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.
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.