W RANKINGS: Perry Meridian, Ev. Mater Dei, Cathedral start 1-2-3
November 16, 2012By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Hoosier Authority
By E. Shawn Aylsworth
The Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association has released its initial set of rankings for the 2012-13 season, and to no one’s surprise two-time defending state champion Perry Meridian leads the way as we enter this weekend’s first action.
The Falcons – a four-time state runner-up as well – pace a first five that’s rounded out by 12-time state champ Evansville Mater Dei, two-time state runner-up Indianapolis Cathedral, Merrillville, and 2009 champion Crown Point (last year’s runner-up).
Franklin Community and two-time runner-up Penn (tied for sixth), 24-time state champion Bloomington South, Center Grove, and 2010 runner-up Yorktown finish off the rest of the initial Top 10.
The state’s Top 20 from Nov. 16:
1. Perry Meridian
2. Evansville Mater Dei
3. Indianapolis Cathedral
5. Crown Point
6. Franklin Community
8. Bloomington South
9. Center Grove
11. Hamilton Southeastern
13. Warren Central
14. New Palestine
15. Evansville Reitz
16. South Bend Clay
18. Elkhart Memorial
Also receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Avon, Bellmont, Jeffersonville, Lake Central, Leo, Lowell, Muncie South, Portage, Westfield