Preece Power Poll (Dec. 24, 2012):

1. Maple Mountain (4A): Golden Eagles look unbeatable this year.

2. Box Elder (4A): Bees really too good to go home with silver trophy in 4A.

3. Pleasant Grove (5A): Bested Box Elder in dual but finished behind Bees at Reno, Nev.

4. Layton (5A): Lancers win big Viewmont invite in impressive fashion.

5. Mountain Crest (4A): Mustangs have a deep squad once again.

6. Millard (2A): Eagles finish solid third at Viewmont.

7. Delta (3A): Rabbits looking forward to January dual with rival Millard.

8. Payson (3A): Lions still a threat to win 3A.

9. Syracuse (5A): Titans have strong team.

10. Viewmont (5A): Vikings hoping weak region and JV strength help cause.

11. Fremont (5A): Silverwolves have some strong wrestlers.

12. Clearfield (4A): Falcons win Skyhawk showdown.

13. Uintah (3A): Star power gives Utes a shot in 3A wars.

14. Wasatch (3A): Wasps are young but still have plenty of sting.

15. Altamont (1A): Longhorns have plenty of studs that can compete anywhere.

16. Mountain View (4A): Bruins making steady progress.

17. North Sevier (2A): Wolfpack hungry for another trophy in 2A.

18. Salem Hills (4A): Injuries have taken toll but Skyhawks still fly high.

19. Weber (5A): Warriors always a solid 5A program.

20. Herriman (4A): Mustangs set to stampede the wrestling world.

21. Cedar City (3A): Redmen built for tournaments — not dual meets.

22. Bingham (5A): Miners are a regular top 10 team in 5A.

23. Jordan (5A): Beetdiggers may surprise some people this year.

24. Alta (5A): Matt Findlay gives Hawks soaring power.

25. Westlake (4A): Thunder ready to make some noise in 4A.

Honorable Mention:

5A: Davis, Kearns, and West

4A: Bountiful, Cyprus, Logan, Murray, Orem and Roy

3A: Bear River, Canyon View, Desert Hills, Stansbury, and Tooele

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2A: Beaver, Manti and South Summit

1A: Duchesne and Monticello

Rankings Courtesy of Brian E. Preece and www.mettlewrestling.com.

Brian E. Preece is a freelance sports writer and a former high school wrestling coach at Provo HS. In 2005-06 Preece was the National Wrestling Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Utah.