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High school wrestling: 4A's Maple Mountain ranked No. 1 in latest Preece Power Poll

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 11:49 p.m. MDT

Maple Mountain's Jesse Carlisle won the 145 lb. class during state high school wrestling in Orem  Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.  (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Maple Mountain's Jesse Carlisle won the 145 lb. class during state high school wrestling in Orem Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

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

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.

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