WPIAL Class AA preseason wrestling rankings

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 7:27 PM


WPIAL Class AA preseason team rankings

Rank, team, last season’s record

1. Burrell, 13-7

• The Bucs return 11 starters and have won 12 consecutive WPIAL titles. They are the team to beat until someone defeats them.

2. Freedom, 11-6

• The Bulldogs reached the semifinals and finished fourth in the WPIAL. They return 11 starters.

3. Derry, 21-4

• The Trojans return eight starters from a team that placed second in the WPIAL and qualified to wrestle in Hershey.

4. McGuffey, 17-7

• The Highlanders finished third in the WPIAL and return 10 starters.

5. Hopewell, 4-13

• The Vikings dropped down from Class AAA and could be a force with eight starters returning.

6. Burgettstown, 10-4

• The Blue Devils return nine starters from a team that finished second in Section 1.

7. Elizabeth Forward, 9-7

• The Warriors return eight starters and could challenge Derry in Section 3B.

8. Quaker Valley, 9-9

• The Quakers return eight starters, including two PIAA qualifiers.

9. Beth-Center, 7-9

• The Bulldogs return eight starters, including 2017 PIAA placewinner Dom Fundy.

10. Valley, 9-7

• The Vikings return nine starters, including three Southwest Regional qualifiers.

Others to watch: Bentworth, Fort Cherry, Highlands and Keystone Oaks.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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