind 1A 106-pound state runner-up Cale Horsch (now at 113), have beaten BHRAAP.

7. Oakwood/Salt Fork (5)

Comets, led by second-rated 1A 160-pounder Mason Ajster, narrowly lost to tough Clifton Central.

8. Unity (6)

Rockets boast pair of Class 1A fifth-ranked grapplers in Cade Scott (195) and Logan Wilson (220).

9. Westville/Georgetown-Ridge Farm (9)

Tigers, fueled by 2A third-ranked 285-pounder Hayden Copass, trumped BHRAAP early in year.

10. Bismarck-Hennning/Rossville-Alvin/A-P (—)

Blue Devils collected triumphs over Danville and two opponents at the Covington (Ind.) Invitational.

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