Phillipsburg (5-1), with wins over No. 7 Hunterdon Central (34-24 on Wednesday) and Kittatinny (45-19 on Thursday) remains in the No. 5 spot. The Stateliners will square off against No. 11 Hanover Park (8-1) on Thursday at Phillipsburg High School.
Delaware Valley (8-2) falls one spot to No. 10, while Pope John (7-1) jumps up three spots to No. 9 after winning its first team championship in the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex Tournament on Saturday -- besting second-place Hunterdon Central by three points.
The Lions dropped a 50-13 decision to No. 1 Bergen Catholic on Monday.
Rounding out the local teams ranked is No. 17 High Point. The Wildcats (8-1) will face No. 13 Delsea on Saturday as part of a quad at Roxbury High School.
Bergen Catholic (4-1) remains the unanimous No. 1 team for the second straight week. The Crusaders, who collected all 13 first-place votes and have been ranked No. 1 in the poll every week since the 2013-14 season, beat Passaic Tech, 59-4, last Wednesday, but dropped a 30-29 decision to Clovis High School, a California team ranked sixth in the country by InterMat Wrestling.
(Records through Monday)
|1||Bergen Catholic (13)||(4-1)||260||1|
|14||Queen of Peace||(4-0)||88||16|
|16||Seton Hall Prep||(19-0)||49||NR|
|18||Don Bosco Prep||(5-4)||42||13|
Others receving votes: Collingswood (11-1) 9; DePaul (4-2) 8; Middletown North (12-0) 8; North Hunterdon (9-2) 4.
NJWWA voting members (in alphabetical order): Donald J. Brower (MorrisCountyHSWrestling.com); Frank D'Esposito (TheShoreConference.com); Steve Falk (Asbury Park Press and app.com); Josh Friedman (Courier Post of Cherry Hill, Daily Journal of Vineland); Screwy Louie Lazzari (New Jersey historian); John Lewis (Burlington County Times); Ron Mazzola (NJWWA president, Region 5 ranking chairman); Tom McGurk (Courier Post of Cherry Hill); Anthony Spaulding (New Jersey Herald); Mark Trible (Courier Post of Cherry Hill); Greg Tufaro (Home News Tribune of East Brunswick); Mike Weilamann (Open Mike/Mugs Media); Brad Wilson (Express-Times).